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Video: Cisco’s Integrated Material Strategy — Finding the Right Balance Between Revenue Growth and Cost Control

Published: 31 July 2019

ID: G00448190

Analyst(s): Supply Chain Community Contributors

Summary

Industrial high-tech companies increasingly face material supply challenges, including long lead times and volatile market imbalances. Cisco operates a complex business with an outsourced manufacturing network and over 700 suppliers. Their operating strategy involves active management of the supply base that delivers into their manufacturing network, in order to manage costs, risks and order commitments. This webinar shares how Cisco leveraged a strategic vision enabled by technology to align multiple functional silos around a common data model. Analytics have enabled the transformation of its fulfillment supply chain to enable the balancing of service and revenue against cost targets.

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