The past few years have brought both large-scale upheaval and major new opportunities for global manufacturers. In the Global Manufacturing Outlook 2013 - Competitive advantage: enhancing supply chain networks for efficiency and innovation global manufacturers are redoubling their efforts to become more efficient and innovative, both to stay competitive in mature markets, and to capitalize on growth opportunities in the emerging world. Firms are looking to deepen their relationships with partners, invest in innovation and strengthen their operations to prepare for growth.
“As you will see from the 2013 GMO, the next wave of supply chain gains will be the most dramatic yet, with a new spirit of partnership, transparency, and visibility across the value chain creating enormous economic value from a technology-enabled demand-driven supply chain.”
- Jeff Dobbs, Global Sector Chair, Industrial Manufacturing