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Orchestrating Supply Chain Opportunities by Ananth Iyer

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Preface

Companies operate best with efficient planning and superior execution based on clear objectives. For many companies, the planning process is carefully orchestrated, objectives are set, budgets are negotiated, resources are allocated, and then it’s up to the organization to execute. But what happens when the unexpected occurs? Say an event occurs that throws the status quo into turmoil. If your business declines by 40% in 1 month, what do you do? Conversely, what if your demand spikes by 50% in just a few months? Suppose a natural disaster happens or a new technology creates a significant but unplanned opportunity? We call these events “stretch opportunities.” Our focus is on orchestrating these supply chain opportunities.

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