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Harvard Business Review: How Companies Can Prepare for a Long Run of High Inflation

“First and foremost, understand your entire value chain and its exposure to supply chain shocks. In other words, go beyond learning about just your immediate supplier — figure out the supplier behind your supplier, and so on. Even a minor subcomponent crisscrosses the world at various manufacturing stages. Assess the risk of disruption at each stage, develop alternative sources of supply, and keep sufficient inventory. Those days of keeping lean, just-in-time inventories are gone.”

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