What are the main supply chain challenges?« Back to Questions List

Supply chain
Posted by Communication
Asked on June 16, 2017 3:18 pm

Every industry is unique and so are their supply chain challenges, for example e-commerce industry faces challenges related to last mile cost, return management and cash management. And Pharma industry supply chain challenges include expiry management, temperature controlled logistics, inventory management due to the high number of SKUs (Stock Keeping Units), distorted demand information, product availability, pilferage and order accuracy.

Whereas FMCG struggle is to manage higher operation cost, complex distribution network, on shelf product availability, demand forecasting and coordination between different supply chain tiers.

And some of the common challenges each supply chain manager comes across are;

• Reducing the operation cost
• Transparency of the order at each milestone
• Skilled resource management
• Volatility & complexity in customer demand
• Reducing carbon footprint
• Automation of the processes

Posted by holadm
Answered On June 16, 2017 3:18 pm