Thursday, June 18, 2015

Build some muscle in your supply chain

It’s rare to find a company today that does it all. Outsourcing has become a business necessity—and as such, integrating supply chain management into everyday operations is vital to a strong bottom line.

In a mature industry like ours, products have become commoditized.
And I see that as a good thing:

Serving our customers means providing them with the best product, with personal service, and at a competitive price. To deliver, we have to continuously assess, build and strengthen our supply chain--something Shamrock has been doing for more than 30 years. That’s our business model. Building a reliable supply chain is a byproduct of our charge to provide customers with marketing solutions that meet their evolving needs.

Leaning on suppliers and working with them to drive innovation and cost efficiencies, creates additional margins and allows your business to compete by positioning you to deliver the best in quality, turnaround and price. Charging your team with stringent quality audits and benchmarks, challenging them to innovate, streamline and redesign, eliminating unnecessary or redundant tasks: these best practices help strengthen your market position.  

If you’re looking to sharpen your competitive edge, evaluating your suppliers and incorporating a supply-chain audit is a good first step. This graphic outlines seven steps to seamless supply chain integration.

For more information, read the entire article here:

All the best,
Tim Connor