Today, global manufacturers have all but abandoned traditional vertical supply chain management to adopt the more flexible horizontal and virtual supply chain concepts. But in changing their business model, they have given up a fair amount of control over their supply chain processes.
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inability to win new bids; poor key performance indicator (KPI) metrics (in terms of poor inventory turns, wrong inventory mix, excess and obsolete inventory, margin erosion, etc.), and so on. The electronics industry today is made up of the type of virtual enterprises mentioned earlier, where brand owners, contract manufacturers, and lower-tier suppliers are interconnected partners in a coordinated operation. In such an environment, one member's actions will affect many other members, and as such, major