DECISIVE COMPETITIVE FACTOR: A STABLE SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK 

Global supply chains are currently being massively disrupted by ongoing pandemic challenges and the war in Ukraine. 

Global supply chains have come under extreme pressure over the past two years. The ongoing Corona pandemic and the war in Ukraine are exacerbating existing tensions in supply chains. Congested border crossings, blocked routes, and shortages of energy and raw materials increase complexity and cost structures. Business interruptions due to a partial lack of skilled workers and Covid-related sick leave impair economic success. The current forecasts do not indicate any improvement in the near future. 


Supply bottlenecks are currently a problem for a total of 77% of companies in the SME sector 

Possible effects are, for example, increased delivery times, material shortages or sustained price increases. 

Head of Supply Chain Network Management

Canan Jungel

Principal

Phone: +49 7024 8056 0

E-Mail: canan.jungel@staufen.ag

DECISIVE COMPETITIVE FACTOR: A STABLE SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK 

Global supply chains are currently being massively disrupted by ongoing pandemic challenges and the war in Ukraine. 

Global supply chains have come under extreme pressure over the past two years. The ongoing Corona pandemic and the war in Ukraine are exacerbating existing tensions in supply chains. Congested border crossings, blocked routes, and shortages of energy and raw materials increase complexity and cost structures. Business interruptions due to a partial lack of skilled workers and Covid-related sick leave impair economic success. The current forecasts do not indicate any improvement in the near future. 

Supply bottlenecks are currently a problem for a total of 77% of companies in the SME sector 

Possible effects are, for example, increased delivery times, material shortages or sustained price increases. 

Head of Supply Chain Network Management

Canan Jungel

Principal

Phone: +49 7024 8056 0

E-Mail: canan.jungel@staufen.ag

STAUFEN supports the stabilization of supply chains  

The main task and central goal of supply chain network management (SCNM): to make the entire network and the cooperation between the individual network partners more responsive, robust and efficient and thus improve the performance of the network.  

You can find all terms and explanations to our SCNM framework in our SCNM Glossary.

Impacts & Drivers

Carbon emission reduction / environmental policies / climate change / pressure from NGO’s / alternative energy sources

Population growth / age distribution / career attitudes / health consciousness / lifestyle / cultural barriers

government policy / political stability / corruption  / foreign trade policy / tax policy / labor laws / trade restriction & barriers

Antitrust / discrimination / employment  / consumer protection / health & safety / LkSG – Supply Chain Law / EU Directive Sustainability

Economic growth / exchange rates / interest rates / inflation / unemployment rates / disposable income / labor cost

Artificial intelligence – machine learning / prescriptive analytics / advanced data management / robotic process automation (RPA) / robotics

Staufen AG SCNM Framework
Dimensions & Segments of the SCNM framework

Results

Full transparency at all levels of the network – end2end / focus on Sub-Tier visibility

All necessary data & information for all network levels up-to-date, available & accessible

Critical areas & processes of the network / alternative scenarios

(Mitigation) strategies / prioritised action areas / implementation roadmap

Efficient & appropriate monitoring & controlling system, responsibilities & processes

Stabilizing the network requires cross-functional work in four dimensions 

To meet these requirements, supply chain network management focuses on four key dimensions: operating model, network design, information system, and planning & control. 

1. Operating Model
A supply chain network must be managed, controlled and strategically developed across the board. 

2. Network Design
deals with the configuration of all the different players along the value chain – end-to-end.

3. Data & Digitalization
The IT systems as business enablers ensure efficiency and transparency in the network while managing digitized processes, digital networking, and business intelligence. 

4. Planning & Control
has the task of supporting all components in the network with the appropriate planning processes and establishing effective controlling. 


Supply Chain Network Management

10 immediate measures to increase network performance 

  1. Create transparency of supplier/customer/logistics and component data 
  2. Establish a task force for missing and critical parts 
  3. Optimize the warehouse and safety stock  
  4. Optimize sales, operating & planning/forecast figures 
  5. Start possible relocations/build alternative sourcing & solutions 
  6. Maintain and build supplier relationships 
  7. Place binding orders 
  8. Analyze the global footprint (supplier, production, customer) 
  9. Rethink the make-or-buy strategy 
  10. Monitor supplier risks 

YOUR EXPERTS FOR Supply Chain Network Management

We are happy to support you in optimizing supply chain processes, structures or networks by addressing them in a holistic manner. Our international network of companies in Europe, Asia and America allows us to flexibly and quickly implement customer and market-specific tasks on a global scale.  

Your contact person

Canan Jungel

Principal

Phone: +49 7024 8056 0

E-Mail: canan.jungel@staufen.ag

Your contact person

Thomas Spiess

Member of the Executive Board

Phone: +49 7024 8056 0

E-Mail: kontakt@staufen.ag


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