"With the size and complexity of supply chains soaring, a daunting challenge is confronting companies: identifying the critical nodes hidden within the vast expanse of their supply networks. These are suppliers, or supplier sites, that might be in the second-tier or lower, which means the big buying companies would ordinarily have no contact and might not even know exist.Comecei por recordar:
If companies could get their hands on such data for all the members of their supply networks, they could compute centrality measures for all of their suppliers and identify the most critical ones based their scores. Yes, there could be thousands of these nexus suppliers, but we now have the computing power to identify how critical each is.
Once a buying firm has identified and scored the nodes in its supply chain, it can group its nexus suppliers into different categories according to their distinct network positions and develop and implement suitable strategies to manage each type in order to achieve such objectives as minimizing costs, mitigating risks, increasing responsiveness, and discovering and accelerating the development of potential innovations. Then it can start monitoring its nexus suppliers and make use of the knowledge they can provide.
In an era when extended, complex supply chains pose unprecedented risks and opportunities, big buying companies cannot afford to be in the dark about suppliers far down their supply chains. Thanks to advances in knowledge about network modelling, databases, and analytics, they don’t have to be."
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