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This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the chemical manufacturing industry for 3Q07. This update presents an overview and analysis of the macroeconomic trends, current industry issues, and pain points for the chemical manufacturing industry. This update also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and services This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at recent acquisition and partnership activity in the enterprise application market, particularly in the area of business intelligence. The document looks at how manufacturers can view these vendors as key suppliers of collaborative decision environments (CDEs). This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at robotics and factory automation, specifically at how companies are evaluating cost efficiencies from capital investments versus moving operations to low-cost regions. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides an update on the product offerings of Sterling Commerce and guidance to IT organizations considering investment in software to support multichannel sales activity. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the consumer products manufacturing industry for 3Q07. This update presents an overview and analysis of the macroeconomic trends, current industry issues, and pain points for the consumer products manufacturing industry. This update also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across software and services. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at the challenges presented by an aging workforce in established geographies and the emerging workforces in developing geographies. The document looks at how technology such as social networking can be used to provide the requisite knowledge management. This Manufacturing Insights report provides an overview of the current situation for the research and development (R&D)/product engineering services market that is emerging from the shadows.

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MI209373

Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q07 Arming for the Next Big Thing: Large Vendors Accumulate the Tools to Create Collaborative Decision Environments

Nov-07

Knickle, Moe, Holman

MI209356

Nov-07

Parker

MI209349

The Robot Revolution Revisited The New Sterling Commerce - Your Supply Chain Delivered

Nov-07

Parker

MI209352

Nov-07

Parker

MI209369

Consumer Products Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q07

Nov-07

Kinckle, Holman, Moe, Ellis

MI209354

The Aging/Emerging Dynamic The Emergence of Engineering Services Outsourcing

Nov-07

Parker, Barkai

MI209243

Nov-07

Dialani, Tapper, Barkai

MI209350

Will the Current Financial Market Situation Impact Manufacturing IT Spending

Nov-07

This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at how the subprime credit crisis will impact IT spending in the manufacturing industry.

Parker

MI209319

Oracle's Bid for BEA - Is There and Impact for Manufacturers?

Oct-07

This Manufacturing Insights Perspective reviews Oracle's recent bid for BEA and the impact it will have on manufacturers. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective continues our campaign to follow up on the videogame console industry. It analyzes the tumultuous journey of Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, repair and warranty expenses, and how a comprehensive approach to the product life cycle could have helped the company in reducing costs and protecting its brand image.

Knickle

MI208987

Microsoft Xbox 360's Tumultuous Warranty Journey

Oct-07

Barkai

MI209178

MI209179

Aravo Intends to Provide Supply Chain Visibility for Sustainability Efforts A Healthy Dose of Skepticism About Data That Shows No SOA Plans in the Chemical Industry North America Supply Chain Innovation: Driving IT Investments to Support the Business

Oct-07

This Manufacturing Insights Perspective highlights the challenge of gaining the visibility necessary for a sustainable supply chain and Aravo's product introduction to serve that need. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective questions data results revealing manufacturers in the chemical industry aren't planning on adopting service-oriented architecture (SOA). This Manufacturing Insights report presents the regional analysis of 250 North American respondents in our worldwide survey of more than 800 manufacturers and retailers. The results provide insight on how North American companies are directing supply chain innovation to support business objectives with IT investments This Manufacturing Insights update is a follow-on quarterly update in our Emerging Manufacturing Agenda program. This document provides updated information and key developments in the second and third quarter of 2007 for the five key supply risk areas for manufacturers and retailers with manufacturing and supply chain activities within China This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at the changing nature of the radio frequency identification (RFID) market from a technology focus to a business process and profitability focus. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective reviews the changes and challenges within the steel industry and the resulting demands on IT. This Manufacturing Insights study presents key discussions and findings from a recent closeddoor event, titled "Next-Generation Manufacturers: Masters of the Triple-Chains," in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was attended by key executives from a diverse group of Malaysia manufacturers. This report examines the top supply chain issues in their respective industries and analyzes initiatives that are of strategic importance moving forward. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the knowledge drain caused by the inevitable retirement of aging baby boomers and its implications for manufacturers and manufacturing IT. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective explores the high-level current trends in the supply chain management in India. It shows and discusses the top 3 business objectives, supply chain strategies, process improvements, and IT investments over the next two years in the area of supply chain management.

Knickle

Oct-07

Knickle

MI208941

Oct-07

Knickle, Ellis, Manenti, Holmes

MI208938

Low-Cost Manufacturing in China: 3Q07 Update

Oct-07

Knickle

MI209001 MI208932

RFID Focus Changes Change and Consolidation in the Steel Industry Bring Change to IT

Oct-07 Oct-07

Ellis Knickle

AP664103P

Notes from the Malaysia Manufacturers' Forum: Back to Supply Chain Basics Can Manufacturers Stop the Knowledge Exodus?

Sep-07

Tarafdar, Holmes

MI208753

Sep-07

Barkai

AP667104P

India: 2007-2009 Supply Chain Management Outlook

Sep-07

Holmes

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This Manufacturing Insights update presents results for companies in the Manufacturing Insights Global Performance Index. Specifically, companies in the index that are mature in their continuous improvement programs are highlighted. Significant events at software vendors that support lean automation are summarized. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides a brief discussion of the methods and benefits of improving inventory data accuracy before investing in technology to share data across functional boundaries within manufacturers. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the retail industry for 2Q07. This update presents an overview and analysis of the macroeconomic trends, current industry issues, and pain points for the retail industry. This update also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across RFID, hardware, and software. This Manufacturing Insights report explores the trends in the supply chain management market in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) or APEJ for the coming two years. Manufacturing Insights started 2007 with a global survey understanding the future trends of manufacturers in supply chain management. In this IT spending forecast report, Manufacturing Insights provides an overview of the developments of IT investments in the Western European automotive industry. Manufacturing Insights recently carried out a global supply chain survey to identify supply chain priorities on a global and regional basis in the manufacturing and retail industry segments. This update presents an overview and analysis of the macroeconomic trends, current industry issues, and pain points for the discrete manufacturing industry. This update also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and services. This Manufacturing Insights report looks at the most recent data for industry performance and provides a detailed analysis of supply chain innovations. Technology-oriented value chains (TOVCs) have a physical flow of goods that is dictated by the iterating cycles of key underlying technology (e.g., processors) and includes segments such as semiconductors, electronic manufacturing services (EMS), high-tech equipment, and consumer electronics. These value chains can have high levels of variation in supply, manufacturing, and demand. This Manufacturing Insights report looks at the most recent data for industry performance and provides a detailed analysis of supply chain innovations. Brand-oriented value chains (BOVCs) are characterized by branded products that serve consumer markets. BOVCs include segments such as health and beauty, food and beverage, and apparel. We also include the retail trade in our analysis of this value chain. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective explores the high-level current trends in supply chain management (SCM) in China. The focus of this perspective will be to show and discuss the top 3 business objectives, the top 3 supply chain strategies, the top 4 process improvements, and the top 3 IT investments in SCM over the next two years. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the high-tech manufacturing and electronic component manufacturing industries for 2Q07. This update presents an overview and analysis of the macroeconomic trends, current industry issues, and pain points for the high-tech manufacturing industry. This update also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and services. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the chemical manufacturing industry for 2Q07. This update presents an overview and analysis of the macroeconomic trends, current industry issues, and pain points for the chemical manufacturing industry. This update also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and services. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the consumer products manufacturing industry for 2Q07. This update presents an overview and analysis of the macroeconomic trends, current industry issues, and pain points for the consumer products manufacturing industry. This update also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across software and services. Engineering-oriented value chains (EOVCs) are characterized by segments that are driven by complex products, such as automotive, aerospace, industrial machinery, farm/construction equipment, and consumer durables. This report looks at the most recent data for industry performance and provides a detailed analysis of supply chain innovations. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective reviews CSC's new strategic initiative Project Accelerate and the acquisition of Indian outsourcing company Covansys. This Manufacturing Insights report discusses current trends in outsourcing engineering activities, barriers to successful outsourcing, and best practices. The report also provides an assessment of future trends in engineering outsourcing. In this IT spending forecast report, Manufacturing Insights provides an overview of the developments of IT investments in Western European process manufacturing. In this IT spending forecast report, Manufacturing Insights provides an overview of the developments of IT investments in Western European discrete manufacturing. This report provides an overview of IT spending trends and forecasts in the Western European retail and wholesale industry in 2006–2011. This Manufacturing Insights Update analyzes the Western European IT investment directions in the retail and wholesale sector in the second quarter of 2007. The second section outlines the major ICT contracts that have been signed in 2Q07. This research is aimed at retail organizations and ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target the Western European retail and wholesale industry. This Manufacturing Insights Update analyzes the Western European IT investment directions in the discrete and process manufacturing sectors and outlines the major ICT contracts that were signed during the second quarter of 2007.

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MI208726

Lean Six Sigma, 3Q07 Update: Lean Priorities Accuracy Before Visibility: Prioritizing IT Investment

Sep-07

Holman, Parker

MI208709

Sep-07

Holman

MI208535

Retail Industry Update, 2Q07

Sep-07

Moe, Holman, Langdoc

AP667103P MIAS01P

Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Supply Chain Innovation and Investment Western Europe, Automotive Industry, IT Spending Forecast European Supply Chain Innovation: Responsiveness Through Collaboration

Sep-07 Aug-07

Holmes, Knickle, Manenti Manenti Manenti, Laurini, Knickle, Holmes

MISC02P

Aug-07

MI208081

Discrete Manufacturing Industry Update, 2Q07

Aug-07

Holman, Moe, Barkai

MI208289

Technology-Oriented Value Chains 3Q07 Industry Update and Application Strategy Guide

Aug-07

Knickle, Holman, Parker

MI208284

Brand-Oriented Value Chains 3Q07 Industry Update and Supply Chain Strategy Guide

Aug-07

Knickle, Holman, Parker

AP664118P

Suppy Chain Management in China: Predictions 2007-2009

Aug-07

Holmes

MI207997

High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, 2Q07

Aug-07

Holman, Moe

MI208032

Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update, 2Q07

Aug-07

Knickle, Moe, Holman

MI208033

Consumer Products Manufacturing Industry Update, 2Q07

Aug-07

Knickle, Holman, Moe, Ellis

MI207983 MI208013

Engineering-Oriented Value Chain 3Q07 Industry Outlook and Supply Chain Strategy Guide CSC Is Serious About Outsourcing Trends and Future Directions in Product Engineering Services Outsourcing Western Europe, Process Manufacturing, IT Spending, Forecast Update, 2007-2011 Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, IT Spending Forecast, 2007-2001 Western Europe, Retail and Wholesale Industry, 2007-201 IT Spending Forecast

Aug-07 Aug-07

Knickle, Holman, Parker Barkai

MI207677

Jul-07

Barkai

MIVC02P

Jul-07

Manenti

MIVC03P

Jul-07

Manenti

MIPW03P

Jul-07

Ortis

MIPW53P

European Retail Industry Update: April to June 2007 Western European, Manufacturing Industry Pulse: April to June 2007

Jul-07

Ortis, Laurini

MiVC53P

Jul-07

Manenti

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This Manufacturing Insights report provides analysis of trends in the asset-oriented value chain (AOVC) segments based on our Global Performance Index. AOVCs are characterized by segments that produce base materials at asset-intensive production facilities such as in chemical, metals, pulp/paper, construction materials, and textiles. This report looks at the most recent data on industry health and examines supply chain innovation strategies. The report draws on our recent supply chain innovation survey to show how AOVC companies are using supply chain software investments to support their business objectives. This Manufacturing Insights Update analyzes the Western European business trends and IT investment directions in the consumer products (CP) manufacturing sector in the second quarter of 2007. The second section outlines the major ICT contracts that have been signed in the second three-month period of 2007. This research is aimed at ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target the Western European CP manufacturing industry. This Manufacturing Insights study looks at instances of critical IT implementations in Asiabased consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers both in the food as well as nonfood sectors. It explores business challenges and opportunities that these companies face as well as key business and IT priorities that they adopt to address them. For each case study, a recent critical IT system/solution deployment is identified and profiled. The profile includes details regarding the needs assessment, solution selection, implementation, and postimplementation phases of the deployment. Issues and challenges encountered and strategies used by IT and business executives to address them are also covered. Each case study ends with a discussion of outcomes, lessons learned, and best practices from the deployment. This Manufacturing Insights update, part of an ongoing series of updates for our Emerging Manufacturing Agenda program, provides information in three key areas of the radio frequency identification/Electronic Product Code (RFID/EPC) market in manufacturing: process, technology, and standards. It also provides a summary of meaningful information, trends, and/or case studies for the RFID market during the past quarter. This IDC study presents the European manufacturing market indicators for 2006, examining the dynamics of each major Western European subindustry in process and discrete manufacturing. It provides a useful set of market indicators to help you understand the structure, size, and economic importance on a country level of all major European manufacturing subindustries. This research is appropriate for those ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target European manufacturers. This Manufacturing Insights update is focused on the Western European automotive industry and analyzes the developments of the industry, the major IT investment directions, and outlines the major ICT contracts that were signed during the second quarter of 2007. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at recent developments in the product life-cycle management (PLM) market and discusses the emergence of a product management backbone. The analysis includes guidance for technology buyers on reconciling the benefits of this application backbone with enterprise resource planning (ERP) when evaluating a company's software portfolio and future investments. This Manufacturing Insights update includes results for companies in our Global Performance Index. Specifically, companies in the index that are mature in their continuous improvement programs are highlighted. Recent research into the lean related priorities of supply chain executives is reviewed. Significant events at software vendors that support lean automation are summarized. This Manufacturing Insights report provides the latest warranty spending data for 2006 and recommendations for manufacturers seeking to improve warranty performance as well as for IT vendors offering warranty solutions for manufacturers. Manufacturing Insights believes that retailers will find opportunities for value creation by implementing a holistic, coordinated, and optimized management of markdown pricing strategies, promotions, inventory, logistics, and store operations. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective examines two announcements from Avery Dennison — the first related to the upcoming acquisition of Paxar and the second related to a partnership with Motorola's enterprise mobility business. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective introduces our understanding of how sustainability will impact IT and require IT's support. As a growing concern for companies, sustainability will bring significant changes to the IT organization and the infrastructure and applications that must support sustainable practice. This Manufacturing Insights update is a follow-on quarterly update in our Emerging Manufacturing Agenda program. This document provides updated information and key developments in the first quarter of 2007 for the five key supply risk areas for manufacturers and retailers with manufacturing and supply chain activities within China This Manufacturing Insights Perspective reviews the presentations and insights gained at the RFID Journal LIVE! 2007 conference in Orlando, Florida in early May 2007. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the third European PLM Summit, which took place in London on June 5 and 6. This Manufacturing Insights report presents a perspective on the current generation of product life-cycle management (PLM) tools and how emerging trends will shape the next generation of PLM tools and practices. This Manufacturing Insights report is the outcome of a worldwide survey of more than 800 companies to provide insight on how companies are directing supply chain innovation to support business objectives with IT investments.

