While many factors are contributing to supply chain disruptions that are beyond a company’s control, businesses are not wholly powerless. With the right mix of technology and methodology, companies can better manage such disruptions.
Achieving a healthy level of collaboration, visibility and traceability with suppliers and gaining end to end po visibility – from the factory to distribution center/assembly lines is essential for coping with such disruptions and eliminating daily, manual, time-consuming tasks and other supply chain related pain points:
• Phone calls and e-mails to suppliers requesting confirming orders, checking delivery status, rescheduling to meet Material Requirements Planning (MRP) • Intake of unnecessary inventory too soon • Admitting that supplier lead times need to be updated in MRP • Maintaining Excel spreadsheets and reports to share supplier delivery, shortages, hot lists • Escalations to leadership • Conference calls and WebEx meetings with suppliers • Paying expedite fees • SCM shortages being the main reason for missed deliveries to the customer
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