Building a Resilient Supply Chain Part 1
Managing Volatility & Disruption
A more resilient supply chain requires strategies to manage both everyday volatility and periodic disruption. Session will provide context around volatility vs. disruption (how they differ [effectively managing volatility requires proactive approach; effectively managing disruption necessitates a more reactive approach] and where they intersect [cannot react effectively to disruption, without the foundation of a resilient supply chain built to manage volatility] We will outline the challenges and opportunities in each environment, and detail best practices for establishing a strong supply chain foundation, upon which you can build the agility necessary to handle unexpected disruptions. These best practices will include bimodal supply chain, leveraging ecosystem partners (taking horizontal integration next step – not just cooperating to build a product, but collaborating to offer a solution – full lifecycle, hardware, software, services); and leveraging enabling technologies (blockchain, analytics, AI, etc)
Senior Content Director, Machine Design
Bob Vavra has had a long career in publishing, media and events. Bob has covered all aspects of the manufacturing sector, including the supply chain industry, for the past 16 years, and is a regular attendee at events such as Pack Expo and Hannover Messe. Bob also is a sought-after Webcast moderator and event emcee, and has presided over events in the U.S., Germany and China.