Operations Management November 2014

Agility for Successful Supply Chains

Transformation to an Agile Production System to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow

Agility for Successful Supply Chains

Agility for Successful Supply Chains

Most manufacturing companies are facing volatile and unpredictable demand due to trends such as increased global competition, shorter business cycles and broader product ranges. To survive in this competitive and fast-changing environment, it is necessary to improve flexibility and become truly agile. The required flexibility levels have to consider volume fluctuations, product mix fluctuations and customer lead time requirements. Tools and strategies that enable the supply chain to meet these requirements, without compromising on the unit cost, must be implemented.

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