This IDC Manufacturing Insights perspective provides a quarterly update of the developments in manufacturing operations management practices, business achievements, and IT and factory automation implementation. It includes:
Lean operations index update. This is an update on business results from the IDC Manufacturing Insights Global Performance Index (GPI), for manufacturers that have more mature continuous improvement programs.
Research summary. This is a summary of latest research and data from IDC Manufacturing Insights Operations Technology research. This quarter we highlight the emerging role of IT in support of lean initiatives.
News update. This is an update of significant market developments including new operations technology products releases, recent plant floor IT and factory automation contracts signoff, and most relevant manufacturing operations industry news (such as new plant opening, plant upgrades and divesting).