In 2022, organizations across industries will be leaning in to improve agility and resilience across their supply chain ecosystems. With ongoing disruption caused by the pandemic, changing customer expectations, an evolving technology landscape, and the demand for more sustainable practices, supply chain managers need efficient and transparent processes more than ever before.
Organizations must concentrate on key aspects of transformation that will provide the greatest impact. Here are some of the top supply chain areas organizations should focus on for innovation in 2022.
1. Vendor and Supplier Management. There must be a heightened focus on communication and collaboration amongst supply chain partners moving forward to make the supply chain more agile and resilient. Amplified engagement will boost cross-functional visibility that will help with disruption response and ultimately customer satisfaction. Transformation opportunities include the following:
2. Order Management. Customer expectations have shifted dramatically over the past few years, and organizations must adapt to deliver a satisfying customer experience. Supply chains must pivot operations to accommodate an “order from anywhere, fulfill from anywhere” model. Transformation opportunities include the following:
3. Transportation and logistics. Moving forward, there must be a growing emphasis on achieving resilience in delivery. This can be promoted through more connected operations, providing enhanced visibility and traceability throughout. Transformation opportunities include the following:
One thing is certain: we can’t predict exactly what future disruptions to our supply chains will be. Uncertainty is the new norm, making it necessary for organizations to build in agility and resilience across the entire supply chain ecosystem.
Appian is well positioned to help organizations increase the resiliency of their supply chains. Our Low-Code Platform can be implemented quickly and seamlessly, providing impact to those areas of your supply chain that are struggling most. Appian complete automation capabilities also help reduce tedious work that contributes to bottlenecks. The enhanced visibility, collaboration, and integration of a single, unified system will bring supply chains back up to speed and help prepare them for future disruption.
Learn more about how Appian helps orchestrate and prepare supply chains for the future in this eBook, The Future of Supply Chain Orchestration.