Do you already have a transparent supply chain in your company?
What does this mean?
Due to globalization, the supply chain has become one of the most complex issues that companies have to deal with. A supply chain consists of countless participants and interfaces that ensure, both physically and digitally, that a functional product is made available to the buyer in the retail store or with private delivery. The target is a transparent supply chain.
A transparent supply chain becomes a purchase criteria
In recent years, discussions about global warming, environmental pollution and human rights violations in politics and business have become louder and louder. A transparent supply chain only became relevant and essential for companies when the end customer asked for it. In the meantime, a transparent ans sustainable supply chain has already become a purchase criteria.
Where do all the components of my product come from? How sustainable are these components? What does my product contribute to climate change? What about the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of my suppliers and their suppliers? These questions still challenge most people involved in the supply chain today.
What is at least partly standard in some industries (e.g. mechanical and plant engineering) with a high export rate and the necessary proof of origin, poses challenges to other industries or even requires the reorientation of the supply chain towards the requirements of customers and contrary to those of global purchasing.
Unlocking potential through supply chain transparency
The elimination of information boundaries between the individual company divisions and optimized interfaces with harmonious tools for supply chain transparency unleashes untapped potential. And it also increases the value contribution. The results are customer satisfaction, transparency and an increased degree of flexibility with simultaneous closer cooperation.
Let’s take logistics costs as an example of how a transparent supply chain can unleash potential. Based on lean management approaches, structural adjustments and the targeted use of modern information and communication technologies, you will achieve your goal.
- Replace high inventories with increased information flow
- Reduction of inventory and storage costs through procurement of raw materials using a JiT concept and intensive supplier integration
- Consolidation of suppliers or logistics centers
- Optimization of processes and organization for planning and controlling the supply chain
ADCONIA supports you in the creation and implementation of supply chain concepts, from process adjustments to sustainable communication strategies. Together with you, we create supply chain transparency as the basis for any optimization measures.