Gartner Research

Supply Chain Outlook for Industrial Manufacturing, 2013

Published: 05 April 2013

ID: G00247488

Analyst(s): Marko Pukkila, Vikas Sarangdhar

Summary

Industrial manufacturers continue to adapt their supply chain capabilities as growth in demand shifts toward emerging markets. Industrial supply chain leaders should consider advice from this research to balance strategies in developed and emerging markets for profitable growth.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Constrained revenue growth in established markets is forcing industrial manufacturing companies to find new ways to improve margins and continue driving bottom-line growth
  • Growth opportunities in emerging regions are leading industrial manufacturing companies to develop supply and distribution networks that deliver products and services profitably to new markets
  • Increased demand volatility is causing supply chain leaders within industrial manufacturing companies to develop more flexible supply strategies and to improve operational efficiencies

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