How Has The Supply Chain Changed - And What's In Store For 2013?

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How Has The Supply Chain Changed - And What's In Store For 2013?

As a global leader in industrial traceability and printing equipment, we at Markem-Imaje understand that everything changes. Today, manufacturers are continuously challenged by what waits just around the corner. For your company's success, the most important factors are flexibility, and the ability to respond to those unknowns that lurk beyond the horizon. What have the ambitious infrastructure projects many manufacturers have undergone in order to standardize internal systems and reduce complexity ultimately revealed? Essentially, many manufacturers have discovered that: In terms of delivering efficiency, speed, and agility, improved leveraging capability in the supply chain is needed. In order to meet the demands of end consumers, manufacturers need improved collaboration and integration with both partners and suppliers. Manufacturers need the ability to efficiently manage the supply chain on a global basis along with increased responsiveness. The intense emphasis on infrastructure has cost manufacturers in terms of differentiating themselves in regards to developing a competitive supply chain. So, what should manufacturers be looking at going forward? A return to major labels, as the explosion of private labels and house brands that came forward during the recession has now leveled off. Breaking barriers in the supply chain. Supply chain awareness has increased dramatically in the past two years because of geopolitical challenges and the rise of severe storms. This has caused manufacturers to realize that they must focus on the supply chain in a way that is more than just within their organization, thinking about the impact both upstream and downstream. Today, the consumer reigns. Consumers today demand transparency, largely due to the ever increasing number of recalls and potential dangers in foods, drugs, and other products they use. Consumers are responsible for the increased pace of change in business; their "always on" mentality is driving manufacturers to center discussions around the consumer, rather than the roles of the retailer or brand owner. Manufacturers will improve in their ability to utilize data. This will be essential going forward in order for companies to forecast effectively and succeed. Smarter business decisions will be made using data in order to enhance visibility and increase connections, allowing manufacturers to have a better handle on demand and what drives their businesses. Ultimately, manufacturers must have greater control of their supply chains and make intelligent business decisions in order to compete and retain customers' loyalty. Count on Markem-Imaje for exceptional industrial traceability solutions and coding/marking systems. Around the world, we offer solutions that are cost-effective for the long term, and reliable.

January 10, 2014
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