Partnering with "super suppliers" can boost supply chain capacity

01/28/2014 | Manufacturer (U.K.), The

With the increasing demand and recovering economy, manufacturing companies need to quickly resolve their supply chain capacity deficits, writes Michael Minall, a director at Vendigital. To increase capacity, they should collaborate with "super suppliers," who can fulfill "a production process to a stage that might previously have taken ten or even fifty smaller suppliers," he recommends. "[S]trategic supply chain partnerships based on strong business relationships will be the distinguishing mark of any successful, fast-growing manufacturing business," Minall adds.

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