Oracle Value Chain and Procurement Transformation Edition
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Survey: Manufacturers See Value Chain Transformation as a Critical Strategic Goal

Almost three-quarters of manufacturing organizations want to transform their traditional supply chains into modern value chains, with more than 30 percent already well on their way to achieving this goal. The reason: they see transformation as a critical path to stimulate innovation, growth, and profitability in a difficult competitive environment challenged by rapid change and increasing complexity.

Those are some of the findings in an exclusive value chain transformation survey conducted recently by Manufacturing Executive research services and sponsored by Oracle.

The report says value chains go beyond the conventional definitions of supply chains. They enhance customer and enterprise value through business strategy alignment. And they facilitate tight collaboration by supply chain teams with a wide range of internal and external business stakeholders.

Of the 74.1 percent of manufacturing executives who said their companies see moving to integrated value chains as a goal, three-quarters of them are beginning the process or have made substantial progress.

Many of these manufacturing organizations are treating transformation as a strategic initiative. Thirty percent of the executives describe their projects as an executive-level strategy that includes a comprehensive plan and deadlines.

Action Plan
Based on these findings, the report offered a series of steps that supply chain professionals can take to further their modernization efforts.

Create winning products. Capture and leverage the best ideas in real time to ensure product quality and rapidly build, launch, and commercialize new products.

Plan for profit. Align the value chain delivery process by synchronizing operational and financial plans. Then capture growth by predicting and shaping demand and effectively segmenting the customer base.

Orchestrate agile operations. Build adaptive value networks that are capable of responding quickly to changing events by leveraging value-driven procurement and intelligent, digital manufacturing.

Accelerate value chain transformation. Adopt the right transformation strategy (big bang, phased, or hybrid) based on business complexity, risk profile, and associated costs.

Read the full report.
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