Manufacturing a truly digital supply chain in four steps

| November 19, 2019

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Manufacturing supply chains are at a pivot point. Optimisation is moving from node to network, planning and decision frequency is changing from periodic to real-time and the supply chain itself is evolving from ‘one-size-fits-all’ to a market segment size of one. The rules of the game are changing and with it supply chains are becoming centre stage in developing the next stage of competitive advantage. Historically, the effectiveness of manufacturing supply chains has been measured through functional efficiency alone. While (at best) this may result in efficient functions it creates inefficient organisations. This inefficiency is then amplified as the supply chain reaches out to connect with its customers, suppliers and beyond.

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