Are you looking for a new ERP software solution? Maybe you are wondering if the one you have now will help you succeed in the future or will instead hinder your ability to compete in the industrial manufacturing industry. There are three must-have components needed in an existing or new ERP software solution for industrial manufacturers. Let’s take a closer look at what they are:
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The rapid rate of change in our world is staggering. It is hard to keep up with all that is occurring in a business world that is moving faster and transforming quicker than ever before. Keeping up with all of the changes can be challenging especially when you consider the influence and impact technology and global markets have on systems and practices. The business world is faced with pressures like never before to respond to competition, to global trends, and to the ongoing evolution of business and technological practices.
Technology’s ever developing new systems and fast pace can be challenging for manufacturers with heavily customized systems, and there is constant pressure to decide whether or not to expand functionality based on high costs of modification. To upgrade or not to upgrade is a consistent question being asked in IT departments. Fortunately, modern ERP solutions are built on loosely coupled, flexible architecture for easy expansion, easy upgrades, and easy integration to new applications or legacy solutions.
Manufacturing is back. To harness the momentum created by the manufacturing renaissance, manufacturers need to transform today's challenges into opportunities. It won't be an easy task, and manufacturers will need to completely rethink their business model, organizational structure, and IT landscape.
In addition to the new functionality that will be required of future ERP solutions, this IDC White Paper also discusses these critical IT capabilities that will be essential for successful, future manufacturers:
A recent economic summit held in late September in Illinois identified collaboration as one essential key for future economic growth in Illinois’ manufacturing future. Collaboration is all about working together to further produce and create in cooperation.
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In manufacturing, collaboration is nothing new—it’s always been the norm. Group problem-solving, trouble-shooting, and idea generation serve as many top manufacturers’ most successful sources for generating new opportunities. Today, as manufacturers struggle with shortages of highly skilled personnel, while simultaneously attempting to grow without expanding head-count, the value of shared dialogue and effective collaboration is greater than ever. Workers may need to share tasks, mentor recruits, or take on entirely new roles. In these cases, communication within the workforce increases in importance.