21 August 2020
“I have made digitalization of Inbound Supply Chain processes my calling. Processes that can be rolled out to ALL or at least a decisive majority of all suppliers. We call in “Full Inbound Control”.
I base this calling on four primary foundations:
– Roland Jansson, VP at PipeChain
One of the most difficult aspects of larger or even medium sized supply chains are their complexity. A myriad of suppliers from different areas, countries or even continents, all who in turn have their own supply chain which they depend on. Furthermore, it is not unusual for companies to have large amounts of articles to handle in purchase, which leads to the complex rabbit hole that is warehousing and logistics.
Companies that has one or several of these complexities in supply chain often have poor degree of digitalization in its inbound supply chain processes across the whole supplier base. Many manual tasks often remain in the co-operation with a large amount of suppliers. If you also have many sites, the situation often gets even worse as different sites can have different operational purchase order processes and degree of digitalization towards the same supplier. With a poor supply chain process digitalization degree, your supply chain cannot be one of your key competitive advantages. It will also consume unnecessary resources and firefighting tend to be costly as you lack control and time to act in deviations.