Het vermogen om zich aan te passen aan hogere niveaus van onzekerheid in de toeleveringsketen is nu essentieel voor internationale bedrijven en hun leveranciers
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– De uitdagingen in de toeleveringsketen die de afgelopen maanden over de hele wereld zijn waargenomen, van de pandemie tot de blokkering van het Suezkanaal en nu de aanhoudende sluiting van de Yantian-terminal in Shenzhen, kunnen volgens Taulia niet langer als schokken worden beschouwd. , de toonaangevende fintech-aanbieder van werkkapitaaloplossingen. In een nieuw artikel heeft Taulia de talrijke problemen van de afgelopen 18 maanden geschetst die de kwetsbaarheid van wereldwijde toeleveringsketens en hun impact hebben benadrukt.
De onzekerheid over het voorraadbeheer was zelfs vóór de pandemie toegenomen, aangezien geopolitieke spanningen de handel tussen de VS en China beïnvloedden. De VS hebben ook te maken gehad met stakingen van vrachtwagens, terwijl de Brexit heeft geleid tot transporttekorten en hogere kosten voor Britse en Europese bedrijven. De recente blokkering van het Suezkanaal zorgde voor een nieuwe schok in de bevoorrading, die elke dag ongeveer $ 9 miljard kostte, terwijl het tekort aan halfgeleiderchips nog meer schade aanrichtte voor veel industrieën.
Global Supply Chain Issues Can No Longer Be Classified as Outlier Events, According to Taulia
The ability to adapt to higher levels of supply chain uncertainty is now essential for global companies and their suppliers
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The supply chain challenges seen throughout the world in recent months, from the pandemic to the Suez Canal blockage and now the ongoing closure of the Yantian terminal in Shenzhen, can no longer be considered shocks, according to Taulia, the leading fintech provider of working capital solutions. In a new paper, Taulia has outlined the numerous issues over the past 18 months that have highlighted the fragility of global supply chains, and their impact.
Uncertainty in managing inventory had been growing even before the pandemic, as geopolitical tensions affected trade between the US and China. The US has also faced trucking strikes, while Brexit has caused transportation shortages and increased costs for UK and European firms. The recent Suez Canal blockage created yet another supply shock, costing around $9 billion each day, while the semiconductor chip shortage has wreaked further havoc for many industries.
Taulia predicts that higher levels of demand, inflation and interest rates in the near future will only add further pressure and complexity for companies already struggling with supply shortages, depleted stock, increased shipping costs, supplier financial pressures and greater uncertainty.
Erik Wanberg, Head of Inventory Management at Taulia, commented: “These problems now need to be treated as a new normal in supply chain and inventory management. There is simply too much at stake for companies to continue attributing them to outlier events and not taking appropriate forward-looking action. Investors generally reward companies who have the agility to react quickly to negative events with minimal impact to their performance relative to their peers.”
Taulia believes this ‘perfect storm’ has created an urgent need for companies to adapt to higher levels of supply chain uncertainty and costs in shipping and international trade. It has made agile supply chain management more critical than ever. While many firms have begun adapting by holding higher levels of safety stocks, this increases inventory and storage costs, tying up valuable capital that could be put to better use elsewhere in the organization.
Wanberg added: “Today, balancing the competing priorities of holding just enough inventory to avoid production outages while reducing inefficient capital and storage costs is a crucial part of supply chain management and one that shouldn’t be overlooked. By reducing the working capital tied up in inventory, while maintaining the same level of sales, companies can drive a higher return on capital. But in order to do this, companies need new solutions that can both increase their visibility through better data and bring improved access to efficient capital. As with many things, technology will provide the greatest opportunity for supply chain transformation and competitive advantage”.
Taulia’s ‘Profitability through Inventory Management’ white paper can be downloaded here: https://taulia.com/resources/profitability-through-inventory-management-a-new-approach/
Taulia is a fintech provider of working capital management solutions headquartered in San Francisco, California. Taulia helps companies access value tied up in their payables, receivables and inventory. A network of more than 2 million businesses use Taulia’s platform to determine when they want to pay and be paid. Taulia processes more than $500 billion each year and is trusted by the world’s largest companies including Airbus, AstraZeneca, Nissan and Vodafone.
For more information, please visit www.taulia.com