Blue Canyon Briefs

Broken Chains

January 10, 2012
Posted in Customer And Market Strategy.

Blue Canyon co-founder George Brown recently spoke at the Smart Sourcing Summit in Chicago on the topic “What Manufacturers Can Expect in 2010”. He suggested that firms should anticipate broken supply chains and customer chains. “This happens in all recessions, but it’s happened even more dramatically in this one. It might not be directly obvious – the missing supplier might be several stages back in your supply chain, and the missing element in your customer chain might be a stage or two removed from your direct customer. But anticipate broken chains – far too many organizations have folded in the past year for the recovery to allow business as usual.”