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MI207780

Asset-Oriented Value Chains 3Q07 Industry Update and Supply Chain Strategy Guide

Jul-07

Knickle, Holman, Parker

MICM52P

Western European Consumer Products Manufacturing Industry Update: April to June 2007

Jul-07

Ortis, Vasi

AP664117P

Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturing: Critical IT Deployment Case Studies

Jul-07

Tarafdar, Buck-Seng

MI207808

RFID 2Q07 Update: Creating New Products and Services with RFID Shows Promise

Jul-07

Knickle

MIVC01P

Western Europe, Manufacturing Structure and Performance Indicators, 2006

Jul-07

Manenti, Laurini

MIAS52P

Western Europe Automotive Industry Pulse, April to June 2007

Jul-07

Manenti

MI2007760

Dueling Backbones

Jul-07

Parker

MI207613

Lean Six Sigma, 2Q07 Update: Lean Priorities

Jul-07

Parker, Holman

MI207653

Warranty Spending in U.S. Manufacturing, @Q07 Oracle in Retail - Accelerating Course to Value Avery Dennison Looks Ahead with RFIDRelated Announcements with Paxar and Motorola

Jul-07

Barkai, Holman

MIPW52P

Jul-07

Ortis

MI207633

Jun-07

Knickle

MI207635

Sustanability: Using IT to Support and Benefit from Going Green

Jun-07

Knickle

MI207481

Low-Cost Manufacturing in China: 2Q07 Update Highlights from RFID Journal LIVE! 2007 Are We There Yet? Impressions from then Third European PLM Summit The Next Generation of Product LifeCycle Management - Driving Better Product Decisions Worldwide Supply Chain Innovation: Driving IT Investments to Support the Business

Jun-07

Knickle

MI207632

Jun-07

Knickle

MI207519

Jun-07

Barkai

MI206274

Jun-07

Barkai, Holman

MI207169

Jun-07

Knickle, Manenti, Holmes

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This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the discrete manufacturing industry for 1Q07. Please note that Manufacturing Insights has combined the analysis of the aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing; automotive manufacturing; and farming, construction, and industrial machinery (FCIM) industry updates into this Discrete Manufacturing Industry Update. Results from a recent survey by Manufacturing Insights, show clearly what the main business initiatives are for Italian firms. The most important business initiative is the achievement of "Supply chain efficiency/improvement." This Manufacturing Insights Perspective analyzes Oracle' s intended acquisition of product lifecycle management (PLM) software company Agile Software, its impact on the rest of the PLM landscape, and the implications for PLM customers and software vendors.

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MI207132

Discrete Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q07 The Role of Supply Chain Innovation in Supporting Italian Business Recovery

Jun-07

Barkai

MISC53P

May-07

Manenti

MI207107

Oracle Closes the PLM Gap

May-07

Barkai

MI207015

The Oracle Opportunity

May-07

This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at the enterprise software portfolio of Oracle and the opportunity it presents for buyers in the manufacturing industry. The document is the result of several hours of reviewing product and industry strategy with Oracle personnel and select customers.

Parker

AP664110P

Automotive Manufacturing: Critical IT Deployment Case Studies

May-07

This Manufacturing Insights study looks at instances of critical IT implementations in Asianbased automotive manufacturers, including the automotive OEMs and automotive components suppliers. It explores the business challenges and opportunities that these companies face, as well as key business and IT priorities that are adopted to address them. For each case study, a recent critical IT system/solution deployment is identified and profiled. The profile includes details regarding the needs assessment, solution selection, implementation and post-implementation phases of the deployment. Issues and challenges encountered, and the strategies used by IT and business executives to address them are also covered. Each case study ends with a discussion of the outcome, lessons-learned and best practices from the deployment. This Manufacturing Insights study provides an overview of best practices in the implementation of service-oriented IT architectures in the European retail sector by discussing a recent SOA implementation project undertaken by Harrods, based on Sun technology.

Tarafdar

MIPW02P

SOA Best Practices in Retail: Is Anything Possible at Harrods?

May-07

Ortis

MI206649

Mind the Application Gaps

May-07

This Manufacturing Insights Perspective examines how manufacturing companies are harvesting value from their application portfolio. The key is bridging the gap between standard transaction application and the ad hoc knowledge worker's productivity tools. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses monozukuri — a foundation of the Toyota Production System (TPS) — in the context of improving and standardizing manufacturing processes, and the use of UGS' JT Open standard to support process standardization. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the high-tech manufacturing and electronic component manufacturing industries for 1Q07. This update presents an overview and analysis of the macroeconomic trends, current industry issues, and pain points for the high-tech manufacturing industry. This update also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and services. This Manufacturing Insights Flash recaps the major announcements from SAPPHIRE '07. This Manufacturing Insights Update analyzes the business trends and IT investment directions in the EMEA CPG manufacturing sector in the first quarter of 2007. The second section outlines the major ICT contracts that have been signed in the first three-month period of 2007. This research is aimed at ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target the EMEA CPG manufacturing industry. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the retail industry for 1Q07. This update presents an overview and analysis of the macroeconomic trends, current industry issues, and pain points for the retail industry. This update also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and services. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the consumer products manufacturing industry for 1Q07. This update presents an overview and analysis of the macroeconomic trends, current industry issues, and pain points for the consumer products manufacturing industry. This update also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across software and services. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the chemical manufacturing industry for 1Q07. This update presents an overview and analysis of the macroeconomic trends, current industry issues, and pain points for the chemical manufacturing industry. This update also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and services.

Parker

MI206889

Standardizing Processes the Toyota Way

May-07

Barkai

MI206794 MI206881

High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q07 SAPPHIRE '07 Recap

May-07 May-07

Holman, Moe Knickle, Barkai

MICM51P

Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturing Industry Pulse, EMEA: January to March 2007

May-07

Ortis

MI206771

Retail Industry Update, 1Q07

May-07

Multiple

MI206762

Consumer Products Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q07

May-07

Multiple

MI206738

MILA167100

Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q07 Manufacturing Insights: Latin America: IT Investment Trends: Manufacturing 2007

May-07

Multiple

May-07 This Manufacturing Insights Update analyzes the European IT investment directions in the retail sector in the first quarter of 2007. The second section outlines the key short-term IT purchasing trigger points and details the major ICT contracts that have been signed in 1Q07. This research is aimed at retail organizations and ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target the Western European retail and wholesale industry This Manufacturing Insights study provides a discussion on the IT spending among Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) or APEJ manufacturers by segment, and looks at the drivers and key trends spurring activities in the APEJ region. This study includes a forecast outlook for the 2007–2011 period, and also highlights the markets with strong manufacturing IT spending as well as the emerging ones.

Paulino, Gibson

MIPW51P

European Retail Industry Pulse: January to March 2007

May-07

Ortis

AP664101P

Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Manufacturing IT Spending 2007-2011 Forecast

May-07

Tarafdar

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This Manufacturing Insights report describes the latest trends in the manufacturing industry and assesses the growing importance of real-time manufacturing and improved visibility over the global manufacturing operations. In effect, today, manufacturing visibility is the way to beat the global competition; this allows manufacturers to make faster business decisions that are backed by real-time data from the global manufacturing network.

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MIVC52P

Siemens, UGS, and the Latest Trends in Automation and Digital Factory

Apr-07

Manenti

MI206648

Shai Agassi Leaves SAP - What It Means for Manufacturers

Apr-07

This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at management changes at SAP and analyzes the impact on manufacturing companies. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks back at the latest chapter in the videogame console war to see how product life-cycle management tools might have had an impact. The very public discussion of product choices, costs, and time to market provides a great basis for review. This Manufacturing Insights update includes results for companies in the Manufacturing Insights Global Performance Index. Specifically, companies in the index that are mature in their continuous improvement programs are highlighted. Significant events at software vendors that support lean automation are summarized, and case studies of successful lean implementations are shared. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective, coauthored with Health Industry Insights, looks at the potential health risks associated with implementing RFID. Manufacturing Insights believes the risks are modest, but more verification is needed, and, in the meantime, employees should be educated on practices that minimize exposure. This Manufacturing Insights update is a follow-on quarterly update in our Emerging Manufacturing Agenda program. This document provides updated information and discusses key developments in the fourth quarter of 2006 for the five key supply risk areas for manufacturers and retailers with manufacturing and supply chain activities within China This Manufacturing Insights Perspective explores a number of key thoughts around human capital management in the context of manufacturing supply chains. These thoughts arose recently when I shared supply chain trends in the Asia/Pacific with a group of human capital management practitioners from some of the world's leading consumer products companies in a regional compensation and benefits forum in Jakarta, Indonesia. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective highlights key messages and takeaways from a recent Oracle event in Singapore. The event, a half-day seminar entitled "Applications Unlimited – 5 New Releases, 6 Continents" was organized to mark the launch of five new releases of Oracle Applications in Singapore, namely, Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) 12, PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.0, Siebel 8.0, JD Edwards Enterprise One 8.12, and JD Edwards World A9.1. Primarily designed as a marketing event, the seminar, however, was meant to convey some key messages regarding Oracle's future directions and applications strategy, to the customers, partners, and industry observers present at the event.

Parker

MI206647

Lessons from the Videogame Industry

Apr-07

Parker, Holman

MI206247

Lean Six Sigma, 1Q07 Update: Lean Companies Continue to Outpace the Industry

Apr-07

Holman, Parker

MI206646

Take Appropriate Precautions When Implementing RFID

Apr-07

Parker, Lundstrom

MI206271

Low-Cost Manufacturing in China: 1Q07 Update

Apr-07

Knickle

AP667102P

Viewing Supply Chains Through the Human Capital Lens

Apr-07

Buck-Seng

AP664109P

MI206326

Applications Unlimited: Is It Enough to Create New Opportunities for Oracle? Asset-Oriented Value Chains 2Q07 Industry Outlook and Application Strategy Guide Brand-Oriented Value Chains 2Q07 Industry Outlook and Application Strategy Guide

Apr-07

Tarafdar

Apr-07

2Q07 Industry Outlook and Application Strategy Guide Brand-oriented value chains (BOVCs) are structured around branded consumer products that must manage highly variable demand for a large number of stock-keeping units. Segments include health and beauty, food and beverage, and apparel. Issues across these segments remain fairly consistent. Engineering-oriented value chains (EOVCs) are characterized by segments that are driven by complex products such as automotive, aerospace, industrial machinery, farm/construction equipment, and consumer durables. This report looks at the most recent data for industry performance and provides a detailed analysis of software budgets. This Manufacturing Insights report provides the results of a recent survey conducted to assess the current state of warranty management and warranty management software tools. The survey shows that despite an increase in warranty payments made by manufacturing companies to honor warranty obligations, the level of awareness of the problem has not risen sufficiently high at the corporate level. Technology-oriented value chains (TOVCs) have a physical flow of goods that are dictated by the iterating cycles of key underlying technology (e.g., processors) and include segments such as semiconductors, electronic manufacturing services (EMS), high-tech equipment, and consumer electronics. This report looks at the most recent data on industry health and examines application strategies. This Manufacturing Insights update, part of an ongoing series of updates for our Emerging Manufacturing Agenda program, provides information in three key areas of the radio frequency identification/Electronic Product Code (RFID/EPC) market in manufacturing: process, technology, and standards. It also provides a summary of meaningful information, trends, and/or case studies for the RFID market during the past quarter.

Multiple

MI206335

Apr-07

Multiple

MI206325

Engineering-Oriented Value Chains 2Q07 Industry Outlook and Application Strategy Guide

Apr-07

Multiple

MI206249

What does Your CEO Know About Warranty, and What IS Being Done About It?

Apr-07

Barkai, Holman

MI206334

Technology-Oriented Value Chains 2Q07 industry Outlook and Application Strategy Guide

Apr-07

Multiple

MI206263

RFID 1Q07 Update: Results are Strong Among Companies Using RFID for More than the Minimum Manufacturing Insights: Brazil IT Investment Trends: Manufacturing 2007 Western European, Manufacturing Industry Pulse: January to March 2007

Apr-07

Knickle

BR17043

Apr-07 This Manufacturing Insights Update analyzes the Western European IT investment directions in both the discrete and process manufacturing sectors and outlines the major ICT contracts that were signed during the first quarter of 2007. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses recent acquisitions of supply chain technology vendors. One of our most popular reports last year was our analysis of intelligent decision models for supply chain performance. Industrial firms were looking to improve the speed and accuracy of their decision making and to better link strategic, tactical, and operational decisions. We observed that, due to a lack of integrated decision suites, there was a large services opportunity and that both large enterprise software vendors and providers of point supply chain analytic applications would look to build out their capability. Recent activity points to progress on the acquisition front.

Roveri, Paulino

MIVC51P

Apr-07

Manenti

MI206287

Acquisition Roundup: Building Integrated Decision Suites - ILOG, RedPrairie, Optiant, Oracle, and SAP

Apr-07

Parker, Knickle

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This Manufacturing Insights survey analyzes the adoption of RFID among Asia/Pacific companies in manufacturing, retail, and logistics, from 2006 to 2008. It discusses the objectives, priorities, investments, and key business drivers to establish a high-level trend in RFID implementations in Asia/Pacific.

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AP664108P

RFID Asia/Pacific Perspective Transportation Industry-Specific Applications Adoption and Investment Plans in Western Europe: an IDC Survey

Mar-07

Multiple

MIPT01P

Mar-07

The purpose of this report is to understand industry-specific IT solution adoption trends in the Western European transportation and logistics industry. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective proposes a framework for next-generation product life-cycle management (PLM) that will help manufacturers thrive amid increasing globalization, increasing product complexity, shrinking product life cycles, and the increased use of outsourcing. "Manufacturing Insights finds that the Western European transportation industry is overall in good health, therefore we expect a positive business outlook for 2007. European airlines, logistics service providers, and even railway organizations are today fully recognizing IT as a strategic factor in supporting business growth, while water transport providers are lagging. However, growth patterns and overall trends will vary between the various transportation subsectors on a country-level," said Ivano Ortis, program manager, Manufacturing Insights. This document provides an updated overview of IT spending forecasts in the European automotive industry. This forecast update provides an updated overview of IT spending forecasts in European process manufacturing. "Manufacturing Insights estimates that overall IT spending in the Western European transport industry will reach over $7.0 billion in 2007. A continuing focus is evident across transport subsegments on turning inflexible operational chains into responsive and adaptive supply networks. In essence, growing demand, limited capacity, and profit pressure are causing transportation companies to implement new dynamic and responsive IT systems," said Ivano Ortis, program manager, Manufacturing Insights. This Manufacturing Insights NewsFlash highlights RFID projects, which continue to roll out in 2007 across all manufacturing segments and geographies. Examples discussed include applications of RFID technologies in a port, in a manufacturing facility, involving distribution by truck or rail, and into China. These implementations demonstrate the use of different tag types to meet specific challenges in the customer's environment. This document provides an updated overview of IT spending forecasts in European discrete manufacturing. This Manufacturing Insights study profiles Microsoft Dynamics in the context of an increasingly competitive Asia/Pacific manufacturing landscape. It discusses Microsoft Dynamics' market strategies, value proposition, strengths, and opportunities to support manufacturers in the Asia/Pacific. This IDC Update analyzes the Western European IT investment directions in the transportation and logistics sector in the third quarter of 2006. The second section outlines the major ICT contracts that have been signed in 3Q06. This research is aimed at ICT companies that are targeting or intend to target the Western European transportation and logistics industry. "Manufacturing Insights estimates that overall IT spending in the Western European CPG industry will reach approximately $15.5 billion in 2007. The CPG industry in Europe will continue to be conscious of IT spending, while reaffirming the value of outsourcing IT to external partners. We expect private-label manufacturers and brand owners to implement slightly different IT strategies, while the industry IT spending growth will be mainly driven by the CPG retail distribution subsegment," said Ivano Ortis, program manager, Manufacturing Insights. "Manufacturing Insights estimates that overall IT spending in the Western European retail/wholesale industry will reach over $37.0 billion in 2007. Positive business prospects and solid consumer confidence levels will fuel a higher than Western European average IT spending growth in the short term. Looking ahead, we anticipate high expectations for the business value that can be gained by deploying 'dynamic business platforms' that can effectively ensure the availability of 'intelligent business process automation' capabilities based upon service-oriented IT architectures," said Ivano Ortis, program manager, Manufacturing Insights. This Insight examines the development of supply chain and manufacturing strategies and solutions for the software giant SAP that were demonstrated during the SAPInsider event in Barcelona. This IDC Update analyzes the Western European IT investment directions in the transportation and logistics sector in the fourth quarter of 2006. The second section outlines the major ICT contracts that have been signed in 4Q06. This research is aimed at ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target the Western European transportation and logistics industry. This study provides an analysis of results of the IDC Vertical Market Survey carried out in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K. The results are based on 569 interviews in the manufacturing industry. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the discrete manufacturing industry for 4Q06. Please note that Manufacturing Insights has combined the analysis of the aerospace and defense manufacturing; automotive manufacturing; and farming, construction, and industrial machinery industry updates into this Discrete Manufacturing Industry

