Businesses all over the globe catering to every possible sector and niche have faced severe consequences because of the global outbreak of the Coronavirus. The supply chain is also as a sector that has been influenced and affected largely.
With major lockdowns underway not just in one country but the world over, the supply chain sector also took a major hit as all means of conveyance and transport came to a complete standstill. But, it was during the same time when the leading supply chain players made headway with coming up with new strategies that will shape the way supply chain industries will function.
We all are well aware that the supply chain sector is one that is very integrated and relies on infrastructure, technology, data, and manpower management. With the pandemic hitting everyone hard and fast, all these phases and sectors will also see a major change. With so many changes seen all across the supply chain sectors, customers will also expect something more accurate and new. It is why logistics must provide and cater to customer-centric solutions.
Better information and updates: In order for business continuity to take place seamlessly, supply chain companies will have to provide more information to their customers regarding the different modes of transport. If they decide to opt for ocean freight, they will have to be personally informed regarding the safety and packaging norms that will have to be followed.
Digital Friendly: with major companies opting for remote working, people are getting more used to digital connectivity that gives better speed and accuracy as well. The supply chain sectors will have to become more digital-friendly and offer atomized solutions that cater to the needs of their audience. It is all about speed, accuracy and safety that can be met by going digital.
Better planning: an important phase of managing a supply chain sector is better planning. With a lot of restrictions being imposed in the route of transport and movement, customers will expect supply chain companies to have an alternative mode of transport in the case of supplying and movement of essentials that are needed. This means that in order to be more customer-centric, supply chain companies will have to have better capacity planning.
These are some of the things that supply chain companies will have to follow so that they can offer more customer-centric solutions in competitive times to come.