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We are living in a brave new world.

By Steve Geary | 12/06/2019 | 10:09 AM

“During recent years, the escalating cost burden of managing global supply chains has led many companies to reconsider their approach. The latest protectionist tendencies from governments further exacerbate the complications and challenges, increasing the appeal of near-shoring and on-shoring strategies,’’ according to industry analyst Mark Millar.

Once upon a time logisiticians were able to rely on governments to deliver an environment of stability.  Those days are over.  The risk/cost trade space has realigned.

I had a professor who once advised, "If you can't solve the problem, change the problem."  In the current global environment it makes sense to listen to that advice.

 

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About Steve Geary

Steve Geary

Steve Geary is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tennessee's College of Business Administration, and is on the faculty at The Gordon Institute at Tufts University, where he teaches supply chain management. He is the President of the Supply Chain Visions family of companies, and Chief Operating Officer at ROSE Solutions, consultancies that work across the government sector. Steve is a contributing editor at DC Velocity, and editor-at-large for CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly. He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in Executives and Professionals. In November of 2007, Steve was recognized for "Selfless Service to Our Nation and the People of Iraq" by the Deputy Secretary of Defense.



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