Today, the marketplace for industrial equipment faces increased competition and risk, which forces leading industrial manufacturers to address many pressures.
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, aftermarket as a strategic business on its own – all of this in the context of globalized competition and extremely demanding customers. However, with these challenges come opportunities.
E2open works with leading industrial manufacturers to help them become more responsive and flexible to customer demand and meet these challenges through better orchestration of collaboration and processes across multiple tiers of supply chain partners.