The Importance of a Supply Chain Management Strategy


Supply chain management is the overall management of all the links incorporated in the process of the production and transportation of goods and services. Supply chain management is a major player in product customization, quality control, cost reductions, and speed-to-market. The terms “logistics management” and “supply chain management” are easily confused.Therefore, an effective supply chain management strategy is important to implement in order to have a smooth transition of products throughout your supply chain.

A company should always align their supply chain strategy with their overall business strategy and customer needs. As a result, a solid supply chain management strategy will greatly benefit your business in the long run. It will not only aid in alleviating pressure today, but it will also benefit supply chain managers who may have to adjust to changes in the future.


According to the Northeast Supply Chain Conference, a company develops a supply chain management strategy by:


  • Visioning the supply chain as a strategic asset
  • Creating an end-to-end process structure
  • Building the company for performance
  • Developing the accurate collaborative model
  • Utilizing metrics to drive business success


Some of the key benefits of executing a supply chain management strategy include reducing cost, boosting customer service, and improving your bottom line.


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