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A Four-Step Methodology for Leaner and More Effective Supply Chains

In an article for SupplyChainBrain, Jackie Andre, a senior director at MCi,  introduces the ESSA methodology — Eliminate, Simplify, Standardize, and Automate — as a comprehensive strategy for refining supply chain processes.  

This approach is designed to help supply chains overcome the challenges of excessive and often unusable technology in their digital transformation journey. ESSA focuses on eliminating non-value-added activities, simplifying procedures, standardizing tasks across various departments and locations, and employing automation through advanced technologies like AI and machine learning.  

This methodology not only streamlines supply chain operations but also enhances agility, efficiency, and cost savings. It also improves visibility, traceability, and worker satisfaction.  

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