Manufacturers need software to help manage green projects

Almost half of manufacturers lacked the enterprise technology to manage their environmental footprint, and another 28% had only limited capabilities, according to a study commissioned by IFS North America. When it comes to the ability to measure environmental impacts, middle-market manufacturers did more poorly than did companies with more than $1 billion in revenue.

01/01/2010


Almost half of manufacturers lacked the enterprise technology to manage their environmental footprint, and another 28% had only limited capabilities, according to a study commissioned by IFS North America.

When it comes to the ability to measure environmental impacts, middle-market manufacturers did more poorly than did companies with more than $1 billion in revenue. Among companies with between $250 million and $999 million in revenue, only 20% of respondents said they were tracking some environmental measures but not others in their enterprise software, while 36% of companies with $1 billion or more in revenue said they had this capability.

“It comes as no surprise that middle market companies report less capacity for environmental tracking than larger enterprises,” IFS North America Chief Technical Officer Rick Veague said. “Most mid-market manufacturers find their enterprise software does not support this type of environmental tracking.”





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