Andrea Charman, Executive Director, CTS Inc, New York, NY 10017, 212 661 5682, Andreacharman@ctsus.com
Agar Burton, President, CTS Inc, New York, NY 10017, 212 661 5682, Agarburton@ctsus.com
Excess is out and lean is back in a revision economy that stretches resources to the limit. In supply chain terms this means an ever-increasing level of integration demanding yet further streamlining and the removal of any hint of excess, plus real-time customer-driven multiple-partner decision-making based on fast and effective information synthesis. It means continuous creativity in search of smart solutions as the shelf life of data shortens and the speed of change gathers pace. It means mental fitness and mindpower; a high energy culture to meet the challenges of a post-industrial economy in which sophisticated electronic tools and techniques take over an array of tasks and transactions, sort and store data, manage knowledge, shorten cycles and enable the application of complex strategic decision-making. This session proposes a well-researched mental aerobics program that will ensure supply chain practitioners the 'fitness' or continual upskilling capability required for sustainable employability in a workplace typified by non-stop transformation.