12 Mar '13, 11am

Houston, We Have a Supply Chain Problem:

Houston, We Have a Supply Chain Problem:

Most people have heard the acronym "VUCA" as used to describe changing and sometimes dangerous situations. The military used this acronym to describe extreme conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan. VUCA stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. When I think of VUCA, I want to change it to "VACUUM" as it applies to my supply chain, because a missed delivery or a loss of a reliable source can leave me hanging out there in empty space. I submit to you the acronym VACUUM. It stands for, Volatility, Ambiguity, Complexity, Uncertainty, Unreliability, and Malpractice. That last one sounds like I am accusing someone of doing bad things to my orders on purpose. I think that is exactly the case when I receive fake, remarked, or used parts sold as the genuine articles. Buyers have to be aware of the massive influx of counterfeit parts now circulating through the supply chai...

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