Manage like Maverick on the Talking Supply Chain Podcast

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In Top Gun: Maverick, last summer’s blockbuster, the fighter pilots fly and make life-or-death decisions at dizzying speeds. You launch from an aircraft carrier deck with a plan to execute, but constantly recalibrate as the unexpected unfolds. They don’t have time to think, they just have to act.

At a time when disruption is the norm and the unexpected is expected, supply chain managers who previously had the luxury of creating a plan, running scenarios to validate the plan, and then getting things started now feel this way as if they were in the cockpit of a fighter jet, making decisions at the speed of sound.

In this episode of Talking Supply Chain, SCMR Editor-in-Chief Bob Trebilcock talks to Steve Melnyk, a supply chain professor at Michigan State University, about what supply chain managers can learn from fighter jet pilots when it comes to decision-making.

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You can also listen to another podcast featuring Steve Melnyk by clicking here.

About the author

Bob Trebilcock Bob Trebilcock, Editor-in-Chief, has covered materials handling, technology, logistics and supply chain issues for nearly 30 years. In addition to Supply Chain Management Review, he is also Executive Editor of Modern Materials Handling. Trebilcock is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 603-852-8976.

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