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Implementing Supply Chain Management

Why supply chain management matters

1. Focus on Supply Chain Processes
Use a process framework
Plan the supply chain
Source inputs
Make products and services
Deliver products
Return products
Enable supply chains
✓ Challenge: Process map—make a pizza
✓ Solution: Example solution

2. Manage Supply Chain Challenges
Prioritize goals
Calculate total costs
Manage competing goals
Mitigate risks
Invest in flexibility
Increase visibility with a control tower
Supply chain innovation

3. Monitor Supply Chain Trends
Ecommerce and social media
Internet and data trends
Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Automation, robotics, and drones

4. Implement a Supply Chain Agenda
Get the right people in the right positions
Select the right technologies
Collaborate internally
Collaborate externally
Manage projects effectively

Next steps