Gartner Research

Overcome Global Process Standardization Hurdles in Manufacturing Operations

Published: 22 April 2013

ID: G00252409

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson


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.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Focus the Development and Deployment of Standards on Those That Are Linked to Customer Value and Business Outcomes
  • Expand Current Business Process Management (BPM) Initiatives to Support Global Orchestration and Local Execution
  • Define a Point of Sameness That Identifies How Far to Extend Global Processes Into Local Manufacturing Operations
  • Use a Point of Sameness to Manage the Performance of the Interdependencies Between Global Orchestration and Local Execution; Identify Relevant Trade-Offs for Product Supply
  • Establish a Manufacturing Center of Excellence (COE) to Orchestrate the Development, Deployment and Scale of Global Process Standards Across the Manufacturing Network

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