Are you on the right side of technology adoption?

Many manufacturers today are getting caught on the wrong side of a technology adoption wave that is quickly gaining momentum, according to a recent study by the Aberdeen Group that PLANT ENGINEERING readers participated in. Of the more than 200 surveyed manufacturers, 54% are planning on adopting Manufacturing Intelligence systems within the next 24 months.

05/15/2007


Many manufacturers today are getting caught on the wrong side of a technology adoption wave that is quickly gaining momentum, according to a recent study by the Aberdeen Group that PLANT ENGINEERING readers participated in.

Of the more than 200 surveyed manufacturers, 54% are planning on adopting Manufacturing Intelligence systems within the next 24 months. Additionally, 56% of manufacturers having already implemented Manufacturing Execution Systems did so within the past two years.

Among Aberdeen Group analyst Matthew Littlefield’s recommendations:

  • Focus on efficiency and cost reduction by adopting MES or MI and integrating with ERP

  • Use production scheduling optimization, quality assurance and control and work-in-process resource management functionality

  • Measure on-time delivery, throughput and manufacturing cycle time %%MDASSML%% ideally in real time and, at a minimum, daily

  • Adopt automated data collection and dashboard visualization for production, inventory and quality data.


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