Availability is one of the most important things a wholesaler or a retailer can give to a customer, but you can’t have good availability without a solid supply chain.
Supply chains are facing the perfect storm of disruption – from radical transformations of industry to disasters like the extreme weather events recently felt across the world.
With retailers and suppliers battling it out for additional profits, there are times when the customer interests get compromised. Therefore, having a robust and future proof supply chain helps companies reach higher levels of customer satisfaction by addressing the key concept of product availability.
Ways To Future Proof Supply Chain
Supply chain disruptions present a strong case for the inclusion of future proof management techniques. Here are a few things you can do to future proof your supply chain.
Digitization is uniting a once silted supply chain into an integrated end-to-end digital ecosystem – from the procurement of raw materials to manufacturing and logistics and finally, to customer fulfillment. Data-driven organizations can harness this exponential growth in connectivity to create new business value through integrated intelligence that facilitates real-time decision making.
Future-proofing the supply chain requires a proactive approach and a unified vision towards growth. No technique would suffice if an organization isn’t even willing to take a pledge towards long-term supply and enabling relationships.
Optimizing and automating manufacturing
Industry is being rapidly transformed by unprecedented data collection and analysis on the factory floor. Those who succeed in truly integrating this Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) into their value chains can capture a portion of a trillion-dollar opportunity.
Connected assets, people and places can deliver actionable insights in an industrial environment, increasing production uptime and reducing operational risks.
A seamless digital platform allows supply chain networks to transfer data from every node, automate processes and make decisions in real-time.
Customer trust levels are integral to a robust supply chain. Companies must therefore look to provide the best value to the customers, regardless of the supply or manufacturing issues. Organizations that concentrate on customer satisfaction and overall trust levels can easily gain a competitive advantage over their contemporaries.
Recognize humility and humanity
Two words that are not used in the supply chain much – humility and humanity. Even in this increasingly competitive era, organizations must stand by the operational efficiencies and ethical supply chain management practices.
Cannonball Express Transportation
Since 1970, Cannonball Express Shipping Company has been providing top-of-the-line service at a reasonable rate. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, we provide nationwide refrigerated LTL services, as well as, local delivery services.
Nationwide Shipping Company Services:
- Refrigerated LTL deliveries in the lower 48 states
- Refrigerated Cross dock
Local Shipping Company Services:
- Redelivery Services
- Truckload & LTL Capabilities
- Cross dock
- Warehouse and Distribution capabilities from multiple Omaha Locations