10 Ways Cloud Computing Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

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.)
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