Planning for a more resilient supply chain

By Alessandro Cereseto

Using digital collaboration to achieve productivity and delivery goals

When manufacturers are asked to characterize their supply chain today, resilient is rarely the word that comes to mind. They are much more likely to call it complex or uncertain. Yet achieving a resilient supply chain has become increasingly critical in nearly every manufacturing sector. At the same time that manufacturers face intensifying competition and new demands for productivity and on-time delivery, adverse regional and global events expose previously unknown supply chain vulnerabilities. How can your company achieve its manufacturing goals and meet customer demands – even when disruptive supply chain events threaten a cascade of manufacturing issues?

A must-have in this climate is robust digital continuity between supply chain management and production planning and scheduling. In this white paper, we lay out a holistic supply chain management strategy and describe the digital tools needed to support this plan. We then detail five collaborative capabilities that your manufacturing planning and supply chain management systems should offer using integration, and illustrate these capabilities with progressively more advanced use cases. A resilient supply chain is in reach, as we shall see.

Download our latest white paper and discover how to use digital collaboration to achieve productivity and delivery goals. Here.

Supply chain management planning – challenges and opportunities

Supply chain disruptions are incredibly stressful for manufacturers. Without visibility into all levels of the supply chain, production planning can be difficult and disjointed. There are so many complexities and dependencies that need to be balanced. That is where supply chain management planning becomes crucial, and an advanced planning and scheduling (APS) solution can help manufacturers stay in control.

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