MPI research finds most manufacturers lack the IT tools required to stay competitive. Mark Humphlett's four-part series on the Manufacturing Matters blog explores some options.
"A recent report published by Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) indicates only half of all manufacturers have business systems adequately equipped to manage their current process needs. When the manufacturers evaluated their ERPs in terms of future readiness, the results were even worse. Only a small percentage rated their systems as state-of-the-art or capable of supporting future growth," writes Humphlett, Infor industry and product strategy director, in his blog post titled "Feeling the Urgency to Upgrade Your ERP?"
Why are so many manufacturers struggling to make do with subpar ERP solutions?
What can an organization do if its ERP solution is holding it back from being competitive?
Humphlett has some ideas: