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5 Ways to Minimize Supply Chain Disruptions

5 Ways to Minimize Supply Chain Disruptions TitleWhile industries around the world are slowly getting their supply chains back on track in the aftermath of COVID-19, it is still critical to learn about mitigating the risks that supply chains face on a daily basis. Learning how to reduce supply chain risks may be straightforward, but considering the various options available to your organization is crucial and can pay off in the long term.

1. Create Supply Chain Emergency Plan

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, however, the COVID-19 pandemic expedited delays and disruptions all over the world. As a result, in the supply chain business, having an emergency plan is critical for preventing further interruptions. With this strategy in place, your company will be ready if things need to be transported, as well as have the cash to do so.

2. Partner with a Logistics Expert

Working with a dependable supply chain professional will ensure that you are supported throughout supply chain disruptions. Your 3PL partner can step in as needed, assisting your firm in mitigating particular parts of the supply chain and assisting you in keeping track of various components of your organization.

3. Conduct a Risk Supply Chain Audit

Taking the time to perform a risk analysis of your supply chain will enable your company to identify the weakest links in your supply chain, allowing you to avoid further disruptions and find alternatives to what is negatively affecting your supply chain.

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4. Invest in Proper Technology

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, proper technological investment is critical for minimizing supply chain disruptions. Inventory management software, for example, may give you real-time and thorough visibility over your inventory, including inventory levels, stock on hand, and supplier performance. Having more information about your vendors' situations can also benefit your firm in avoiding volatility.

5. Diversify Suppliers and Manufacturers

The global supply chain was placed on hold when COVID-19 began affecting industries all over the world. During the crisis, businesses found it difficult to obtain supplies from abroad partners, producing a significant delay in the supply chain. In the event that parts cannot be obtained from overseas, it is critical to diversify suppliers and manufacturers.

It is beneficial to your company's success to learn how to mitigate supply chain disruptions. Learning diverse techniques to reduce these disruptions will give your business an advantage and help you plan for future problems. Furthermore, working with a third-party logistics company that provides comprehensive supply chain services like NewStream can help you reduce supply chain disruptions. Our experts are equipped with the necessary technologies to maintain your inventory, conduct supply chain audits, and shorten lead times to your customers, all while helping you fall in love with your supply chain once again.

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Tagged: Supply Chain Management, COVID-19

Apr 13, 2022 12:39:30 PM

Written by Rhiannon Garber

Rhiannon Garber is currently the Marketing Assistant at NewStream Enterprises, LLC. She graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Film and Media Studies with a minor in English. In her role, Rhiannon will be responsible for assisting and collaborating with all members of the Marketing team in all functional areas of Sales & Marketing in order to support NewStream's sales growth goals