As we head into the race, the headwinds are strong. Commodity volatility is the highest in one hundred years. Materials are scarce and the standards for social responsibility programs are rising. Product life cycles are shorter and customers have higher expectations. Global market opportunities are high, but require microsegmentation and customization. As a result, supply chain complexity is increasing. While many would throw in the towel, I think that it is time to train to run the race. I feel that now is the time to prepare to run the race of supply chain 2020.
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Keywords: Business Strategy Alignment, Supply Chain Analysis & Consulting, Global Supply Chain Management, Product Volatility, Demand Variability, Supply Chain Complexity
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