Is your supply chain prohibiting your company from responding faster and more efficiently to the needs of customers and the marketplace?
Is your Order Fulfillment activity synchronized with manufacturing?
Does your business have the ability to flex with demand?
Is the business covering for these and other deficiencies by holding excessive levels of inventory increasing risk and costs?
From a cash flow and working capital perspective, however, increasing inventory is not the best answer. Rising customer expectations for reduced order lead times, greater product availability, coupled with a need to reduce supply chain costs and to outperform competitors puts significant stresses on your business. Ever increasing complexity of today’s global supply chains combined with a need for greater efficiencies are causing the ability of your supply chain to be vulnerable to any level of disruption.