“The advance squad”

Fourth Study on the situation of Supply Chain Management in Peru ”from Semana Económica

The fourth study on the situation of Supply Chain Management in Peru was presented on October 1, 2015 at the PAD (School of Management of the University of Piura). This study was prepared by Semana Económica under the auspices of Yobel SCM, GS1 and PAD.

The first two SCM studies in the country focused on the state of the supply chain within companies. The first analysis, carried out in September 2013, revealed the low efficiency in the management of the SCM, particularly for Peruvian companies with national capital.

The second analysis, conducted in March 2014, delved into the strategies and best practices that local businesses are using, as well as the areas for improvement and the challenges they face.

The third study moves the analysis approach to the country level, in order to understand what is the real impact of external factors on the company. And the fourth study highlights the existence of a group of competitors with a clear advantage: the advance squad. For the fourth study, Ipsos Peru also applied the online survey, between August 3 and 18, 2015, to 107 managers, directors and heads linked to supply chains (logistics, supply chain, manufacturing, purchasing, planning and production of companies industrial and commercial with a turnover greater than US $ 10 million. As a result of the study, it was identified that the companies that are part of the advanced platoon have invested in advance in the automation of their processes and in the training of the talent that will be in charge of managing them.

Its management practices meet the best international standards and its ratios far exceed the average for its industries.

Finally, in order to clearly identify the companies that make up this advanced platoon, Semana Económica together with Yobel SCM, GS1 and the PAD developed a ranking of the companies with the best supply chains in Peru. Through the analysis of their financial indicators and a peer survey, the industrial and commercial companies listed on the BVL, and whose financial statements are therefore public, were evaluated.

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