When they write the history of supply chain management, 2007/08 will be recognized as a time when a fundamental shift occurred in global supply chain strategies and requirements, says Dan Gilmore, editor of Supply Chain Digest. Gilmore is one of the supply chain and logistics industry’s most respected commentators.
“It just isn’t about us in North America and Western Europe and more, and in a profound way, this means companies must go well beyond the huge shift we’ve already seen in offshore manufacturing over the past 10 years,’ Gilmore said. “To borrow from a political phrase, I suggest we are now entering a New Supply Chain World Order – one that is truly global, with important ramifications for all of us in the supply chain business and for a company’s overall business strategy.”
Gilmore says the recent events clearly show how dramatically the supply chain environment is changing: