Executive Briefings

Resilience in the Supply Chain

A lack of resilience, flexibility or "slack" in the supply chain leads to a brittleness that hampers the ability to respond effectively to inevitable problems or disasters, says Simon Ellis, director of the Supply Chain Strategies Practice at IDC Manufacturing Insights. By the same token, do we create unnecessarily complicated responses to these problems or to complexity? [Run Time (Min.): 11:04]

A lack of resilience, flexibility or "slack" in the supply chain leads to a brittleness that hampers the ability to respond effectively to inevitable problems or disasters, says Simon Ellis, director of the Supply Chain Strategies Practice at IDC Manufacturing Insights. By the same token, do we create unnecessarily complicated responses to these problems or to complexity? [Run Time (Min.): 11:04]