Ortis

MI206111

Next-Generation Product Life-Cycle Management

Mar-07

Holman, Barkai

PT05N

Western European Transportation Structure and Performance Indicators 2006 Western Europe Automotive Industry IT Spending Forecast Update, 2005-2010 Western Europe, Process Manufacturing, IT Spending, Forecast Update, 2005-2010

Mar-07

Ortis

MIAS04N

Mar-07

Manenti

MIVC10N

Mar-07

Manenti

PTO4N

Western Europe, Transportation Industry, 2005-2010 IT Spending Forecast Update

Mar-07

Ortis

MI205863

MIVC09N

Ports, Trains, Trucks, and Automobiles Highlights of Recent RFID News Around the World Western European, Discrete Manufacturing, IT Spending, Forecast Update 2005-2010

Mar-07

Knickle, Barkai

Mar-07

AP64107P

Microsoft Dynamics in Manufacturing: An Asia/Pacific Profile

Mar-07

Multiple

MIVC56N

Western European Transportation and Logistics Industry Update: July to September 2006

Feb-07

Ortis

MICM05N

Western European Consumer Product Goods, 2005 - 2010 IT Spending Forecast Update

Feb-07

Multiple

MIPW08N

Western European Retail/Wholesale, 2005-2010 IT Spending Forecast Update

Feb-07

Multiple

MISS51P

SAPInsider Event in Barcelona Shows SAP is Changing

Feb-07

Multiple

PT53N

Western European Transportation and Logistics Industry Update: October to December 2006 Western Europe, Manufacturing, IT Solutions Priorities: IDC 2006 Survey

Feb-07

Multiple

MIVC08N

Feb-07

Multiple

MI205451

Discrete Manufacturing Industry Update, 4Q06 HP Italy Innovation Center: Leveraging RFID Experience for Supply Chain Visibility, Collaboration, and Predictability

Feb-07

Update.
Manufacturing Insights recently visited HP IIC and assessed how HP is developing and bringing to the market its RFID value proposition. This report is also based upon the many discussions we had with HP MDI executives as well as with a number of leading enterprises that are either implementing RFID or evaluating implementation strategies as we speak.

Multiple

PT54N

Feb-07

Ortis

Number
MI205508

Document Title
Siemens' Acquisition of UGS

Pub. Date
Feb-07

Abstract
This Manufacturing Insights Perspective reviews the recent announcement by Siemens of its definite plans to acquire UGS, a product life-cycle management (PLM) company based in Plano, Texas, and the implications for UGS customers. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the high-tech manufacturing and electronic component manufacturing industries for 4Q06. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues and developments, pain points, and recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services for both industries. This Manufacturing Insights Update analyzes the Western European IT investment directions in the automotive sector and outlines the major ICT contracts that have been signed in the fourth quarter of 2006 This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the retail industry for 4Q06. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the retail industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the chemical manufacturing industry for 4Q06.

Author
Barkai, Parker

MI205450

High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, 4Q06 Western Europe Automotive Industry Pulse, October to December 2006

Feb-07

Multiple

MIAS55N

Jan-07

Manenti

MI205369 MI205349

Retail Industry Update, 4Q06 Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update, 4Q06

Jan-07 Jan-07

Multiple Multiple

AP667101P

Asia/Pacific Supply Chains 2007 Top 10 Predictions

Jan-07

As we prepare to exit the year of the fire dog and enter the year of the fire pig, Asia/Pacific manufacturers will continue to encounter a mixed bag of prospects. While expectation for growth continues to be moderate to high for many, there is also much uncertainty in the business environment due to a myriad of factors. Disruptions caused by terrorist attacks, disease outbreaks, and natural disasters threaten to heighten the level of uncertainty already caused by fluctuating demands, inventory variability, and higher costs of energy and other manufacturing inputs. This business environment forms the backdrop for our Asia/Pacific predictions on supply chains in 2007. As manufacturers approach 2007, the overriding agenda will be to address continuous competitive market pressures, address many areas of potential supply chain risk or potential disruption, as well as ensure overall agility and resilience of collective supply chains. This Manufacturing Insights update includes results for companies in the Manufacturing Insights Global Performance Index. Specifically, companies in the index that are mature in their continuous improvement programs are highlighted. Significant events at software vendors that support lean automation are summarized, and case studies of successful lean implementations are shared. Throughout 2006, Manufacturing Insights in Europe has conducted a number of extensive surveys among European manufacturing and retail organizations to ascertain their current state of business processes and technology initiatives.

Buck-Seng

MI205048

Lean Six Sigma, 4Q06 Update: Lean Companies Continue to Outpace the Industry EMEA Supply Chain 2007 Top 10 Predictions

Jan-07

Parker, Holman

MISC01P

Jan-07

Manenti

AP664106P MI205030

The Emerging RoHS Maze High-Tech Value Chain Industry Outlook and 2007 Budget Guide

Jan-07 Jan-07

This Manufacturing Insights Perspective highlights key discussions from a recent compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Regulations event in Singapore. The event, a day-long executive seminar entitled "Solutions to Compliance with Existing and Emerging RoHS Regulations Worldwide," was jointly organized by the Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING) Singapore and Singapore Manufacturers' Federation (SMa), and supported by International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore). The event was held to raise the level of awareness regarding existing and emerging RoHS Regulations worldwide among manufacturers, resellers and exporters of electrical and electronic equipment/products. Speakers from high-tech manufacturers, compliance solution providers, as well as regulatory and standards bodies, provided information and insights that served as focal points for rich discussion among attendees. This Manufacturing Insights report looks at the top 3 IT investment opportunities for high-tech manufacturers in 2007. This Manufacturing Insights Update analyzes Western European IT investment directions in the retail and wholesale sector in the fourth quarter of 2006. The second section outlines the major ICT contracts signed in 4Q06. This research is aimed at retail organizations and ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target the Western European retail and wholesale industry.

Buck-Seng Parker, Holman

MIPW01P

European Retail Industry Pulse: October to December 2006

Jan-07

Ortis

MI205210

IBM and USG Partner on SME Market

Jan-07

This Manufacturing Insights Perspective examines the recent announcement from IBM and UGS on their partnership around the small and midsize enterprise (SME) market segment. The agreement is of mutual benefit, but success will be based on understanding the segment needs, the existing technology portfolio, and the resellers that serve them. This Manufacturing Insights report provides the top 10 predictions for retail and CPG. These predictions offer a global look at the trends impacting retail and CPG and at the vendors that supply their IT needs. Economics, growth, innovation, and productivity are the main topic areas. "The best retailers and their CPG partners will use their IT assets to understand the consumer and undertake R&D for enhancing, personalizing, or changing the consumer experience within the store and with the product."— Pete Abell, program director, Manufacturing Insights This Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides key takeaways for manufacturers from SAP's fourth annual Industry Analyst Summit meeting and further highlights the motivations behind SAP's announced acquisition of lean software provider Factory Logic. This Manufacturing Insights report presents our annual top 10 predictions for the worldwide base materials market. Bob Parker, VP of research, said, "2007 begins with high Wall Street expectations for the base materials industry tempered by high levels of uncertainty. The experienced buyers in manufacturing IT organizations will look for ways to engage the business leadership and help them put information to work in delivering higher decision making competency." This Manufacturing Insights report provides the latest warranty spending data for 2006 and recommendations for manufacturers seeking to improve warranty performance as well as for IT vendors offering warranty solutions for manufacturers. This Manufacturing Insights report provides Manufacturing Insights' opinion about what important issues will shape the high-tech industry in 2007. A number of external pressures are impacting corporate strategies

Barkai, Parker

MI205042

Worldwide CPG/Retail 2007 Top 10 Predictions SAP Industry Analyst Summit: Listening to Customers and the Acquisition of Factory Logic

Jan-07

Ortis/Abell

MI205017

Jan-07

Ferrari

MI205039

Worldwide Base Materials 2007 Top 10 Predictions

Jan-07

Multiple

MI205049

Warranty Spending in U.S. Manufacturing, 3Q06 Worldwide High-Tech Manufacturing 2007 Top 10 Predictions

Jan-07

Barkai/Holman

MI204933

Dec-06

Holman/Buck-Seng

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Document Title

Pub. Date

Abstract
This Manufacturing Insights report presents our annual top 10 predictions for the automotive, aerospace and defense, and other discrete manufacturing sectors. "As manufacturers go into 2007, they are riding a wave of a strong economy, productivity growth, and high expectations from Wall Street," says Joe Barkai, program director, Product Life-Cycle Strategies, Manufacturing Insights. He adds, "But at the same time, there is a certain level of uncertainty and trepidation. In 2007, manufacturers will look to their CIOs to reach higher performance levels in decision-making capabilities and business process agility." This Manufacturing Insights report sheds light on radio frequency identification (RFID) investment within industries and regions. Despite both the hype and the valleys that have been reported, RFID continues to grow overall, with real business problems continually being solved by more proprietary RFID types such as real-time locating system (RTLS) or sensors with active tags. Bob Ferrari, program director of Global Supply Chain Research, states, "As manufacturers and retailers enter 2007, there is an overriding business atmosphere of 'cautious optimism.' Global supply chains will again be tested on their overall abilities not only to support more profitable products and services but also to respond to uncertainty in supporting rapidly changing geographic markets, imbalances among supply and demand, and inevitable physical supply chain disruption. Manufacturers and retailers that emphasize agility as well as cost effectiveness will provide the key differentiator for profitability and sustainability for 2007 and beyond." This Manufacturing Insights report presents our annual top 10 predictions. Bob Parker, VP of Research, said, "2007 begins with high Wall Street expectations for the industry tempered by high levels of uncertainty. The experienced buyers in manufacturing IT organizations will look for ways to engage the business leadership and help them put information to work in delivering higher decision-making competency." This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses SAP's vision for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and its plan to lead the creation a network of partners to bring together technologies, processes, and best practices to enrich the enterprise SOA ecosystem. This Manufacturing Insights update is a follow-on quarterly update in our Emerging Manufacturing Agenda program. The document provides updated information and key developments in the third quarter of 2006 for the five key supply risk areas for manufacturers that have manufacturing and supply chain activities within China. We also encapsulate industry updates, meaningful information, trends, and/or case study profiles of current manufacturing strategies among U.S. manufacturers with significant manufacturing activities in China. With this quarterly update, Manufacturing Insights also adds some key highlights from other emerging manufacturing areas. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides an overview of trends in the high-tech industry and their impact on profitability in the different segments of the value chain. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the recent release of Gerber's Fashion Lifecycle Management solution versus the apparel and footwear industry requirements to match the leading EU retailer — Zara. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective introduces our newest analyst Kimberly Knickle, who will contribute research and analysis related to the process industry, specifically focusing on areas of information technology (IT) strategies and process innovation. This study provides an analysis of results of the IDC Vertical Market Survey carried out in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K. The results are based on 569 interviews in the manufacturing industry. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective examines the most recent investment from the SAP NetWeaver Fund in Visiprise as well as what changes customers can expect from the investment and how SAP is using the fund to expand its reach with customers. This Manufacturing Insights Update analyzes the Western European IT investment directions in the retail and wholesale sector in the third quarter of 2006. The second section outlines the major ICT contracts that have been signed in 3Q06. This research is aimed at ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target the Western European retail and wholesale industry. This Manufacturing Insights Update analyzes the Western European IT investment directions in the manufacturing sector and outlines the major ICT contracts that have been signed in the third quarter of 2006. This research is aimed at ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target the Western European manufacturing industry. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the retail industry for 3Q06. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the retail industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1 and 2 present revenue and net profit margin data for the retail industry. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides itThis Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides its view on the recent Oracle OpenWorld users conference, and specifically Oracle's applications supporting supply chain management business processes. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the recent acquisition of Brooks Software, a division of Brooks Automation, by Applied Materials, and its implications for the manufacturing execution system software arena. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the consumer products (CP) manufacturing industry for 3Q06. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the consumer products manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–3 present revenue, net profit margin, and inventory data for the industry. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the high-tech manufacturing industry for 3Q06. Please note that Manufacturing Insights has combined the analysis of the high-tech manufacturing and electronic component manufacturing industry updates into this update document.

Author

MI205022

Worldwide Automotive, Aeorspace, Defese and Genearl Discrete Manufacturing 2007 Top 10 Predictions

Dec-06

Barkai

MI204757

RFID Worldwide Perspective

Dec-06

Multiple

MI204900

Global and North America Supply Chains 2007 Top 10 Predictions

Dec-06

Multiple

MI204896

WW Manufacturing 2007 Top 10 Predictions

Dec-06

Multiple

MI204945

SAP: The Network is the Value

Dec-06

Barkai, Knickle

MI204731

Low-cost Manufacturing in China and Other Regions Capturing Profits in the High-Tech Value Chain Gerber Scientific's Fashion Lifecycle Management

Dec-06

Ferrari

MI204653

Dec-06

Holman

MI204529

Nov-06

Abell

MI204522

Finding Change in the World of IT Western Europe, Manufacturing, IS Budget Outlook: IDC 2006 Survey SAP Awards Third Investment from the SAP NetWeaver Fund to MES Vendor Visiprise

Nov-06

Knickle

MIVC05N

Nov-06

Multiple

MI204521

Nov-06

Knickle

MIPW54N

Western European Retail Industry Pulse: July to September 2006 Western European Manufacturing Industry Update: July to September 2006

Nov-06

Ortis

MIVC53N

Nov-06

Manenti

MI204309

Retail Industry Update, 3Q06

Nov-06

Multiple

MI204369

Oracle - A Much More Competitive Offering for Global Supply Chain Applied Materials Acquiring Brooks Software, Bolstering Market Dominance

