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2013 Strategic Road Map for Managing Supply Networks in Industrial Discrete Manufacturing

Published: 24 October 2013

ID: G00250191

Analyst(s): Marko Pukkila, Vikas Sarangdhar, Jane Feitler


Industrial manufacturers operate supply chains with complex demand, product manufacturing and supply processes, while trying to balance customer service and cost. Supply chain leaders can use this strategic road map to identify actions to improve their supply network capabilities.

Table Of Contents


  • Future State
  • Current State
    • Limited Collaboration Across Functions and Supply Networks
    • Immature S&OP Activity Resulting in Weak Balancing Between Demand and Supply
    • Limited Use of Integrated IT Systems
    • Siloed, Functional Metrics
    • Underdeveloped Infrastructure in Emerging Markets
    • Product and Supply Network Complexity
  • Gap Analysis and Interdependencies
  • Migration Plan
    • Higher Priority
    • Medium Priority
    • Lower Priority

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