Successful manufacturing companies are those who can respond rapidly to changing customer requirements. The customer is in charge. Now more than ever, it is end-customer demand that dictates how both you and the other links in the demand-driven supply chain need to produce and deliver goods.
That involves a great deal of work. Meeting the needs of demanding customers calls for manufacturing companies to collaborate seamlessly with suppliers. It requires a reliable production process that combines high quality with minimal waste. It also necessitates a focus on service.
The ideal factory
We help manufacturing companies think about challenges such as these using a model we call the Ideal Factory. This ideal factory is based on solid foundations that give you maximum insight into scheduling, purchase orders, price adjustments, delivery reliability and inventories. It has everything you need to seamlessly introduce new products, monitor your company's margins and generate optimal returns. With the right foundations, you can be resilient and manoeuvrable. Moreover, every process adds value for the customer. Changing circumstances and changing customer requirements are no longer a problem. This is how you respond.