May 07, 2020

When Tom Linton speaks….



When Tom Linton Speaks….

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The former CSO of Flex says it's time to get digital in the Post- COVID supply chain

If you’re of a certain age, you might remember the E.F. Hutton commercial – “When E.F. Hutton speaks, people listen.” A few weeks ago, I had a chance to chat with Tom Linton, the former supply chain leader for the contract manufacturer Flex. I first heard Tom speak at a conference at MIT in 2013. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to publish an excerpt from The Living Supply Chain, the book he co-authored with Rob Handfield, and to feature a presentation on the Flex supply chain by one of Linton’s lieutenants at last year’s NextGen Supply Chain Conference. Given his experience, and, frankly, his vision, Linton is one of those individuals you want to listen to.

The catalyst for the call was his appointment to lead the executive advisory board of Resilinc, the risk management platform. But it was also a chance to talk with him about where he sees supply chain management going – COVID or no COVID. It’s a topic he has been writing about Harvard Business Review with Bindiya Vakil, Resilinc’s founder and CEO, including a call for more resilient supply chains and the need for manufacturers to take care of their suppliers during this turbulent time.

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Topics: supply chain risk management, SCRM Best Practices, supply chain resilience, supply chain risk, Supply Chain Impact, business continuity, coronavirus update, supply chain delays