Modern manufacturing has its fair share of issues, from supply shortages to distribution problems and an ever-fluctuating economy. To be successful, manufacturing companies must overcome some of these challenges by being prepared with a solution before a problem arises. The basis of most modern manufacturing challenges is lack of flexible and scalable technology. The companies that succeed will be those which are able to move the quickest and to anticipate changes instead of just reacting to them. By preparing for the changes and having an action plan, these businesses can help to guide the direction of their development and be ahead of the market.