Trends Report

Goldilocks Manufacturing Is Neither Just In Time Nor Just In Case, But Just Right

Emerging Technologies Help Rebalance Global Supply Chains And Manufacturing Capacity

March 4th, 2024
With contributors:
Pascal Matzke , Jeffrey Rajamani , Ashutosh Sharma , Hannah Jachim , Rachel Birrell


Global manufacturers are rethinking how they balance the advantages and disadvantages of different manufacturing locations, from lower-cost offshore to faster onshore or nearshore options. Emerging technologies from robots and additive manufacturing to AI and machine learning challenge traditional thinking about where goods should be produced but add new complexity. This report helps technology and business leaders understand the options and how to combine them to create a pattern that’s just right for their specific circumstances.

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