The underneath link brings you to an article written by Kai Keppner; “Integrated planning is the staple ingredient for an optimized supply chain”. Kai made an excellent attempt to write in a short article the top 3 aspects that will lead to a smooth running Supply Chain, namely:
– Cross-Functional metrics
– Collaborative culture
– The right tool
It looks actually very simple and straight forward. So why do so many companies struggle with getting their Supply Chain in order? Could it be that many people don’t have the capacity to think the big picture and are unable to see, understand and willing to truly collaborate? Could it also be that companies just don’t see the added value and the long term savings of investing in the proper tools?