Emerging markets have been identified as a the primary business growth area for the next century. This special report discusses how organizations with strong demand-planning capabilities, segmented supply strategies, and talent development are better positioned to capitalize on market opportunities, as well as to mitigate risks.
Research VP Mike Burkett discusses why supply chain leaders will play a crucial role as companies capitalize on the explosive growth in emerging markets.
21 March 2013
Demand planning in emerging markets is a challenge due to the constant thrust for business growth, volatile demand and low maturity of supply chain processes. Supply chain leaders from global and local companies need to strengthen five key pillars to improve the demand planning in these markets.
28 February 2013
Managing demand in emerging markets is a major challenge, due to the inherent market diversity and uncertainties. This roundup is an overview of research written for supply chain leaders, illustrating strategy and actions for effective demand planning in these markets.
31 January 2013
Organizations without a comprehensive strategy for managing their manufacturing footprints in emerging markets will face future disadvantages. Supply chain and manufacturing leaders must use the advice in this Survey Analysis when developing and refining their manufacturing strategies.
22 April 2013
Global process standards drive consistency and reliability in manufacturing, but deciding how far to extend them into local manufacturing operations without compromising agility is hard. Manufacturing leaders can use this framework to remove barriers to global orchestration and local execution.
7 May 2013
Manufacturing strategies for India must expand beyond the "low-cost destination" mindset. Global supply chain and manufacturing leaders should adopt three best practices while developing or retuning their manufacturing strategies to exploit India's untapped potential.
6 February 2013
Managing a robust supply network in emerging markets is a challenge for most global companies. This roundup provides an overview of research that highlights the actions supply chain leaders should consider while creating a responsive supply network in these markets.
31 January 2013
Data from our survey of 300 supply chain leaders, client inquiries and qualitative research on reshoring, nearshoring and offshoring reveals four best practices U.S. and Western European supply chain executives must follow when making changes to their manufacturing or product supply networks.
3 January 2013
Supply chain challenges in emerging markets require life science manufacturers to move beyond one-size-fits-all regional distribution strategies. Use this research when refreshing your distribution strategy or evaluating the risks and benefits of establishing local distribution networks.
5 July 2013
Global third-party logistics providers in emerging markets often outsource services to local agents of varying abilities. Logisticians can use this research to help evaluate and select appropriate global or local providers in emerging markets.
9 May 2013
Our 2013 trend scan identified 14 of the top energy, resource, sustainability and environmental trends. Supply chain executives, strategic planners, and R&D and business leaders should plan their current and future business operations to reflect the impact.
25 June 2013
Identifying and bridging talent gaps in emerging markets require a talent-savvy and disciplined supply chain leader, with a well-thought-out talent plan. Supply chain talent leaders can use these best practices to establish a best-in-class, emerging-market talent strategy.
18 June 2013
Fragmented, complex and multilayered demand/supply networks in emerging markets often limit supply chain performance of global companies. Supply chain leaders should adopt best practices from this research to master visibility and surpass these obstacles, while building responsive supply chains.