Forbes contributor Louis Columbus lists the ten ways manufacturers are using cloud computing to revolutionize manufacturing. Here are some of the key ways:
- Capturing and applying company-wide intelligence and knowledge through the use of analytics, business intelligence (BI), and rules engines.
- Piloting and then moving quickly to full launch of supplier portals and collaboration platforms, complete with quality management dashboards and workflows.
- Designing in services is now becoming commonplace, making cloud integration expertise critical for manufacturers.
- Increasing reliance on two-tier ERP strategies to gain greater efficiencies in material planning, supplier management and reduce logistics costs. (Cloud-based ERP systems are getting the attention of manufacturers.)