If you ask any typical company on how much they want to spend on their supply chain, the immediate answer would be zero. No one wants to spend on supply chain. It is always a battle for supply chain professionals between supply chain cost and customer service.
Though this article is specifically written for the US audience in mind, but it gives us the points to ponder why you should be happy for being in supply chain or logistics field. This article is written by Philip Rudy, from DiakonLogistics.com and gives us the following ten points.
At least for the last 100 years or so human race is stuck with the present forms of transportation (rail, truck, water, pipeline and air) of goods and people. I am not denying that we have made great progress in terms of performance, efficiency and comfort, but the forms of transportation remain the same.
Standard Operating Procedure shortly known as SOP is a tool for process improvement and standardization. Though SOP dates back to several hundred years, it is still not effectively used by the supply chain industry.