Recalls (real or mock ones), surprise inspections and supply chain hiccups happen in manufacturing. Planning for the worst is, unfortunately, what well-run companies need to do these days. The COVID-19 situation certainly taught all of us this lesson, in a very painful way.
You need data and a system you can trust. Data that is accurate, easy to access, and available wherever (and whenever) you need it. Even if all you’ve got on hand is your mobile phone and a cellular connection. Because, let’s face it, disasters never happen when we’re actually ready for them.