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Overcome Misalignment of Objectives Between Plant and Business to Execute the Factory of the Future Strategy

Published: 17 September 2015

ID: G00290949

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson


Manufacturing process excellence teams and strategic planners are realizing that factory of the future visions are stagnant unless factories are aligned to supply chain objectives. Follow these best practices to align top-down factory of the future strategy with bottom-up factory-level execution.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Engage Plant Management and Local Leadership to Jointly Define the Short- and Long-Term Objectives for the Global Orchestration and Local Execution of the Factory of the Future
  • Re-examine Project Funding Models and Incentive Structures to Encourage Plant-Level Adoption of New Technologies Without Adversely Affecting the Plant Financial Objectives
  • Establish a Point of Sameness to Normalize the Supply Chain's View of Factory Performance

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