The recession forced executives to reexamine their supply chains and find new efficiencies. Now, according to speakers at last week’s WWD Global Sourcing & Supply Chain Forum, getting back up to speed during economic recovery will mean recognizing where sourcing is headed.
Cutbacks in inventories and the culling of suppliers that brands and retailers engaged in to survive the downturn present a challenge to growth, said Michael McBreen, president of the global operations group for Wolverine World Wide Inc.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)