The mandate: Drive innovation and profitable growth in an increasingly complex global market
Shrinking product life cycles and increased regulations require new ways to innovate
Increasingly complex supplier relationships are difficult to align with volatile demand patterns
Hard to align production and fulfillment operations with continuously changing demand
Difficult to adopt channel, partner and business models to changing customer preferences
Higher customer expectations in the connected economy
The business challenge: Drive continuous innovation and sustainable growth while controlling operational costs Primary Business Objectives
Shorten innovation to volume
Orchestrate flexible manufacturing and fulfillment operations
Engage customers and drive profitable growth
Drive profitable service
Key questions: How do we . . .
Deal with continuously shrinking product life cycles?
Bring relevant innovation to market fast?
Identify the best parts and suppliers?
Align volatile demand patterns with increasingly complex supplier relationships? Optimize manufacturing so it is cost effective and responsive to changes in demand?
Enable personalized customer engagement consistent across channels?
Adopt new business models and establish flexible pricing models fast?
Establish excellent service while increasing profit?