Unlike the philosophy in the world of sports that being first is best, we have been conditioned to a perspective where it is best to wait in the world of technology. For example, in the consumer market, the newest technology typically launches with shock-value price points that begin to drop within a few months, or at least after the holiday retail season. Others will point out that early releases don’t always have all of the “bugs” worked out, and the second or third release is a more stable version of the new technology.
In the case of IT solutions for manufacturing, neither reason for a “wait and see” attitude applies. On the contrary, a “go first and go big” play in the game book is going to be the winning strategy for manufacturers in the coming decade, which promises to continue a fast-paced rate of change. This is because the first to market is typically the one who owns the market. Manufacturing is no exception. Unfortunately, manufacturers often remain content to fine-tune yesterday’s designs instead of upgrading to modern manufacturing ERP software.
Don’t let your manufacturing firm lag behind or continue to work within old systems. Contact us to learn more about how you can be on the leading edge of production trends.