Capgemini report finds high supplier collaboration

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Capgemini  has found high levels of supplier collaboration in its new report Collaborating for Innovation, which examines trends in product and service innovation across the manufacturing industry.

Most of the companies surveyed said they were effectively carrying out a range of supplier collaboration activities, including the use of information systems (89 per cent), open-innovation environments (80 per cent) and involvement in the innovation process (79 per cent).

The report also found that manufacturers are increasingly turning to collaborative business models, processes and technologies to gain competitive advantage in their innovation efforts across all parts of the value chain, including through supplier, R&D and customer collaboration.

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