Technology will continue to play a key role in business strategic planning. Companies are often focused on simply maintaining operational and information technology capabilities instead of harnessing technology resources to drive innovation or transformational change. When it comes to IT security, manufacturers will need to ensure their IT security strategies remain effective for customer security and protection of intellectual property.
This infographic breaks down the technology trends that emerged from the 2017 RSM Manufacturing Monitor survey of industry leaders.
Implementing applications and systems has never been more affordable, but success is based on aligning people, processes and technologies.
The use of wireless technology in manufacturing is growing, but it requires well-defined objectives, scope and maintenance to be effective.
In the pursuit of greater profitability and customers, technology is changing the competitive landscape for manufacturers.
When it comes to their own companies, many manufacturers feel it is unlikely that their data will be a target of any breach attempts.
To take advantage of all the efficiencies and opportunities that IT offers, budgets need to increase—or priorities need to shift.
If U.S. manufacturers want to remain competitive, they need to be proactive in their investments in and strategic use of technology.
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