Nov-06

Ferrari

MI204312

Nov-06

Barkai

MI204243

Consumer Products Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q06

Nov-06

Multiple

MI204285

High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q06

Nov-06

Holman, Moe

Number

Document Title

Pub. Date

Abstract
This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the discrete manufacturing industry for 3Q06. Please note that Manufacturing Insights has combined the analysis of the aerospace and defense manufacturing; automotive manufacturing; and farming, construction, and industrial machinery (FCIM) manufacturing industry updates into this Discrete Manufacturing Industry Update. The high-tech manufacturing industry will continue to be covered under a separate update. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective revisits the initiative spearheaded by Boeing to tag thousands of parts on the new 787 Dreamliner using RFID labels and discusses the potential impact this initiative will have on aircraft maintenance operations. This Manufacturing Insights report highlights the increasing importance of strategic sourcing and supply risk management in today's manufacturing environment. The report highlights the increasing importance of strategic sourcing business processes, supporting information technology tools, and managed services for delivering measurable results to today's manufacturing strategic agenda. Strategic sourcing will continue to be a critical function for manufacturers in laying the foundation for a more intelligent, agile supply chain. This Manufacturing Insights report provides analysis of trends in the asset-oriented value chain (AOVC) segments based on our Global Performance Index. This report then outlines key business objectives, the resulting initiatives, and key IT investment areas. This report also includes survey-based spending data that can be used for benchmarking. AOVCs are characterized by segments that produce base materials at asset-intensive production facilities such as in chemical, metals, pulp/paper, construction materials, and textiles. This report looks at the key business initiatives and associated IT budget benchmarks for these segments. This Manufacturing Insights report provides analysis of trends in the brand-oriented value chain (BOVC) segments based on our Global Performance Index. The report then outlines key business objectives, the resulting initiatives, and key IT investment areas. The report also includes survey-based spending data that can be used for benchmarking. BOVCs are structured around branded consumer products that must manage highly variable demand of large number of stock keeping units. Segments include health and beauty, food and beverage, and apparel. Issues across these segments remain fairly consistent. This Manufacturing Insights report provides analysis of trends in the engineering-oriented value chain (EOVC) segments based on our Global Performance Index. This report then outlines key business objectives, the resulting initiatives, and key IT investment areas. This report also includes survey-based spending data that can be used for benchmarking. EOVCs are characterized by segments that are driven by complex products such as in automotive, aerospace, industrial machinery, farm/construction equipment, and related products. This report looks at the key business initiatives and associated IT budget benchmarks for these segments. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the chemical manufacturing industry for 3Q06 This Manufacturing Insights Perspective adds additional data points and perspective on the current crisis across the U.S. transportation infrastructure and details how crisis can bring opportunity for advanced technology to play a larger role in enabling better throughput as well as security. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the announcement in September by IBM and Burlington, Massachusetts–based Enigma of a new software product for aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO). IBM's Technical Document Management and Delivery Solution (TDMD) is designed to facilitate the authoring and delivery of maintenance and repair information to the line maintenance technicians who need it to improve aircraft repair turnaround time, optimize the efficiency and consistency of fleet maintenance, and ensure regulatory compliance. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at the problem of counterfeiting and diversion. These activities cost companies billions of dollars per year and are made more difficult to counter by offshore manufacturing and Internet sales channels. New technology-based tools are available to combat the problem. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at how service-oriented architectures and composite applications will enable virtual joint ventures among companies. We then take it a step further by looking at how projects might draw capital to support the efforts. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective reviews the release of the Optimization Decision Management System (ODMS) from ILOG. The product will become a key tool in creating intelligent decision models. This Manufacturing Insights report describes the growing critical role mechatronic systems serve in a wide range of industries and products. The report details the unique challenges of mechatronics engineering and why many manufacturing companies are not optimally positioned for efficient and effective product development. Mechatronic systems — the synergetic integration of mechanical engineering, electronics, and computational power into integrated electromechanical devices — are gradually replacing mechanical and electromechanical devices and are serving an increased role in many products and systems. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the merger between Reynolds and Reynolds and Universal Computer Systems and the rationale behind this investment. The acquisition of Symbol by Motorola is a reasonable marriage of a solid horizontal communications technology company with a vertically oriented company focused on mobile computing. This $3.9 billion acquisition appears to be good for both sets of shareholders and makes the Motorola/Symbol combination a very significant RFID-capable company. This study presents the key findings of IDC's European Vertical Market Survey, carried out in June to August 2006 in the top 5 Western European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K.) among 169 retail and wholesale companies with more than 20 employees.

Author

MI204095

Discrete Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q06

Oct-06

Multiple

MI204177

Boeing Flying Own Item-Level RFID Tags

Oct-06

Barkai

MI204097

Strategic Sourcing - A More Important Capability for Manufacturers

Oct-06

Ferrari

MI204074

Asset-Oriented Value Chains Industry Outlook and 2007 Budget Guide

Oct-06

Parker/Holman

MI204047

Brand-Oriented Value Chains Industry Outlook and 2007 Budget Guide

Oct-06

Parker/Holman

MI204072 MI204084

Engineering-Oriented Value Chains Industry Outlook and 2007 Budget Guide Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q06 U.S. Transportation Infrastructure — Crisis as Well as Opportunity for Technology

Oct-06 Oct-06

Multiple Holman/Moe

MI204050

Oct-06

Ferrari

MI204033

IBM and Enigma Team Up to Deliver an MRO Solution

Oct-06

Barkai

MI204030

Fighting Counterfeiting and Diversion in Manufacturing

Oct-06

Parker

MI204029

The Securitized Supply Chain

Oct-06

Parker

MI204027

Building Better Decisions

Oct-06

Parker

MI203355

Mechatronics Product Life-Cycle Management - Trends and Best Practices Investment Group Buys Reynolds and Reynolds, Universal Computer Systems

Oct-06

Barkai

MI203430

Oct-06

Barkai

MI203807

MIPW05N

Motorola Acquires Symbol Western Europe, Retail/Wholesale Industry, Enterprise IT Solutions Adoption and Investment Plans: An IDC Survey

Oct-06

Abell

Sep-06

Ortis

Number

Document Title

Pub. Date

Abstract
This Manufacturing Insights update is a follow-on quarterly update in our Emerging Manufacturing Agenda program. The document provides updated information and key developments in the second quarter of 2006 for the five key supply risk areas for manufacturers that have manufacturing and supply chain activities within China. We also encapsulate industry updates, meaningful information, trends, and/or case study profiles of current manufacturing strategies among U.S. manufacturers with significant manufacturing activities in China. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the benefits of applying the principles of modularity and interoperability to a number of business and engineering challenges, including the challenges faced by high-level managers and executives who find themselves spending too much time on activities that should be carried out by employees lower in the organization. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides a commentary on the changing state of direct procurement–related strategic sourcing processes for manufacturers, and it highlights upcoming research on this topic. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective presents and discusses key findings drawn from the 2005 Annual Supply Chain Benchmark Study for Southeast Asia (SEA) executive summary report November 2005. The reference document presents high-level results of the sixth annual benchmark study conducted by iCognitive Pte Ltd. on behalf of the Supply Chain Council (SCC) Southeast Asia Chapter. iCognitive is a Singapore-based supply chain consulting company providing expert counsel and hands-on assistance to clients' supply chain management initiatives. It champions SCC's supply chain operations reference (SCOR) model and its applications to help firms (in SEA and increasingly in the Greater China region) improve their supply chain operations. The company also links the SCC with industries operating in the region and provides SCOR benchmarking services. The SCC is a global, notfor-profit association with close to 1,000 corporate members worldwide and established chapters in North America, Europe, Greater China, Japan, Australia/New Zealand, SEA, Brazil and Southern Africa. The council is dedicated to improving the supply chain efficiency of its practitioner members. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective reviews some of the recent investments made by Boeing and Airbus in India and what they mean for the Indian engineering outsourcing industry. India is becoming a hotbed for commercial and freight aviation, prompting massive investments by major aerospace manufacturers.

Author

MI203571

Low-Cost Manufacturing in China: 3Q06 Update

Sep-06

Ferrari

MI203553

Redefining the Roles of High-Level Managers and Executives

Sep-06

Holman

MI203465

A New Paradigm for Strategic Sourcing

Sep-06

Ferrari

AP664105N

Supply Chain Progress in Southeast Asia?

Sep-06

Ng Buck-Seng, Mang-Teck Tan

MI203432

Aerospace Wars - From Le Bourget and Farnborough to Bangalore and Mumbai

Sep-06

Barkai

AP664105N

Supply Chain Progress in Southeast Asia?

Sep-06

This Manufacturing Insights Perspective presents and discusses key findings drawn from the 2005 Annual Supply Chain Benchmark Study for Southeast Asia (SEA) executive summary report November 2005. The reference document presents high-level results of the sixth annual benchmark study conducted by iCognitive Pte Ltd. on behalf of the Supply Chain Council (SCC) Southeast Asia Chapter. iCognitive is a Singapore-based supply chain consulting company providing expert counsel and hands-on assistance to clients' supply chain management initiatives. It champions SCC's supply chain operations reference (SCOR) model and its applications to help firms (in SEA and increasingly in the Greater China region) improve their supply chain operations. The company also links the SCC with industries operating in the region and provides SCOR benchmarking services. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective explores two lean approaches, lean as defined by the Toyota Production System and the Optimized Production Technique (OPT), to examine their relative strengths. The research then looks at how, in certain circumstances, there are combinatorial benefits, how the two might be implemented together, and how technology can play a role. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the retail industry for the first and second quarters of 2006. Please note that Manufacturing Insights has changed the delivery of this document in order to provide a more timely update of the latest trends and developments within the retail industry. Future quarterly documents will review the status and developments that occurred in that same quarter. For example, Retail Industry Update, 3Q06, which will be published in early October, will cover developments from the third quarter instead of the second quarter of 2006. To make this transition, this quarter's update only will include information for two quarters. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the consumer products manufacturing industry for the first and second quarters of 2006. Please note that Manufacturing Insights has changed the delivery of this document in order to provide a more timely update of the latest trends and developments within the consumer products manufacturing industry. Future quarterly documents will review the status and developments that occurred in that same quarter. For example, Consumer Products Manufacturing

Buck-Seng, Mang-Teck

MI203393

Lean Meets OPT - Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Sep-06

Parker

MI203336

Retail Industry Update, 1Q06 and 2Q06

Sep-06

Multiple

MI203332

Consumer Products and Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q06 and 2Q06

Sep-06

Industry Update, 3Q06, which will be published in early October, will cover developments from the third quarter instead of the second quarter of 2006. To make this transition, this quarter's update only will include information for two quarters.
This IDC study provides a competitive analysis of Western European manufacturing IT providers. Revenue data for 2005 provides an overview of the manufacturing IT players and their influence in the market sector. Vendors included in this study are those that currently have hardware, software, and IT services offerings for the Western European manufacturing industry. This Manufacturing Insights report presents findings on customer satisfaction with SAP, HP, Oracle, Microsoft, and IBM (aka the SHOMI vendors); analyzes how the vendors' product and service strategies align with improving satisfaction; and offers specific advice to IT buyers in managing these relationships. The SHOMI vendors will have a tremendous influence on the IT investment strategies of manufacturing companies. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at a Department of Defense (DoD)–issued mandate to contractors to be compliant with the Item Unique Identification (IUID) and how companies are implementing the standard. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at the opportunities created in today's business environment, where supply chain security is increasing in importance

Multiple

MIVC03N

Competitive Analysis of Top IT Vendors to the European Manufacturing Industry

Aug-06

Thomson

MI203093

Creating an Effective SHOMI Strategy Implementing Item Unique Identification in Aerospace and Defense Crisis Often Leads to Opportunity

Aug-06

Parker

MI203226 MI203225

Aug-06 Aug-06

Parker Ferrari

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Document Title

Pub. Date

Abstract

Author

MI203066

IBM Acquires MRO Software — What Does It Mean for Maximo Users?

Aug-06

This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at the announced acquisition of MRO Software by IBM. The product portfolio adds to the Tivoli product line, but the future of the legacy Maximo production asset management application may be grim. This Manufacturing Insights report highlights the emerging technology investment area of fulfillment execution systems (FESs). This application domain incorporates several previously distinct execution application categories, RF devices, and operational intelligence, combining them with new state management capability to produce complete operational control systems. The underpinning of these systems is a reference architecture, based on a service-oriented construct, that is discussed in the report. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the electronic component manufacturing industry for the first and second quarters of 2006. Please note that Manufacturing Insights has changed the delivery of this document in order to provide a more timely update of the latest trends and developments within the electronic component manufacturing industry. Future quarterly documents will review the status and developments that occurred in that same quarter. For example, Electronic Component Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q06, which will be published in early October, will cover developments from the third quarter instead of the second quarter of 2006. To make this transition, this quarter's update only will include information for two quarters.

Parker

MI202851

Creating a Fulfillment Execution System

Aug-06

Parker

MI202993

Electronic Component Manufacturing Update, 1Q06 and 2Q06

Aug-06

Multiple

MI202970

High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q06 and 2Q06

Aug-06

This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the high-tech manufacturing industry for the first and second quarters of 2006. Please note that Manufacturing Insights has changed the delivery of this document in order to provide a more timely update of the latest trends and developments within the high-tech manufacturing industry. Future quarterly documents will review the status and developments that occurred in that same quarter. For example, High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q06, which will be published in early October, will cover developments from the third quarter instead of the second quarter of 2006. To make this transition, this quarter's update only will include information for two quarters. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the automotive manufacturing industry for the first and second quarters of 2006. Please note that Manufacturing Insights has changed the delivery of this document to provide a more timely update of the latest trends and developments within the automotive manufacturing industry. Future quarterly documents will review the status and developments that occurred in that same quarter. For example, Automotive Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q06, which will be published in early October, will cover developments from the third quarter instead of the second quarter of 2006. To make this transition, this quarter's update will include information for two quarters. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the farming, construction, and industrial machinery (FCIM) manufacturing industry for the first and second quarters of 2006. Please note that Manufacturing Insights has changed the delivery of this document to provide a more timely update of the latest trends and developments within the FCIM manufacturing industry. Future quarterly documents will review the status and developments that occurred in that same quarter. For example, Farming, Construction, Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q06, which will be published in early October, will cover developments from the third quarter instead of the second quarter of 2006. To make this transition, this quarter's update will include information for two quarters. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry for the first and second quarters of 2006. Please note that Manufacturing Insights has changed the delivery of this document to provide a more timely update of the latest trends and developments within the aerospace and defense industry. Future quarterly documents will review the status and developments that occurred in that same quarter. For example, Aerospace and Defense Industry Update, 3Q06, which will be published in early October, will cover developments from the third quarter instead of the second quarter of 2006. To make this transition, this quarter's update will include information for two quarters. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at the implications of HP's recently announced acquisition of Mercury Interactive for the IT strategies of manufacturing firms This Manufacturing Insights Perspective examines recent research on intelligent decision models and our activity with the Supply-Chain Council related to lean and six sigma — the key ingredients for establishing superior supply chain performance. Understanding how this intelligent decision model research and the lean and six sigma activity complement one another and adding the right mix of technology will put companies on the fast track. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the chemical manufacturing industry for the first and second quarters of 2006. Please note that Manufacturing Insights has changed the delivery of this document in order to provide a more timely update of the latest trends and developments within the chemical manufacturing industry. Future quarterly documents will review the status and developments that occurred in that same quarter. For example, Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q06, which will be published in early October, will cover developments from the third quarter instead of the second quarter of 2006. To make this transition, this quarter's update only will include information for two quarters. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the role of radio frequency identity (RFID) tags as a means to abstract and exchange information between dissimilar platforms and trading partners. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective revisits the rising privacy and data security concerns surrounding the increased proliferation of radio frequency identity (RFID) tags.

