Supply-Driven Supply Chain

As highlighted in a recent Wall Street Journal article, Polaris which manufactures boats, motorcycles, and other vehicles is “changing its manufacturing and sales strategies on the fly to cope with shortages of materials and parts and an unreliable global transportation system that has disrupted precise production planning…The company is juggling 30 or so supply-chain constraints for its [various vehicle types] and changes its plans sometimes daily for what it produces.” Simply put, Polaris has become more supply-driven (instead of demand-driven) when it comes to its manufacturing and sales plans. Is your company becoming more supply-driven . . .

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