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Sep 2016 - Business Strategy - Doc # US41729916

Business Strategy: Closing the Loop — Alignment and Integration Between Supply Chain Execution and Supply Chain Planning

By: John SantagateResearch Director, Service Robots, Simon EllisProgram Vice President

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This IDC Manufacturing Insights report takes a look at the value to be gained through an integrated approach to supply chain management. As global supply chains continue to battle complexity, it is incumbent upon the manufacturing supply chain to improve efficiency and speed by creating a seamless and aligned approach to supply chain planning and supply chain execution.

John Santagate, research manager, Supply Chain, IDC Manufacturing Insights, reports, "An integrated approach to supply chain management not only delivers on visibility across the supply chain but also enables manufacturers to identify and eliminate waste in the supply chain process." Simon Ellis, program vice president, Supply Chain, IDC Manufacturing Insights, adds, "One of the most sought after improvements in modern supply chain management is to improve the speed in which organizations operate and respond. An integrated approach to supply chain management will deliver on the promise of increased speed."


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