Agile Supply Chain

An operational strategy for achieving maximum velocity and flexibility (for adjusting tactics and operations to market dynamics) within a supply chain. \"Agile organizations are market-driven, with more product research and short development and introduction cycles...The faster materials, information, and decisions flow through an organization the faster it can respond to the demands of the market. The keys are flow and time.\" —Rockford Consulting \"A survey of recent research suggests that there are five dimensions of agility that are common not only to military and sports science but also to the supply chain world: alertness, accessibility, decisiveness, swiftness, and flexibility. Each dimension represents a capability that companies must develop to achieve the desired level of agility.\" —Supply Chain Qtrly

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