Moving from SCM Maturity
Present Stage: II. Infrastructure Next Stage: III. Cost Reduction
Reduce Supply Chain Costs
Enact continuous improvement for internal processes.
Use needed information technology for process improvement.
Cost effective customer service makes company a leader.
Process teams shift from fixing to improving processes.
Company restructures around “businesses within the business.”
Continuous improvement culture takes hold.
Project management proficiency gained.
Cross function cooperation expands inside company.
Targeted improvements focus on profitable customers.
Technical support to process teams.
Demand-driven supply chain design.
Visions for collaboration (Stage IV) and strategy (Stage V).
Consequences of Inaction:
Continuing at Stage II means competing on price -- not supply chains delivering targeted customer benefits.
Stage IV and V:
Improvements show payoffs from collaboration.
Attractive partners for collaboration identified.
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