Manufacturing is a wealth-producing sector of the economy. As such, effective manufacturing companies are critical to national economic stability. For manufacturers aiming to be competitive keeping costs low and manufacturing in volume are both key considerations.
Within manufacturing ERP is used to plan the ordering of materials and other resources, set manufacturing schedules, and compile cost data. The UK is a leading global manufacturer we have a world class reputation in the automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical sectors. Manufacturing employs over 2m people, contributes £6.7tr to the global economy each year, is responsible for over 70% of UK R&D investment and accounts for over 54% of our exports.
Technology tools are increasingly becoming must-haves for staying competitive in industrial distribution and seamless integration of your legacy products such as the IBM iSeries with your state of the art IP based networks is a priority for many manufactures today.