The two-day Manufacturing Supply Chain Officer Summit (MSCO) was held last week in Shanghai, China. Under the patronage of CISCO, AVA Consulting Partners, St.Onge, DIMERCO, Pivott 88, GEFCO, GoIndustry DoveBid, the summit focused on the” Tomorrow’s Risk in Supply Chain.”

GlobalSCM (the organizer) stressed the critical importance of competing in turbulent markets, future challenges for managing supply chains to unlock growth and pursue profits.

Infineon Lead Principal Supply Chain, Hans Ehm explained:”In the past it was required to manage front and SC fast, cost efficient and full visible. Now we can benefit also from global production flexibility - the global SC in our Fab Semiconductor industry faces steep ramps, short life cycles and long lead times.”

“But, the real risk comes from the nonaligned supply chains is the bullwhip effect. Supply chain challenges and preliminary answers in the semiconductor industry is ‘educate to collaborate.’ How to master this complexity are based on aligned processes ( SCOR), best of breed IT Tools and a superior education program- internal and external.” He added.

With respect to great challenges manufacturing companies faced with, Li Chen, Supply Chain Planning VP of Schneider Electric, emphasized that supply chain transformation was needed if manufacturers wanted to obtain competitive products landed costs, drive high level of productivity, to develop agility and to limit risks as well as optimize capital employed.

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