Analyst Insight: Combining supply chain analysis and consulting topics is more logical than you think. Best practice/market leading companies regularly use outside consultants. When you look at the roll of consultants' clients, it includes all the leading companies. Leaders know that to innovate, they have to
'break the rules" - extending beyond status quo. They know that analyzing and improving supply chain process performance requires full-time commitment and expertise - to look at processes from the outside in.
Comfort with the status quo is the biggest barrier to supply chain transformation, which makes sense since true transformation is both painful and difficult, say Trissential's Rich Sherman and Robert Sabath, two long-time supply chain evangelists.