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We saw new signs of lively activity in the world of Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software solutions this past year, due to several factors, not the least of which was the beginnings of economic recovery in developed regions of the world. This activity is also attributable to growth in demand from an expanding middle class in emerging market areas of the world, as well as from shifts in manufacturing locations with re-shoring activities, a global environment of stable energy prices, and new technology advancements delivering benefits that are too compelling to ignore.
This week's article round-up offers discussion on the evolving manufacturing industry from various perspectives; people, process, and technology. An infographic displaying the world's carbon footprint by nation proves to be visually pleasing and informative.
Did you know that the global report card displays a 'D' when it comes to our effort of combating global warming? That manufacturing accounts for 16% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 14% of worldwide employment? Or that GE has lowered its sticker price by 20% due to homeshoring? Me neither, and percisely my reasoning for incorporating the below articles into this week's round up. Enjoy.
Disappearing are the days of large investments and lengthy implementation times for manufacturing applications. As we mentioned in our previous blog on the Digital Revolution, major changes in the industry charged by Information Technology in the last few decades are quickly moving onto web-based systems.
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