Produce-to-demand manufacturing can help some consumer packaged goods companies reduce finished-goods inventory, improve order fill rates, and cut supply chain costs. Here?s how to know whether it?s right for you.
For companies that are struggling to get an end-to-end view of their global supply chains, taking command of multi-enterprise visibility issues in ways that combine real-time information, event processing, and advanced analytics may provide the answer.
High-tech companies must deal with a high level of demand uncertainty, product obsolescence, and pricing pressures. By taking advantage of five "levers" they can overcome those challenges and cut total supply chain costs by as much as 40 percent.
No matter how hard you work to reduce uncertainty in your supply chain, you'll still have to make critical "bets" before key data become available. This three-step approach to decision making will improve your chances of making the right calls.
By laying the proper groundwork and working effectively with their peer group, middle managers can gradually implement lean practices and make big operational improvements—without leadership from the top.