Digital technologies promise economically viable mass customization, but only with the help of skilled people, both on the production line and in the design and engineering process.
To help facilitate successful U.S. sourcing manufacturers must:
• Bridge the gap between buyers and U.S. suppliers.
• Forge strategic relationships.
• Collaborate to solve design and production issues.
We'll soon be living in a world of smart, interconnected devices that will quickly change the nature of supply chains.
To improve your supply chain's competitiveness, look to your suppliers and customers for help.
The contract manufacturer is a hidden asset within the supply chain capable of delivering ideas, expertise and cost savings to companies willing to change the supplier paradigm.
Four key factors drive the intersection of customer and quality...
As you lean out your supply chain, focus on your customers even as you work toward achieving total efficiencies while eliminating waste.
Customer experience is a revenue issue that can influence the financial health of a company and thus deserves the attention of CFOs to ensure initiatives are appropriately funded.
Without its own fulfillment centers or trucks, Alibaba currently lacks the supply chain infrastructure to compete head-to-head with Amazon in the U.S.