There was a time, not so long ago, when Supply Chain was viewed merely as a necessary, but unimportant, back office function. And for many people they still work in an environment where Supply Chain is not given the respect that it rightly deserves. They haven’t known why Supply Chain Management is important.
However the Coronavirus pandemic, if nothing else, has proven the absolutely critical nature of Supply Chain. The fragility of the global Supply Chain, and the impacts when Supply Chains fail, were exposed by the pandemic. Unlike any time before government leaders, CEOs, and people from every corner of the globe were talking about Supply Chain.
I’ve always believed that Supply Chain is perhaps the most pivotal function in any organization as it pertains to the successful operation and survival of that entity.
It’s time to recognize the undeniable, irrefutable importance of Supply Chain. In this article we present our 10 best articles corroborating the esteem which we should bestow on this amazing field.
1. Is Your Supply Chain a Cost Centre or a Value Creator?
2. Brand Protection – The Definitive Role of the Supply Chain!
3. Supply Chain Personified! The Link Between Your Company Silos!
4. Putting a Shine on Supply Chain’s Image!
5. Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)!
6. Supply Chain Risk Management is a Cirque Du Soleil Calibre Act!
7. The Resilient Supply Chain! Passing Fad or Long Term Strategy?
8. Supply Chain Impacts of a Protectionist World!
9. The Single Point of Failure in Supply Chain – The Suez Crisis!
10. Supply Chain at a Crossroads – Back to the Shadows or into the Spotlight?
We believe that Supply Chain is perhaps the most important functional area for any company, any industry, and any geography. Without a functioning Supply Chain the global economy and our lives as we know them would just stop.
Supply Chain touches virtually every aspect of any organization. It is an exciting field. And the future, which will manifest itself in the Digital Supply Chain, will define so much of how technology is deployed and employed, and in turn how everything operates.
Supply Chain is no longer just a back office function. And those resisting, or failing to recognize, the emergence of Supply Chain as the linchpin for future growth and success, will themselves fail and be left behind.