Creating the Optimal Supply Chain

Creating the Optimal Supply Chain

          
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Creating the Optimal Supply Chain

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    • Low-cost country sourcing, outsourcing, customization, and globalization are adding tremendous complexity to supply chains across the globe.
    • The process of getting the right product to the right place at the right time at the right price remains a challenging and often elusive goal.
    • When it comes to global supply chains, the potential for disruption comes in many forms.
    • Supply Chain Enterprise Systems have quickly become a central element of supply chain management strategy.
     

    As global competition and advancing technology render borders irrelevant and link companies more closely, supply chains—the network of suppliers, plants, distributors, retailers and others that participate in the sale, delivery and production of goods and services—are growing increasingly complex. No longer simply the domain of the warehouse manager or logistics director, supply chain management is viewed by most companies as a mission-critical element.

    In this special report, experts from Wharton and BCG discuss strategies for maximizing the value of supply chains, avoiding inefficiencies, managing the omnipresent risk of disruption, and evaluating the pros and cons of supply chain enterprise systems.

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