Multiple

MI202821

Automotive Manufacturing Industry Update, 2Q06

Aug-06

Multiple

MI202825

Farming, Construction, and Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Industry Update, 2Q06

Aug-06

Multiple

MI202829

MI202882

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Industry Update, 2Q06 HP Acquires Mercury Interactive — The Implications for Manufacturing Companies

Aug-06

Multiple

Aug-06

Parker

MI202838

Supply Chains Built for Speed

Aug-06

Parker

MI202762

Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q06 and 2Q06

Jul-06

Holman, Moe

MI202723

RFID As a Cross-Platform Abstractor

Jul-06

Barkai

MI202722

1984 All Over Again?

Jul-06

Barkai

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This Manufacturing Insights Pivot Table presents our best estimates and forecasts for the worldwide manufacturing IT opportunity. This Pivot Table provides IT spending forecasts for the following subindustries: automotive, high-tech electronic components, high-tech equipment, other high tech, aerospace and defense, chemicals, metals, pulp and paper, consumer packaged goods (CPG), other discrete manufacturing, and other process manufacturing. Industry and technology definitions and methodology are also provided. Regional segmentations include Asia/Pacific, United States, Western Europe, and the rest of the world. This Manufacturing Insights update analyzes the Western European IT investment directions in the retail and wholesale sector in the second quarter of 2006. The second section outlines the major ICT contracts that have been signed in the second three-month period of 2006. This research is aimed at ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target the Western European retail and wholesale industry. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective describes the recent technology acquisition by UGS of a 3D geometry search from Software Design & Management AG, and how the new functionality can help manufacturers streamline part design reuse. This Manufacturing Insights report highlights the key importance of supply chain collaboration and networkwide analytics in driving innovation as well as synchronizing planning and execution among supply- and demand-focused partners. The ability to develop and scale collaborative processes with key suppliers and/or customers has clearly become a key differentiator for world-class companies, but wider-scale deployment remains a challenge for many manufacturers. The reasons are many, but primarily lie in the areas of organizational change management and process deployment. This Manufacturing Insights study is one of a series that looks at the heterogeneous manufacturing sector and accompanying manufacturing enterprise application (EA) player landscape in key Asia/Pacific markets. The study provides an overview of the key drivers, structure, operating environment, and direction of the manufacturing sector in Thailand, and against this backdrop, it examines the competitive landscape and dynamics of the important manufacturing EA markets in 2005. This document also covers the profiles of five manufacturing EA vendors in Thailand. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the findings of a recent Manufacturing Insights study on cost recovery practices in the manufacturing industry and, in particular, in the automotive sector. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the trickiness of making a clear determination of the value of a superior IT strategy. A recent acquisition in the aerospace and defense industry provides some insight. SAP held its annual SAPPHIRE conference in Orlando, Florida, recently in conjunction, for the first time, with the annual Americas SAP User Group (ASUG) meeting. The combination drew a near-record attendance, and delegates received a message from SAP executives that showed steady progress toward its vision for the company's products. Three central themes emerged around the availability of ERP 2005, new user interface options, and the expansion of SAP's Industry Value Network (IVN) program. This Manufacturing Insights report provides the latest warranty spending data for 2005 and recommendations for manufacturers seeking to improve warranty performance as well as for IT vendors offering warranty solutions for manufacturers. This study provides an overview of IT spending trends and forecasts in Western Europe discrete manufacturing. Beginning with trends affecting IT demand in the industry, the report explores major drivers and directions in IT adoption. On the quantitative side, the focus is on spending in hardware, packaged software, and IT services for the major discrete manufacturing sub-industries for Western Europe in the 2005–2010 timeframe. Data is provided for the following sub-markets: automotive, electronic/electrical/optical, aerospace, printing and publishing, industrial machinery, wearing apparel, leather and leather products, and other discrete.

Author

MI202470

Worldwide Manufacturing IT Spending Guide, Version 1, 2006

Jul-06

Multiple

MIPW52N

Western Europe Retail Pulse: April to June 2006

Jul-06

Ortis

MI202403

UGS Streamlines Design Reuse

Jul-06

Ferrari

MI202350

Supply Chain Collaboration and Analytics: The Most Challengin, Yet Rewarding Process Capability

Jul-06

Ferrari

AP664110N

2005 Manufacturing and Enterprise Applications Landscape in Thailand Warranty Update: Too Much Money on the Table

Jun-06

Ng Buck-Seng

MI202179

Jun-06

Barkai/Holman

MI202201

Putting a Value on IT Strategy

Jun-06

Parker

MI202193

Strong Enough (to Be Your Platform)

Jun-06

Parker

MI202125

Warranty Spending in U.S. Manufacturing: 2006 Annual Report

Jun-06

Barkai/Holman

MIVC02N

Western Eurpoe, Discrete Manufacturing, IT Spending Forecast, 2005-2010

Jun-06

Manenti

MI202112

Low-Cost Manufacturing in China: Annual Survey and 2Q06 Update

Jun-06

This Manufacturing Insights update is a follow-on quarterly update in our Low-Cost Region Operations program. In July 2005, Manufacturing Insights published a research report identifying the supply chain lessons learned by manufacturers with activities in China (see Coordinating Global Supply Chains: China — Supply Chain Challenges and Lessons Learned, Manufacturing Insights #MI10057, July 2005). As a result of our interviews with manufacturing companies, Manufacturing Insights identified five key risk areas for manufacturers in China, along with recommendations for a risk assessment and strategy framework for managing supply chain programs that extend to China. This update provides updated information for the five key risk areas based on our annual Web survey on this topic. As in our previous quarterly updates, the document also encapsulates meaningful information, trends, and case study profiles of current manufacturing strategies among large manufacturers with manufacturing and supply chain activities within China. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at SAP's new Industry Value Networks (IVNs), one of the more significant announcements at SAPPHIRE '06. SAP launched four new IVNs serving the consumer products, retail, and technology industries and the public sector. The IVN strategy is to expand the SAP ecosystem within an industry by bringing together customers, system integrators (SIs), and independent software vendors (ISVs) to develop endto-end business solutions, leveraging the SAP NetWeaver platform, that address the specific pain points and business requirements of that industry. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective summarizes the specific high-tech, semiconductor, and consumer electronics industry highlights of SAP's recently completed SAPPHIRE '06 user's conference. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at recent outsourcing announcements made in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry and outlines business process categories that are appropriate for outsourcing

Ferrari/Holman

MI202026

Industry Value Network Solution Addresses Consumer Product Industry Pain Points

Jun-06

Witty

MI202001

SAP's SAPPHIRE '06 Conference: A High-Tech Industry Perspective

Jun-06

Ferrari

MI202000

New Outsourcing Opportunities in CPG

Jun-06

Witty

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This IDC Update discusses the European manufacturing IT investment directions apparent in the European manufacturing market in the fourth quarter of 2002. The second section outlines the major ICT contracts that have been signed in the fourth three-month period of 2002. This research is appropriate for those ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target the European manufacturing segment. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the application of speech control in vehicles. As safety concerns and regulations limit the use of handheld phones in cars, automakers are improving the capabilities of voice-controlled telephones and other drivercontrolled devices in cars. These devices include telephones, radios, climate control, and navigation systems. This Manufacturing Insights study looks into the overall IT spending of Asia-based manufacturers, including what they are spending on and why, as well as what they plan to spend on in the next five years. Other than looking at the industry by geography and by IT category, this study also examines the manufacturing IT spending by major subindustry segments such as automotive, chemical, high-tech, and so forth. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective examines Sony's announcement of the formal launch date of PlayStation 3 (PS3) from a supply chain angle. The next chapter for this long-awaited product lies in the overall importance of supply chain capability, and Sony has no choice but to address supply chain readiness as one of the most important criteria to the overall success of the PS3. This Manufacturing Insights document provides an analysis of recent announcements made by Oracle in the context of Western European retail industry IT competitive dynamics. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the recent acquisition of Trade and Technologies France (TTF) by Adobe and the implication on similar capabilities provided by PLM tool providers and pure-play translation vendors. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at the challenges of mechatronics design and the significance of a recent worldwide implementation of a mechatronics solution from UGS at Ford Motor Company. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective evaluates open source application products and how manufacturers can take advantage of them. Specific advice on testing these products is offered. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides an initial outlook on the acquisition by JDA Software Group of Manugistics and its implications for manufacturers and retailers.

Author

VC26J

European Manufacturing Pulse: October to December 2002

Jun-06

Thompson

MI201915

Look, Ma, No Hands!

Jun-06

Barkai

AP664101N

Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Manufacturing IT Spending 2006-2010 Forecast

May-06

Teck

MI201823

MIPW02N

Sony PlayStation 3 - The Importance of Supply Chain Capability Yet Again Western European Retail IT Competitive Dynamics: Is Oracle Reaching the Top of the Industry? Adobe Acquires Trade and Technologeis France

May-06

Ferrari

May-06

Ortis

MI201590

May-06

Barkai

MI201592

Ford Invests in Mechatronics Open Source Applications and Their Impact on the enterprise Portfolio Manugistics Acquired by JDA Implications for Manufacturers and Retailers

May-06

Barkai

MI201544

May-06

Parker

MI201540

May-06

Ferrari, Witty

MIAS51N

Western European Automotive Industry Pulse: January to March 2006

Apr-06

This Manufacturing Insights Update analyzes the Western European IT investment directions in the automotive sector in the first quarter of 2006. The second section outlines the major ICT contracts that have been signed in the first three months of 2006. This research is aimed at ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target the Western European automotive industry. This Manufacturing Insights Update analyzes the Western European IT investment directions in the manufacturing sector in the first quarter of 2006. The second section outlines the major ICT contracts that have been signed in the first three months of 2006. This research is aimed at ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target the Western European manufacturing industry. This Manufacturing Insights report outlines an intelligent product life-cycle process framework that balances decisions thorough the entire product life cycle. This approach optimizes decisions to not only meet process and product requirements of each phase but also to gauge the impact of decisions on downstream processes and to maximize customer value and overall process efficiencies. This Manufacturing Insights report outlines the need to establish an intelligence platform strategy or value-loop applications to support broader and more timely decision making in demand management. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the impact of manufacturing trends on factory automation software and the emergence of a new breed of software tools we call fulfillment execution systems (FESs). Leading indicators show that the manufacturing industry is about to embark on a major round of capitalization and acceleration of investments in factory-level software and hardware. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective reflects on two recent data points: Innovation is the priority for manufacturers, and how various manufacturers organize to form or re-form around business process innovation will be a key determinant to support ever-changing customer needs or business opportunities.

Ortis, Massaro

MIVC51N

Western European Manufacturing Industry Update: January to March 2006

Apr-06

Ortis, Laurini

MI201136

Intelligent Decision Models: Getting the Most out of Product Life-Cycle Economics

Apr-06

Barkai

MI201135

Intelligent Decision Models: Getting the Most out of Demand Management

Apr-06

Witty

MI201298

Extinction or Evolution: The Future of Factory Automation Software

Apr-06

Parker, Barkai

MI201250

Organizing for Innovation

Apr-06

Parker, Ferrari

MI201147

Lean Six Sigma, 1Q06 Update: Lean Continues to Show High Performance

Apr-06

This Manufacturing Insights update includes results for companies in our Global Performance Index. Specifically, companies in the index that are mature in their continuous improvement programs are highlighted. This update also summarizes significant events at software vendors that support lean automation and shares case studies of successful lean implementations. This Manufacturing Insights report, the second in a series of more detailed documents that amplify each of the three supply chain high-value transformation initiatives required for enabling a more agile supply chain, examines in more detail the challenges, current state, and deployment potential related to sense and respond execution processes. This Manufacturing Insights document examines the efficacy of different mechanisms in capturing value from the Oracle investment as well as how customers view Oracle's relationship efforts. Manufacturing Insights conducted research into the satisfaction levels of Oracle customers and the practices employed in managing the relationship. We close by offering a model for self-assessing your maturity and how you might advance your capabilities in this area. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the recent activities and plans of some global retailers to increase their presence in China and also identifies some of the larger challenges retailers need to understand to be successful in the Chinese market.

Parker, Holman

MI201244

Supply Chain Sense and Respond Capabilities Go Beyond RFID

Apr-06

Ferrari

MI201175

Harvesting Value from Your Oracle ERP Investment

Apr-06

Parker

MI201187

Retailers Plan for China Expansion

Apr-06

Witty

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This Manufacturing Insights Update analyzes the Western European IT investment directions in the retail and wholesale sector in the first quarter of 2006. The second section outlines the major ICT contracts that have been signed in the first three months of 2006. This research is aimed at ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target the Western European retail and wholesale industry. This Manufacturing Insights Update analyzes the Western European IT investment directions in the CPG sector in the first quarter of 2006. The second section outlines the major ICT contracts signed during the period. This research is aimed at ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target the Western European CPG industry. This Manufacturing Insights report provides the latest warranty spending data, results of benchmarking of warranty managers, and recommendations for manufacturers seeking to improve warranty performance.

Author

MIPW51N

Western Europe Retail Pulse: January to March 2006

Apr-06

Ortis

MICM51N

Western European Consumer Packaged Goods Industry Pulse: January to March 2006

Apr-06

Ortis

MI201121

MILA16100

Warranty Spending in U.S. Manufacturing, 2003-2005 Manufacturing Insights: Latin America: IT Investment Trends: Manufacturing 2006

Apr-06

Barkai, Holman

Apr-06

Manufacturing Insights: Latin America: IT Investment Trends: Manufacturing 2006. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides an overview of recent warranty-related events, including highlights from Manufacturing Insights' Warranty & Quality Management Forum.

Gibin

MI201111

Warranty Fever Trumps March Madness

Apr-06

Multiple

MI201086

Electronic Component Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q06

Apr-06

This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the electronic component manufacturing industry for 4Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the electronic component manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–4 present revenue, profit margin, new order, shipment, backlog, and inventory data for 1Q02–4Q06 and 1Q02–4Q05. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the high-tech manufacturing industry for 4Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the high-tech manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–3 present revenue, net profit margin, new order, and value of shipment data for 1Q02–4Q06 and 1Q02–4Q05.

Multiple

MI201087

High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q06

Apr-06

Multiple

PW07N

Western European Retail and Wholesale Industry Structure and Performance Indicators, 2005

Mar-06

This Manufacturing Insights report presents the Western European retail and wholesale market indicators for 2005, examining the dynamics of each major retail sub-industry. The study includes indicators of retail/wholesale characteristics and activities for total Western Europe and for the five major countries — France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K.

Ivano Ortis

MI201028

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q06

Mar-06

This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry for 4Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–4 present revenue, profit margin, new order, shipment, backlog, and industry coverage data for 1Q02–4Q06 and 1Q02–4Q05.

Barkai

MI201035

Retail Industry Update, 1Q06

Mar-06

This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the retail industry for 4Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the retail industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1 and 2 present revenue and net profit margin data for 1Q02–4Q05.

Witty

MI201026

CPG Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q06

Mar-06

This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturing industry for 4Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the CPG manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–3 present revenue, net profit margin, and inventory data for 1Q02–4Q06 and 1Q02–4Q05. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the automotive manufacturing industry for 4Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the automotive manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–3 present revenue, net profit margin, inventory, and shipment data for 1Q02–4Q06 and 1Q02–4Q05.

Multiple

MI201038

Automotive Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q06

Mar-06

Barkai, Holman

MI201040

Farming, Construction, and Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q06

Mar-06

This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the farming, construction, and industrial machinery (FCIM) manufacturing industry for 4Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the FCIM manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–4 present revenue, profit margin, new order, shipment, backlog, and inventory data for 1Q02–4Q06 and 1Q02–4Q05.

Barkai, Holman

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This Manufacturing Insights update is a follow-on quarterly update in our Emerging Manufacturing Agenda program. In August 2005, Manufacturing Insights published a research report discussing the current state of the radio frequency identification/electronic product code (RFID/EPC) market in manufacturing and identified the key issues in three areas: process, technology, and standards (see RFID Investment: Cost of Compliance or Strategic Business Investment?

Author

MI200957

RFID 1Q06 Update: Focus Shifts from Compliance to Value

Mar-06

Witty

MIAS01N

European Automotive Structure and Performance Indicators, 2005

Mar-06

This Manufacturing Insights report examines the dynamics of the automotive manufacturing industry in 2005. It provides a useful set of market indicators as an aid in understanding the structure, size, and economic importance of the industry. This research is appropriate for ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target European automotive manufacturers.

Thomson

MI201031

Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q06

Mar-06

This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the chemical manufacturing industry for 4Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the chemical manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–3 present revenue, net profit margin, and inventory data for 1Q02–4Q06 and 1Q02–4Q05.

Holman

MICM01N

Consumer Packaged Goods Structural and Performance Indicators

Mar-06

This Manufacturing Insights report presents the Western European CPG market indicators for 2005, examining the dynamics of each major Western European sub-industry within the CPG manufacturing industry. It provides a useful set of market indicators as an aid in helping to understand the structure, size, and economic importance on a country level of all major Western European CPG sub-industries. This research is appropriate for those ICT firms that are targeting or intend to target Western European CPG Manufacturers.

