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Collaborative Decisionmaking is Strong Trend for 2008

Business and technology trends for 2008 include more collaboration, replacing aging workforce...and more supply chain focus.

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Business and Technology Trends for Manufacturers in 2008

Top 10 Predictions for Manufacturing 2008

Today's business and international environment of constant change demands more collaborative decision making.

Manufacturing Insights, an IDC company, announced the release of its annual Top 10 Predictions report, which examines macro industry trends, specific key process domains, and emerging business-technology initiatives for manufacturers in 2008.

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Developing and strengthening a company's "strategy for hosting and participating in business networks as well as assuring that information technology investments are sufficient to support the organization’s needs are vital strategies for the coming year."

Macro Industry Trends and Emerging Business Initiatives for 2008

Top 10 Predictions report, which examines macro industry trends, specific key process domains, and emerging business-technology initiatives for manufacturers in 2008.

The top 10 predictions presented and analyzed in this study include:

  • Large manufacturing firms will move toward a globally integrated business model
  • IT organizations will accelerate spending on collaborative decision environments and incubate multi-enterprise business networks
  • IT spending in the supply chain area will focus on fulfillment execution
  • Product management software investments will be geared to integrating processes, not automating tasks
  • Manufacturing firms will tackle the challenges of aging/emerging workforces with investment in organic knowledge management
SOURCE: Industry.tekrati.com



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