Magazine article New Zealand Management

Collaboration Key for Success

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Collaboration Key for Success

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Supply chain collaboration is one of the secrets to success for New Zealand companies involved in manufacturing, distribution and logistics, according the Alan Stenger, who has just completed his term as the Ports of Auckland visiting professor and chair in logistics and supply chain management at The University of Auckland Business School.

"Internally, companies need to take a holistic view of the supply chain and collaborate across all relevant functions on building and managing relationships. Involving key people across business functions helps to maximise organisational performance by avoiding potential conflicts in objectives, or domination by any one internal department," Stenger said.

He added that New Zealand companies have an advantage as many are relatively small which makes it easier to achieve cross-functional cooperation.

"They can put the framework in place early and it's there as the company grows," he said, adding that collaboration can help avoid duplicated processes and redundant activities or inventories, and efficiencies can be achieved by working with others to avoid half-full vehicles and empty containers on back runs. …

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