Supply Chain Management has always been crucial for long-term success. However, the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic has challenged even the best-managed companies to re-examine and, in some cases, completely overhaul their Supply Chains.
Most companies have globalized some or almost all of their Supply Chain to reduce costs and remain competitive. Those companies found that plant and other operations closings and the government confiscation of raw materials, production facilities, and inventory wiped out the Reliability and Resiliency of their Supply Chains.
We do not offer you a magic wand. We do offer you another knowledgeable pair of eyes with decades of manufacturing experience to help you adjust and rethink your Supply Chain to reestablish Reliability and Resiliency.
You can never profitably eliminate all risk in your Supply Chain. However, we can help you take a holistic approach while still placing primary focus on the most critical considerations in your Supply Chain Network to mitigate your risk. Here are things to consider.
The purpose of a Supply Chain is to produce and distribute products to consumers on time. The advent of Amazon has made this goal even more challenging because customers often expect next-day or same-day delivery. Companies use Supply Chain Management to develop, refine, and optimize Supply Chains to
to achieve a competitive advantage and mitigate risk. Supply Chain Optimization works hand-in-glove with Continuous Process Improvement.
Well-optimized Supply Chains allow companies to make and ship only the quantity of products the company can sell, thereby reducing
It’s crucial to take a holistic approach to Supply Chain Management because the breakdown of any of the Supply Chain components can have a devastating effect. The classic example is that an otherwise finished car doesn’t roll off the production line if it lacks the horn button.
Many companies tend to confuse the Supply Chain with Logistics. However, Logistics is just one component of the Supply Chain Network.
Lisa Peterson, Ph.D., PE, MBA, is the President of Pennsylvania-based Aftan Engineering. Lisa is uniquely qualified to assist you with optimizing and mitigating risk in your Supply Chain. She has decades of experience in managing complex Supply Chains, holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification, and has held top management positions. Lisa is also a professional Sustainability, ISO 14001, Continuous Process Improvement, and Additive Manufacturing Consultant with a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering. Read Lisa's Resume.