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Supply Chain Insights From 2013 for Industrial Manufacturers

Published: 19 February 2014

ID: G00260596

Analyst(s): Marko Pukkila , Vikas Sarangdhar


As industrial manufacturers strive to balance growth with efficiencies, their focus on operational discipline, network collaboration and demand management has increased. This research presents insights from 2013 that industrial supply chain leaders can use to retune their strategies.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Operational Discipline Focus Shifted Into Higher Gear and Broadened
    • Caterpillar's Lean Program
    • NCR Reduces Complexity
  • Collaboration Efforts Are Getting Extended Beyond Internal Functions to Involve External Partners on the Demand and Supply Side
    • Cummins' Collaboration Across Supply Chain
    • Innovation Through Collaboration
  • Better Demand Management Has Become Imperative
    • Segmentation at a European Industrial
    • How John Deere Partners With Demand-Side Partners

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