Using Lead Time To Be More Agile in VUCA Conditions

In my previous blog, I described how the outbreak of the Coronavirus was an illustration of the Volatile, Unpredictable, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) conditions supply chains are encountering. Given that VUCA conditions are unpredictable, it’s imperative that supply chain leaders evaluate the actions they can take to improve the overall agility of their operations. The more agile your supply [...]

Utiliser les délais pour être plus agile dans les conditions VUCA

Dans mon précédent blog, j'ai décrit comment l'apparition du coronavirus était une illustration des conditions volatiles, imprévisibles, complexes et ambiguës (VUCA) auxquelles sont confrontées les chaînes d'approvisionnement. Étant donné que les conditions VUCA sont imprévisibles, il est impératif que les responsables de la chaîne d'approvisionnement évaluent les mesures qu'ils peuvent [...]

What Supply Chain Leaders Must Learn from the Latest Pandemic

In recent weeks, the news media has been flooded with reports on the growing spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe. This highly contagious disease has shut down travel to and from China and several other regions of the world as governments implement aggressive measures to control the spread of the virus. At the time of this writing, there are nearly 130,000 documented [...]


Ces dernières semaines, les médias ont été inondés de reportages sur la propagation croissante du nouveau Coronavirus (COVID-19) dans le monde entier. Cette maladie très contagieuse a empêché les voyages à destination et en provenance de la Chine et de plusieurs autres régions du monde, les gouvernements mettant en œuvre des mesures agressives pour contrôler la propagation du virus. Au moment [...]

Why Improvements in the Manufacturing Sector May Be Unsustainable

Ken Titmuss has helped more than 200 companies with all aspects of their manufacturing planning and control systems and provided their employees with courses to raise their level of understanding of Operations Management and Supply Chain Management. Most of Ken’s work has been in Southern Africa, but more recently, he has run programs in Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, USA, UK, [...]

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