When it comes to today’s manufacturing businesses, most of the low-hanging fruit in improving traditional processes or legacy systems has been picked. Many of these improvements involve leveraging cutting-edge technology to its fullest, as well as defining common goals and aligning processes across multiple plants and business units in order to meet enterprise-level goals.
Manufacturing companies are looking for any advantage to remain competitive in today's fierce, global market with diverse supply chains and increasing customer scrutiny and expectations. Many have decided to implement Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software solutions, either through full, comprehensive packages commonly offered by vendors, or by taking a modular approach, weaving in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software and Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI)/Operations Intelligence (OI) capabilities to ensure consistently efficient operations and to manage performance in real time.
LNS Research was pleased to be among the industry media and analyst guests at the Invensys Software Conference & Tech Support Symposium last month in Dallas, TX. We were impressed with many of the innovations, along with the spirit that was exhibited by more than 1,000 people in attendance.
As global competition and the drive to improve production efficiency and safety have intensified, inceased pressure has been placed on manufacturing processes and systems. Many organizations are now realizing the value and necessity to simplify and upgrade production operations. One of the ways companies are doing this is by standardizing on their manufacturing operations management (MOM) software applications.
From our discussions with industry leading executives, our analysis of today's technology offerings, and the results from the 2012-2013 Quality Management Survey, we've seen that the emerging software category, Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS), is making positive impact on operations across the globe. Notably, we've reported companies that have implemented EQMS functionalities are, on average, outperforming others in key quality metrics.
The ever-rising need to deliver high quality products and processes have prompted many organizations to invest in enterprise quality management software (EQMS) solutions. EQMS is taking quality management capabilities to new heights by offering a global platform for communication and collaboration on cross-functional issues across the value chain.
Managing the quality of products and processes is an area that virtually all organizations are working to improve. To achieve this, companies are moving away from disconnected strategies, processes, and technologies and toward the strategic management of quality under a unified information management system.
In a short period of time, the Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) market has matured greatly. Today, there are a variety of solutions with automated and holistic quality management processes, ranging from pure-play EQMS to other enterprise applications (PLM, ERP, MES, etc.) with EQMS functionalities.
Enterprise quality management software (EQMS) has changed the way many organizations look at quality management. By converging traditionally disparate business processes, it creates a unified information management system for managing quality. The LNS Research EQMS Solution Selection Guide provides a great first stop for executives interested in an implementation.
The Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS) space is growing quickly. There is now a diverse group of vendors for executives to consider, each with respective strengths and positioning in the market. To facilitate this potentially lenghthy selection process, LNS Research has developed the EQMS Solution Selection Guide. With an extensive overview of the market, it provides in-depth overviews and analyses of 18 top vendors.