Supply Chain Resilience

Stability for your supply chain as a success factor for the entire company.

Adaptive supply chain capabilities

The flexibility of the supply chain ensures greater performance of the entire company.

Influence of disruptive events

It is not only current global problems such as the corona pandemic that are causing uncertainty in production and logistics. Changes due to digitalization, but also trade restrictions and sustainability requirements, demand adjustments to the supply chain management strategy. Supply chain managers are always dealing with crises, but war, corona and climate change have noticeably increased their complexity and scale.

Facing change

The sole focus on cost optimization within the supply chain is no longer sufficient today. After all, fluctuations and disruptions are now the rule, not the exception, but can not be planned beforehand. The focus in supply chain strategy must therefore be on resilience.

Current developments are leading to higher interest in robust and agile supply chains.

Targeted measures for a resilient supply chain

The challenges of our time have long since had a noticeable impact on logistical processes.

Supply chains are no longer consistently stable despite strategic planning. Whereas in the past, key figures on costs and quality were relevant, other components such as digitalization and technology must be taken into account throughout the supply network.

In addition to global catastrophes, pandemics or crises, company-related risks and their effects continue to be the focus of supply chain managers.

Holistic view of the core functions of purchasing, production and logistics

ifp consulting always takes a holistic view of the supply chain. The areas of source, make and deliver are taken into account. To identify appropriate measures, we look at both the strategic, tactical and operational levels.

The focus here is on securing supply chains and procurement sources. Aspects such as dual sourcing, make-or-buy decisions and supplier portfolio checks are included.

In order to secure transports and the required logistics capacities, transport routes, the degree of automation and inventory management must be reconsidered in addition to the choice of location.