Manufacturers are used to living between a rock and a hard place – and navigating the space between. Demand vs. supply. Consumer appetites for customized product and their expectations for ever-lowering costs. The list goes on and on. So the current tug-of-war over if, when and where a recession will hit is not unchartered territory. For manufacturers, though, the uncertainty is particularly challenging, as flexibility that allows operations to reflect the pace of the economy simply isn’t there.
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