Have you given up eating at a restaurant because the food takes time to get ready, or because you always have some missing menu items?

Your customers feel the same way when their expectations are not met their expectations. It is increasingly necessary for companies to find methods to increase their productive efficiency or to develop a competitive advantage over their competitors, or they will be swallowed up by the market in a short time.

Zoe Talent Solutions helps to good supply chain management reflects in an increase of its efficiency and, consequently, in the increase of the satisfaction of its clients.

A supply chain management model should include ways to increase the throughput of all the logistics steps that lead to end customer satisfaction.

They are: planning the balance between supply and demand forecast; selection and relationship with suppliers; product manufacturing; storage of the product; product delivery; return of the product by the customer, if necessary; and customer service.

Check out below tips on how to optimize some elements of the supply chain in your company.

1. Agility And Production Line Control Can Help You Solve Problems

First, it is necessary for the organization to have all its processes mapped, because only then will the management have full control of its production.

In this process, the more numbers and information you have, the easier it identifies weaknesses in your supply chain - for example, if you take longer than the competition to perform a particular activity or if it is dependent on a supplier, which would leave you in an unfavorable position to negotiate costs and deadlines.

By maintaining good follow-up from start to finish, you can even predict and expedite the resolution of potential problems.

2. Share Your Supply Chain Management System With Suppliers

The lack of products in stock is a problem for organizations, but the opposite - the excess of products - is also harmful. The excess implies higher costs, and possibly higher losses (especially for perishables).

Sharing your supply chain systems with your suppliers can end this problem as they must produce and deliver according to their control numbers as their inventories reach lower levels.

For this to work efficiently, you must rely on technology so that the vendor has access to your database.

The processes of both organizations must be connected, because if they are not in sync and you are counting on only this platform, availability and demand will be mismatched.

3. Improve Your Forecast Of Demand To Avoid Shortages And Waste

Another way to better manage your supply chain is by improving demand forecasts, both internal and external.

It is not an easy task, but it is not impossible either. And better, always, is to have the team inside the logistics helping you. At the outset, the best method of predicting demand is to look at the past and analyse the company's sales history.

So, if you want to predict the demand for the month of July, check the figures for the month of July of the previous year, comparing the growth of previous periods.

With this, we arrive at a first draft of our projection, which is gaining form as other factors, such as market fluctuation and the possibility of unforeseen events, are added to this equation.

4. Identify And Join Innovative And Efficient Partners

Look for business partners in whom you see innovative capacity, who have the potential to assist you in developing new processes or who can somehow contribute to improving the efficiency of your business.

And size and fame are not always essential. Sometimes betting on the promises of the industry - that small supplier that is still building its reputation - can offer beautiful surprises about innovation, commitment and ability to deliver.

5. Integrate The Teams Involved In Your Supply Chain

For good supply chain management, it is important to integrate the sales projections made into the organization's strategic planning into other stages, such as operations and production planning, as well as finances, budget costs, cash flows, and investments, thus ensuring a single concise and comprehensive plan of action.

Even marketing can be integrated because you can be able to monitor which marketing campaigns had the best return, considering the time of delivery, the market conditions, manufacturing and distribution of parts and components, all from a supply chain perspective.

Operations planning, aligned with sales, can offer the best balance between customer demand and the organization's productive capacity.

6. Use A Single Management Software For The Supply Chain

As a rule, choosing a software is one of the most important points for its management. Research and choose complete, integrated and usable software for all areas of your organization.

Using few (preferably one) software guarantees more efficiency and agility in the processes, besides minimizing possible human errors and unexpected situations.

7. Monitor The Performance Of Your Suppliers

Your suppliers are your business partners, and often (especially if you have only a few or only one supplier of a given product), a supplier's failure may be enough to stall the flow of the supply chain, cause a budget deficit, or the dissatisfaction of its customers.

Therefore, it is important to always be monitoring the activities of its suppliers, guaranteeing their efficiency, productive capacity and good results, thus safeguarding any errors coming from outside the organization.

For an organization to remain at the top, it must always be attentive not only to its internal environment, but also to all those involved in some way in its production process, making appropriate adjustments and even replacements when necessary.

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