Applied Research

Bamboo Supply Chain: Resiliency in the time of Covid-19

Do you know that bamboo has more strength than steel? It can withstand incredible forces without breaking and grows fast--up to 35 inches in a day. Companies need to build Digital Supply Chains that are as strong, adaptable, and fast-growing as bamboo. But we have been designing supply chains as if out of steel, and the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that a rigid supply chain is vulnerable to disruption.

The Digital Supply Chain is far different from the traditional supply chain. The difference is more than just the use of new technologies (e.g., AI, Robotics, Analytics), but the need for agility and resilience (made more critical by the pandemic and changes in trade policies) and the emergence of the New Customer with dramatically different expectations.

DSCI has collected specific ideas about what is needed for the supply chain of the near future. We have worked with our member companies and other key players around the world to document a new vision. That vision is summarized in the "Bamboo Supply Chain: Resiliency in the time of Covid-19".

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