Re-Assessing Supply Network Risk

By Simon Ellis – February 10, 2010
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In our Supply Chain Top 10 Predictions for 2010, we talk a lot about manufacturing companies fundamentally shifting their supply chain structure from a fixed-cost-driven network to a variable-cost-driven one.  Certainly, in many segments some form of this has been going on for years, but it is our view that the uncertainty around global economic recovery (what is the ‘new normal’?) will speed the trend considerably. One pretty clear implication of moving from fixed to variable cost structur


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Simon Ellis

Practice Director, Supply Chain StrategiesIDC Manufacturing Insights


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