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10 Ways Cloud Computing Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

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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