Operational Excellence

6 trends in Supply Chain

Oct 01, 2019 | 19 views

One of the challenges for companies is to manage the Supply Chain in an organized, economic, rational way and guarantee the satisfaction of its customers and partners.

With the evolution of the market, the sector had to reinvent itself, with this came the Supply Chain 4.0, where the processes are demanded in hours and not more in days.

Check out the key changes in the industry:

Customer-centric operations: Supply chains need to respond quickly and adequately to customer expectations. Improving logistics processes, offering customized and individualized products to each customer, and agility in processes are the hallmarks of business success.

Order processing: The use of new equipment that allows tracking of any item in your inventory wherever it is ensures better risk control and time management.

Intelligent sensors capable of tracking every stage of ordering are already a reality for large retail chains. Data capture scanners provide all of the order data and speed up the conferencing and separation for the end customer.

Automation of processes in the supply chain: Among the new technologies that are transforming the supply chain, we highlight the use of drones, which already deliver deliveries in the United States, and autonomous cars, which carry parts throughout the production line until the last stage of manufacture.

The production systems of assembly lines have become more autonomous and automated. With the use of 3D printers, it is possible to ensure rapid prototyping of the product, speeding up the fulfillment of demands that are necessary.

The use of resource management concepts such as the unification and verticalization of warehouses integrated to the assembly line are helping to reduce costs with inputs and parts.

IoT: connectivity between operations is necessary to better operationalize your supply chain. Internet-based Solutions of Things (IoT) allow information to be processed and shared quickly across all business sectors and partners.

Information as an asset: aligned information, distributed in real time has become one of the key strategic values ​​for companies. In order to ensure more active and streamlined resource management, companies can rely on technologies such as storing cloud information available to all areas of the enterprise, delivering greater value to operational processes, and Blockchain as a means of securing security and integrity of data and applications while minimizing the risk of cyber attacks.

Workforce enhancement: The use of new technologies and the digitization of the Supply Chain are of great value to companies, but to take better advantage of their use, teams need to be properly trained. For this, it is important that the processes of attraction, retention and talent training are focused on constant updating and improvement.