Supply Chain Management is experiencing a period of rapid change and influence within organizations. It is no longer simply about reducing costs, but more importantly, it is about enhancing business value and embracing proven disciplines to leverage the supply chain for competitive differentiation, financial return, and demand driven operational and innovation excellence.
The future supply chain presents a far more complex scenario, in which organizations must deal with more issues and greater demands. It deals with both execution and design; is global from both sourcing and marketing; is highly adaptive to changes in both supply and demand; focuses on cost avoidance not just cost savings; recognizes the presence of risk and is aware that risk goes beyond disruption of the supply chain; and plans and manages that risk appropriately. In short, it is a supply chain strategic in nature.
The challenge that exists today is to identify the major changes taking place in Supply Chain Management and address those changes through action agenda items. Such agendas are critical to success as they not only reveal major gaps that require attention, but also assist companies in focusing and directing activities which will close those gaps. The underlying message is that organizations must both perceive and manage their supply chains as a holistic strategic imperative rather than a set of tactical practices.
The goal of tomorrow's supply chain is not simply to be efficient, but to be effective. The largely tactical supply chain has reached the upper limits of its performance potential due in part to design constraints and a lack of seamless integration. The new strategic supply chain has yet to tap its potential. It is not simply a tool for reducing cost, but also a tool for increasing sales and generating higher levels of value faster and better than the competition.
The recognition of this evolution and the skills and leadership necessary to address these changes to the global Supply Chain model is a key differentiator for Idhasoft from our competitors. We approach each engagement from a strategic standpoint and build a partnership with our clients where our team focuses on the supply chain from a holistic standpoint, builds a strategy which factors in all facets of the supply chain, understands client requirements, designs solutions that meet business objectives, identifies and addresses constraints, identifies change management areas, and allows our clients to recognize the full potential of their supply chain investment.
In short, we develop our solutions from a Strategic Viewpoint and execute our solutions through the correct application of tactical resources necessary to exceed the client's defined goal.
Experience shows that the benefits of a well designed and implemented Supply Chain Management strategy is substantial. Successfully implemented projects have provided benefits such as: