Globalisation, sustainability issues and technological advancement not only offer opportunities but also require changes to the supply chain and logistics.
Key drivers such as customer-centric supply management, technology-driven integrations and visibility, supply disruption, and incorporating supply change management into the overall organisational strategy are predicted to drive future supply chains.
All these challenges will have an impact on the organisations and supply chain professionals, hence the suggestions for collaboration and co-production and information sharing among stakeholders.Future supply chain professionals will need to be proactive integrators, maintainers of core competences and collaborators throughout the wider supply chain.
Read Glatzel et al.’s (2011) article ‘Is your top team undermining your supply chain?’, which explores some of the tensions that arise when building bridges between senior managers in constructing tomorrow’s global supply chain. Then, based on an organisation of your choice, discuss some of the collaboration tensions you might receive from the selected company’s senior managers when trying to make changes that would create a more flexible, sustainable and capable supply chain.
Please write a short essay on a pharmaceutical company.
Learners are required to search at least 2 or 3 academic articles and identify all sources/sites used.