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Management Paper: 6 challenges that building materials manufacturers must overcome

The building materials manufacturing industry encompasses wide variety of products – from essential materials used in construction (such as tiles, glass, ceramics, bricks, cables, wooden planks, paints, and metals) to actual components (such as windows, doors, cabinets, toilets, and sinks) – that are part of the physical structures all around us.

Although building materials manufacturers’ product range is diverse and their production processes are all very different, they deal with many of the same operational and financial challenges.

In this management paper, we will explore the 6 main challenges that building materials manufacturers face and explain how they can overcome these obstacles – and maximize on time, in full (OTIF) delivery performance and profitability – with optimized planning and decision making.



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