Raw materials are the foundation of the world’s manufacturing industry. As markets continue to grow, the extent to which manufacturers can obtain and afford raw materials will drastically impact their overall success. Increasing resource productivity is the single biggest key to sustainability for many of the world’s leading manufacturing brands.
What can manufacturers do to increase the productivity of their raw materials? The answer starts with planning. Optimizing the supply circle is about so much more than cheap goods and upstream suppliers; it’s a holistic process that prioritizes areas of high-impact within the business, namely, the quality of raw materials.