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The Role of English in Supply Chain Management

EasyChair Preprint no. 13425

6 pagesDate: May 23, 2024


Effective communication and collaboration are crucial elements in the success of modern supply chain management (SCM) systems. With the increasing globalization of markets and the interconnectedness of supply chains across borders, the role of English language proficiency has become paramount in facilitating seamless operations. This paper explores the significance of English language skills in SCM, focusing on how it enhances communication, collaboration, and overall efficiency within supply chains.


The research examines the challenges faced by multinational companies operating in diverse linguistic environments and the impact of language barriers on supply chain performance. It delves into the benefits of a common language, such as English, in streamlining communication among stakeholders, including suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers. Additionally, the study investigates the role of English in standardizing processes, promoting clarity in documentation, and facilitating cross-cultural understanding in SCM practices.


Through a combination of literature review and case studies, this paper aims to provide insights into best practices for integrating English language proficiency into SCM strategies. It explores the use of language training programs, digital communication tools, and cultural awareness initiatives to bridge communication gaps and foster collaboration across global supply chains. The findings contribute to a deeper understanding of how language skills can be leveraged as a strategic asset in optimizing supply chain operations and achieving competitive advantages in today's global marketplace.

Keyphrases: advantages, competitive, global, Marketplace, Operations, supply chain

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  author = {Joseph Oluwaseyi},
  title = {The Role of English in Supply Chain Management},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 13425},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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