Thomson

MIVC01N

A Guide to PIM Investment Strategies in the European Manufacturing Industry

Mar-06

Competitive advantage in the manufacturing industry demands customer value creation, and this is driving a refocus on enhancing sales, marketing, and after-market business processes. This study demonstrates that there are opportunities for PIM solution adoption, and the two case studies presented show that customer, market, and internal requests drive manufacturing companies to adopt product information management concept for automotive The concept of product life cycle management is certainly not a new solutions. manufacturing companies; these companies have been managing product life cycles for an extremely long time. However, traditional methods are proving in the majority of cases as inefficient and suboptimal and industry players are now working on the modernization of product life cycle management through the application of new tools and technologies that allow for automation, collaboration, and cooperation across increasingly complex networked and distributed manufacturing value chains. This Manufacturing Insights report describes the results of a study to assess the perception of manufacturers regarding the value of PLM/DM tools and the industry's maturity to exploit this value. The landscape of product life-cycle management (PLM) and digital manufacturing (DM) software is undergoing changes resulting from consolidation and expansion that is fueled by growth in the manufacturing industry and global expansion.

Thomson

AS01N

PLM Investment Trends in the Western Europe Automotive Industry

Mar-06

Thomson

MI10171

Product Life-Cycle and Digital Manufacturing Software - Industry Maturity Study and Lessons Learned

Mar-06

Multiple

MI10173

Low-Cost Manufacturing in China: 1Q06 Update

Mar-06

This Manufacturing Insights update is a follow-on quarterly update in our Low-Cost Manufacturing program. In July 2005, Manufacturing Insights published a research report identifying the supply chain lessons learned for manufacturers with activities in China (see Coordinating Global Supply Chains: China — Supply Chain Challenges and Lessons Learned, Manufacturing Insights #MI10057, July 2005). As a result of our interviews with manufacturing companies, Manufacturing Insights identified five key risk areas for manufacturers in China, along with recommendations for a risk assessment and strategy framework for managing supply chain programs that extend to China. This quarterly update provides updated information for the five key risk areas, key industry updates, and a summary analysis of what can be anticipated in future quarters. We also encapsulate meaningful information, trends, and/or case study profiles of current manufacturing strategies among U.S. and European manufacturers with activities within China. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses private-label products' establishing their own identity and becoming so well accepted that private-label product sales growth is outpacing branded growth. ACNielsen recently reported private-label goods made up 17% of total value sales for the 12-month period ending in the first quarter of 2005. This was up from 15% in 2003 and, in terms of growth, private label at 5% more than doubled the growth rate of manufacturer brands at 2% over the same period. This Manufacturing Insights report outlines the need to establish an intelligence platform strategy or value-loop applications to support broader and more timely decision making in supply chain. We address the overall needs for creating awareness, analysis, and action applied to each of the key levels of supply chain decisions, along with a context for overall time horizons and flow of information to support required levels of decision. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective shares the results of our recent survey on the manufacturing industry's satisfaction with strategic vendors. Although satisfaction is generally good, there are some facets that require attention. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the RFID World 2006 Conference in Dallas, Texas, which Manufacturing Insights attended. It is a positive sign for the RFID industry that attendance was up significantly from last year and that the ratio of end users to vendors was much higher than in the previous event. Another positive sign for the industry is that end users are clearly more knowledgeable than one year ago. They are engaging with vendors in intelligent discussions about how to best apply RFID versus seeking an education about RFID.

Ferrari

MI10174

P&G Steps Up Fight Against PrivateLabel Manufacturers

Mar-06

Witty

MI10172

MI10168

Intelligent Decision Models: Getting the Most out of Supply Chain Management Manufacturing Companies Are Generally Satisfied with Their Strategic Vendors, But There Is Room for Improvement

Mar-06

Ferrari

Mar-06

Parker, Holman

MI10170

RFID World 2006: A Renewed Buzz Surrounding RFID

Mar-06

Witty

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This Manufacturing Insights Perspective reports on the recent agreement by Dassault Systemes to acquire MatrixOne and the implications for the two companies and the PLM market. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the farming, construction, and industrial machinery (FCIM) manufacturing industry for 4Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the FCIM industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–4 present revenue, profit margin, new order, shipment, backlog, and inventory data for 1Q02–3Q05. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the farming, construction, and industrial machinery (FCIM) manufacturing industry for 4Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the FCIM industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–4 present revenue, profit margin, new order, shipment, backlog, and inventory data for 1Q02–3Q05. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective reports on the recently announced plan by jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney to launch a new division to sell parts and services for engines built by rival CFM International, a partnership of General Electric and French engine manufacturer Snecma Moteurs. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides some observations related the ongoing supply chain issues supporting the launch of Microsoft's Xbox 360 and the importance of supply chain strategy as a key component for market first-mover momentum. In our predictions for 2006, 10 Predictions for Manufacturing in 2006 (Manufacturing Insights #MI10145, January 2006), Manufacturing Insights discussed three key business themes for success: growth, innovation, and productivity. And although leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies will continue seeking growth in new markets and channels, Manufacturing Insights believes most future growth will be achieved through successful product innovation. In today's marketplace, however, the challenges associated with launching new products are greater than ever, with the failure rate for new products in CPG at well over 70%. This Manufacturing Insights report introduces the Industry Insights Industry Short List tool. The Industry Short List is a fact-based tool designed to help IT and business executives arrive at a short list of IT suppliers that best address the industry-specific needs of the business. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides some observations related the ongoing supply chain issues supporting the launch of Microsoft's Xbox 360 and the importance of supply chain strategy as a key component for market first-mover momentum. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides some observations related the ongoing supply chain issues supporting the launch of Microsoft's Xbox 360 and the importance of supply chain strategy as a key component for market first-mover outsourcing This Manufacturing Insights Perspective reports on the recent IT momentum. contracts awarded by General Motors (GM), their impact on key providers and other automotive companies, and the challenges facing GM in capitalizing on the strengths of the new outsourcing strategy. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at SAP's on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) software service, launched February 2. The offering is aimed at existing upper-end medium-sized and large SAP customers rather than the small and medium-sized businesses targeted by its competition in this space, which includes Salesforce.com, NetSuite Inc., RightNow Technologies, and Oracle (via its Siebel acquisition). This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at the current state of the Restriction on the Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) industry initiative as the countdown to July 2006 enforcement draws near. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at warranty claim costs in the manufacturing industry at the end of 2005 and offers a perspective for 2006 as well as highlights of best practices employed by the companies that are successful in managing their warranty costs. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the key ingredients of an effective warranty, quality, and service (WQS) management architecture. Warranty is a major cost for many manufacturers, and information technology can enable improvements. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective takes a look at the rumors swirling around a potential acquisition of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and the implications for CSC's aerospace and defense industry customers.

Author

MI10169

Dassault Buys MatrixOne

Mar-06

Barkai

MI10167

Farming, Construction, and Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Industry Update, 4Q05

Mar-06

Multiple

MIPW01N

2006 Business Issues and IT Priorities in Western Europe: Manufacturing Insights Predictions for the Retail and Wholesale Industry

Feb-06

Ortis

MI10166

MRO Wars: Pratt & Whitney to Offer Repair Services for Rival's Jet Engines

Feb-06

Barkai

AP664109N

2005 Manufacturing and Enterprise Applications Landscape in China

Feb-06

Ng Buck-Seng, Chen

Jacky

MI10165

Integrated PLM/CRM: Formula for Innovation Success in CPG

Feb-06

Witty

MI10148

Manufacturing Insights' Industry Short List Introduction and Methodology Xbox 360 Product Launch Issues - The Importance of Supply Chain Capability for First-Mover Momentum Xbox 360 Product Launch Issues - The Importance of Supply Chain Capability for First-Mover Momentum GM's New IT Outsourcing Strategy - It's Not All or Nothing Anymore

Feb-06

Multiple

MI10164

Feb-06

Ferrari

MI10164

Feb-06

Ferrari

MI10163

Feb-06

Barkai

MI10161

SAP Goes On Demand Warranty Management - A Continued Concern for the High-Tech Industry

Feb-06

Witty

MI10162

Feb-06

Ferrari

MI10160

Warranty Costs Continue to Plague the Manufacturing Industry A Technology Architecture for More Effective Warranty, Quality, and Service Management Would a CSC Sell-Off Be Good for Aerospace and Defense Customers?

Feb-06

Barkai

MI10159

Feb-06

Parker

MI10158

Feb-06

Parker

MI10157

Warranty Management - A Continued Concern for the High-Tech Industry

Jan-06

This Manufacturing Insights update provides a perspective on the topic of warranty management for the high-tech industry. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective examines the trends in product life-cycle functions and assesses the road ahead in 2006. Manufacturing Insights spoke with technology vendors, consultants, and buyers about what the coming year will hold for companies in the manufacturing industry, which resulted in our 10 predictions for 2006.

Ferrari

MI10156

Predictions 2006: Companies Will Recast Product Life-Cycle Strategies

Jan-06

Barkai

MI10154

2006 Predictions: Warranty and Quality Bleeding Continues

Jan-06

This Manufacturing Insights Perspective examines the trends in product warranty and quality functions and assesses the road ahead in 2006. Manufacturing Insights spoke with technology vendors, consultants, and buyers about what the coming year will hold for companies in the manufacturing industry, which resulted in our 10 predictions for 2006.

Barkai

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This Manufacturing Insights Perspective examines the trends in the automotive and aerospace industries and assesses the road ahead in 2006. Manufacturing Insights spoke with technology vendors, consultants, and buyers about what the coming year will hold for companies in the manufacturing industry, which resulted in our 10 predictions for 2006. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses SAP's announcement, on November 22, 2005, to acquire Khimetrics Inc., a vendor of price-optimization, revenue-management, and demand-forecasting software for retailers. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the high-tech manufacturing industry for 4Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the high-tech manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturing industry for 3Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the CPG manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–3 present revenue, net profit margin, and inventory data for 1Q02–3Q05. This Manufacturing Insights update shares analyst Bob Ferrari's 2006 annual predictions for manufacturing supply chains, the specific topic of manufacturing in China, and the high-tech industry. Prior to sharing his predictions for 2006, this update first looks back at 2005 and reflects on what happened as well as where the manufacturing industry stands. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses RFID adoption, which Manufacturing Insights believes will continue at a slower pace in 2006 than many RFID advocates are hoping for. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective examines manufacturing companies, which are facing an increasingly competitive landscape. To offset the downward pressure on pricing and margins, most of these companies have focused on cutting costs out of the supply chain and other operations. For 2006, Manufacturing Insights believes a number of leading manufacturers, while continuing to emphasize the importance of efficient operations, will turn their focus to the demand side of the equation, in particular to customer and product analytics, as a lever to drive profitability. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective discusses the importance of the effects of retailers' discounting decisions on their holiday season profitability.

Author

MI10155

2006 Predictions for the Automotive and Aerospace Industries

Jan-06

Barkai

MI10150

SAP Acquires Khimetrics

Jan-06

Witty

MI10138

High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, 4Q05

Jan-06

Multiple

MI10047

CPG Manufacturing Industry Update, 4Q05

Jan-06

Multiple

MI10053

2006 Predictions for Supply Chain, China, and the High-Tech Industry

Jan-06

Ferrari

MI10052

My 2006 Predictions for RFID

Jan-06

Witty

MI10151 MI10049

My 2006 Predictions for Demand Management Strategies Holiday Sales 2005: What Does Your Pricing Strategy Cost?

Jan-06 Jan-06

Witty Witty

MI10045

10 Predictions for Manufacturing in 2006

Jan-06

This Manufacturing Insights report presents Manufacturing Insights' annual top 10 predictions for companies in the manufacturing industry. This Manufacturing Insights presents findings from our research into the satisfaction levels of SAP customers and the practices employed in managing the relationship. This document examines the efficacy of different mechanisms in capturing value from the SAP investment as well as how customers view SAP's relationship efforts. We close by offering a model for selfassessing your maturity and how you might advance your capabilities in this area. This Manufacturing Insights report provides analysis of trends in the automotive, aerospace, and general discrete (AAG) manufacturing industry segment and identifies the key business initiatives needed to be successful. The document outlines key business objectives and the resulting initiatives and outlines key IT spending priorities to align with those initiatives. The report also includes survey-based spending data that can be used for benchmarking. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the automotive manufacturing industry for 3Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the automotive manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–3 present revenue, net profit margin, inventory, and shipment data for 1Q02–3Q05. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry for 3Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–4 present revenue, profit margin, new order, shipment, backlog, and industry coverage data for 1Q02–3Q05. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the chemical manufacturing industry for 3Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the chemical manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–3 present revenue, net profit margin, and inventory data for 1Q02–3Q05.

Parker

MI10036

Harvesting Value from Your SAP Investment

Jan-06

Parker/Holman

MI10144

Automotive, Aerospace, and General Discrete Industry outlook and 2006 Budget Guide

Jan-06

Multiple

MI10146

Automotive Manufacturing Industry Update 4Q05

Jan-06

Multiple

MI10141

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Industry Update, 4Q05

Jan-06

Multiple

MI10142

Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update 4Q05

Jan-06

Multiple

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This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the retail industry for 3Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the retail industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1 and 2 present revenue and net profit margin data for 1Q02–3Q05. This Manufacturing Insights report focuses on the processes that are key to implementing a successful demand-driven supply chain strategy and the steps that companies should consider as they move along the demand-driven supply chain maturity curve. Manufacturing Insights further provides a look at some of the long-term opportunities that exist for manufacturing companies that adopt this strategy. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the electronic component manufacturing industry for 3Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the electronic component manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Figures 1–4 present revenue, profit margin, new order, shipment, backlog, and inventory data for 1Q02–3Q05. This Manufacturing Insights quarterly update, which is the first in a series, provides updated information in three key areas of the radio frequency identification/electronic product code (RFID/EPC) market in manufacturing: process, technology, and standards. It also provides a summary of meaningful information, trends, and/or case studies for the RFID market during the past quarter This Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides manufacturing companies with some observations on what to expect from SAP in 2006 and beyond regarding both product strategy and customer positioning. This Manufacturing Insights update looks at GM's IT strategy and the critical role it will play in meeting GM's challenges to remain innovative and competitive. GM next month will divide a five-year technology budget of $15 billion among four main IT business process outsourcers and a number of lower-tier service providers, and it will redefine its IT services landscape. This Manufacturing Insights update includes results for companies in the Manufacturing Insights Index. Specifically, companies in the index that are mature in their continuous improvement programs are highlighted. Significant events with software vendors that support lean automation are summarized, and case studies of successful lean implementations are shared. This Manufacturing Insights update is a follow-on quarterly update in our Emerging Manufacturing Agenda program. In July, Manufacturing Insights published our research report identifying the supply chain lessons learned for manufacturers with activities in China (see Coordinating Global Supply Chains: China — Supply Chain Challenges and Lessons Learned, Manufacturing Insights #MI10057, July 2005). As a result of our interviews with manufacturing companies, Manufacturing Insights identified five key risk areas for manufacturers in China, along with recommendations for a risk assessment and strategy framework for managing supply chain programs that extend to China.

