The human DNA, when arranged in a specific sequence, implies a genetic code that tells each cell what protein to produce. Similarly, each stakeholder in a supply chain needs to be told what to do, when to do it and how to do it. Except, in supply chains, that genetic code is delivered via emails contained within Excels & PDF’s from one stakeholder to the next.
From iPhones to your phones and leggings to jeggings, regardless of who designed the product, when it comes to mass manufacturing, all roads lead to China! The key to migrate away from single-source manufacturing is product localization.