When leaders think about what they need most to improve their supply chain processes, soft skills like collaboration and communication may not come to mind immediately. But APQC’s 2022 Supply Chain Priorities and Challenges research with supply chain professionals found that many of the biggest barriers to process improvement in supply chain come from a lack of these skills.
Improving collaboration in organisations can help overcome three of the top six obstacles in businesses today.
“Failure to collaborate has always been an issue in supply chain, but recent material shortages and logistics issues have pushed it to the fore. To find ways around these problems, supply chain professionals need to collaborate better and faster, both internally and externally. ”