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Orchestrating Supply Chain Opportunities by Ananth Iyer

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Chapter 12

Book Summary, Conclusions, and Takeaways

A Summary of Supply Chain Stretch

Orchestration for any given business organization is the rearrangement, reconfiguring, and splicing together of various components of that organization into a cohesive design for the benefit of customers, suppliers, partners, and employees. As long as the status quo for a business remains intact, most modern businesses are organized to function smoothly. But what happens when a monkey wrench is thrown into the mix, affecting an organization’s ability to make music or widgets as it did in the past? This not-altogether-unique and unplanned phenomenon of change being introduced into a company’s established, systematized way of doing business is what we term “stretch.” ...

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