With something containing as many moving parts as the global supply chain, challenges undoubtedly arise. But any supply chain management team worth its salt will forge ahead and rise to the challenge, persevere and discover creative solutions.
Challenge: When you have to provide the correct amount of the right products at exactly the right time, it is easy for customer service to take a backseat, which means important items, such as Purchase Orders (POs), can get lost in the shuffle.
Dolven’s Solution: Dolven solves this challenge by utilizing a global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. This allows Dolven’s team to always be up to date on what is happening in the company in each of Dolven’s locations across the globe. Dolven has invested in an IT infrastructure that gives us full visibility across all channels and in all locations.
Challenge: The cost of managing a global supply chain relies on a multitude of factors that include cost of energy and/or fuel, freight costs, global players, technology, labor, and regulations and supply prices, which all continue to rise rather than decline.
Dolven’s Solution: In our explorations into the global supply chain, we have found that the surest way to increase value for our customers is by working smart. With our global locations, connections and business relations, we pride ourselves in the ability to find the most efficient routes between products and our customers.
Challenge: Changing market demands trends and the demand economy have led to shorter product lifestyles.
Dolven’s Solutions: Dolven uses a combination of nearshore, offshore and domestic production to react to market demands while remaining competitive in our offerings.
Above all, our solution is our team. At Dolven, we surround ourselves with excellent talent that will nurture our business. With such talent we are able to study historical business patterns and forecast how much of a product a customer needs and when they will need it. This allows us to implement Lean Inventory. This leads to less waste for us and ever-increasing value for the customer.