Published at: 2009-01-01 12:00 | Author: EC Harris
Supply chain dynamics are complicated beats at best, yet when stretched out across a continent as diverse and heterogeneous as Europe, can often become Byzantine. Clients set out with the best of intentions for a clear supply chain, but as both cost and supply issues influence them, clarity is lost, prices rise and end delivery suffers. Yet there are possibl...
The most important thing is client understanding. Quite simply, clients need a much greater understanding of the whole supply chain area, and specifically, not just across tier one (T1) suppliers. Current market dynamics are such that the whole position of suppliers has changed greatly, with T1 suppliers being both busier and much more in demand than before. This in turn creates a serious need for clients to concentrate upon relationships with T2 and T3 suppliers, to improve their knowledge of j...

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