Your Trusted, Resilient, and Global Supply Chain Partner
Keep production on track
A trusted, resilient global supply chain is a critical component of bringing products to life and to your customers. In the face of increasing uncertainty and disruption in the world, our diverse supply chain network, paired with our breadth of experience and expertise, keeps production on track.
We can help you scale production, manage regional trade and manufacturing dynamics, and minimize risk. Together, we can sustainably build and deliver products that improve the world.
Manage the full product lifecycle
We help you manage the full product lifecycle — from design and manufacturing, to spare parts fulfillment and product repair refurbishment and recycling. Partnering with Flex enables you to answer critical questions such as:
Where is the best place to manufacture your products?
Which technologies will give you a competitive edge?
And thanks to our know-how and long-term investments in supply chain networks and technology, you can depend on us to deliver now and in the future.
Resilience and regionalization
In an unpredictable world, resilience is more than a buzzword — it is a guiding principle. See how our global scale and tactical agility help you deliver value to your customers.
Supply chain resilience, adaptability, and regionalization
In a world of extreme weather, trade disruptions, cyber threats, and unpredictable global events, resilience is more than a buzzword — it is a first principle.
Our team diffuses risk against known threats and prepares for large-scale interruptions. Investments in strong foundations and contingency planning help us install the right talent, infrastructure, tools, and culture to give you confidence in business continuity and a competitive edge.
Our strategic planning helps you carefully consider competing priorities. As you navigate resilience, total cost of ownership (TCO), and risk, our global scale and tactical agility helps deliver value to your customers, no matter the circumstance.
Managing your supply chain can be a juggling act. And keeping your eye on all the balls at once can feel impossible — unless you’ve got help. We will help you create a more resilient supply chain that responds to constantly changing conditions. Our global supply chain solutions help you scale production, manage regional trade and manufacturing dynamics, and minimize risk. Plus, we provide real-time visibility into all the moving pieces. So, you never have to take your eye off what matters most: your business.
Large and diversified supply chain
To create agility and true resilience, we have built one of the world’s largest and most diversified supply chains operating at scale across multiple industries.
Powering this massive, nimble network are 10,000+ supply chain professionals across our sites in 30 countries who utilize strong relationships with a diverse base of 16,000 suppliers to source more than 1 million parts.
Our infrastructure, real-time supply chain data, and expertise around the world ensures we can respond quickly to instant changes in the dynamic supply chain landscape and keep production on track.
Resilience is not one size fits all, nor is it a single rigid approach. It is an ongoing, evolving process that continuously assimilates lessons learned.
We constantly test and develop our flexibility, visibility, and collaboration capabilities from procurement through last mile delivery. Doing so allows us to perpetuate de-risking using mitigation strategies for our customers, suppliers, and markets.
How do you maximize value?
Partner with us to create resilience throughout your entire value chain — and then manage your full product lifecycle to deliver full value.
Our global services and solutions network connects manufacturing to end customers across multiple channels. Our circular economy solutions — a customized set of services inclusive of a repair, refurbishment, and recovery portfolio — correspond with your organizational goals and open new revenue streams.
Regionalization and flexibility to manage your supply chain
When combatting rising tariffs, increased labor costs, and geopolitical instability, leading brands recognize regionalized supply chains as a possible valuable option.
And it is our diverse supply chain network, combined with our deep expertise and global footprint, that allows them to realize the benefits of regionalization.
We can help determine when and how to move closer to where you are located. Leveraging our manufacturing capabilities can provide you in-region, value-added fulfillment solutions.
Manufacture in region
We offer manufacturing at scale at more than 100 sites across 30 countries. Our global presence provides you the flexibility of sourcing components and building products in region — or rapidly shifting production to other worldwide locations as demand or regulations change.
By creating one of the world’s largest and most diverse supply chain networks, we can respond to evolving regional, trade, and manufacturing dynamics.
Our scale and geographic breadth addresses logistical and sourcing challenges in any region across the globe.
Supply and fulfill in region
We work closely with suppliers to understand how and where they source their materials.
Analyzing supply network data and presenting that information in an actionable manner enables us to build more resilient supply chains. Our supplier relationship management tools are built on Ivalua, allowing us to collaborate with suppliers on full end-to-end procurement, supply chain, and quality processes.
The net results for you are faster operations and lower error rates.
Our services and solutions meet the demands of most fulfillment networks in any region.
Agile capabilities in B2B, B2C, D2R, and D2C meet evolving end customer requirements while configure-to-order (CTO) postponement activities lower inventories, increases velocity, and ensures high fill rates to multiple channels.
Data-driven insights and advanced digital tools for smarter decision making
The global supply chain is fraught with ever-evolving challenges, and successful decision-making strategies are a pre-requisite for survival.
You need a partner who can provide the advanced digital tools and create the visualized data landscape required to properly evaluate, manage, and make informed decisions.
