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An Integrated Approach for Strengthening High-Tech Supply Chains to Prepare for Digital Business

Published: 20 April 2016

ID: G00294452

Analyst(s): Virginia Howard

Summary

Digital disruption and the weakening global economy have made profitable growth more challenging than ever. Yet, some high-tech CSCOs are able to respond predictably and flexibly, defying this volatility, by balancing investments in continuous improvement and sustainable innovation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Adopt an Integrated Approach: Improve the Reliability and Scalability of Existing Processes While Building a Stronger Competency for Disrupting the Status Quo and Exploiting Disruptive Trends
  • Introduce the Principles and Methods That Differentiate Continuous Improvement From Sustainable Innovation, and Develop Provisions to Challenge Whether Processes Should Be Improved, Eliminated or Disrupted
  • Advance Your Competency for Supply Chain Innovation by Funding Exploration, Enabling Experimentation and Rewarding Intelligent Learning
  • Conclusion

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