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Leading Effective Supply Chain Transformations by Michael Katzorke, William Lee

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HOW DO WE KNOW WE HAVE PROBLEMS?

If all you’ve got is a hammer,

nearly everything looks like a nail.

— Anonymous

There are no problems we cannot solve together,

and very few we can solve by ourselves.

— Lyndon B. Johnson

These quotes make sense in light of the objectives of this chapter — how can a company know that it has problems? This chapter discusses using an assessment of the supply chain so a company does not just go around with a hammer looking for nails — and so employees can work together to solve supply chain problems.

In a word, an assessment of the supply chain can be conducted, but what will the assessment tell? Why is an assessment ...

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