More from Japan
March 28, 2011 Leave a comment
Here is an interesting piece from Spend Matters on the broader implications of the supply chain disruptions in Japan. Regardless of whether or not companies have a direct interest in Japanese suppliers, potential supply chain shortages are a concern for the medium term, particularly in the electronic and automotive industries.
What we are seeing now are the immediate risks of supply base consolidation and over-reliance on one geographic region for key components. More reasons to consider supplier development efforts as part of a long term strategy for maintaining continuity of supply.