Gartner Research

4 Tactics for CSCOs to Shift Manufacturing From a Cost of Doing Business to a Competitive Weapon

Published: 10 February 2020

ID: G00458457

Analyst(s): Simon Jacobson


This research provides CSCOs with four tactics to craft an agile manufacturing capability. This will support their goals to move manufacturing from a cost center and efficiency enabler to a business partner, and revenue and growth generator.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Synchronize Smart Factories With End-to-End Supply Chain Activities
  • Reinvest in and Broaden the Scope of the Production System
  • Develop a Digital Strategy for Manufacturing Operations Built on Contextualized Data and Agile IT Systems
  • Reshape the Team Making Final Manufacturing Strategy Decisions by Including a Wider Set of Stakeholders Across the Supply Chain and Other Business Functions

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