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You’ve been dealing with it for a while. Demand shifts and surges at a moment’s notice. Supply lags behind. Logistics are overwhelmed. Prices climb while shortages deepen. Manufacturing processes must change to be successful in a volatile environment, but how?
The challenge is in better understanding and proactively addressing demand shifts while enabling flexible production capabilities. Doing so is practically like adopting a new business model – one rooted in technology.
Next-generation supply chain planning tools are the key to optimization. Such tools enable mature planning processes that allow a manufacturer greater visibility that buys them time to take the proper actions with the required speed. It’s a high-wire act that can only be successful with a modern tool.
There’s a reason why manufacturers identify supply chain resiliency as their #1 critical gap. To learn how to close that gap while reducing risk, download IDC’s Technology Spotlight today.