Reduced lead time for the customer

A supply chain comic by Lokad. Title: Reduced Lead Time for the Customer Increases Cost and Headache for Supply Chain. The comic presents two contrasting scenes. On the left, a man lounges on a couch with a bottle of beer and a pack of chips, ordering something via a mobile app. On the right, an inventory manager intensely observes two monitors. One displays a map of Paris, highlighting multiple stocking locations that are signaling a need for more stock. The other monitor shows a table of prioritized stock allocation currently undergoing recalculation.

Artist: Marina Besfamilnaya