Based on interviews with supply chain executives from Lenovo, USG, Fedex, Coca-Cola, Unipart, Whirlpool and other companies, this EIU paper highlights supply chain problems in the aftermath of the extraordinary swings in demand over the past two years.
Getting beyond resilience vs efficiency
> The traditional tradeoff: Simple and compact vs complex and dispersed
> Increasing efficiency and resilience
Rethinking supplier relationships
> Supply chains: A new front in the cola war
Improving forecasts and plans
> Fedex: Real-time monitoring of location, temperature and light exposure