Flexibility on supply chain  

Structural Readiness to Respond

A business should be so structured that it should be able to respond to 'expected' and 'un-expected'. This includes methods related to optimizing operational break-even, managing contracts variability, managing contract exits, having modularity of investments & expenses, having 50% scenario readiness etc...


Flexibility on supply chain


An organization should build inherent flexibility in its manufacturing (or servicing) and fulfillment infrastructure. Ability to change the processes, assembly lines, vendor matrix, through-put capacity equips a business to address threats as well as an opportunity. As mentioned in the previous topics one cannot have 100% variability or flexibility, as that can come out to be costly. Flexibility is not only linked to the hardware and configuration of your supply chain, but also the speed with which you can hire the right skills or train your existing staff.