Factors disrupting supply chain management in manufacturing industries
This paper aims to explore the causes of supply chain management disruptions in the manufacturing sector. Supply chain disruptions have become a major concern for companies globally, posing significant risks to business operations, costs, earnings, and customer satisfaction. This review examines various factors contributing to these disruptions, including natural disasters, raw material unavailability, regulatory changes, technology breakdowns, labor shortages, transportation issues, and political instability. The review encompasses studies and research papers shedding light on the causes of disruptions in manufacturing supply chains. The findings highlight the importance of proactive measures in building resilient supply chains capable of effectively handling disruptions. These measures involve implementing robust risk management plans, strategic investments in technology, and developing collaborative relationships with customers and suppliers. Through these actions, manufacturing companies can enhance their supply chain's ability to withstand disruptions and ensure uninterrupted operations. In conclusion, this review emphasizes the critical importance of addressing supply chain disruptions in the manufacturing sector and advocates for a proactive and comprehensive approach to mitigating their impact. Effective risk management strategies, technology investments, and strong partnerships are key to enhancing the resilience of supply chains and minimizing the negative consequences of disruptions.
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