Sadin on Digital episodes explore the fast-changing and high-stakes world of digital business. Wayne Sadin focuses in particular on what CEOs and boards must do to lead their companies successfully into the Digital Age. Today, Wayne and Bob talk about what went wrong amid supply-chain woes at two huge retailers, what Wayne wishes cloud companies would say and do about sustainability strategies, and, naturally, Tom Cruise.
The Big Themes:
- Retail supply chains and OODA loops: Fighter pilots are trained to Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act when engaged in fast-moving environments. Retail business leaders should adopt the OODA approach for supply chain planning.
- Sustainability is key to supply & demand chains: We should not be looking at sustainability in a vacuum, but rather as integral to the efficient production of goods.
- Invest in connecting IT and OT: Let’s talk less about carbon-neutral data centers and more about optimizing physical processes, which improves quality, saves money, and lowers emissions. (NB: keep an eye on strong cybersecurity!)
The Big Quote: “If I’ve observed and oriented and have the tools to decide, then in a supply chain environment, I can act. I can take the shot and I can win the engagement. And that’s what companies have to be thinking about in the modern supply chain.”