Globalization is changing the way the international firms used to deal with their supply chain networks. This is happening because companies are actively seeking to compete and gain market share. Global companies nowadays manage multiple supply chains, not only to deliver goods on time, but to meet diverse customer and supplier wants related with pricing and packaging. Personalizing the offerings for various customer clusters is necessary to address these issues.
Volatility of markets, economic contractions and mediocre recovery cycles influence distribution, manufacturing, invoicing and sourcing. Reaching out to encompass new markets brings complex taxation, invoicing and localization burdens. Moreover, dispersed segments of markets ask for different pricing models and services. Hence, optimizing the supply chain is necessary to stay competitive.