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Unformatted text preview: Adaptability and Alignment of common goals. This article identifies key principals of agility in SC- sharing of data upfront, development of collaborative relations with your SC partners ( back and front end) , design of products to suit SCM, effective inventory management, strength of SC and a strong team which can come up with Plan B. CAT: Caterpillar uses VMI of the parts that come to CAT- North American plant from China, India, Japan other Asian suppliers. CAT Engineers are focusing on designing parts so that Supply chain can handle these parts in a better and cost effective manner. CAT Supplier are rates monthly on delivery performance some thing similar to Seven Eleven Japan....
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- Spring '10