The path towards successful importing from China is surrounded with broken dreams, misplaced trust and suppliers with questionable integrity. Henry Ford rightly pointed out that coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. This same maxim applies aptly to sourcing products from China.
Many key B2B relationships fail to meet expectations and if they were to end, each party within the relationship could be significantly impacted. In this article we examine what is causing key B2B relationships to fail and lose millions, and the missing strategies, expertise and processes that could save your key B2B relationships.
Operating at the highest supply chain maturity level of “Innovative” enables the achievement of best-in-class supply chain standards. In this article we define the “Innovative” supply chain maturity goal for each of the five core supply chain capabilities: Supply Chain Performance, Strategy, Network, Processes and Resources.
Women can have a successful career in supply chain and logistics by increasing confidence substantially, being authentic and fearless leaders, communicating change requirements clearly and regularly, and engaging effectively and compassionately with all people and levels within an organisation.
SCLAA March – April 2016 Newsletter: During an economic downturn, organisations that fail to develop highly competitive supply chains, and proactively address risks and issues, will be subject to under-performing supply chains.
How does your firm ensure it is performing as required within the strategic supply chains it operates? A winning Performance Management System enables a firm to achieve its Corporate Strategy in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Many of our clients put their heart and soul into providing a great customer service, but too many obstacles keep preventing them from achieving this rewarding goal. Excelling at customer service requires a whole-of-company effort with everyone ‘reading off the same page’.
Whilst good discipline does exist with some paper-based and manual processes, significant benefits can be gained by implementing, or maximising the use of, an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System to maximise operational efficiency and to reduce customer service lead time.
Through assisting over 80 small to medium sized enterprises (SME) we have identified six issues most common within these enterprises that need to be addressed to increase their capability and capacity to become fiercely competitive and to successfully tender for opportunities within major supply chains.
Is your company or are your suppliers failing to engage appropriately with prospective customers or your company? Common Supply Chain Marketing & Engagement issues have been identified in the client projects we have managed, that are preventing firms from engaging effectively with strategic customers and strategic suppliers.