Access to data and digital technology is changing the game. New operating models are springing up everywhere. The workforce is having to learn new skills, constantly. For supply chain executives this all means one thing: we must evolve.
So, what are the essential attributes of a future-ready 21st century supply chain?
Of course, it has to be customer-centric. It must have the agility and resiliency to operate in the ever-changing digital world and deliver not just revenue and profit, but sustainability. Most importantly, it has to be purpose-built.
To create a 21st century supply chain, you need to consider six factors.
How much of your operations should you outsource, and how much should you provide in-house?
Rapid workforce hiring and reskilling are critical organizational success factors.
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Approach decision-making as a business discipline enabled with analytics technology.
Get closer to your customers with decentralization, additive manufacturing, last mile advances and machine learning.
Use marketing and R&D expertise to build supply chains that put your customer first.
Business as usual is not an option.
The biggest limitation for supply chains is no longer technology and what it can do, but the imagination of the people who put it to work. As enterprises around the world face a perfect storm of change, today’s supply chain leaders must transform business models, organizational structures and operations to thrive today and in the future.
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