Transforming Supply Chains/ Networks

Quezon City, Philippines.

Supply Chain/ Network Transformation (SC/NT) entails fundamental change in the organization, and the rest of the chain/ network participants. It calls for much more than making small improvements within the traditional functional and organizational “silos”; with the objective of maximizing supply-chain value, and at the same time satisfying customer needs and wants.

Let us be reminded that supply-chains normally encompass all business activities and/ or companies needed to design, make, deliver, and use particular product(s)—which could be a physical goods or a service.

SC/NT is a subset of Supply Chain Management which for our purpose will be defined as the COORDINATED planning, leading, organizing, and controlling of pertinent aspects of product designs, transformations, storage, locations, and movement between and among the participants in a supply chain; in order to achieve the best mix of responsiveness and efficiency for the particular market being served.

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Published by Ramon H. Enriquez MIE&M, RME

Ramon "Mon" Hojas Enriquez is a retired business executive who now spends his available time sharing the wisdom that he gained from his graduate academic preparations and more than 35-years of hands-on industry practice here (Philippines) and abroad; as an Independent Management Consultant for various industrial-firms, and as a Professional Lecturer/ Resource Speaker of leading Higher-Ed/ Training institutions in Metro Manila. He now focuses on management consulting, education and training---for the proper management of Supply-chains, Strategy-execution, and Decision-support. His affiliations with relevant leading global industry associations keeps him informed and updated on the current and future developments in the above-mentioned fields of interests. They include, among others: The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), Project Management Institute (PMI), Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), American Society for Quality (ASQ), Institute for Supply Management (ISM), System Dynamics Society (SDS), and Climate Interactive (CI)---and has been advocating Sustainable Development and Climate-action since 2000. Mon is a lifelong Systems Thinker and an avid micro-Blogger. His hobby includes Photography and the Graphics-arts, Singing, Guitar-playing, Songwriting; and Audio recording, mixing and mastering. When not traveling or visiting Clients, he normally spends his time at his QC-office cum studio or, at home with his Wife and dog.