Gartner Research

Survey Analysis: The Proviso for Contract Manufacturing

Published: 10 March 2017

ID: G00315244

Analyst(s): Virginia Howard


Partnerships with third-party contract manufacturers are deepening, as is the breadth of the contract manufacturing services utilized by savvy brand owners. This research addresses the question: What practices should supply chain leaders consider to capture full value from these relationships?

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Finding No. 1 — Contract Manufacturing Partnerships Are About More Than Cost Savings
  • Finding No. 2 — Brand Owner Maturity Is a Key Factor in the Breadth of Contract Manufacturing Partnerships and the Extent of Their Overall Satisfaction With Outcomes
  • Finding No. 3 — Although Security and Integration Are Key Concerns for Future Awards of Contract Manufacturing Business, Brand Owners Report IT Organizations Have Limited Influence in Setting Objectives
  • Methodology

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