Today's organizations serve a population with little patience. The break-neck pace of change and introduction to new technology puts intense pressure on supply chains to be more efficient, smarter and more agile than the competition.
The reactive model of supply chains that served in the last decade will no longer cut it in today's fiercely competitive markets. Modern supply chains need to be anticipate and address issues before they arise, through the use of advanced analytics and a thorough understanding of the needs and practices of their customers. If one organization is not able to get the right product to the right location at the right time, rest assured that a competitor will be ready and willing to step in and deliver.
Moving the supply chain to the cloud has helped many organizations become more agile and better serve the needs of their business partners. Paired with advanced analytics, a cloud-based solution can deliver the information and insight necessary to make critical decisions and increase efficiency.
Forbes recently explored the experience of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which manages a $1 billion business that provides packaged consumer goods, office supplies, hardware and other products to the U.S. government, military and civilian customers. The agency turned to the cloud to create a more efficient operations model, as well as reduce its carbon footprint.
An organization is able to grow and advance only as quickly as its supply chain allows. A supply chain management consultant can help organization identify and correct inefficiencies, as well as take advantage of the proper novel technologies that help to minimize risk and enjoy better end-to-end visibility.