Currently, industries are going through a transformation process due to the technological advances that arise at a general level. To face the market challenges, organizations will have to be at the forefront in processes as important as the Supply Chain.

In an effort to achieve this, Deloitte Consulting Mexico and #SoyLogístico present the second edition of the Comparative Study of Practices and Trends in Mexico, «Efficiency in the 2019 Supply Chain», which provides unique insights into the key challenges in the Supply Chain, as well as a comparison by company size and industry in our country.

The survey results highlight eight main challenges for this set of processes, the most important being security in the country and financial volatility. In turn, the study revealed that there are other factors that impact the Supply Chain, among them: road and port infrastructure, skilled labor, demand volatility, new government and airport infrastructure.

In terms of technological advances, the study mentions that 60% of companies in industries such as: consumer, logistics, manufacturing and health sciences, have made implementations of IT elements, although 37% recognized that their tools are susceptible to improvements, as opposed to the 25% that reported having obtained satisfactory benefits.

On the other hand, companies in Mexico have invested 7% more compared to 2017 in improvement techniques, the most implemented in the Mexican market are:

  • Focused production systems
  • Quick-line adjustment techinques
  • Production program optimization
  • Programs of continious improvement
  • Total productive maintenance
  • Lean Manufacture

This reveals that there is still an important area of opportunity for the implementation of Supply Chain improvements.

«To talk about Supply Chain is to talk about one of the key elements of logistics for any company, through this study and together with #SoyLogístico we provide an accurate and updated overview on the state of this process in some of the most important economic industries in the country, which turn out to be of great value for all key players in the sector», points out Xavier Ordoñez, Lead Partner in Supply Chain Consulting, Deloitte Mexico.

He also highlights that this year’s edition showed significant changes in terms of Human Capital, one of them is that – in a period of two years – 52% of those surveyed presented improvements in training of skilled labor, this because the training and development of Human Capital is taking a more relevant role in companies.

The second edition of this study prepared by #SoyLogístico and supported by Deloitte Consulting Mexico covers the current state in key issues and challenges facing the function of Supply Chain, including enablers such as: Technology, Outsourcing and Human Capital. It had the participation of around 89 industry leaders from 15 industries such as consumer, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, among others.