Anyway, with all the belts tightening at once around here, we should watch out for the loss of future innovation coming out of the supply chain. It; survival mode of course, but once it gets to keeping the doors open it's probably way too late to think about competitiveness, intellectual property, and added value. That "brain drain" from having to cut so close to the bone for so many suppliers will hurt us down the road.
Suppliers (like any business) need to stay creative to succeed. Much more difficult now. Where will we see an ROI -- Return on Innovation -- again?