Supply chains baffle business


Supply chains baffle business

Automating supply chains adds complexity and cost rather than delivering expected speed and efficiencies, according to a report by Quocirca.


Some 80% of the 400 French, German, UK and US mid-to-large companies interviewed by the analyst firm had internet-based supply chains.


Despite this heavy automation, most were driven to rely on e-mail, phones and paper documents, as they struggled to keep up with complicated standards and technical changes at their business partners.


This problem was amplified because 40% of respondents had more than 1,000 active suppliers, and a similar proportion had to cope with more than 5,000 active business customers. Organisations were battling to handle multiple versions of standards throughout the supply chain.


Some 50% felt their systems were too costly to maintain and run, found the GTX-sponsored research.

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