Author

MI10143

Retail Industry Update 4Q05

Jan-06

Multiple

MI10139

Push to Pull: Transforming the Replenishment Process

Jan-06

Witty

MI10137

Electronic Component Manufacturing Industry Update, 4Q05

Jan-06

Multiple

MI10140

RFID, 4Q05 Update: Many Positive Steps, But Pilot Project Mentality Persists Perspectives on SAP Analyst Summit Meeting - The Journey Continues

Dec-05

Witty

MI10134

Dec-05

Ferrari

MI10135

GM Changes the IT Services Market, Again

Dec-05

Barkai

MI10131

Lean Six-Sigma, 4Q05 Update, Lean Companies Continue to Outpace the Industry

Dec-05

Parker/Holman

MI10133

Low-Cost Manufacturing in China: 4Q05 Update

Dec-05

Ferrari

MI10132

Intelligent Decision Models Spur Investment at Manufacturing Companies

Dec-05

This Manufacturing Insights Perspective examines the advent of intelligent decision models and their role in harvesting value from corporate information. Leading industrial firms will allocate at least half of their new investment budget in creating value-loop applications that automate these decision models. This Manufacturing Insights study provides analysis of trends in the consumer products industry (including the fast-moving, food and beverage, durable goods, and apparel segments) and identifies the key business initiatives needed to be successful. The study then outlines key IT spending priorities to align with those initiatives. This Manufacturing Insights study provides analysis of trends in the retail industry (including the discount and department, grocery and drug, durable goods, and specialty retail segments) and identifies the key business initiatives needed to be successful. The study then outlines key IT spending priorities to align with those initiatives. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective points to increasing concerns in the high-tech industry regarding outsourced supply chain processes. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective describes the recent acquisition of machine-tomachine (M2M) company Tridium by Honeywell International and the potential impact this acquisition has on the M2M market landscape. This Manufacturing Insights Update comments on GM's plans to cut production in 12 locations and reduce the number of hourly workers by 30,000. While the plan will reduce costs and cut GM's ongoing losses, the plan is short on long-term strategic goals. This Manufacturing Insights update looks at the current index data for the general discrete manufacturing segment. It also shows examples of challenges for the segment and how application software vendors are gearing up to serve the needs of this category. This Manufacturing Insights Perspective looks at radio frequency identification (RFID) and the automotive industry. RFID is on its way but is not here yet, according to presentations at this year's Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) RFID Summit. This Manufacturing Insights update looks at RFID adoption currently and in the coming year. In 2005, RFID did not live up to the hype, but many positive steps were taken and the barriers to adoption are slowly being broken down. Earlier this year, vendor announcements on the availability of Gen2 products created a buzz in the market and raised expectations for an increase in adoption. Over the past couple of months, vendor announcements on reduced pricing for RFID tags created a new buzz in the market and again raised expectations that adoption would accelerate.

Parker

MI10119

Consumer Products Industry Outlook and 2006 Budget Guide

Dec-05

Witty/Holman

MI10124 MI10122

Retail Industry Outlook and 2006 Budget Guide Cracks Begin to Show in High-Tech Outsourcing Heavyweight Entering the M2M Market: Honeywell Acquires Tridium Theory and Practice, November 21, 2005: GM Cuts Production, Slashes 30,000 Jobs Theory and Practice, November 7, 2005: General Discrete - Solid Performance Leads to New Application Investment Automotive Supply Chain Welcomes RFID with Open Arms, But Not This Year

Dec-05 Dec-05

Witty/Holman Ferrari

MI10123

Dec-05

Barkai

MI10118

Dec-05

Barkai

MI10115

Nov-05

Parker/Holman

MI10117

Nov-05

St. John

MI10121

Theory and Practice, November 21, 2005: RFID Adpotion in 2006

Nov-05

Witty

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This Manufacturing Insights update looks at the growing complexity of complying with regulatory mandates. New mandates have proven to be just as demanding as SarbanesOxley, and compliance with these mandates is becoming a burden and a distraction for many businesses. Compliance has gotten more complicated in recent years as more federal and international requirements are being added to an already long list of regulations. This Manufacturing Insights update cites for our readers an outstanding example of a hightech company's transition to a combination push-pull distribution model to accommodate changing and more demanding market needs. Manufacturing Insights' Supply Chain Strategies program has just released its latest research report on the new paradigms of supply chain planning, which outlines the need for manufacturing companies to design and plan their value chains from a global strategic perspective. The report cites additional instances where companies may need to implement a combination push-pull supply chain strategy to fulfill simultaneous business needs. This Manufacturing Insights study is the first in a series of more detailed documents that amplify each of the three supply chain high-value transformation initiatives required for enabling the agile supply chain. Manufacturing companies have increased pressures to accelerate business innovation, to be more demand driven, and to be more efficient in the context of an increasingly more complex, global-based supply chain. The need to instill these combined capabilities in overall supply chain planning and execution is the competitive imperative for many industry players This Manufacturing Insights update summarizes the findings from an analysis of the efficiency of repair operations in automotive and aerospace, focusing on no-fault-found (NFF) and firsttime-fix (FTF) rates as key performance indicators. It describes the causes for subpar performance and proposes a lean service strategy to improve maintenance efficacy and reduce variability, specifically in NFF and FTF rates. This Manufacturing Insights update presents highlights from two recent M2M-related events in Singapore and looks at the impact M2M is expected to have on Asia/Pacific industry. This Manufacturing Insights update provides an overview of the strategies of the Big 3 automakers concerning hybrid vehicles in view of the tremendous success of Toyota and Honda in this market. This Manufacturing Insights update highlights major themes and delegate interest from the 2005 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference held in San Diego. This Manufacturing Insights Event Flash looks at Target and Wal-Mart's announcement that they will take part in a pilot project to share electronic product code (EPC) data with suppliers and analyzes its impact on the industry. This Manufacturing Insights update presents an analysis of differences in strategies between online retail pure-plays and traditional retailers with respect to investment in fixed assets and the impact of those strategies on profitability in the industry. This Manufacturing Insights update presents an analysis of the recently announced merger between manufacturing execution system (MES) vendors Visiprise and HMS Software, which expands Visiprise's presence in the aerospace industry. This Manufacturing Insights study describes the findings from an analysis of the efficiency of repair operations in automotive and aerospace, focusing on no fault found (NFF) and first time fix (FTF) rates as key performance indicators. It describes the causes for subpar performance and proposes a lean service strategy to improve maintenance efficacy and reduce variability, specifically in NFF and FTF rates In this pivot table, Manufacturing Insights presents its best estimates and forecasts for the U.S. manufacturing IT opportunity. This pivot table provides IT spending forecasts for the following subindustries: automotive, high-tech electronic components, high-tech equipment, other high tech, aerospace and defense, chemicals, metals, pulp and paper, consumer packaged goods (CPG), other discrete manufacturing, and other process manufacturing. Industry and technology definitions and methodology are also provided. New in this update is Manufacturing Insight's PLM IT spending forecast. This Manufacturing Insights update discusses the October 11, 2005, announcement by BEA Systems Inc. that it acquired ConnecTerra, an RFID middleware technology provider. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Author

MI10120

Theory and Practice, November 7, 2005: There is More to Compliance than Financial Reporting

Nov-05

Witty

MI10116

Theory and Practice, November 21, 2005: Plantronics - A Study in Push-Pull Supply Chain Strategy

Nov-05

Ferrari

MI10113

Aligning Supply with Demand - New Paradigms for Supply Chain Planning

Nov-05

Ferrari

MI10114

Theory and Practice, November 8, 2005: New Study Identifies Inefficiencies in Automotive and Aerospace Repair Theory and Practice, November 7, 2005: An M2M Buzz in Asia Theory and Practice, October 25, 2005: Good Morning, Detroit! Theory and Practice, November 7, 2005: What's on the Mind of Supply Chain Managers? Industry Insight: Target and Wal-Mart to Share EPC Data Theory and Practice, October 11, 2005: The Lingering Online Threat to Traditional Retailers Theory and Practice, October 25, 2005: Visiprise Strengthens Presence in Aerospace with HMS Merger

Nov-05

Barkai

MI10111

Nov-05

Ng Buck-Seng

MI10107

Nov-05

Barkai

MI10112

Nov-05

Ferrari

MI10108

Nov-05

Witty

MI10109

Oct-05

Holman

MI10110

Oct-05

Holman

MI10103

Repair Efficiency in Automotive and Aerospace

Oct-05

Ferrari

MI10104

U.S. Manufacturing IT Spending Guide, Version 1.5, 2005 Theory and Practice, October 24, 2005: BEA Acquires ConnecTerra Theory and Practice, October 24, 2005:Information Economics: Creating a Competitively Intelligent Manufacturing Organization Theory and Practice, October 24, 2005: The Increasing Importance of Strategic Planning Decisions in Supply Chain Theory and Practice, October 13, 2005: UGS Announces Support for Microsoft XAML

Oct-05

Holman

MI10106

Oct-05

Witty

MI10105

Oct-05

This Manufacturing Insights update introduces the concept of information economics. This update defines the concept of information economics and provides guidance on putting it into practice at a manufacturing organization. This Manufacturing Insights update highlights the growing importance of strategic decisions in supply chain planning and execution processes. These capabilities should be evaluated in the broader context of overall supply chain economics. This Manufacturing Insights update provides a summary of the recent announcement by UGS and Microsoft of the availability of support for Microsoft's Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) format. This Manufacturing Insights update discusses highlights from both the Oracle Open World 2005 and the SAP TechEd 2005 conference. The most resounding themes from both venues were the lockstep march of both technology vendors toward a service oriented architecture (SOA) framework and the need to educate both existing and prospective customers on the business benefits for this new evolving approach for software applications. However, many manufacturing companies are in their early or infant stages for understanding the impacts of SOA. Although the end goal is many months away, applying learning and hindsight of the past with needs of the future is well advised. This Manufacturing Insights update discusses specific ways for framing and managing the application value platform. In a recent document, Top 4 IT Governance Imperatives for the Manufacturing Industry (Manufacturing Insights #MI10034, May 2005), we framed IT governance in terms of managing several value platforms and identified four established (delivery, services, applications, and intelligence) and two emerging platforms (hub and data acquisition). This update expands on these platforms.

Ferrari

MI10102

Oct-05

Ferrari

MI10101

Oct-05

Barkai

MI10100

Theory and Practice, October 10, 2005: Are Your Supply Chain Processes Ready for BPM?

Oct-05

Ferrari

MI10099

Theory and Practice, October 10, 2005: Creating an Application Strategy

Oct-05

Parker

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This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the other process manufacturing industry for the 3Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the other process manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the high-tech manufacturing industry for the 3Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the high-tech manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the electronic component manufacturing industry for the 3Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the electronic component manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the consumer package goods (CPG) manufacturing industry for the 3Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the CPG manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the chemical manufacturing industry for the 3Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the chemical manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the automotive manufacturing industry for the 3Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the automotive manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry for the 3Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This Manufacturing Insights study contains a guide for the high-tech industry CIOs and IT groups that will soon be in the preparation stages for formulating 2006 budgets. This study provides analysis of key trends in the high-tech industry, including the OEM, semiconductor, and contract manufacturing sectors. We provide Manufacturing Insights indices of key business metrics that are pegged to 2002 levels of activity, and we identify the key business initiatives and spending priorities to align with these initiatives. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the status of the retail industry for 3Q05. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the retail manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. In this pivot table, Manufacturing Insights presents its best estimates and forecasts for the U.S. manufacturing IT opportunity. This pivot table provides IT spending forecasts for the following subindustries: automotive, high tech electronic components, high-tech equipment, other high tech, aerospace and defense, chemicals, metals, pulp and paper, consumer packaged goods (CPG), other discrete manufacturing, and other process manufacturing. Industry and technology definitions and methodology are also provided. This Manufacturing Insights update looks at Oracle's strategy, on which the company provided some clarity at its annual user conference, OpenWorld. The strategy made sense to the 35,000 attendees, but what Oracle customers really want is execution. This Manufacturing Insights update looks at the product strategies and positioning of the major technology providers to the manufacturing industry. Our analysis includes what these vendors should stop doing, what they should start doing, and what they could be doing more of. This Manufacturing Insights update reviews the Oracle PLM offering that was demonstrated in Oracle's OpenWorld conference last week and includes Manufacturing Insights' assessment of its maturity as well as recommendations for buyers. This Manufacturing Insights update looks at Oracle Retail, announced by Oracle at its OpenWorld conference. Oracle Retail is a newly branded business unit intended to bring together the retail expertise and technology of Retek, ProfitLogic, and Oracle. With the portfolio of products now available through Oracle Retail, Oracle has the ability to deliver one of the most comprehensive retail footprints available to the marketplace and, with the apparently successful retention of key Retek and ProfitLogic personnel, also possesses the domain expertise retail customers consider so important to choosing a technology partner.

Author

MI10096

Other Process Manufacturing Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q05

Oct-05

Parker

MI10094

High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q05

Oct-05

Ferrari

MI10093

Electronic Component Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q05

Oct-05

Ferrari

MI10092

CPG Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q05

Oct-05

Witty

MI10091

Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q05

Oct-05

Parker

MI10090

Automotive Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q05

Oct-05

Barkai

MI10089

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q05

Oct-05

Barkai

MI10085

High-Tech Industry Outlook and 2006 Budget Guide

Oct-05

Ferrari

MI10084

Retail Industry Update: 3Q05

Oct-05

Witty

MI10083

MI10098

U.S. Manufacturing IT Spending Guide, Version 1, 2005 Theory and Practice, September 26, 2005: Highlights of Oracle OpenWorld 2005 - A Good Strategy, But Execution Remains Theory and Practice, September 12, 2005: Large Technology Vendors Must Show Manufacturing Buyers More Value

Oct-05

Sep-05

Parker

MI10097

Sep-05

Parker

MI10088

Oracle PLM: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

Sep-05

Barkai

MI10087

Theory and Practice, September 26, 2005: Execution Is Key to Oracle's Success in the Retail Industry

Sep-05

Witty

MI10086

Theory and Practice, September 12, 2005: Intermec and Symbol Settle IP Dispute

Sep-05

This Manufacturing Insights update looks at last week's announcement that Intermec and Symbol Technologies have settled their legal dispute. This is good news on the intellectual property front for the radio frequency identification (RFID) industry. Since last year, when Intermec sued Matrics, which was subsequently purchased by Symbol, the two companies have been engaged in a very public legal battle that saw Symbol sue Intermec in March, Intermec countersue Symbol a few weeks later, and finally Symbol again countersue Intermec in May. The back-and-forth has created a lot of noise in the industry, with vendors and end users alike uncertain of the impact the IP issue would have on their RFID investment. As a result, the question of intellectual property quickly moved to the top of the list of barriers to RFID adoption, along with poor performance, ROI and the accompanying RFID value proposition, and lagging standards.

Witty

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This Manufacturing Insights update outlines high-tech industry highlights from last week's Oracle Open World 2005 conference held in San Francisco. The Oracle Open World 2005 conference provided an interesting collection of updates from high-tech and semiconductor companies. Common themes from the customer presentations stressed product innovation, channel management, and outsourced manufacturing needs for information integration and timely decision support. The singular product news from the Oracle high-tech management team was an announcement of a strategic alliance with Synapsis Technology Inc., to offer the Synapsis Environmental Material Aggregation and Reporting System (EMARS) to high-tech customers as a compliment to the E-Business suite. This Manufacturing Insights update outlines supply chain highlights and implications from last week's Oracle Open World 2005 conference, held in San Francisco. The Oracle Open World 2005 conference provided some interesting, insightful, and yet differing perspectives for both the execution and the planning sides of supply chain applications. This Manufacturing Insights study discusses the numerous risks that can quickly offset the many advantages of Global outsourcing and, in particular, working in low-cost developing regions. "Successful manufacturing companies recognize these risks and work internally and with their outsourcing partners to minimize the potential exposure" says Bob Ferrari, program director of Supply Chain Strategies. "These companies do not look for quick savings. They recognize global trends and build a low-risk outsourcing strategy that ensures their sustained success in a rapidly changing world economy." This MI update discusses IBM's announcement about the availability of its Quality Insight (QI) solution for the automotive and the associated Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) framework. This document looks at the business opportunity for QI and the roadblocks the industry will face utilizing this solution.

