After decades of improving their engineering and production functions, industrial manufacturers – such as machine tools and consumer durables manufacturers – are now focusing on the performance of their supply chains. The challenges are daunting: faster innovation, highly engineered products, multiple suppliers across the world, distributed manufacturing with increased externalization, a global business requiring global logistics and aftermarket as a strategic business on its own. All this must be addressed in the context of globalized competition and extremely demanding customers. Yet with these challenges come opportunities.
E2open works with industry leaders to help them become more flexible and responsive to customer demand and meet their challenges by better orchestrating collaboration and processes across multiple supply chain tiers.