Successful supply chain management requires a company to recover from disruptions, which are a normal part of any business. We have recently talked about unexpected and unusual disruptions / mistakes. But normal disruptions can and should be solved by the “operations people”.
Now that all the smart companies have gone into a unified Supply Chain Management organization including Procurement and Logistics, everything is much easier. The solution for on-going disruptions is the SCM Control Tower. They now also play an important role in unusual disruptions, but the “War Room” full of executives, consultants etc might still happen for big or strange stuff.
So let’s see what kinds of “normal” disruptions we run into and how we deal with them:
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