Manufacturing is a long-term play. Systems are targeted not for the day or week, but rather for years or decades. Therefore, system development and improvement programs are long-lived as well.
The global marketplace is intensely competitive and winning manufacturers must bring their “A” game.
Manufacturing and supply chain management needs all the help it can get to keep an edge in today’s competitive market.
Like any other corporate process, supply chain management needs to incorporate more than its core operational functions to deliver world class results.
No company undertakes significant management initiatives such as MI with the plan to quickly throw it away.
Are many manufacturers kidding themselves? Do they believe those magic numbers that pop up in their dashboards give them the real process performance story?