Thanks to our technological innovation, modeling capabilities, and real-time visibility, we can anticipate and resolve many issues before they impact your business. Our innovative, data-driven operations provide the confidence needed to expand your business.
The engine behind our diverse, resilient supply chain is Flex Pulse™, a cloud-based intelligent software platform that acts as a 24/7/365 distributed decision-making system. By integrating feeds from more than 200 data sources, we turn insights into actions to navigate any crisis.
Flex Pulse™ provides data visualization dashboards that enable real-time supply chain management. Using it, we can identify the most important issues causing friction in the supply chain within seconds.
Supply chain design
We are able to determine your best supply chain network design with SimFlex, our proprietary design and scenario planning solution.
SimFlex creates forecasting scenarios based on current and future projections. These projections are based on estimated inflation rates, crude oil prices, labor costs, and other macroeconomic indicators. Our data-driven analysis and recommendations also help you configure the optimal manufacturing and distribution footprint for your unique profile and distribution channels.
Supply chain digitization
We partner with you to digitize and integrate your supply chain across digital, mobile, and cloud-based technologies. This continuous sync enables data collection and visualization that is as close to real-time as possible.
We scale visibility at the product level within all factories to related customers. The net result is that all stakeholders have access to the same level of data — including our more than 9,000 supply chain professionals, whether they are in one of the nine Flex Pulse centers worldwide, or accessing the information on their PC or mobile device.
Unique foresights from deep supply chain experience
Leading brands like yours must constantly evolve and differentiate. But how can you do so amid constantly changing market dynamics?
By relying on our deep supply chain experience and breadth of experience across the supply base and in multiple domains, you can leverage our difference-making foresight to gain a competitive edge. Our ability to accurately aggregate total landed cost helps determine the best location to make your products.
Our extensive and diversified supplier network supports manufacturing at scale. And our foresight and experiences allow you to take advantage of the latest capabilities and trends — helping you make future-focused decisions, faster.
Deep supplier relationships
We respond to quickly changing market dynamics thanks to our deep supplier partnerships and sophisticated supply chain management tools and processes.
That is how we make proactive recommendations as we anticipate changes in trade and the supply chain.
We expertly manage our parts inventory to keep production going, no matter the circumstances. Take advantage of our dedicated sourcing team that works directly with design engineers to optimize design for manufacturing.
Innovation and evolution
Your products must evolve and keep up with the latest technology or risk getting left behind.
Our continual investment in understanding new technologies — and how they should be implemented across multiple industries — helps alleviate your burden of deciding what changes to adopt and how they should be implemented. We rely on the best suppliers so you can take advantage of high-quality, advanced components as your products continue to innovate.
Adding value through expertise
Your business needs to evolve to stay ahead. But how do you stay in front of the competition?
You can rely on our more than 50 years of supply chain management experience and expertise in more than a dozen industries and technologies to provide the business advantage you need.
Our ability to research, model, build, and execute robust supply chain plans can reduce time-to-market.
Our breadth of services can help create in-region postponement models to increase velocity and reduce inventory as benefits are realized along the value chain.
Sustainability and responsibility in the supply chain
Embedding sustainability into the supply chain is one way we responsibly design and manufacture products that improve people’s lives.
As we strive to reduce environmental impacts throughout our global supply chain, we also hold our supplier network to the highest ethical standards while providing them guidance and training to further the reach of our sustainability efforts.
Our sustainability goals are reflective of strong governance standards, policies, and procedures that transparently drive disciplined practices. And we offer design for circularity services and sustainable sourcing to help identify the value chain interventions that best advance your sustainability commitments.
Ethical and sustainable suppliers
We are the supply chain partner you can trust. We screen 100% of new global suppliers on social and environmental criteria to verify safe working conditions and ethical and environmentally responsible operations.
As part of our sustainability strategy, we are committed to 50 percent of our preferred suppliers setting greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets by 2025, and 100 percent by 2030.
To support this goal, we developed an award-winning Supplier GHG Emissions Reduction Program as part of our broader supplier sustainability program. We share knowledge, resources, and best practices to help preferred suppliers measure emissions, set emissions reduction targets, and ultimately deepen our relationship in the spirit of accelerating sustainability.
One of the hallmarks of our sustainability strategy is participation and leadership in global organizations committed to ensuring responsible operations and mitigating climate change.
Our sustainability goals align to four of the UN Development Sustainable Goals (UN SDGs).
As a member of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), we have GHG emission reduction targets in line with what the latest climate science deems necessary to meet the Paris Agreement’s goals.
We are a founding member and active participant in the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), which promotes mitigating social and environmental impacts of extraction and processing of raw materials in supply chains.
Value recovery and extension
Our goal is to accelerate sustainability throughout the entire value chain. That is why our circular economy solutions move beyond traditional individual repair, refurbishment, or recycling solutions.
We help you plan for the holistic business transformations required to extend the life and value of your products.
Our suite of value recovery financial modeling and visibility tools project the positive financial impacts of the solutions you employ.