Looking beyond systems, logistical infrastructure and analytics considerations, we can’t overemphasize the importance of an engaged, committed workforce for increased productivity in your supply chain.
It’s important to foster communication within the supply chain, and maintain it for the long term, with a high expectation for improvement. Continuous education among employees and management is vital to the improvement of processes, products, and services. And a performance-driven culture will result in maximized savings, improved service levels, and an inspired team of talented employees.
Follow these five guidelines to increase the productivity of your supply chain:
Increased supply chain productivity is achieved through a top down approach – everything rises and falls on leadership. Leaders must practice effective communication, create procedure standards, determine a hierarchy of importance, empower the workforce, and enact a powerful training program. Working in unison, management and employees will create a performance-based culture within a company and its supply chain.
A company actively seeking increased supply chain productivity is advised to seek the guidance of an experienced logistics professional. Their expertise will assist with the execution of organizational improvements, management of supply chain procedures, and the reevaluation of goals and workforce performance. See our Supply Chain Outsourcing White Papers provide further information.
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