• Industry: Industrial Manufacturing
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 9/20/2011

Reworking supply chains to support growth 

Manufacturing executives surveyed indicated that investment in supply chain risk management will continue, with a particular focus on transparency. Many organizations have already made substantial investments in bolstering their risk management functions over the past couple of years.

Which of the following tools/approaches will your organization rely on
most in the coming 12 to 24 months to identify risk in your supply chain?

supply chain risk

Dialing down risk

Stung by the severity of the tsunami in Japan, this push will continue, with a particular focus on improved supply chain visibility, to better assess where potential vulnerabilities lie. The use of technology to improve supply chain visibility is the number-one tool that executives plan to rely on to identify risks (selected by 49 percent of respondents). Our report results show that DI companies are clearly positioned for growth, but they are doing so with a healthy respect for unpredictability and volatility.


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