Andy Chatha talked this morning about trends and strategies as the second ARC preaching to the converted meeting got underway. Top Ten Strategies for Global Manufacturers 1. Create a highly collaborative corporate culture 2. Embrace collaborative design and manufacturing. 3.Let your customers help you develop new products. 4. Adopt platforms to simplify technology architecture. 5. Connect all applications using industry standards and web services. 6. Create a common content and data library. 7. Build secure, synchronized supply chain. 8. Outsource non-core operations. 9.Flatten your organization. 10. Use benchmarks for Continuous Improvement.