Daily Archives: February 26, 2011

Product Recall

Product Recall

It’s coming. It costs US business over 700 Billion each year. And your product could be next. Are you taking steps to make sure that it’s not?

Remember, the supply chain doesn’t start when an order is made or stop when the product is delivered. It starts in the NPD design phase (and considers compliance and safety issues) and keeps going until the product reaches end of life and is recycled. And it only takes a single misstep for a Product Recall to rear its ugly head. That’s why good processes and quality control are vital.

Bugs and Cecil Predicted the Current State of Affairs 60 Years Ago

In 1941, Tex Avery directed a Merrie Melodies animated short starting Bugs Bunny and Cecil Turtle called Tortoise Beats Hare. A new twist on the classic tale of the Tortoise and the Hare, it had a pretty simple message buried within:

You snooze, you lose.

And that’s precisely what will happen if you fail to constantly improve your supply chain.