When I work with supply chain managers, it is obvious to me that these guys are on a mission to help clients succeed in the long run. They are a lot more passionate about the company and what it does than they are about the person they are helping. I have seen the same in my own team. I’ve noticed they are often willing to make tradeoffs in a way that is not just beneficial for the company, but for the end user as well.
I think the point is that supply chain managers are not just the people that help sell goods, they are the people that make sure that the process of getting goods from the factory to the retailer is efficient. They are the people that make sure the people that sell the goods are doing a good job. They are the people that make sure the customers are happy. They are the people that make sure the company thrives. These guys are not just the people that make things.
The people that make things are the people who are more likely to be the ones that are most likely to be making the money, and the people that are likely to be the people who are most likely to be making the money are the people who are most likely to make the decisions.
For example, when you get to the bottom of a trade dispute between an importer and the distributor, you’re going to have the distributors’ lawyers going over everything, but there are also other people involved that are the most likely to make the decision. These are usually people that are in the business themselves and are very familiar with the trade, so they are the people that know the best how to resolve the problem.
This is why supply chain management can be such a challenging area. Companies that are involved in the supply chain, i.e. retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, etc., have so many different roles, and often don’t even have the most up-to-date information on how their business works.
Supply chain management is the management of all aspects of the procurement, transportation, warehousing, storage, and distribution processes involved in the supply chain. Supply chain management is also the process that ensures that the correct amount of inventory is always on hand, that the goods are always properly stored, and that there is always enough of the right product to meet the customer’s requests. It is a complex area with lots of stakeholders (companies, suppliers, customers, employees, government agencies, etc.) involved.
Supply chain management is the subject of a new book from McGraw-Hill called “Supply Chain Management for Dummies” that will be published in April. The book is the result of the merger of two successful books that are available on Amazon (Supply Chain Management for Dummies 2nd Edition and Supply Chain Management for Dummies 3rd Edition).
The problem the book addresses is how to deal with the many, many stakeholders in the supply chain. It’s no longer enough to just have a single person who is doing the supply chain management. Today, our economy is more and more a multi-stakeholder enterprise, with many players, all trying to make sure the end result is good. Many companies have a different set of requirements for their supply chain management than others.
The biggest issue facing supply chain management is the increasing complexity of the processes and relationships that need to be managed. These processes need to be standardized and reliable in order for them to work correctly. The problem is that there are too many people involved in supply chain management today, with many of them working on their own tasks and not coordinating on the same level. This leads to the very thing we’re trying to combat.
Supply chain management is an area where I feel our company is really stepping up to the plate. We’ve been building and managing supply chains for more than 25 years and we’ve never had a supply chain management problem because we’re all in the same room. I think that’s one of the reasons our company is so successful is because we’re all on the same page about how to improve it.