In the 1990s, companies began to focus on “core competencies” and specialization. They abandoned vertical integration, sold off non-core operations, and outsourced those functions to other companies. This changed management requirements, by extending the supply chain beyond the company walls and distributing management across specialized supply chain partnerships. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) became brand owners that control the entire supply chain from above, instead of from within. The specialization model creates manufacturing and distribution networks composed of several individual supply chains specific to producers, suppliers, and customers that work together to design, manufacture, distribute, market, sell, and service a product.
Supply chain specialization allows companies to focus on their core competencies and assemble networks of specific, best-in-class partners to contribute to the overall value chain itself, thereby increasing overall performance and efficiency. The ability to quickly obtain and deploy this domain-specific supply chain expertise without developing and or maintaining an entirely unique and complex competency in house is a leading reason why Altraco has served companies such as yours.
- Factory Partnerships (some exceeding 20 years).
- Sourcing, Procurement, Conversion
- Product Design, Planning, Execution, Control, and Monitoring
- Private Labeling
- Supply Chain Management
- Logistics Management
- Customs Management
- Inventory Management
- Information Technology