Every industry is unique and so are their supply chain challenges, for example e-commerce industry faces challenges related to last mile cost, return management and cash management. And Pharma industry supply chain challenges include expiry management, temperature controlled logistics, inventory management due to the high number of SKUs (Stock Keeping Units), distorted demand information, product availability, pilferage and order accuracy.
Whereas FMCG struggle is to manage higher operation cost, complex distribution network, on shelf product availability, demand forecasting and coordination between different supply chain tiers.
And some of the common challenges each supply chain manager comes across are;
• Reducing the operation cost