Corona Supply Chain Blues — what to do about cost, when delivery is a problem
The old world…
So, you had a supply chain, and you thought it was pretty “optimized.”
Yeah, you could improve it here and there, but you had wrung out 95%+ of the addressable waste.
To really make progress, you would need to make MAJOR changes (new suppliers, locations, etc.), but there just is always other stuff to do.
The new world…
Then Corona happens!!!!
Your tidy and luxurious platform is now burning.
Now you have no choice but to DO SOMETHING different.
Cost was really important and you thought delivery and quality were assured.
Now delivery is a huge problem (maybe quality too.)
The future world…
What do you do short term? What do you set up in the future to stop this from happening again?
Find out in Eric Hiller’s new article over at the aPriori blog (which Eric originally started in 2007, when it was “CostCents“) It has been a long time since Eric worked at aPriori or wrote for the blog, but he has some advice now.
6 STEPS TO OVERCOMING THE SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS