The Extended Enterprise

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A supply chain network is a living and constantly evolving entity that strives to adapt to major driving forces, such as:

  • demand “center of gravity” shift
  • acquisition or discontinuation of manufacturing/distribution facilities
  • mergers and company restructurings
  • variations in manufacturing and supply dynamics, also due to the new product development process.

Should the network not be capable of keeping the pace of these changes, significant extra-costs and flexibility constraints could arise: the quest for supply chain resilience starts from here.

Pinpointing and mitigating related complex supply chain risks is a cornerstone in the journey to success as well. Planning for resilience demands for the appropriate identification, quantification and management of the exposure to supply chain risks in order to better manage current endeavors and to capture current and future opportunities.