Recent socio-economic events have underlined the importance of an agile supply chain.

The combination of international product shortages, changes in consumer demand and an online retail boom have resulted in a widespread shift towards more agile business strategies.

92% of global supply chain managers that participated in a recent survey are actively changing their supply chain to be more agile.

– McKinsey and Company*

Agile supply chain management enables businesses to rapidly respond to unanticipated changes in demand or supply, without sacrificing on cost or quality. One area that is critical to supply chain success is the digitalisation and automation of processes. Implementing supply chain technology, such as EDI, transforms inefficient processes for greater business agility.

Our report details the key areas where businesses can improve supply chain management. Including 3 supporting client case studies:

  • Optimising the management of the supplier network
  • Increasing supply chain performance visibility
  • Enacting agile inventory management

Firstly, we explore how businesses can increase supply chain agility, by implementing a strategy to rapidly onboard new trading partners. Next, we outline the benefits of dropship and how retailers can increase the data visibility of their network’s sales performance. Lastly, we discuss how organisations can mitigate the challenge of increased warehousing costs by leveraging inventory data. Download your copy of the full report to get access to our detailed findings.

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*McKinsey and Company. How Covid-19 is reshaping the supply