ERP, SCM and E-Business Challenges for Manufacturing
Need for Real-Time Plant Data
ERP Challenges Gartner Group, 1998 "Manufacturing businesses that make investments in ERP-directed manufacturing applications that fail to provide for accurate real-time information from the process will achieve at least 50% lower ROI on those investments..."
E-Business Challenges Goldman Sachs, Nov. 12, 1999 “ The real-time feature of B2B fosters constant communication between buyers and suppliers, revealing the dynamics of supply and demand in the marketplace…for determining price as well as for managing inventory . The ability to satisfy real-time needs will drive B2B .”
Requirement: Plant Data Order Status? Inventory? Equipment Availability? Quality?