Transforming Supply Chains into Global Trade Networks

There’s a growing discussion today about how companies need to look at the various processes that have historically been called supply chain management through a different lens — namely, a global trade network lens.

  • What’s the difference between the traditional supply chain model and a global trade network model?
  • Why is making this transformation important today? What factors are driving it?
  • How do you get supply chain organizations, as well as upper management, to change their mindset and get them to start thinking and acting through a network-based lens?
  • Are new types of technology solutions or capabilities required?
  • What are some of the benefits companies are achieving by taking a network-based perspective and approach?

Doug Surrett, Chief Product Strategist at Kewillanswers those questions and more in this timely and informative episode.

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