Chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) must strategically reduce the rate of disruption to their supply chains by reducing their surface areas. How have you reduced your supply chain surface area in 2022?

Simplifying internal processes46%

Reducing movement within my supply chain63%

Reducing the number of suppliers/sites that compose our network50%

Other (comment below)5%


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Sustainable Supply Chain Adviser in Healthcare and Biotech, Self-employed
We have done quite some changes, a combination of many of these and more (e.g. not reducing the network, but shifting network nodes and partners).

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Combining redundant functions26%

Removing redundant functions53%

Redefining job roles51%

Restructuring reporting lines to improve efficiency49%

Introducing job sharing30%

None of these5%

Other - comment below0%

Just show me the results0%