Industrial Products Industrial Manufacturing – Achieving excellence in production and supply
Welcome to the third in our series of papers
on manufacturing excellence. In the rst two
editions we focused on growth markets andcustomers. Now we look inside manufacturingand take a look at the threats to andopportunities for achieving excellence inmanufacturing production and supply.Events such as the Japan earthquake havehighlighted the importance of supply chainresilience. We live in a world where theconnections up and down the supply chain,as well as inside companies and outside tothe world around them, are increasingly
important. In this context, we highlight ve
issues that we believe will play an importantpart in determining the difference betweenmanufacturing excellence, adequacy or mediocrity.
Identifying and preventing supply chain risk.
Linking demand planning with the whole value chain.
Making customer and suppliercollaboration real.
Addressing lifecycle opportunities anddemonstrating sustainable value.
Attracting the people and skills needed forthe future.
Common to all ve is the importance
of companies engaging and connectingbetter with customers, suppliers and the world around them. Companies that aredisconnected or fail to engage appropriately will miss opportunities to achieve excellenceor, worse, face the danger of ticking timebombs that could fatally disrupt productionand supply. Those that are successful inmaking the connections have the opportunity to gain ground and move ahead of their peersin distinctive and tangible ways.
Introduction3Identifying and preventing supply chain risk4Linking demand planning with the whole value chain8Making customer and supplier collaboration real12 Addressing life cycle opportunities and demonstrating sustainable value14 Attracting the people and skills needed for the future18Conclusion19