The State of Supply Chain Management report measures the current status of Australian enterprise supply chains. It provides an analysis of the situation within the supply chain industry in Australia and New Zealand, as a result of the quantitative analysis carried out on the basis of survey responses. Year on year, this report aims to demonstrate the role of supply chain within the organisational structure and the overall business operations across these countries. While data is acquired locally, the results are part of a global conversation.
In the 21st century, it is not companies that compete but their global supply chains. The report provides an understanding of the maturity across eight components of supply chain management (SCM):
2. Technology and Automation
4. Compliance and Regulation
5. Logistics and Distribution
6. Risk Management
COVID-19 accelerated structural changes in most supply chains. Where disruption was king, organisations in collaborative ecosystems thrived, defining new ways to carry on with procurement. Technology and automation transformed how we work, as distance ceased to be an obstacle for remote control centres and home offices. Integration enabled flexibility and quick responses to a fluid environment, an important ally to risk management. Compliance and regulation increased as organisations adapted their logistics and distribution to ever-shifting restrictions, often reviewing processes on a weekly basis. And while sustainability was initially eclipsed by the pandemic, it emerges as the next big thing.
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