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Avasant Digital Forum: Re-imagining Manufacturing through Digital Technologies
The pandemic had a significant impact on the manufacturing sector. It disrupted supply chains, shrunk demand for high-value goods – such as primary metals, industrial machinery, and automobiles – and labor shortages completely “manu-fractured” an already-struggling sector.
Discrete Manufacturers Lead Rise in IT Capital Spending
Irvine, Calif.—Discrete manufacturing is one of the bright spots for capital spending on IT goods and services, according to the IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks 2011/2012 study by Computer Economics. The study found that discrete manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada are increasing IT capital budgets by 12.5% this year, the highest of any sector in the study.
IT Spending and Staffing 2008/2009: Chapter 11, Discrete Manufacturing Sector Benchmarks
Chapter 11 provides benchmarks for discrete manufacturing organizations across all organizational sizes. Discrete manufacturers are defined as those where the production process adds value by fabricating or assembling individual (discrete) units of production. Respondents in this sector include manufacturers of tools, machines, auto parts, medical devices, industrial components, instrumentation, clothing, and other types of discrete products. The benchmarks provided in this chapter are the same as those in Chapter 2 (Composite Benchmarks). (63 pp., 41 figs.)[Full Report Description]
IT Spending and Staffing 2008/2009: Chapter 12, Process Manufacturing Sector Benchmarks
Chapter 12 provides benchmarks for process manufacturing organizations across all organizational sizes. Process manufacturers are defined as those whose production processes add value by mixing, separating, forming, or chemical reaction. Respondents in this sector include manufacturers of chemicals, metals, plastics, cosmetics, semiconductors, building materials, floorings, and similar products. It also includes makers of pharmaceuticals and food products. The benchmarks provided in this chapter are the same as those in Chapter 2 (Composite Benchmarks). (63 pp., 41 figs.)[Full Report Description]
IT Security in Manufacturing Firms
This article provides key findings for the manufacturing industry from our 2002 report, IT Security, Perceptions, Awareness, and Practices. Acces to the full report is also provided.
B2B Online Usage by Manufacturing Companies (November 2002)
Only 10 percent of the manufacturing plants surveyed were making online payments to vendors in 2000. However about 30 percent plan to be conducting business in this manner by year-end 2002.