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Are Changing Business Models the Key to Manufacturing's Future?

Posted by Paul Tate on Jul 14, 2015

Strategy_Word_Cloud.jpgIf manufacturing leaders hope to be ready for the major transformational shifts that lie ahead over the next few years, they will need to adopt business models that are a lot more collaborative and agile and that boost their ability to innovate.

And they need to start now.

Recent research from a number of sources has highlighted the gap that currently exists between manufacturing company aspiration, and the real-life adoption of new business models and organizational structures that will truly support more collaborative and agile approaches necessary to cope with an increasingly disruptive future of digitally-driven, highly-innovative, global networks of competitors.

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