SUPPLYCHAINDIVE – According to the poll results from Gartner’s Future of Supply Chain: Crisis Shapes the Profession report, 21% of 1,339 respondents considered the availability of safety stock to be a top-three indicator of supply chain resiliency. The top responses to resilience indicators were order fulfillment cycle times not being disrupted (43%), positive consumer feedback (40%), and perfect order fulfillment metric not significantly disrupted (36%).
But this doesn’t necessarily mean that just-in-time supply chains are going anywhere. The survey found 47% of respondents disagree that lean supply chains will be less applicable in future strategy while 19% agreed and 34% were neutral. Automotive respondents were among the least likely to agree that lean will be less applicable in the future. The industry has a long history with lean supply chains. …


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