Business models are changing dramatically, customer expectations are heightening, lead times are shortening, and revolutionary new technology capabilities continue to emerge. CSCOs are shifting their perspective for manufacturing operations from a cost of doing business to a partner to the business, and source of revenue generation and growth. While volatile market conditions and economic pressures are narrowing the focuses on optimizing costs, quality and capacity utilization, the time to take action is now.
- Digital manufacturing technology
- Organizational designs
- Workforce competencies
- Establishing operational efficiencies