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Strategies for Supply Chain Professionals to adopt a Value Chain


Strategies for Supply Chain Professionals to adopt a Value Chain

By embracing these steps, supply chain professionals can transition their mindset from traditional supply chains to value chains, enabling them to drive greater efficiency, collaboration, and value creation across the entire supply network.

By embracing these steps, supply chain professionals can transition their mindset from traditional supply chains to value chains, enabling them to drive greater efficiency, collaboration, and value creation across the entire supply network.

Understanding the concept

Supply chain professionals should familiarize themselves with the concept of value chains and how they differ from traditional supply chains. They must understand that value chains encompass the entire process of creating and delivering value to customers, including upstream and downstream activities.


Broadening perspective

Professionals should broaden their perspective beyond their primary role and department. They need to consider the entire value chain, from raw material sourcing to end-customer delivery, and understand how each activity contributes to overall value creation.


Collaborative approach

Emphasize collaboration and build strong relationships with stakeholders across the value chain. Supply chain professionals should actively engage with suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and customers to foster cooperation, share information, and identify opportunities for mutual value creation.


Customer-centric mindset

Develop a customer-centric mindset by understanding customers' needs and expectations throughout the value chain. This involves analyzing customer insights, feedback, and market trends to align supply chain activities with delivering superior value and enhancing the customer experience.


Continuous improvement

Adopt a continuous improvement mindset and seek opportunities to optimize value chain processes. Supply chain professionals should explore innovative technologies, lean methodologies, and data-driven analytics to identify inefficiencies, reduce waste, enhance quality, and increase overall value.


Performance measurement

Implement performance measurement systems that track key metrics across the value chain. This helps supply chain professionals identify areas of improvement, measure the impact of changes, and drive value-focused decision-making based on data and insights.


Adaptability and agility

Recognize the importance of adaptability and skill in a dynamic business environment. Supply chain professionals should be open to change, proactively respond to disruptions, and continuously adapt their strategies and processes to meet evolving market demands and optimize value creation.


Presented by


Denice Viktoria Staaf

Supply Chain Diva | Sustainability and Circularity Expert | EPD and HPD Approved Preparer | Mentor and Coach | Supporter Women's Empowerment | Green Building Advocate


Member, Education and Research Executive Board (EREB)

VCARE Academy Inc.


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