Archive for supply chain resiliency

A Very Agile Supply Chain: The Inside Story of AGCO’s Response to COVID-19

AGCO is a supply chain success story. This is the inside story of AGCO’s response to the pandemic and how they developed such an agile supply chain. Agility does not just happen. This global manufacturer of agricultural equipment began their journey to improved supply chain resiliency in 2004.

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How Fast Can We Go Back to Work?

How fast can the U.S. go back to work? Our disaster preparedness capabilities, and the supporting supply chains, will help to determine the answer to that question. Two experts discuss these issues.

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Guest Commentary: Superstorm Sandy – A Grim Reminder That Supply Chain Resiliency is a Top Priority

Last week, I was fortunate enough to speak at the Evergreen Packaging Carrier Conference – a world class event with great people, I might add. One of the topics we talked about was risk management and scenario planning. I endeavored to make the point that all too often risk management was overly focused on legal or compliance scenarios. How do I ensure we don’t get sued? How do I make sure we are compliant? These […]

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Guest Commentary: Supply Chain Resilience, Agility, Efficiency and Innovation

During her welcome remarks at the 2012 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in Atlanta, Nancy Nix, chair of the CSCMP board of directors, said that companies should judge the value of supply chains going forward by their resilience, agility, efficiency and innovation. This is a far cry from the traditional view of supply chains as a trade-off between costs and customer service. That got me thinking about what common thread might […]

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Guest Commentary: Beyond Sustainability to Supply Chain Resilience

Businesses around the world are increasingly becoming more vocal and active around “sustainability” issues and managing the breadth and depth of the “carbon footprint” generated by their operations. While both of these terms are getting lots of airplay, what they really point to is the need to plan for greater “resilience” in supply chain design, management and execution. How resilient are you in your thinking, and does that reflect itself in your supply chain’s processes […]

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