Supply Chain Manufacturing Operations and Strategy

Measure and monitor to maximize your supply chain manufacturing performance

Balance digital expectations with core competencies

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.

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.

How Your Supply Chain Should React to Tariff Uncertainties

Uncertainty about global tariffs is likely to continue through 2019. Companies are scrambling due to the expense and time needed to reconfigure established supply chain networks. This research provides guidance for supply chain leaders considering how to respond to tariffs.

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Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™

The World's Most Important Gathering of CSCOs and Supply Chain Executives

Turn your vision into action at Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo™ 2020, where chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) and their leadership teams gain a strategic view of the trends disrupting their business. Through collaboration with Gartner experts, thought leaders, industry peers and solution providers, you’ll explore new ways to approach your most critical challenges and achieve greater impact as a leader.

Before coming to this conference, I thought I would get information on how supply chains run in different companies. It exceeds my expectations on digitalization; what it means and how to get there. I gain a lot from this conference and am able to link up with like-minded peers.

James Chu

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