Just When You Thought School Was Out, Here’s Another Supply Chain Lesson
As a supply chain professional attending a recent graduation ceremony, I couldn't help but think of the state of our industry as I listened to commencement speaker challenge the graduating seniors to pursue lifelong learning, challenge the status quo, and never stop searching for the "paradigm shift".
Working in a supply chain environment creates opportunities to help our organizations grow and adapt to massive changes in the global economy. To really have a continuing positive impact, we need to acknowledge the increased complexity and velocity of today's business climate.
Despite the fact that globalization and other market trends have redefined the way businesses operate, the conventional structure of the supply chain has not strayed far from its origins. To many in the field, it still means: