Supply Chain Audit – do all components optimally interconnect?
Supply Chain Management describes the holistic, process-oriented process for fulfilling a customer order. Beginning with the receipt of the order up to delivery with all necessary activities and intermediate steps. This bridges the functional organizational structure that prevails in most companies, in which conflicts of objectives are pre-programmed through departmental thinking. Many equate a supply chain audit (SCA) with a supplier audit. However, we first look at your company and its structures and processes before jointly looking at your suppliers as a possible result of the analysis.
Starting points from the Supply Chain Audit
Risk reduction, brand added value, competitive advantage: There are many reasons why a audit is worthwhile, and companies benefit from it in the long term.
We first look at your company! At the beginning, a process mapping is carried out. The overall context of the processes as well as the tools, information and communication technologies used are documented. The mapping serves as a basis for subsequently analyzing the entire process or sub-processes and deriving improvement measures.
In the subsequent steps of the SCA, the content areas of distribution, production, development, supply, planning and communication are examined in detail and examined for optimization approaches.