Overcoming Barriers To Supply Chain Performance
A supply chain may have hundreds, even thousands of interconnected components and contributors. To keep them all running smoothly, managers need to see what's going on, what's most critical, what decisions they need to make, and the impact these decisions will have up and down the extended supply chain. There are many barriers to building a high-performance supply chain. In this paper, we will examine the four most common - lack of visibility, due to data silos; lack of predictability, due to a lack of visibility and the inability to identify changes necessary to get processes back on-track; incomplete information, due to incompatible or incomplete reporting systems; and optimization at the local level.