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Industrial Manufacturers Must Become Agile and Cost-Effective to Combat Business Volatility

Published: 25 April 2017

ID: G00327120

Analyst(s): Debashis Tarafdar


The top two concerns for industrial manufacturers are global uncertainty and demand risk in their complex supply chain networks. This research will help supply chain leaders streamline their cost-service trade-offs and position them for sustainable global growth.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Ensure That Current Cost-Service Trade-Offs Are Aligned With Strategic Business Objectives by Evaluating Supply Chain Segments for Profitable Response to Demand
  • Improve Supply Reliability and Reduce Cycle Time by Analyzing the Current Product Portfolio to Find Opportunities for Optimization
  • Mitigate Supply-Side Risk and Manage Demand Uncertainties by Integrating Internal and External Supply Chain Processes

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