We’ve become accustomed to change. Changes in politics, changes in weather, changes in lifestyle—these are expected. But, for businesses, changes in products, customers, and timelines can wreak havoc on a supply chain and even the most seasoned professional.
“Customers order at the last minute and change their orders. On-line customers expect their product to be shipped, if not delivered, on the day they place the order. Supplies don’t arrive as expected,” says Duncan Klett, writing for 21st Century Supply Chain Blog. “At one level, end-to-end supply chain success is simple: get the right stuff to the right place at the right time. So, what’s hard about that?“ he asks.
Plenty, it turns out.
By: Tara Ann Neville