Embrace technology to gain competitive advantage

By Plant Engineering Staff April 18, 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.
Moving forward, it is important that manufacturers embrace technology in order to either solidify or gain competitive advantages. However, in the many fast paced, low-margin, environments that make up the manufacturing industry it is crucial that manufacturers do not adopt technology for technology’s sake.

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