Beyond Disruptions: Building the Next Generation of Resilient Supply Chains
Gain insights into building flexibility, agility, and resiliency in supply chains, featuring a panel with HBR, Beiersdorf, and Coupa.
Harvard Business Review Analytic Services Managing Director Alex Clemente discusses highlights of the recent HBR whitepaper with recommendations on how to make supply chains more resilient. The panel discussion also includes Arjun Varma, Director of Capacity Management at Beiersdorf, and Madhav Durbha, VP of Supply Strategy at Coupa.
Among the topics discussed are:
- How supply chains are evolving
- The increase in urgency in supply chains, and the need for faster decisions
- The best ways for organizations to adapt to these changes
- How to implement continuous supply chain design
- How creating a supply chain digital twin can help
- Recommended changes to organizational culture to respond to the new supply chain environment
The pandemic exposed the single points of failure within our supply chains. And if you layer that on top of the inflationary environment we are living in, as well as the geopolitical conflict that is going on in the world, it really makes the job of supply chain leaders very tricky.
I do see some good coming out of this. One is that organizations are accelerating their digital journey and digital transformation. The second thing is this notion of building optionality into the supply chains: whether it is in terms of having multiple options in terms of the sources of supply, having multiple options in terms of modes of transportation, and an increase in optionality for how you flow the product to the market. And last, but not least, there is an increased focus on the human talent and retaining that talent, as well as a greater acknowledgement of the talent of supply chain professionals.