Unpredictability has always been a part of the business climate, though perhaps more so today than ever. And its consequences, especially on the supply chain, have never been more dramatic. Increasingly, companies will need flexibility to adapt to short-term disruptions or they will be unable to effectively plan for the future. Supply chain planning is not built solely on projections but on the ability to handle the unexpected events that occur on an ongoing basis.
In 2005, ASICS started the transformation of its European business, which involved streamlining and taking greater control of its supply chain. Against very tight timescales, the company rapidly deployed an ERP solution across all European locations to support this drive and gain control of its European business.