Advances in leaner and faster supply chains have, in many cases, come at the price of increased brittleness. It is time to make supply chains more resilient, and deal with risk more intelligently, to maintain the gains from lean strategies, and take performance to the next level.
Supply Chain Brittleness & the High Cost of Glitches
There’s no turning back to the old ways of doing things. These faster, leaner, more virtual chains have resulted in increases to productivity, as well as improved service levels. However, these improvements can sometimes come at a cost—increased brittleness of supply chains. Reducing inventory and building everything just-in-time, without taking steps to improve flexibility and resilience, means that disruptions in the supply chain can quickly become expensive disasters.