Strategies To Address Procurement Woes In a Volatile Supply Chain Market (Turning Chaos Into Control)

Part Two – The Solutions

As discussed earlier in part 1 of this blog, the global COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing war have forced organizations to withstand a highly volatile supply chain environment. The prevailing procurement environment is costlier due to the exponential rise in the cost of shipping and increased operational costs. In addition to these reasons, continuing exclusive use of the existing legacy technologies and switching to spot bidding for logistics by the organizations are adding burden to the businesses. As a wise option for surviving the highly volatile supply chain environment, businesses should turn their focus to digital procurement and technology.

From Chaos to a Semblance of Control

Faced with an array of challenges, including higher costs of freight, reduced revenue, extreme pressure on bottom lines, and persistence with obsolete legacy systems, businesses are increasingly turning to technology and digital procurement to ensure their supply chain and sourcing strategies can keep up with the high volatility of the market.

Here are some of the solutions businesses are adopting to attain excellence in their logistics management.

1. Evolution, Adaptation, and Responsiveness: A high degree of volatility in the supply chain and the business environment calls for a correspondingly high degree of adaptation on the part of businesses. This is why most businesses are switching to Dynamic Market Sourcing.

As opposed to Traditional Cycle Sourcing, its dynamic counterpart enables organizations to constantly assess the market, have better communication with their supply chain partners, and manage the ever-changing landscape of freight costs, and the influx of new suppliers.

2. Leveraging technology to stay ahead of the curve: In this day and age, businesses are largely driven by data. With high fluctuations on the demand and supply side alike, businesses must leverage technology and data-based insights to be as dynamic and adaptive as possible.

From better demand forecasting to an increased emphasis on automation, there are myriad ways through which the challenges of a highly volatile supply chain can be met head-on and with success.

3. Risk management: Risk is an integral facet of any business, and the higher the accuracy of risk assessment is, the higher an organization’s chances to mitigate risks in an efficient manner. One of the key strategies in managing supply chain-related risks is having multiple suppliers instead of one or two.

Another solution is to always be prepared by analyzing market trends and conducting what-if analyses. This way, your organization can be well placed to deal with a high-risk situation. Risk assessment is, in many ways, akin to an airbag in a vehicle. It protects your business from potential crashes.

The Future of Supply Chain

You can now bring digital procurement to the forefront of your business and excel in a highly volatile supply chain environment by relying on Moglix’s Integrated Procurement Solutions, Automated Workflows, and Catalog-Based Buying Solutions, amongst others, to revolutionize your business’s approach to logistics. To know more, visit our website.

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