As a manufacturer, you know the industry is changing. You’re expected to produce more, work faster and leaner, and find ways to make new products like those comprising the Internet of Things (IoT). Customer and employee expectations are also changing rapidly because our experiences as consumers shape our demands for business. As many factory employees are approaching retirement, a new generation is joining the workforce—a generation that wants the business systems they interact with to be as intuitive as those they use in all other areas of their life.
A new report from Aberdeen explores today’s manufacturing landscape and outlines how enterprise resource planning (ERP) software forms a foundation that can support Industry 4.0 for smaller manufacturers looking to grow. Highlights include:
- Modernizing business systems is a top priority for manufacturers
- Leading manufacturers are more likely to have implemented cloud, analytics, and IoT technology
- Leaders are 44% more likely to have real-time visibility into the status of all processes
- Leaders saw a 13% improvement in productivity over the past two years
Download the full report to learn more about how upgrading your ERP system provides the foundation your business needs to innovate and compete in the modern manufacturing landscape.