With increasingly complex customer requirements, accelerated product delivery and the need to reduce process costs, manufacturers today are under constant pressure to streamline their shop floor operations. The latest innovations in Manufacturing space address this need by assisting day-today shop floor task executions, and at the same time transforming it into a center for business excellence.
The next generation solutions are being designed to assist complex manufacturing landscapes with end-to-end compliance and seamless management while offering enterprise-wide visibility and control. Industry specific solutions designed for pharmaceutical, healthcare, and paper industries are increasingly taking the form of commercial off-the-shelf offerings, giving manufacturers the flexibility and cost-savings.
In addition, these solutions have the capabilities to integrate with other enterprise software such as ERP, PLM, or CRM to enable manufacturers monitor the entire business operations, starting from procurement, and production to supply chain, and sales. All these abilities are make them indispensible for manufacturers, which in turn is propelling the market to top $7.4 Bn by 2020, as stated by the Global Industry Analysts report.
In this scenario, our goal with this special edition is to highlight companies that offer best-of-breed solutions and the wisdom of thought leaders across the industry. This edition blends articles
from subject matter experts with real stories on what selected vendors are doing for their clients, including exclusive insights from CIOs and CXOs.
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