What can you do to overcome supply chain obstacles?
Throughout manufacturing’s history, there has always been a need for well-oiled synchronization between suppliers, external manufacturers, co-packers, and other business partners alike. Today, organizations must pay close attention to supplier selection challenges, sourcing and planning disconnects, and global supply chain visibility.
Join your hosts as they guide us through the steps that organizations can take right now to achieve faster time to market, improved on-time and in-full performance, and better inventory turns.
After listening to an episode, look for some companion content in the related resources section below.
Episode 1 – Disruption by Any Other Name
The challenges and basic models of manufacturing haven’t changed since the division of labor occurred in early history. Listen in to hear why disruption is here to stay and what you can do about it.
Episode 2 – Clarity Is King: The Case for Giving Trading Partners Visibility into Your Demand
What does it really take to mitigate (or potentially avoid) supply chain disruptions and ensure continuity? Listen in to learn why clarity is critical, how to get full visibility into your suppliers’ ability to deliver, and why you need to give as good as you get.
Episode 3 – Encourage Suppliers to Share Their Capacity
Listen to this episode to discover how you can encourage suppliers to share their commitment to your real-time demand without blocking the capacity they need to serve other customers.
Episode 4 – Smart Supplier Collaboration
Tune in to a discussion about the importance of simplifying the way you collaborate with suppliers, so your category managers are free to carry out higher-value tasks. You’ll discover what it means to communicate smarter, not harder; and tips for finding the right collaboration tool for your organization.
Episode 5 – How to Help Your Suppliers Manage Demand Risk
Let's discuss how you can help your suppliers manage their demand risk, why it’s essential that you provide them with frequent and updated forecasts, and how to move toward a more stable supply.
Episode 6 – How to Evaluate and Manage Supplier Risk
How are your suppliers and supply chain doing? Can they deliver the parts or ingredients you need to avoid shortages? In Episode 6, we discuss how you can quickly check in with suppliers, gauge their ability to meet demand, and learn what help they need – if any – to keep your supply chain intact.
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