Why wellness, safety and supply chain readiness are deeply connected. And, it has to be a “people-first” approach.

Why wellness, safety and supply chain readiness are deeply connected. And, it has to be a “people-first” approach.

As enterprises return to work, it is imperative to drive a collaborative, automated, data-driven process to assess the current state of your supply chain and rebuild it as needed. Additionally, CEOs and supply chain leaders must relook at their supply chain data from four broad lenses – supplier quality & resilience, location, wellness & safety of people, and new ideas & processes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply disrupted the supply chains of most companies around the world. Supply chain leaders are grappling with new supplier qualifications, upgrading quality processes for current and new suppliers, and reinventing their supply chains to adapt to the new normal.

When you look at a supply chain, it’s comprised of large, mid-size and small enterprises and maybe even individuals or contractors. Many times, it’s not just about supplying products, but also offering value-added services.

As companies start returning to work, it is vital to focus on your people – and this means employee wellness, the wellness of your customers, and the wellness of your supply chain.

Wellness, safety, and readiness are deeply connected, probably more so than ever.

Of course, enterprises are now deeply looking inward to figure out ‘What Next?’.

CEOs and decision-makers are trying to balance between what they did in the past and embracing new ideas and processes. Consumer behaviour and customer mindsets have probably changed as well; therefore, supply chain leaders have to collaborate with frontline and customer-facing teams to redesign their supply chains.

Over the last few years at ComplianceQuest, we have had the privilege of working with many supply chain leaders, helping them automate their supplier management process. It was a part of the ComplianceQuest QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental Management) suite, and we have witnessed first-hand the power of automation in helping mitigate risk and fixing inefficiencies in key supplier management processes.

Recently, Salesforce invited us to join the Work.com initiative as an AppExchange partner, enabling us to share our passion and expertise in quality, safety, and compliance management to help businesses reopen.

Through Work.com, we have created a solution for organizations to zero-in on specific components that are needed pre and post supplier qualification, which is the definite identification of your critical suppliers. Today, that’s mostly done through emails and phone calls, and the data is not consistent, nor does it roll up across the organization. Information may be available, but without data rolling up, an organization cannot have a clear dashboard to understand to what extent your supply chain is ready.

In this whitepaper, we suggest a step-by-step approach to assess and rebuild your organization’s supply chain.

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