Supply Chain Manufacturing Operations and Strategy

Measure and monitor to maximize your supply chain manufacturing performance

Balancing digital expectations within supply chain manufacturing

Digital supply chains, Industrie 4.0 and smart manufacturing create new opportunities to flexibly support individualized demand and mass customization at scale. New approaches to operating factories and automating and synchronizing production and supply chain processes spur greater interest, but balancing digital expectations with core competencies is no easy task. Our insights, advice and tools make that task easier.

Digital Supply Chain: 93% of supply chain leaders agreed that manufacturing operations are a critical component of their organizations digital supply chain strategies.
By 2021, one in 10 warehouse workers in established economies will be replaced by autonomous mobile robots. There is no doubt that deploying innovative technology can improve efficiency and customer service, and can help raise maturity and transform supply chains.

C. Dwight Klappich

VP Analyst, Gartner Research & Advisory

Insights you can use

In evolving your supply chain manufacturing strategy, you’re challenged to orchestrate globally and execute locally. This requires increasing your visibility into operational performance through data; broadening performance measures beyond cost-cutting and incremental improvements; and creating a compatible culture, organization and digital environment.

Get Ahead of the Digital Curve in Manufacturing Operations

The future of manufacturing connects factories that synchronize processes, data and human ingenuity with customer value. These bold visions of the future require new levels of supply chain agility and factory flexibility that previously were not possible. Gartner provides practical ways to get ahead of the curve and maximize manufacturing's potential.

Use the Hierarchy of Manufacturing Metrics

The Hierarchy of Manufacturing Metrics helps to provide supply chain leaders responsible for manufacturing operations strategy and performance with a framework to identify, create and deploy a portfolio of metrics that provides a complete view of manufacturing’s performance.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization

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.

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