The 2 Types of Supply Chains

The 2 Types of Supply Chains

The 2 Types of Supply Chains

Your supply chain decisions can make or break your business. Great supply chain strategy delivers a competitive edge, helping your entire operation run more smoothly and efficiently.

How can you optimize your supply chain strategy? Focus on the numbers. Data-driven supply chains make the difference.

“Manufacturers spend on average 60 percent of the price of their final product on purchased inputs, so differences in the quality and nimbleness of their supply chains can make or break a manufacturer’s ability to compete.”
-Economics & Statistics Administration, US Department of Commerce

Reactive Supply Chain Strategy Data-Driven Supply Chain Strategy
40% of companies don’t use statistical modeling to plan for future demand Best practices and new technologies can lead to a 17% improvement in forecast accuracy[i]
Uncertain demand requires capital to be tied up in reserve inventory Data-driven supply chains reduce safety stock requirements by 27% [ii]
Operational improvements based on guesswork or imitating competitors A data-driven approach helps even best-in-class manufacturing operations find new ways to improve efficiency[iii]
Customer service and on-time delivery dependent on guesswork Better data improves outbound logistics and increases on-time delivery by 4%.[iv]
Frequent, unexpected changes in supply and demand require rapid, disruptive responses Data collection makes seamless supply chain integration possible, allowing smooth, predictive adaptation
Costs 3-5% more 69% of companies that invest in the supply chain report profits (EBIT margin) well above industry averages [v]

Thriving in today’s competitive marketplace requires taking a good look at how data can help your manufacturing operation.

Want to take the next step? The SMS Group can help.

The SMS Group is a team of data collection and integration experts—our passion is bringing clarity to your business. With 25 years’ experience helping manufacturers around the world, we’re excited to help you discover what data can do for your supply chain.

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Your supply chain decisions can make or break your business. Great supply chain strategy delivers a competitive edge, helping your entire operation run more smoothly and efficiently. How can you optimize your supply chain strategy? Focus on the numbers. Data-driven supply chains make the difference.

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