Unlock the full potential of supply chain resilience surveys




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There has been no shortage of supply chain disruptions lately. Similarly, supply chain leaders have not lacked in efforts to develop strategies to accommodate and overcome these disruptions and increase supply chain resilience. Unfortunately, the glitches still have the upper hand.

Efforts to develop supply chain resilience strategies typically began with surveys to assess what happened and how companies responded. And this newly gathered information usually led to actionable strategies for dealing with disruptions. But this time, effective strategies weren’t quite so easy to come up with. There is clearly a need to change the way surveys are designed in the first place to extend their value to supply chain managers. Luckily it’s not that difficult.

Unit of Analysis Gap These surveys typically focus on supply chain resilience based on all sampled companies as units of analysis. A typical observation would be “x% of all companies regionalize their supply chain”. Some survey reports analyze industry-specific differences. This can lead to interesting insights. However, organizations operate in idiosyncratic environments that actually create a need for more specific and granular analysis than has previously been possible.

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There has been no shortage of supply chain disruptions lately. Similarly, supply chain leaders have not lacked in efforts to develop strategies to accommodate and overcome these disruptions and increase supply chain resilience. Unfortunately, the glitches still have the upper hand.

Efforts to develop supply chain resilience strategies typically began with surveys to assess what happened and how companies responded. And this newly gathered information usually led to actionable strategies for dealing with disruptions. But this time, effective strategies weren’t quite so easy to come up with. There is clearly a need to change the way surveys are designed in the first place to extend their value to supply chain managers. Luckily it’s not that difficult.

Unit of Analysis Gap These surveys typically focus on supply chain resilience based on all sampled companies as units of analysis. A typical observation would be “x% of all companies regionalize their supply chain”. Some survey reports analyze industry-specific differences. This can lead to interesting insights. However, organizations operate in idiosyncratic environments that actually create a need for more specific and granular analysis than has previously been possible.







November 7, 2022


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