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End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility: a £1Bn Cautionary Tale

A UK online retailer recently received a very expensive lesson in the importance of supply chain risk management. Maine Pointe's Burton White discusses why this should act as a catalyst to business leaders to urgently review their own supply base and ask themselves : Can we afford to lose £1Bn ?

Topics: Supply Chain Resilience stabilize-recover-rebalance post-pandemic world

Is Today's Supply Chain Model Dead? Have You got its Replacement Ready?

A recent executive discussion document co-authored  by Maine Pointe and Michigan State University (MSU), argues that, while the supply chain may not be responsible for all the problems attributed to it, the vulnerabilities exposed by the current pandemic necessitate rapid and far-reaching changes to prevailing supply chain and business models.

Topics: Supply Chain Resilience stabilize-recover-rebalance post-pandemic world

Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Supply Chains Can Still be Resilient in a Global Emergency

The aviation, aerospace & defense (“AA&D”) industry has been rocked by an unprecedented near shutdown of commercial aviation and faced the impact of unpredictable parts shortages as companies shutdown/lockdown facilities across the entire supply chain.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Aerospace supply chain optimization globalization supply chain risk optionality risk mitigation global uncertainty Aviation Aerospace Manufacturing #aerospace industry defense Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Resilience pandemic disruption new normal 737 Max aviation industry cxo

Building Supply Chain Resilience Through Optionality: Five Key Areas to Consider

The rapid spread of the global pandemic has added another layer of disruption to the economic and global trade challenges businesses faced at the beginning of the year. As governments around the world introduce unprecedented measures to halt the spread of the virus, there is no area of the end-to-end supply chain that isn’t feeling the impact.

Topics: Total Value Optimization Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Resilience Supply Chain Optionality Supplier Optionality