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Benchmarking Supplier Network Collaboration

Journal of Supply Chain Management Systems

Volume 5 Issue 1

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Sheeba Pathak | Author(s) Affiliation: Business Analyst, Mahindra Logistics Ltd., Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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The supply chain requires the collaboration and synchronization of each entity for the success of need fulfillment. Hence, entities cannot work in isolation. Thus, the need for collaborations with reference to not just customers and the manufacturer but also with the supplier is pivotal. ABCs two suppliers are selected for the scope of the study. Their manufacturing processes are understood and the lead times are analyzed. The researcher arrived at the conclusion that immense number of shortages amount due to lack of information sharing and transparency. Hence, with the help of IT support an effective supplier network is introduced and implemented for the supplier PQR Incorporation. This is then used as a benchmark for another supplier: XYZ Motors.

Keywords: Benchmarking, Supplier Network Collaboration, Lead Time

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