Simplicity is the crux of supply chain management and its relationship with new product design and manufacture. Creating a new product requires huge investment and the optimal way of procuring return on investment is by keeping the supply chain process less complicated. In essence, the easier the logistics of the manufacturing process is, the more sustainable the end to end supply chain management process is. The below you tube video of the supply chain management of Puma describes this aspect clearly.
Therefore, in total, the best way to manage supply chain in product design is to keep it simple!