Do you need a supply chain and logistics department for a company if you can bring the materials needed for production and can store and sell them yourself?

Jean-Patrice Netter, President of Diagma helping to optimize Supply Chains Answered 2m ago Molière, a french playwright of the 17th century (1622–1673) wrote a well known comedy ballet called “the bourgeois gentilhomme”, about a French bourgeois who made a lot of money, wants to become a gentleman, and has a teacher to teach him the …

Jean-Patrice Netter
Jean-Patrice Netter, President of Diagma helping to optimize Supply Chains

Molière, a french playwright of the 17th century (1622–1673) wrote a well known comedy ballet called “the bourgeois gentilhomme”, about a French bourgeois who made a lot of money, wants to become a gentleman, and has a teacher to teach him the good manners of gentlemen. The teacher wants to teach him how to speak in “prose”. And what Mr.Jourdain discovers is that prose is the same language he has been using since he can talk.

The answer to your question is similar to this story. You have been making your supply chain work satisfactorily since the beginning. Your products are of high quality and your customers are happy. You have been speaking native supply chain since the beginning. Why bother with a supply chain and logistics department?

Start to worry when your customers become unhappy or your costs to keep them happy are too high.