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Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Published: 23 May 2018

ID: G00355839

Analyst(s): Kamala Raman , John Johnson


Companies that operate complex supply chain networks designed to support growth and agile fulfillment should consider a network approach to managing capacity. Supply chain leaders focused on manufacturing operations strategy can use this research to extend capacity planning to the full network.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Clarify Capacity Planning by Evaluating Options for Long-Term Requirements, and Align With Supply Planning in the Midterm
  • Design the Network to Understand Where Overflows Are Likely to Occur and How Best to Offset Them
  • Retain the Focus on Decision Variables, Governance and Change Management Factors That Drive Decision Making Around Capacity

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