It would be difficult to think of two manufacturing companies that are more different from one another than IBM Corp. and Sunsweet Growers Inc. A $91 billion high-tech manufacturing giant, IBM competes globally against some of the world's largest technology providers. Sunsweet, on the other hand, is a $250 million maker of dried fruit products and often competes against small, regional, low-cost providers. Yet, the two companies do have some things in common. Over the past few years, both have made improving their supply chains cornerstones of their business strategies.
Source: Managing Automation, http://www.managingautomation.com
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