The New Ground Rules for High Tech Manufacturing

Keeping your operations productive and your business profitable

In technology markets, speed to market is essential. Product innovation cycles can often be measured in just a few months. There’s little room for miscommunication, stock-outs, inconsistent quality, or production delays. Any one of these seemingly small production miss-steps can be disastrous, causing a manufacturer to miss an entire cycle or lose a market to the "first to arrive" upstart.

As economic recovery inches along, seizing and optimizing every opportunity—no matter how small—is important for growth-driven executives. Increased pressure on manufacturers, components suppliers, and electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers to find new opportunities to grow revenue and cut costs—especially with increased competition from emerging markets, such as India, Korea, and Vietnam. There are sales opportunities out there, but they may be isolated and difficult to uncover.

With the right software in place, manufacturers can zero in on trends early, and project the outcome over time. Advanced ERP functionality, including product lifecycle management (PLM) to speed new product introductions, and sales and operations planning (S&OP) to better manage complexity, can help forward-thinking manufacturers turn these challenges into opportunities to excel and outpace the competition.

Read the latest research from Infor

Executive Brief: Achieving the new production norm in the high tech industry. Discusses how high tech & electronics companies can seize emerging opportunities by focusing on:

  • Optimizing the supply chain
  • Optimizing resources and inventory
  • Committing to quality controls and operational excellence

Checklist: Five ways to improve plant floor productivity. The plant floor can often be the weakest link in your supply chain. Learn how accurate and comprehensive real-time information about plant floor operations empowers you to make informed decisions that help drive productivity.

How-to Guide: Four ways to better manage complex BOMs to drive productivity. This piece offers practical advice on managing complex bills of materials (BOMs) in high tech manufacturing.

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