Today, innovation and manufacturing capabilities are dispersed around the globe. Global supply chains, localized products and virtualized product development are changing the nature of manufacturing. Additionally, manufacturers must adopt new business models to move from pure product selling to services and solutions for their end customers. Expanding into new markets, sourcing of scarce raw materials and compliance with stringent regulations also raise challenges for the manufacturing organizations of today.
Spread across high-tech, automotive, industrial equipment, life sciences and more, the globally competitive manufacturing sectors that invent and make high-value-added products are availing leading-edge technologies to streamline and optimize their operations. Software solutions that address all aspects of manufacturing sector are proving to be the game changer here. Expertise in leading ERP and BPM systems, clubbed with the power of Cloud and Big Data are helping the manufacturing companies deal with industry consolidation, global supply chain complexity and volatile commodity prices and thereby perform operations at peak efficiency.
From roadmap definition to design, implementation and maintenance, manufacturing clients get the business results they expect from their technology investments and outsourcing programs.
In the last few months, we looked at hundreds of solution providers and consulting companies and shortlisted the ones that are at the forefront of tackling the challenges of the manufacturing industry.
In our selection we examined the vendors' capability to fulfill the needs of manufacturing companies by offering products, solutions and services that support core business processes. We also evaluated the vendor capabilities related to deployment of cloud, Big Data and analytics, mobility, and Business Intelligence in the specific context of the manufacturing business.
We present to you CIOReview's 20 Most Promising Manufacturing Technology Solution and Consulting Providers 2013.