Monday, September 1, 2014


In a recent blog, I said about supply chains touching every part of the business, internal and external--and how operating with a supply chain emphasis can improve profits.  Firms looking to change should collaborate with the right supply chain consulting firm. I am not talking about a firm of career consultants with no practical experiences or of generalists with no supply chain expertise. We are talking about making the supply chain, with its interface across the company and with customers and suppliers the strategic direction and the tactical practice. Organize and operate the firm from the customer back through the company and suppliers. After all, it is about the customer and servicing him. Set the right KPIs.  Working with the proper consulting firm can accomplish the sales, costs, and profits that still using the 200-year old traditional way has not done. It is time for the new supply chain paradigm.