History teaches that, in crisis situations like the one we are going through, the companies that have better prepared for change, through adaptability and flexibility, gain market share and emerge disruptively within the competitive arena and markets.
The ‘reactive’ approach to change – followed by 76% of medium and large companies on an international scale – works in the short term, managing the active risks that have already occurred and materialized. The ‘proactive’ approach – adopted by 18% of more forward-looking companies – works in the medium term, identifying and mitigating potential risks before they materialize.
The need for companies to manage the supply chain and operations more and more efficiently and effectively is even stronger today, and in the near future, also due to the crisis caused by the virus. It becomes crucial to know how to address critical challenges and risks, which require a rapid response on at least 5 different fronts: the management of the workforce, the flexibility of the supply chain, the discontinuous trend of sales, the orders to suppliers, the limitations in the journeys that penalize the movement of goods.
Internal improvements will necessarily lead to an acceleration of digital transformation, changing relationships between companies and between companies and consumers, aiming at an ever greater speed of communication, which will make the movement of vehicles, goods and even people more efficient. This will positively affect the entire supply chain, the reduction of energy consumption and, consequently, the pollution, which in this moment of ‘slowdown’ has dropped significantly, with benefits for the health of the planet and people.
For all these reasons, company supply chains will have to be more connected and autonomous. A ‘must’ that also emerges from a worldwide study carried out by the consulting giant PwC, according to which during the emergency from Covid 19, the companies defined as “the digital champions” are able to adapt better to changes and difficulties, “thanks to advanced capabilities” of its supply chain. To date, 70% of companies use artificial intelligence and data analysis in at least one area of the supply chain.
Other winning aspects are intelligent logistics, considered a priority by 59% of digital samples, and transparency of the supply chain (for 55%), as it increases sustainability, customer focus and quality. As regards Italy, the manufacturing sector must face a crucial phase, having to guarantee at least 3 essential factors: operational efficiency, continuity of production activities and flexibility of the logistics chain.
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