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Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI

making summary  or downstream supply-chain partners, making these relationships difficult: 34% report no integration with suppliers (34% of U.S. plants and 31% of Canada plants), and 31% report no integration with customers (30% of U.S. plants and 34% of Canada plants). Only 8% and 11% of plants, respectively, report extensive integration with suppliers and customers. Where no integration exists, relationships are likely based solely on transactions, which all but removes any ability to enhance value in the supply chain

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