IDC Manufacturing Insights will unveil its annual series of "Top Ten Predictions" reports and accompanying webcasts for the global manufacturing industry in the coming weeks. With a clear focus on the manufacturing industry, the annual Top Ten Predictions reports explore the critical, global technology trends driving "recovery and transformation" in the manufacturing industry in 2010, and examine the impact of these technologies on global technology spending and the use of information technology in key process areas.
The Top Ten Predictions webcast series kicks off on Jan. 11 with the IDC Insights Predictions 2010: Cross-Industry Overview webcast, covering energy, financial services, government, health, manufacturing and retail. The discussion will focus on how the predictions in each segment will impact global technology spending patterns, organizational structures and overall industry performance. The series continues with the IDC Insights Predictions 2010: Manufacturing webcast to be held on Jan. 13. This presentation will discuss the challenges and uncertainty within the current economic environment and how manufacturing IT organizations need to engage their business leadership to deliver higher decision-making competency for 2010 and beyond.
The series continues with the IDC Insights Predictions 2010: Manufacturing Supply Chain webcast, to take place on Jan. 20. This webcast will examine general economic trends affecting supply chains, specific domain challenges across procurement, planning, manufacturing and logistics, and then emerging hot topics such as sustainability, RFID/M2M and risk management. Next, the IDC Insights Predictions 2010: Manufacturing Product Lifecycle Management webcast on Jan. 21 will highlight the role information technology and PLM software will take in meeting business and process challenges. Finally, the IDC Insights Predictions 2010: Manufacturing EMEA webcast on Febr. 2 will focus on the 2010 predictions for European Manufacturing that encompass topics such as demand visibility, MES, manufacturing offshoring, risk management, aftermarket services, RFID and SOA.