Manufacturers gain operational efficiency, sacrifice improvements in supply chain visibility: New report


A new report from KPMG found that while global manufacturers are putting their supply chains at the center of their business strategies, a whopping 54 percent of domestic manufacturers admit that their supply chain visibility doesn't go beyond their Tier 1 suppliers (those direct suppliers to OEMs).

The findings are part of New York-based KPMG's 4th annual Global Manufacturing Outlook - Competitive Advantage - Enhancing Supply Chain Networks for Efficiency and Innovation. Survey participants included 335 global executives - 95 of which are in the U.S. Of those respondents, just 9 percent (7 percent domestically) say that they have complete visibility over their supply chains.


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