Elemicans in Cars Talkin' Supply Chain - “The Supply Chain Vantage Point”
Chris Cameron, Director of Business Process Services is invited by Ed Rusch, VP of Marketing to a Texas inspired lunch in Chris’ rental SUV. Comparing the trade-offs between efficiency and effectiveness of a large vehicle, Chris and Ed share their thoughts on the balance between ‘not serving customers well’ and ‘too much waste’ in the supply chain. As these trade-offs are evaluated and weighed, visibility and flexibility are identified as critical components to achieving supply chain excellence. The power of a supply chain network and understanding the impact of the product lifecycle are shared as examples that resolve the tension between old technology and the visibility needed for companies to get themselves unstuck and create a real competitive advantage.