Where there is
effective supply chain management, an employee will be confident that he will
get what he needs in time so that he can give to those who need them in
time. Happiness at workplace and in work
Any disruption in
the supply chain is a serious disruption in your business performance. Perhaps,
you might have come across many details of supply chain disruption and
consequent negative impact on businesses due to COVID-19. The global trade has suffered a setback and
it is anybody’s guess when the trade will return to normalcy.
Now, let us look
into some of the best practices in supply chain management (SCM).
strive today to perform well; on all front, competition keeps gaining in depth
and strength thus driving all companies to ever focus on marketing and a
successful marketing expects, rather depends on successful supply chain. In void, marketing is an empty exercise.
supply chain council
will do well for the company to have a governing supply chain council. Since
this council is generally empowered to take decisions with regard to supply
chain and its issues, it is advisable to have all the top authorities in the
crucial departments of the company. If possible, it can include some leaders
from other companies that have proved efficient and successful. Such a
constitution will infuse confidence in the workers about the validity of the
decisions. In other words, the workers look upon the council as an effective leader.
is not advisable to expect all the components, the partners in the supply chain
to have the same objectives of the company; of course, all are in business but
all need not have the same objective. Whenever a part of the supply chain
appears to be rather deviating from the accepted objectives of the company, the
Council, since one of its critical
functions is to monitor the functions and performance of the whole supply
chain, can at the earliest take steps both to detect such variations and
correct them so that the company does not suffer at least heavily.
the council members must be able to inspire confidence in the employees that
the council acts always fairly keeping the interest of the company. This is
very important because the employees know fully well that if company prospers
it is good for them also. The business unit leaders must feel that the easy
accessibility of the council either as a whole or even individually reflects
the commitment of the council to promote the company.
our next session, we will see some more strategies for supply chain management