Overseeing people is a significant part of supply chain management. As a supply chain grows and takes on other stakeholders, more people means more complexity. Integrating a new technology or business strategy usually means that some degree of transformation for the supply chain is in store - simply tacking on new applications and objectives isn't a very sustainable way to operate.
Onboarding new people is even more complicated, since there are so many variables in play on an individual or team level. But ineffective people management can have serious consequences for hiring capability, logistics, information security and implementing new modes of operation. This is one area in which a managed service provider can offer essential support in making up for shortages in certain job candidates and eliminating common issues.
Let's take a look at a few of the potential people problems in supply chain management. There are a variety of ways to limit the negative impact they can have.