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Building flexibility and resilience to minimise potential weak links in your operations and supply chain.

Manufacturing is as much a complex network of inter-related producers, innovators and services as it is a sector that produces outputs and exports for the economy. The global nature of these networks and the number of agents involved in them has been growing – providing a challenge for management and increasing the potential for weak links to appear.

This latest research looks at how companies are building flexibility and resilience into their operations and through their supply chains. We see action on many fronts – greater effort and focus on collaboration, on-going appraisal of the geographic locations of companies’ own operations and their supply base and the degree to which activities can be switched between locations of suppliers in the event of a disruption.


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