12 Essentials of Supply-Chain Management

  Here is a brief guide to the 12 essentials of managing an end-to-end supply-chain from raw materials to the end channel: 1) The supply-chain matters: Often the supply-chain is left to the last possible minute during product designs, marketing programs, and customer meetings. Don’t forget that the product still needs to be designed, built, and shipped or served to the customer if the company is going to make money. The supply-chain matters! 2) Understand your end customer (aka value chain management): A lot of times supply chain professionals will forget about what the customer’s needs are and leave it up to the marketing and...

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