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Leading Effective Supply Chain Transformations by Michael Katzorke, William Lee

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NINE KEY INITIATIVES FOR TRANSFORMATION

Strategy is the art of making use of time and space.

I am less concerned about the latter than the former.

Lost time we can never recover.

— Napoleon

Be careful that victories do not carry the seeds of future defeats.

— Bits and Pieces

The quote from Napoleon says a lot about supply chain transformations — be wary of how much time transformation takes. Taking more time than is necessary helps to ensure defeat of the entire effort. The second quote also has relevance because we do not want supply chain transformations to put in place changes that turn out not to be correct and become difficult to undo. ...

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