About the Project
Today's business environment challenges globally operating companies to a great extent. Not only increasing customer requirements and product complexity, but also unpredictable risks such as trade wars, currency fluctuations, the current corona crisis and environmental concerns increasingly threaten global value chains and reveal their limitations. A sustainable competitive advantage can be achieved by those companies that are able to holistically reflect these multidimensional influences in their global production strategy by strengthening the resilience.
As proposed by our current benchmarking, top-performing manufacturing firms already define their production strategy not only based on “traditional” production information (operational, sales & operations planning, etc.) but extent their assessment to a more holistic view by incorporating inter-departmental factors such as market, competitor or supplier data. In order to make sure that different entities work towards a common goal (corporate strategy), silo thinking between departmental interfaces (R&D, Sales, Service, etc.) has to be overcome and vertical integration to be enabled.
As consortium partner, you profit from this benchmarking in two ways. First, you decide on the questions that are addressed in this study. Thus, you have direct influence on the project outcomes. Second, you will join the Site Visits at the Successful Practice companies. This provides you first-hand insights from industry experts.
Currently, we are looking for consortium partners to join the benchmarking study. We are looking forward to getting in touch with you for additional information!