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.
on operating income and ROA was even more dramatic (see figure 3). It is well understood that expediting costs—increases in the cost of raw materials, as well as transportations costs—fines and penalties, as well as lost business—result from poor coordination in the chain. Of course, there is the upside opportunities that can also be overlooked. A great product takes off, your competitors are witnesses, and move to counter your offerings, often approaching the same suppliers, creating scarcity of