Designing the Right Supply Chain

Companies that align their operations to their strategy unleash superior performance.

Designing the Factory Footprint for Competitive Advantage

Most companies wait until their costs are demonstrably out of line before they scrutinize their manufacturing topography. But a forward-thinking firm can reduce unit costs by as much as 40 percent of total acquisition costs by asking: How many plants should we have? Where should they be? What should their focus and mission be? Designing an appropriate manufacturing footprint is not an easy process, but … [ Read more ]