Managing Supply Chain Opportunities

13:55 - 14:30

  • I will focus on managing short term opportunities for supply chains, that often come with high margins
  • These opportunities may arise from new products, competitor disruptions, weather related challenges, demand surges, technology based opportunities etc
  • Analysis of examples of successful execution with use cases where supply chain execution delivered superior performance over a very short time window will provide motivating contexts
  • I will then  provide a framework based on flexibility, agility and real options (FAR) to can ensure that supply chains can seize such opportunities
  • Given this framework, the implication for design choices for specific aspects across the supply chain will be discussed

Ananth Iyer, Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Purdue University