Resilient Supply Chains in a Time of Uncertainty

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.

 

Inside:

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

 

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