Skip to main content
  • Resource Library

Adopting business systems that reduce friction and increase efficiency


Lean Manufacturing is emerging as an important solution to address certain friction points in the supply chain. In this system, transparency between manufacturers, suppliers, and buyers is fundamental. Detailed service contracts spell out exactly what is required of each party. These plans then act as a roadmap to streamline the supply chain from beginning to end, while identifying any possible bumps in the road. Real-time information exchange at every step in the chain allows for more accurate forecasting of supply, demand, and delivery.

In today’s globally connected world, businesses of all sizes have access to the tools and processes that can make them more efficient. Digitization of your data is a great first step to streamlining your internal processes and becoming more transparent with the organizations you deal with.

For example, converting cumbersome paper-based invoicing to an electronic, data-driven system can reduce much of the friction associated with manually creating monthly or quarterly reports. Having your payables and receivables tracked in a database can also allow you to seamlessly identify patterns in your cash flow that you might otherwise miss, contributing to leaner processes in the future.


About the author

Ruud van Hilten

As Tungsten Network's Strategic Business Development Leader, I am responsible for growing Tungsten into new territories and delivering new customers and partners to the business. I'm proud to work with Tungsten for its truly multicultural character and the commitment of our team.



Share this post


You may also like

comments powered by Disqus