Global Supply Chain

Global supply chain management professionals are increasingly recognising that lean global supply chains are not configured to cope with the level of uncertainty in today’s markets. To contribute fully to their part in the customer service and value chain, modern global supply chains must migrate from lean and functional to agile, resilient and sustainable.

They understand that it is critical to address these challenges at every level from warehouse to boardroom as well as from vendor to delivery. Increasing complexity and uncertainty in global supply chain management is becoming a significant concern in board level business strategy and risk management.

Organisations and businesses are requiring better visibility and control of the entire supply chain in order to ensure operational alignment and responsiveness to change. Global supply chains can no longer evolve locally to meet changing requirements but must encompass revolutionary social change, innovation and disruptive technologies. To deliver this, across multiple countries, cultures and time zones, global supply chain managers recognise that it is critical to make cross-border interpersonal relationships as effective as possible. To do so they need to accommodate the local business cultures in the myriad of places they operate.

Drivers that create global supply chain management challenges

A reassessment or evaluation of your supply chain can deliver significant benefits at any time. However there is particular value to be gained if the evaluation is undertaken as a result of the following;

  • Market entry into a new country or region
  • New product launch or diversification
  • Merger or acquisition
  • Significant change in customer portfolio/requirements
  • Increased production capacity
  • Competitor activity
  • Internal financial or strategic changes

  • Latest version updated 31st October 2018