If you're concerned about risk in your supply chain, build the temple of supply chain resilience. Your foundation needs to be an effective supply chain strategy. This impacts on the risk profile of the supply chain. Your floor needs to be product design for supply chain management.
In these uncertain times, with many economic challenges ahead, the need to contain costs across the business is as strong as ever.
The problem is that after many previous programmes to ‘lean down’ the business there are fewer low hanging fruit left.