Whether it's made-to-order manufacturing, mass production, discrete or process manufacturing -- supply chain and production teams are the backbone of any business. But faster, internationally-networked production processes and the drive for shorter lead times has put enormous strain on business' planning and resources. The need to optimize processes and increase the quality of supply chains has never been greater. Improved control over inventories, more accurate demand forecasts, and streamlined scheduling can help you keep your organization on track. Learn more about manufacturing topics by reading our answers in this section.