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Experts say COVID-19 has spurred supply chains to focus on short-run manufacturing, but the industry needs more regulation to protect intellectual property rights

Experts say COVID-19 has spurred supply chains to focus on short-run manufacturing, but the industry needs more regulation to protect intellectual property rights

Written by Paul

December 10, 2020

Llamasoft Instead of sourcing components from single suppliers, manufacturers are starting to look for smaller orders from a range of suppliers to guard against the supply chain disruptions seen during the pandemic.

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Slimane Allab, senior vice president and general manager, EMEA of supply chain tech company LLamasoft said, “Short run manufacturing is effectively bridging the gap between product prototyping and full-scale manufacturing plans.” Peter Evans , CEO of UK-based stock management company Orderly agreed that short runs can benefit manufacturers and will only increase in the future. Because of their work, Business Insider named Allab and Evans to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming supply chain in Europe. Visit Business Insider’s Transforming Business homepage for more stories . So many situations, both desirable and undesirable, have been accelerated by COVID-19 and the manufacturing and supply chain industries are no exceptions. The pandemic has increased the need for […]

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