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Manufacturers 'Must' Update Their Supply Chains Before Modernizing Operations

If the time is right for U.S. manufacturers of all sizes to consider modernizing their operations, it is important to first look at modernizing their supply chain and logistics operations in order to optimize potential investments. Manufacturers must think holistically about their business before making these decisions, and this includes looking at their supply chain and distribution models and the impacts of these investments on their operations.

Manufacturers 'Must' Update Their Supply Chains Before Modernizing Operations

To begin, manufacturers should ask themselves how making capital investments"”whether updating equipment, manufacturing processes, software solutions, or even supply chain functions"”will impact their inventory, customer demand, sourcing strategy and distribution models. Efforts to modernize manufacturing through initiatives such as automation, the integration of cloud-based technologies, the incorporation of additive manufacturing and even the utilization of data management tools all can have an impact on a manufacturer's overall supply chain operations.

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Keywords: supply chain management, supply chain planning, supply chain optimization, SaaS, logistics & supply chain

To begin, manufacturers should ask themselves how making capital investments"”whether updating equipment, manufacturing processes, software solutions, or even supply chain functions"”will impact their inventory, customer demand, sourcing strategy and distribution models. Efforts to modernize manufacturing through initiatives such as automation, the integration of cloud-based technologies, the incorporation of additive manufacturing and even the utilization of data management tools all can have an impact on a manufacturer's overall supply chain operations.

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Keywords: supply chain management, supply chain planning, supply chain optimization, SaaS, logistics & supply chain

Manufacturers 'Must' Update Their Supply Chains Before Modernizing Operations