Nothing Matters More Importantly than the Delivery

In the final scene of the 1975 movie, Three Days of the Condor, Deputy Director Higgins (played by the late Cliff Robertson) of the CIA tells Turner (played by Robert Redford) that when faced with shortages of basic necessities like oil and food, people won’t be asking but will be demanding there will be supply. 

They won’t want us to ask them.  They’ll just want us to get it for them.”

-Higgins (Cliff Robertson), Three Days of the Condor, 1975

The movie surmises when people are in need, they won’t care what are supply chains and how they function.  People will just expect governments and private enterprises to deliver. 

When it comes to making supply chains work productively, the only interested parties will be the ones who will have responsibilities over them.  Customers, consumers, and stakeholders won’t care how it will be done. 

They’ll just want the products delivered and services rendered.  Nothing else matters more importantly. 

About Overtimers Anonymous

Published by Ellery

Since I started blogging in 2019, I've written personal insights about supply chains, operations management, & industrial engineering. I have also delved in topics that cover how we deal with people, property, and service providers. My mission is to boost productivity via offering solutions and ideas. If you like what I write or disagree with what I say, feel free to like, dislike, comment, or if you have a lengthy discourse, email me at ; I'm also on LinkedIn:

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