The Impact of Mass Customized Supply Chains on the Supply Base – and Procurement [Plus+]

In a previous blog post, I re-introduced the notion of mass customization in the supply chain and discussed the impact on the supply base and then procurement itself – including a redesign of the needed resources (i.e., services and IT systems) underneath. In this post, I will dive a little deeper into the various mechanics of this and some real-life examples. There are a number of drivers of mass customization, and these include a “culture of me,” glocalization, and mobile platforms. Read on for the explanations of these drivers, as well as for what all this means to procurement.

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