Achieving excellence in production and supply

August 2011
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Achieving excellence in production and supply

At a glance

PwC looks inside manufacturing and to identify take a look at the threats to, and opportunities for, achieving excellence in manufacturing production and supply.

We highlight five issues that we believe will play an important part in determining the difference between manufacturing excellence, adequacy or mediocrity including:

  • Identifying and preventing supply chain risk.
  • Linking demand planning with the whole value chain.
  • Making customer and supplier collaboration real.
  • Addressing lifecycle opportunities and demonstrating sustainable value.
  • Attracting the people and skills needed for the future.

Common to all five is the importance of companies engaging and connecting better with customers, suppliers and the world around them. Companies that are disconnected or fail to engage appropriately will miss opportunities to achieve excellence or, worse, face the danger of ticking time bombs that could fatally disrupt production and supply. Those that are successful in making the connections have the opportunity to gain ground and move ahead of their peers in distinctive and tangible ways.