News reports coming out of China in the last week have already shown this will be challenging and require new operational protocols. Surprises at startup may end up costing precious time.
Mexican shutdowns are imminent. The next few days are critical to build inventory
The DPA can mean the prioritization of government contracts over that of private contracts. An increase in government orders is already taking place and can be expected to increase. What it could also mean is that funds are allocated towards an expansion of capacity at your facility. Loan guarantees can also be made available for people or supplies needed to expedite production capabilities and modernize equipment.
A basic meeting structure suppresses chaos and provides your team the time to adjust to new challenges together.
While is best to fully understand your supply chain during the launch of a new manufacturing program, taking remedial actions to form a complete overview is the next best thing.
Meet the team is a new series by Seraph, where junior team members lead conversations with senior Seraph consultants to learn from their experiences.
Today we present a conversation with Jennifer Sullivan, a Senior Consultant at Seraph with more than a decade of experience across the Automotive industry. Jennifer previously led initiatives in Logistics and Supplier Quality for Mercedes-Benz US-International as well as running Production Planning for Mannington Co.
Supply chain disruptions can be a major headache for any company. But with a good overview of the supply chain, an accurate view of the current situation, and a good plan, you can minimize the impact on your operation and keep your customers happy.
How will you respond to a crisis? Protect your operations the first time around and ensure longevity through careful preparation.