The Modern Manufacturers Guide to Digitizing 7 Key Business Processes
InfoTrends estimates that typically between 60% and 80% of manufacturers use their ERP and paper, or paper only to manage the unstructured information associated with many of their core business processes. The conclusion: A high degree of manual and ad hoc processes are used to manage the unstructured information that surrounds key manufacturing processes.
Clearly there is room for improvement and many opportunities for automation and standardization in how unstructured information is managed in a manufacturing organization. In order to more deeply understand the overlapping document and information requirements faced by a typical manufacturer, this white paper takes a look at six very specific processes typical of any manufacturing operation:
- Product planning and design
- Sales and order processing
- Distribution and logistics
- Customer service
It then looks at a key process of concern to every manufacturer that encompasses all of them, compliance.