New research commissioned by Exel, in conjunction with DHL Supply Chain, shows that, to meet the demands of doing business in emerging markets, technology companies must reevaluate their current supply chains to avoid risking loss
The research, detailed in a new white paper entitled “Path to Growth: Shaping Tech Sector Supply Chains in Emerging Markets” by Lisa Harrington, President of the lharrington group LLC, makes clear that a “regionalized global supply chain” model is emerging as the new paradigm to meet global shifts in demand. Regionalized supply chains, shortened product lifecycles and shifting demographics characterize the challenges and opportunities for the technology sector in emerging markets.
According to the white paper, three significant items are affecting the technology sector’s supply chain operations:
“The technology sector is inherently unpredictable, but in emerging markets, unknown demand patterns and varying technology adoption rates heighten the risk,” said Luis Eraña, Exel President Technology & Service Logistics Americas. “Understanding the technology sector and its challenges, such as long lead times for products and dynamic consumer demand, helps us provide cost-effective solutions for various scenarios so that our customers are equipped to deal with the unknown and ensures we remain North America’s leading logistics provider.”
More information can be found in the white paper, which can be downloaded here.
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