There are many ways to implement global supply chain solutions. There is no one size, fits all, cookie-cutter solution. Therefore, it is critically important that you choose judiciously and implement solutions that are appropriate to the stage of development of your business.
It is fundamentally important to get clear on the “Why?” and the “What?” you need to achieve BEFORE diving into the “How?”. This involves taking a very strategic view of your business strengths and value proposition and matching these to those markets that will provide the greatest potential. Then you will need to determine what the requirements are for success in these markets in terms of product, service, quality, compliance and price in the short, medium and long term.
These are among the most important decisions that you will ever make in your business career and they warrant due consideration and investment of time, effort and financial resources. Once you are clear on the strategic business goal then it will be time to determine the ways and the means to deliver the results, including aspects such as:
• Supplier selection and development
• Leveraging the capabilities of transport and logistics service providers
• Developing channel partners to access and develop overseas markets
• Setting up operations in overseas locations
•Continuous innovation and reconfiguration of supply chains in the face of changing conditions and competition
Whether you are managing an ambitious SME just embarking upon the journey to internationalize your supply chain, or whether you run a more experienced business looking to take the good work that you have already done on this front to the next level, or indeed if you are responsible for a larger organisation looking to optimise your global supply chain operations I would be delighted to talk to you about how we can help you to develop the right strategies, and guide you through implementation to achieve your business goals.
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