Speed Mismatches in the Supply Chain

By Simon Ellis – September 16, 2011
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  I think just about everyone would agree that the pace of business is accelerating, and that supply chain organizations are expected to be more nimble and responsive; yet, most of the things that we do, collectively, in the supply chain appear to be at odds with this expectation. Many years ago, I started thinking about the cadence, or clock-speed, of different parts of the supply chain (a concept that was popularized in Professor Charles Fine's excellent book, Clock-Speed: Winning Industry Control in


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Practice Director, Supply Chain StrategiesIDC Manufacturing Insights


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