Accelerate business performance gains with manufacturing execution systems
Manufacturing companies are under extreme pressure not only to maintain but to improve their business performance.Manufacturing companies are under extreme pressure not only to maintain but to improve their business performance. Publicly traded companies must show profit and revenue gains on a regular basis, and all manufacturers, whether public or private, are pushing to remain competitive and gain market share. Companies that choose to continue manufacturing products rather than outsourcing production are under constant scrutiny as to whether they can gain a healthy return on those expensive plant assets.
To meet this pressure, manufacturers across the industrialized world have consistently improved productivity. In all sixteen countries reviewed by the U.S. Department of Labor, output per labor hour rose and total hours dropped from 2004 to 2005. This trend is not new; tracking those same 16 countries from 1979 to 2005, every country reports 2%-5% increases in the rate of change of output per hour between 1979 and 2005.