Breaking the Barriers to Collaboration Across the Supply Chain

 

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APQC research consistently shows that a collaborative organizational culture leads to increased productivity, improved cycle times for business processes, and innovation. The best way for organizations to avoid expertise shortages and ensure continuous improvement is to inculcate an environment of open collaboration and knowledge sharing at the individual, group, and enterprise level.

But before supply chain leaders try to “change the culture,” APQC suggests you evaluate the unique culture of your organization and understand what drives people’s behaviors before trying to implement any type of broad cultural change. Your level of cultural understanding could determine the success (or failure) of proposed changes to a familiar processes, routines, or technologies

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