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Eight Practical Actions for Industrial Manufacturers' Supply Chain Planning Leaders in an Economic Downturn

Published: 18 December 2015

ID: G00294788

Analyst(s): Marko Pukkila

Summary

Industrial manufacturers are reporting continued declining revenue in their 3Q15 financial reports. Their supply chain planning leaders can use this research as a guide for practical actions to take right now to manage the supply chain through the downturn and position it for recovery.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Industrial OEMs' revenue is dropping and the ripple effect will reach the upstream manufacturing companies
  • Unprepared manufacturers risk their business results on both the downturn and eventual recovery
  • A monthly S&OP process is not responsive enough in a highly volatile business climate such as we are experiencing now

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