The context for make-or-buy decisions has become more dynamic, as manufacturers face dramatic swings in demand and the relative costs of sourcing locations. To maximize their resilience and value creation, leading manufacturers use a scenario-based approach to assess the implications of a broad array of sourcing decisions simultaneously.
Content: Article | Authors: Claudio Knizek, Daniel Küpper, Daniel Spindelndreier, Michael Zinser | Source: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) | Subjects: Management, Operations, Outsourcing / BPO, Strategy
A wide-ranging study of best practices in quality management highlights the importance of human and cultural factors and shows how manufacturers can improve their performance—and gain the competitive edge enjoyed by quality leaders in an age of increasingly complex products and rising customer expectations.
Content: Article | Authors: Alexander Linder, Daniel Spindelndreier, Frank Lesmeister, Helmut Lieb, Robert Schmitt | Source: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) | Subject: Operations
To improve manufacturing operations, don’t forget to fix the organizational issues that can hinder performance. These guidelines can help your company choose the optimal manufacturing setup, based on such factors as your industry, markets, customers, products, internal capabilities, competitive position, and overall strategy. Also included: tactics for managing the inevitable tradeoffs.
Content: Article | Authors: Daniel Spindelndreier, Frank Lesmeister, Michael Zinser | Source: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) | Subjects: Management, Operations, Strategy