Strategic Supply Chain Comes of Age Post-Pandemic

March 1, 2021

Four in Five Executives Now Rethinking Supply Chain Strategy

The COVID pandemic has illustrated just how extensive and overly complicated many supply chains became says Art Koch, President of Arthur Koch Management Consulting, LLC. “Depending on the survey, 76% to 84% of executives and board members are rethinking their manufacturing footprint and supply chain strategies to emphasize the importance of flexibility and responsiveness. They identified the necessity to compress lead-times by reshoring and insourcing operation-critical parts to regain control of their supply chains.”

“As we exited 2020, the Institute of Supply Management’s Purchasing Managers Index increased for the sixth straight month,” Koch notes. “Those figures indicate confidence. Our economic cycle has shifted toward growth and it’s at the highest level since August 2018.”

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