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What is Supply Chain Management?

Supply chain management is a broad and strategic process of managing, organizing and connecting the many stages in the production and distribution of goods or services involved in meeting customer demand. Supply chain management is the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the entire system of production and distribution. The supplier’s job in this process is to deliver what the company needs on time and at a cost that meets requirements..

Supply chains are connected to business around the world. They are made up of multiple companies, regions, and locations. The goal of each company in the supply chain is to provide products and services that meet customer requirements at a competitive cost. This means that each company must work together to ensure that products are placed where they should be, on time, and at a price that meets or beats competitors’, customers’, or regions’ expectations. The supply chain manager must work with each link in the chain to ensure that products are delivered on time and at a cost that meets or beat competition.

Historical Supply Chain Management Process

The easiest way to visualize the flow of information within a supply chain is through a vertical flow chart. This type of visualization can help an organization understand where production activities take place, the movement of raw materials through the supply chain, and what other companies are doing with these materials. There are many different types of supply chains, but vertical flow diagrams usually depict three basic relationships between suppliers, distributors, and customers.

Suppliers produce the raw materials which are used by the next company in the supply chain. This is represented in a vertical flow diagram as the production process. Distributors sell to retailers, who sell to final customers or consumers, who buy products for resale. Therefore, distributors are ultimately connected to the people who use the products they sell, and this relationship is represented in a vertical flow diagram as sales. Customers need products that meet their requirements. These products are delivered to them by another company. This is represented in a vertical flow diagram as customer service.

To better understand the process of how information flows between and within supply chains and departments, we can compare it to a relay race. A relay race requires that runners pass the baton to the next runner so that they can continue running their leg of the race. In supply chain management, each company completes one part of the process, and passes materials along to another company so that they can complete their part of the process. For example, a coffee roaster produces roasted beans which are then shipped to a distributor’s warehouse where they are stored until needed by retailers who sell coffee to consumers. As soon as coffee is sold by retailers, it is purchased for resale by consumers.

Because each company, product, or service is consumed by another company in the supply chain, the entire chain must be managed. Not only do supply chain managers care about how materials are produced and distributed within their supply chain, but they must also make sure that the finished product is available to the final customer. The final customer may be a retailer or a consumer at a grocery store where coffee is sold for resale. Customers now expect that specific products and services will be available at a competitive cost. Some customers will only accept the highest quality products and services (i.e. “organic” and “sustainably sourced”). This is especially true when the final product comes in contact with food or medicinal products.

Like logistics in general, supply chain management consists of many intricate parts which only come together when all components are properly understood and well-planned for. Business managers are often overwhelmed by the intricacies of piecing the different parts of a supply chain together, leading to an urgent need for Supply Chain Specialists. Fintalent provides a market place that can meet the Supply Chain Consultant needs of businesses. Fintalent’s best in class freelance Strategy Consultants will analyze your business and help yo setup a proper and effective sSupply Chain Management system that will provide a connection between demand and supply – making sure the right people get the right things at the right times in order to keep everyone happy.

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Fintalent is the invite-only community for top-tier M&A consultants and Strategy talent. Hire global Supply Chain Management consultants with extensive experience in over 2,900 industries. Our platform allows you to build your team of independent Supply Chain Management specialists in 48 hours. Welcome to the future of Mergers & Acquisitions!

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Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

What clients usually engage your Supply Chain Management Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of Supply Chain Management talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Supply Chain Management professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Supply Chain Management talent and are able to provide clients with Supply Chain Management professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Supply Chain Management professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Supply Chain Management consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our Supply Chain Management consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Supply Chain Management talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your Supply Chain Management talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my Supply Chain Management consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

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