The entire supply chain ecosystem — encompassing manufacturers, distributors and retailers — is undergoing a business transformation. This is in response to changing dynamics involving shifting consumer expectations, time to market and intense global competition that is being dictated by the rising Internet and mobile economies.
Advances in technology — coupled with changing labor demographics — are proving to be the lynchpin shaping this new business model. To remain economically viable, retailers must sell products faster and at competitive prices which sends a ripple effect down the supply chain. For example, manufacturers must accelerate production cycles and distributors must shorten delivery times.
With manufacturing activity becoming increasingly fragmented and decentralized, manufacturers have found that getting the right talent just in time can prove to be an incredibly powerful business asset. Apex’s manufacturing staffing division allows us to get the high-value add players needed to optimize processes.