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Supply Chain Leaders Must Beware of the Risks of Strategic Bias to Constrained Supply Chain Challenges

Published: 09 June 2015

ID: G00277011

Analyst(s): Paul Lord


Many supply chain leaders make important supply chain decisions based on strategic bias that overlooks specific situational objectives, requirements and constraints. This research analyzes three examples of the unintended impact of strategic bias on supply chain risk and performance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Lean Supply Bias Pools Inventory, but Drives Higher Freight Cost
  • "Low-Cost Supply" Paradigms Compromise Responsiveness to Seasonal Demand Peaks
  • Enabling Agile Supply With Integrated "Top-Down" Planning Requires Continual Reconciliation

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