Seven solutions to drive the supply chain function’s future

01. Centralize governance and budgeting

If you don’t already have one, it is beneficial to appoint a digital supply chain lead. This would be business-driven rather than IT-driven, as simply automating what you do today using technology won’t produce a transformational result.

To achieve the greatest return, the process must be a strategic one, allowing the business to decide first what it wants to achieve from digitalizing its supply chain operations, and then delivering on those priorities.

Electrolux’s Håvard Jörgensen suggests having one department in charge that can

“paint the picture of the holistic view”

“If you have a very strong central organization, well connected to the needs of business, that owns the money and also owns the decision, then I think you can move faster as opposed to having a more decentralized organization,” he explains.

If you have a very strong central organization, well connected to the needs of business, that owns the money and also owns the decision, then I think you can move faster as opposed to having a more decentralized organization.

Håvard Jörgensen,

Vice President Global Supply Chain,

Electrolux

Next: 02. Don’t kill groundswell innovation

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