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Hidden sources of better supply-chain performance

– High-level benchmarks often obscure paths to operations improvements. New data and metrics that tap underlying performance dynamics offer better visibility.

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– High uncertainty and low growth have already forced manufacturers to squeeze every asset for maximum value. The next target is... their own data.
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– In a tough launch environment, four executives share insights on how to set your company apart—with a laser focus on patients,... an agile approach, and an engaged organization.
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– Lean management is about much more than cost reduction, making it a powerful set of disciplines for increasing purchasing’s effectiveness.
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– Lean management creates enormous value, but improvement that’s truly continuous is often elusive. Innovation in fields such... as digital and IT make it more urgent, achievable, and human.
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– New technologies are transforming all stages of the engineering and construction process. Here’s what companies need to... know about the evolving landscape.
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– OEMs may find untapped goldmines in aftermarket services by strengthening their core business in parts, repair, and maintenance.
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– A new survey suggests that the enterprise Internet of Things is poised for strong growth. Here are the trends companies need to... understand.
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– Although manufacturing leaders see the potential of digital, few have a clear strategy to capture its value. Three principles... can help turn optimism into action.
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– A new approach to collaboration, within a company, between suppliers, and across the industry, could unlock savings that would... increase profitability and safety.

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