Manufacturing 2.0: Simplicity Sells
Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by Don Kapuscinski
Given the difficult and multifaceted nature of the challenges confronting North American manufacturers it is not surprising that the bulk of client demand relate to work and projects designed to reduce complexity—within strategy, on the shop floor, in supply chains and throughout information technology (IT) environments. A recent Bain study of about 1,000 companies finds that roughly 70 percent of executives believe that complexity raises costs and hinders growth. A related Bain study, one examining the impacts of complexity on 110 companies in 17 industries, finds that “lower-complexity companies” grow approximately 1.5 times faster than their average competitors. It’s no wonder that going forward, smart manufacturing companies will continue to aggressively pare down complexity in all aspects of the business, whether [this work involves] SKU count, the number of facilities and/or vendors, or operating model.” In 2011 and beyond, manufacturing consultants will strive to bring greater simplicity and effectiveness to the following areas.
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