Gartner Research

Using Contract Manufacturing to Your Advantage

Published: 12 August 2008

ID: G00181168

Analyst(s): C.J. Wehlage, Hussain Mooraj, Wayne McDonnell


Brand manufacturers in a recent survey indicated that using contract manufacturers for new product launches and supply chain agility is one of their top concerns over the next few years. However, when asked if they make use of this critical capability effectively, the same brand manufacturers identified their ability to take advantage of contract manufacturing relationships as the biggest gap in product supply capability. The brand manufacturers with leading manufacturing strategies know how to close this gap.

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