Supply Chain Trends to Watch
In the July 4, 2010, issue of World Trade Magazine, top academic researchers including Chip White, Don Ratliff, and John Langley, weigh in on trends that will change supply chain operations and management. The arrticle, "Supply Chain Trends to Watch," points out that the operation and management of today’s global supply chain continues to challenge executives worldwide. While the extended supply chain can make the world seem a whole lot smaller, its changeability, lengthy complexity, and vulnerability can baffle the most astute of operations managers trying to tame it. Many describe the long chain as a constantly moving target in continual flux as U.S. companies do things like continue to merge with other companies and move from one overseas sourcing and manufacturing locale to another in the constant quest for the lowest-cost labor and materials.>> Read more.