Challenges in Supply Chain Management in Asia

Emmanuelle Jade Dickerson
Created by Emmanuelle Jade Dickerson
On May 29, 2019
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Challenges in Supply Chain Management in Asia

Supply chain management is considered a relatively new concept in the manufacturing and trading industries in Asia. However, these dynamic and blooming industries have to adapt this new concept as it is one of the keys to becoming more globally competitive in this highly globalized business climate. 

Companies that rely on supply chain face numerous problems that hinder them from expanding their business reach and entering the global market. One of these issues is the lack of resources when it comes to managing their supply chains. Fortunately, more and more companies in the industry are exploring new means to attend to such growing needs. 

Many companies are designing and providing innovative supply chain solutions such as cloud-based, intuitive software. These solutions are designed to promote efficiency of the supply chain while increasing the competence of manufacturers, traders, and logistics tech providers. This is especially important today knowing the growing need and demands of the clients who also aim for better business operations.

Key Issues in SCM in Asia 

One of the key factors that limit companies from making it global is the huge difference between the domestic and international operations. The environments in which they operate have varied requirements not only considering geographic factors, but also with the requirements and regulations set by the government and industry authorities.

Supply chain plays a vital role in ensuring a successful manufacture and distribution of goods and services. This aspect becomes more challenging when international standards and regulations are involved. It is important to remember that the main goal here is to make sure goods are produced and distributed at the right amount, quality, and price. All these goods and the operations are subject to taxes and other fees that represent major additional expenses.

To keep operations smooth while the operations at low cost, an efficient end-to-end management and planning system must be set in place. This is where the great need for an integrated and efficient logistics system enters the picture. This includes integrated transport system, streamlined processing of pertinent documents, and smart monitoring.

With this in mind, manufacturing, trading, and logistics companies are challenged to create solutions that not only bridge the gaps, but also make the entire process as efficient and low-cost as possible. With the technology available today, hopes are high that such solutions are within our reach in the near future.