Companies that were caught off guard by the supply disruption are likely to shake up their design and procurement departments, said Lawton.
Japan quake stirs unease about global supply chain →
"There's no question people are saying: Look, we may have gone too far. Let's revisit this and do some different things about just-in-time," said Jim Lawton, vice president of D&B Supply Management Solutions, a unit of Dun & Bradstreet Inc.
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