Streamlining Document- and Printing-Intensive Processes in Manufacturing to Increase Productivity
Increasing the level of productivity is the new mantra for leading manufacturing organizations worldwide. With executives in manufacturing becoming increasingly positive about the direction of the world economy, manufacturing organizations are progressively abandoning strategies purely based on cost cutting. The initiatives that manufacturers are primarily working on relate to optimizing and streamlining critical business processes in areas such as manufacturing operations, supply chain, and product innovation.
Despite all the investments in technology and business applications that we have seen in manufacturing in the past decade, there are a lot of processes that could further improve manufacturers' productivity. Document- and printing-intensive processes in particular are very inefficient. Research shows that the effective use of IT is key to increasing productivity as it magnifies the benefits of management practices aimed at streamlining critical business processes.