Supply Chain by Jim Tompkins

ISE magazine's monthly column about supply chain (July 2019)

Optimal isn’t what it used to be

Let me begin with this core message and then explain it.

With the magnitude of digital reinvention taking place in new products, new services and new business models, and with the speed at which organizations are disrupting the status quo and reinventing themselves, we are seeing a level of distortion in the understanding of where organizations are headed and therefore a level of volatility and uncertainty never before seen that results in us needing to rethink what we mean by optimal.

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