Executive Briefings

Your Supply Chain Isn't Responsive? Well, Build One!

Most supply chain managers haven't seen an economic downturn like the present one, and their tendency is to retrench. A truly responsive supply chain may need to increase capabilities in analysis, network design and management. It may even have to increase the number of locations related to inventory and transportation management. It seems counter-intuitive, but these changes might actually lower total supply chain costs given the changing economics. [Run Time (Min): 8:19]

Most supply chain managers haven't seen an economic downturn like the present one, and their tendency is to retrench. A truly responsive supply chain may need to increase capabilities in analysis, network design and management. It may even have to increase the number of locations related to inventory and transportation management. It seems counter-intuitive, but these changes might actually lower total supply chain costs given the changing economics. [Run Time (Min): 8:19]