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CREATING A SUPPLY CHAIN CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Many of the companies with the best supply chains have a center of excellence. If your firm is looking to create one, here is a guide. Depending on your supply chain effectiveness, then scan be a transformation effort or a continuation to having a top world supply chain program.

The CoE concept is not fixed. A company can design, build, and operate as they believe would be most beneficial. To that extent, LTD Management offers the following—

Underlying the Center of Excellence is cross cultural collaboration. This is fundamental to both the supply chain and the company. It is important across the regions and divisions. Issues range from team building with people in different locations, speaking different languages, creating trust, and developing leadership.

There is much complexity with the company-wide supply chain that creates significant opportunities. Examples are best practices, risk, and sustainability.

There is also the potential of using the new supply chain management for the company's multichannel activities. This could address opportunities such as B2B and B2C global e-commerce and multichannel sales in different countries. Supply chain duality, advanced process and technology integration, inventory velocity, time compression, extending the supply chain upstream, inventory positioning, order throughput, and network alignment are examples of key projects that would go with these.

The results should be used to guide possible projects.

Project results and performance are important to validating and increasing support for the center of excellence.