Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Is your supply chain protected against disruption?

A longshoremen’s strike keeps your products from entering the country. The warehouse operator storing your inventory goes into receivership, raising questions of ownership. An earthquake in a Pacific-rim country destroys the factory of your sole supplier for a key component.

These days, management and boards of directors face unprecedented liability issues. In any number of unforeseeable scenarios, you can be forced not only to deal with a sudden business calamity, but also with regulators asking what you did ahead of time to prepare for the situation.

Even companies that have never worked with an outside supply chain consultant are seeking the protection and reassurance that a strong, knowledgeable third-party logistics expert can provide. It’s not enough to optimize your service levels and be cost-effective when operations go according to plan. You need to have people on your team who can give you options when things go wrong.

Because they will.

800-989-0054 x105

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