Building Tomorrow's Manufacturing Enterprise
In an industry that creates equipment to make things simpler for others, the information technology that enterprises use should make work simpler for them. This calls for just-in-time insights, on-demand visibility and off-the-line innovation.
As consumer spending in emerging economies expands, new demand centers and centers of manufacturing excellence and innovation are rising as hotspots. To break the mold, manufacturers need to meet industry forces head-on in their complex make-to-order, make-to-stock and configure-to-order requirements market.
Challenges & Opportunities
Intense competition: Manufacturers have to develop, source, make and deliver based on best cost and best talent decisions. Additionally, the regulatory environment enforces flexible controls across the enterprise.
Supply chain complexity: The traditional supply chain has broken. Companies are increasingly procuring from low-cost centers that are becoming increasingly interesting and popular. This is also resulting in highly complex supply chains that are difficult to manage and optimize.
Realizing value from technology investments: While technology can enable flexibility in global operations and support transformational initiatives, manufacturers struggle to justify their investments to simplify and standardize their business systems and technological support organizations.