It is very common for companies to lack the required transparency for a strict control of all processes and workflows. We often observe that certain aspects of the supply chain are not approached in a holistic manner. This usually means that no or only limited superior control elements are implemented into the supply chain.
In most cases this means that it is not possible to monitor KPIs properly. This in turn means that there is no clear overview of the whole added value chain within the supply chain.
The long-term goal however has to be a continuous monitoring of the whole supply chain. For this, it is of utmost importance to consider upstream and downstream processes. This is the decisive basis for an optimisation of all purchasing, production and logistics processes. Either via a balanced scorecard or a management cockpit, problems and weak points can be identified early on and the appropriate counter-measures taken.