If Resilience Is The Goal, How Do You Reach It? Plus, Biden orders creation of supply chain resiliency strategy. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

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If Resilience Is the Goal, How Do You Reach It?

Resilience now rivals efficiency as a main goal of supply chain management. The question on many minds: What is the best way to measure resilience and progress made toward achieving it?

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New Supply Chain Resilience Strategy Earning Praise

The flurry of White House executive actions this week included one that orders the creation of a national Pandemic Supply Chain Resilience Strategy to put the country in a better position against similar disruptions in the future.

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By the Numbers

400,000

That was the number of jobs open this week for "professionals on the frontlines of e-commerce" who work for retailers and logistics companies, according to LinkedIn. That made it the No. 1 in-demand job category on the social site. Note: LinkedIn defined the category fairly broadly, and counted both traditional supply chain roles and "personal shoppers."

Quote/Unquote:

"Decisive and collective action is needed to build a society that helps to improve livelihoods, embraces diversity, nurtures talent and offers opportunities for everyone."

— Unilever CEO Alan Jope, announcing last week that his company will work with suppliers to adopt a living wage for all employees in Unilever's supply chain. Unlike a minimum wage, a living wage is meant to account for a person's cost of living as influenced by the size of their household.

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Reimagining Supply Chains

Hernan Saenz, head of Bain & Co.'s global performance improvement practice, points out the importance of resilient and sustainable supply chains.

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