Current crises have made clear just how fragile global supply chains are. Geopolitical risks, increased regulation, and cyber attacks that are becoming more and more sophisticated are just a few examples that will ensure pressure in the future.

Your contact person

Canan Jungel

Practice Lead of SCNM

Phone: '+49 7024 8056 0


Businesses that are closely networked with their suppliers and partners benefit from the exchange and strengthen their future viability.

Thomas Spiess
Senior Partner, Staufen.Inova AG

Will global networks that can be successfully managed still exist at all in the future?

The number of partners involved in value creation has increased immensely across all levels. Networking and complexity will therefore continue to increase. These days, competition no longer takes place between individual companies, but between entire networks.  Yet the events of the recent past have shown that the networks are more fragile than we thought.

Managing increasingly complex value chains is becoming an important competitive factor. Those who are victorious are those networks with sufficient and agile customer orientation. This is why Staufen has developed an approach for modern supply chain network management.

Staufen Supply Chain Network Management Framework

Central goal: make the entire network and the cooperation between the individual network partners more responsive, robust and efficient and thus improve the performance of the network.

In a world of increasingly intense pressures and threats, integrated supply chain network risk management is becoming much more important. This includes visibility and active monitoring of every kind of risk, for all levels of care, for all stakeholders, and all intersections of the network.

You can find all terms and explanations about our SCNM Framework in our SCNM Glossary.

Stabilizing the network requires cross-functional work in four dimensions 

To meet these requirements, supply chain network management focuses on four key dimensions: operating model, network design, information system, and planning & control.

1. Operating Model
A supply chain network must be managed, controlled and strategically developed across the board.. 

2. Network Design
Deals with the configuration of all the different players along the value chain – end-to-end.

3. Data & Digitalization
The IT systems as business enablers ensure efficiency and transparency in the network while managing digitalized processes, digital networking, and business intelligence.

4. Planning & Control
Is essentially tasked with supporting all components in the network with the appropriate planning processes and establishing effective controlling.. 

Supply Chain Network Management

The goals of a consistent supply chain network management

  1. Transparency on all network levels
  2. Increase of delivery performance
  3. Up-to-date data and data accessibility
  4. Alternative scenarios for critical areas and processes
  5. Implementation roadmap and prioritization of activity areas
  6. Monitoring and control system

YOUR EXPERTS FOR Supply Chain Network Management

We would be happy to support you in optimizing supply chain processes, structures or networks. Our international network of companies in Europe, Asia and America allows us to flexibly and quickly implement customer and market-specific tasks on a global scale.

Your contact person

Canan Jungel

Practice Lead of SCNM

Phone: '+49 7024 8056 0


Your contact person
Thomas Spiess

Thomas Spiess

Senior Partner

Phone: +49 7024 8056 0



This is the result of the renowned industry study “Best Management Consultants 2023” by brand eins and Statista.

Supply chains have long since become complex networks, so collaboration between network partners must be constructive, and the network itself must be designed to be responsive, robust, and efficient.

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