A chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link! Very true in every sense of the word. When looking at a supply chain this is very much the case.
Let’s take the physical moving of a product from raw material, to the customer placing it in their basket, there are many links to the supply chain and within it many errors can and do occur.
Mastering the supply chain is now seen as a competative advantage by many firms and is now given that recognition at boardroom level. With the rise of globalisation and the internet, not only can firms operate further afield but are also open to competition in ways deemed unimaginable a decade ago.
So to be a supply chain professional today is for me interesting and exciting. I look at how the internet has changed the way we work today and feel that there is so much more to come in how supply chains interact.