In this section you will learn:
- What to do once your supply chain assessment is concluded
- Why reporting and dissemination is important
Why are reporting and dissemination important?
Reporting and dissemination help ensure the outcomes are communicated in a transparent manner. Once the Supply Chain Assessment has been concluded, the scores are consolidated into a report. These are then shared with all stakeholders across the relevant supply chain functional areas through reporting and dissemination of those reports.
By documenting findings and sharing them all stakeholders you are able to ensure formal and timely communication of the assessment outcomes to all key stakeholders and delivery of feedback and key findings in a consistent and transparent manner. This in turn prepares the senior management team as to the actions and/or next steps — the ‘so what’ — in respect to opportunities and/or gaps. It will also help to determine early buy-in as to which functional areas are to be considered for outsourcing or not. A workshop environment is an ideal forum to communicate the key findings to the senior management group.
The purpose of reporting and dissemination is to:
- Communicate and distribute the report to all stakeholders as to the supply gaps and/or bottlenecks
- Onboard and secure buy-in from within ministry of health, supply chain and cross-functional work as to the outcomes and key findings
- Lessons learnt from the study in an open and transparent forum. This forms a collaborative approach to decision-making
Summary of Process Step 1: Assess
The first Process Step, Assess assists you to understand the current status of your supply chain and to assess what gaps or opportunities exist for outsourcing. Before beginning an assessment process it is important to first prioritise and analyse key performance indicators (KPIs) for the supply chain. Once this is completed you can determine which supply chain assessment option (refresh, light review or deep dive) is best suited based on existing assessments, resources, timeframes and need states. Finally, in Assess, you have learnt about tools that exist to support supply chain assessment including supply chain mapping, geo-mapping and reporting and dissemination. In the second Process Step, Evaluate, you will be provided with the tools for deciding what functional areas are identified for outsourcing, what vendor capability exists and how to build the investment case to inform outsourcing.