Author

MI10082

Theory and Practice, September 26, 2005: High-Tech Industry Highlights from Oracle Open World 2005

Sep-05

Ferrari

MI10081

Theory and Practice, September 26, 2005: Supply Chain Highlights from Oracle Open World 2005

Sep-05

Ferrari

MI10080

MI10079

MI10078

MI10077

Risks and Risk Mitigation in Global Outsourcing Theory and Practice, September 12, 2005: IBM Promises to Save the Automotive Industry Millions in Warranty Costs - Can It Deliver? Theory and Practice, September 12,2005: Hurricane Katrina - Supply Chains Must Once Again Adapt to Disruptions Theory and Practice, August 29, 2005: Utilize RFID Information in a DemandDriven Supply Chain

Sep-05

Barkai

Sep-05

Barkai

Sep-05

This MI update provides a preliminary assessment of the impacts of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on supply chains. This MI update discusses the steps companies can take to implement a demand-driven supply chain and an RFID technology to help them meet increasing retailer and consumer demands. This MI study provides analysis of trends in the base materials industry (including the chemicals, metals, and pulp/paper segmetns) and identifies the key business initiatives needed to be successful. The study then outlines key IT spending priorities to align with those initiatives. This MI update discusses the August 12 Oracle announcement that PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management version 8.9 wsa generally available. This update looks at who Oracle is targeting this product to, how the product fits Oracle's overall approach, and whether the upgrade is worthwhile for buyers.

Ferrari

Sep-05

Witty

MI10073

Base Materials Industry Outlook and 2006 Budget Guide Theory and Practice, August 29, 2005: Oracle Announces the General Availability of PeopleSoft SCM 8.9 Theory and Practice, August 29, 2005: Broadening Your Supply Chain Context for RFID Investment Theory and Practice, August 15, 2005: On Maintenance Efficiency in Aerospace and Automotive Warranty Spending in Automotive and Aerospace

Sep-05

Parker

MI10075

Aug-05

Parker

MI10074

Aug-05

This MI update advises manufacturing companies to view their radio frequency identification (RFID) investments for supply chain in the broader context of sensory networks. This MI update provides a brief look into our recent evaluation of the efficiency of maintenance operations in the aerospace and automotive industries using two key metrics: first-time fix (FTF) and no fault found (NFF). This MI study examines the warranty expenses of automotive and aerospace manufacturers and suppliers for the period 2003-2004 and discusses trends in claims costs, warranty reserves, and supplier cost recovery This MI update discusses the consortium formed by several notable vendors in the radio frequency identification (RFID) market to manage and trade intellectual property (IP). The update looks at the details of the organization and assesses the prospect for success and its impact on technology buyers. The MI update looks at China's appearance of late on the CEO agenda for many manufacturing and logistics-focused companies; these past few weeks provide ample testimonial to the frenzy of this phenomenon. This MI update discusses some of the barriers to and issues with RFID implementation. The cost of tags and technology limitations are being highlighted as the greatest barriers to expanding RFID projects beyond those that simply comply with customer manadates. This MI update discusses the status of Boeing's Connexion in-flight Internet service offered by non-U.S. carriers and our view of the future of this service This MI update reviews the 2005 M2M in Action conference, hosted by nPhase. The conference featured interesting case studies and a discussion of emerging best practices. This MI study focuses on the current state of radio frequency identification (RFID) as a supply chain solution, including the issues and ongoing frustrations for manufacturers in meeting the expectations of customer mandates and their lessons learned from deploying and RIFD solution. Manufacturing Insights further provides a look at the RFID opportunities that exist for manufacturing companies in the supply chain This MI document dicusses what automotive manufacturers, pressured to cut spending and reduce long-term liabilities, are doing in terms of cutting back on broad-coverage warranties and free scheduled maintenance programs This MI update presents an analysis of the profitability, revenue growth, and inventory trends of companies in our High Tech Industry tracking index, which suggests that profitability and risk are unevenly distributed throughout the high-tech value chain This IDC/MI study is based on an in-depth survey of 1,616 Asian-based manufacturers across China, India, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. The study focuses on the top business and IT priorities as well as the IT budgets of these manufacturers. Both Asian and multinational manufacturers are covered in this survey.

Ferrari

MI10071

Aug-05

Barkai

MI10070

Aug-05

Barkai

MI10069

Theory and Practice, August 15, 2005: RFID Consortium Formed Theory and Practice, August 15, 2005: The CEO Gets Engaged for China

Aug-05

MI10068

Aug-05

Ferrari

MI10067 MI10066

Theory and Practice: August 1, 2005: RFID and Beyond Theory and Practice: August 2, 2005: Blogging from the Sky Theory and Practice: August 1, 2005: M2M in Action, 2005

Aug-05 Aug-05

Witty Barkai

MI10065

Aug-05

Parker

MI10064

RFID Investment: Cost of Compliance or Strategic Business Benefit?

Aug-05

Witty

MI10063

Automakers Cut Freebies Theory and Practice, August 15, 2005: Profitability and Risk in the High-Tech Value Chain

Aug-05

Barkai

MI0072

Aug-05

Holman

AP664105M

Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) Manufacturing Firms' Business and IT Priorities, 2005

Aug-05

Ng Buck-Seng

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This MI update discusses PTC's recently announced plan to acquire enterprise publishing software company Arbortext. Last month, the company acquired Polyplan Technologies, a small software vendor of manufacturing process management tools. In this update, we review these acquisitions and discuss some of the challenges the company needs to address to succeed in selling its newly expanded capabilities This MI update looks at the July 5 announcement of a definitive agreement for Oracle Corp. to acquire ProfitLogic Inc., a privately held provider of retail profit optimization solutions. This MI update loos at UGS's launch of Teamcenter 2005, announced in concurrently hosted launch events in New York, London, Paris, Munich, and Hong Kong. This document focuses on the challenge product product life-cycle management (PLM) vendors face; selling PLM at the executive level This MI update discusses how SPA's recently held NetWeaver partnership summit and how its success demonstrated good momentum for the ERP giant. This update also looks at the progress to date and explores the implications for the manufacturing CIO. This MI update takes a look at pricing solutions and their applicability in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing companies are facing an increasingly competitive landscape; to offset the downward pressure on pricing and margins, most companies have focused on cutting costs out of the supply chain and on increasing efficiencies with other operational processes. MI's research indicates that a key business driver for today's manufacturer is customer profitabiliy, and a number of leading manufacturers, while continuing to emphasize the importance of an efficient supply chain, have turned their focus to the demand side of the equation - pricing in particular - as a lever to drive profitability at the customer level. This MI study focuses on the supply chain extending to China. Using selected interviews with companies with experience sourcing supply chain activities within China and other sources of fact-based research, we highlight the current major rish areads for extending supply chain business processes to China. MI further provides a broad categorization of the major supply chain risk factors for China, our predictions for future business strategy needs, and some tools for helping manufacturing-based companies assess and communicate a set of supply chain strategies for China. Thie MI study examines the warranty and recall expenses in the automotive industry as well as aerospace and in discrete manufacturing at large. The study discusses the drivers for the growing costs of warranty claims and spare part inventories and the actions organizations should take to create effective quality-centric warranty and product-quality processes This MI update suggests some possible to-do strategies for China. With this July issue of the Theroy and Practice newsletter, we enter the dog days of summer and the summer vacation season. We can all look forward to sitting on the beach, abosrbing that summertime reading, or taking a few days to sun or golf. Besides just relaxation, and getting reacquainted with the family, we get to let our minds, if only briefly, think about that list of things to get done in the remainder of 2005. MI would like to suggest two items to ponder in th second half of 2005, specifically around your to-do strategies for China. This MI update reviews the status of the automotive manufacturing industry for the second quarter of 2005. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the automotive manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI update reviews the status of the chemical manufacturing industry for the second quarter of 2005. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trands, industry issues, and pain points for the chemical manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services This MI update review the status of the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry for the second quarter of 2005. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the aerospace and defense discrete manufacturing industry. The table alos includes recent major IT announcement and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI study looks at the lean automation market and how companies should approach decision making. MI spoke with more than 20 companies on the lean journey to determine how they made effective decisions in automating their efforts. Readers should use this study to determine theri specific requirements for lean automation, create a business case, and construct a shortlist of potential providers. This MI update reviews the status of the retail industry for the second quarter of 2005. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the retail industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Thie MI update reviews the status of the high-tech manufacturing industry for the second quarter of 2005. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the high-tech manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software and IT services. This MI update examines whether or not auto manufacturers should pursue the "build to order" car based on insights gained at Automotive News' Manufacturing Conference on the "Flexible Future." This MI update examines the automotive market opportunity for IT vendors in the state of Alabama. This MI update looks at the RosettaNet Automated Enablement (RAE) program, announced earlier this year by RosettaNet, the consortium for developing ebusiness process standards primarily for the high-tech industry. Thie MI update discusses the benefits of SAP's Enterprise Services Architecture (ESA) in the manufacturing environment and how CIOs can use SAP's solution to become agents of change in their organizations.

Author

MI10062

Theory and Practice: July 18, 2005: PTC Acquires Arbortext Theory and Practice: July 18, 2005: Oracle Acquires ProfitLogic

Jul-05

Barkai

MI10061

Jul-05

Witty

MI10060

Theory and Practice: July 5, 2005: Selling PLM to the Corner Office Theory and Practice: July 4, 2005: SAP Shifts the NetWeaver Partnership Program into High Gear

Jul-05

Barkai

MI10059

Jul-05

Parker

MI10058

Theory and Practice: July 5, 2005: Manufacturers Focus on Pricing to Improve Profitability

Jul-05

Witty

MI10057

Coordinating Global Supply Chains: China - Supply Chain Challenges and Lessons Learned

Jul-05

Ferrari

MI10056

Business Imperatives in Automotive Warranty Management

Jul-05

Barkai

MI10055

Theory and Practice: July 5, 2005: Your To-Do List for China

Jul-05

Ferrari

MI10053

Automotive Manufacturing Industry Update, 2Q05

Jul-05

Barkai

MI10052

Chemical Manufacturing Industry update, 2Q05

Jul-05

Parker

MI10051

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Industry Update, 2Q05

Jul-05

Barkai

MI10050

Automating Lean: Creating the Business Case and Choosing a Vendor Strategy

Jul-05

Parker

MI10049

Retail Industry Update, 2Q05

Jul-05

Witty

MI10048

High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, Q205 Theory and Practice: June 21, 2005: A No-Go for Auto BTO? Theory and Practice, June 21,2005: Sweet Home Alabama: Automakers Flock to the South Theory and Practice: June 20, 2005: RAE: Supercharging Wider Deployments of B2B Exchange SAP's Enterprise Service Architecture Help's CIO's Become Agents of Change

Jul-05

Ferrari

MI10047

Jun-05

Holman

MI10046

Jun-05

Barkai

MI10045

Jun-05

Ferrari

MI10044

Jun-05

Barkai

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This Manufacturing Insights update looks at SAP's Enterprise Service Architecture (ESA) and assesses the advantages and benefits of an ESA-based dealer business management solution. Earlier this year, SAP purchased DCS Quantum, a dealer management system (DMS), from DCS Automotive. Three weeks ago, at SAPPHIRE, SAP reasserted its vision and commitment to ESA.

Author

MI10043

Theory and Practice, June 6, 2005: SAP Expands Automotive Solution

Jun-05

Barkai

MI10042

Theory and Practice, June6, 2005: SAP's 2005 SAPPHIRE Conference - A High-Tech Industry Perspective

Jun-05

This Manufacturing Insights update discusses the high-tech, electronics, and semiconductor industry sectors, which provide SAP with some of its largest market growth opportunities over the next three years. More than 25% of SAP Global Alliance Accounts reside in high tech, and aggressive software and services license targets lie in the high-tech area. After years of economic downturn and retrenchment in the industry, SAP feels that high tech is ripe for investment in new information applications, particularly among globally diverse, midmarket high-tech growth companies. This area also presents intense competition, with SAP rivals such as Oracle and Microsoft also targeting growth for these verticals and best-of-breed specialty applications vendors such as Siebel, Agile, Ariba, and i2 trying to maintain their industry footholds. This Manufacturing Insights update looks at SAPPHIRE '05 in Boston, which was SAP's opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to retail. The company took full advantage with the announcement of The Home Depot as its "lighthouse" account for SAP for Retail. The announcement followed a number of recent major wins, including The Limited, Wawa, and Fossil. This Manufacturing Insights update, part of our series of articles on the 2005 U.S. SAPPHIRE conference, covers SAP's efforts in the chemical industry. This MI study introduces a dynamic process model that enables the end-to-end data visibility manufacturers require to support the value chain in an increasingly more complex business environment. The study further introduces three key demand management processes that will be further expanded on in future studies published over the remainder of 2005. This Manufacturing Insights update looks at how productivity has been improving steadily for manufacturers over the past few years, whether the gains have been driven by better processes, and if the gains are simply the result of capital deepening. This Manufacturing Insights update looks at SAP's annual U.S. SAPPHIRE user conference, which was held in Boston last week. The company demonstrated its progress toward the Business Process Platform vision, which should lead to a new type of transaction backbone — one that combines the cost efficiencies of a centralized instance with the business agility of process assembly. This Manufacturing Insights update provides a brief summary of the manufacturing industry's spending on warranty claims, followed by a perspective concerning current warranty management practices and recommendations for improving product quality and customer satisfaction through effective warranty management. This Manufacturing Insights update looks at supply chain planning vendor Manugistics, which earlier this month held its annual users' conference, Envision 2005, in Atlanta. More than 900 customers and attendees were registered for this event, and Manugistics spared no expense to try to assure its loyal, predominantly consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail customers that it intended to be a long-term player in supply chain applications technology. The conference was also the first major customer event held under the guidance of Joe Cowan, the CEO since July, and marked Cowan's relaunch of Manugistics under a completely new management team and customer support plan. MI spoke to executives and IT management at industrial firms to determine the key elements of governing the IT investment process. MI sees the need to concentrate governance on four areas: expanding involvement in continous improvement, multiplatform portfolio management, construction of two new platforms, and better management of strategic technology vendors. This Manufacturing Insights update looks at the Electronics Supply Chain Association's (ESCA) 9th Annual Spring Symposium, held in San Jose, California, on April 19, which drew more than 100 industry attendees. The overall theme of this spring conference was Demand 360, reflecting the fact that high-tech OEMs and suppliers must focus on demand-centric supply chains that bring together the geographically dispersed processes of product design, sourcing, production, distribution, and reverse logistics. Many of the presentations addressed these areas, and a consistent set of themes emerged from the conference. This Manufacturing Insights update looks at the state of the automotive telematics business and identifies the critical elements of a successful telematics business model. This Manufacturing Insights update discusses the April 26, 2005, announcement that GlobalNetXchange (GNX) and the WorldWide Retail Exchange (WWRE) have agreed to merge and form a single for-profit entity. Each company agreed to contribute $10 million to the new entity. Chris Sellers, current CEO of the WWRE, will serve as executive chairman of the new organization, and Joe Laughlin, current CEO of GNX will serve as CEO. It was also announced that Ken Fleming, former president and COO of Transora, has been hired as VP of supply chain products and services. This MI study discuesses the impact that changes in today's global business environment have on the efficiency and agility of manufacturing companies. This Manufacturing Insights update discusses the recently completed acquisition of Tecnomatix by UGS and the role the combined companies will have in the emergence of product life-cycle economics (PLE). Profitable revenue growth was at the top of the manufacturing industry agenda in 2004. To find out how the segments performed, we culled through our Manufacturing Insights indices to deliver the final grades.

Ferrari

MI10041 MI10040

Thery and Practice, June 6, 2005: SAP Is Gaining Momentum in Retail Theory and Practice, June 6, 2005: SAP in the Chemical Industry

Jun-05 Jun-05

Witty Parker

MI10039

Optimize the Agile Supply Chain with Dynamic Process Management

Jun-05

Witty

MI10038

Theory and Practice, May 24, 2005: Personnel and Plant Productivity

May-05

Holman

MI10037

Theory and Practice, May 23, 2005: The Virtualization of ERP

May-05

Parker

MI10036

Theory and Practice, May 23, 2005: Oh No, Not Another Warranty Conference

May-05

Barkai

MI10035

Theory and Practice, May 23, 2005: Manguistics - In for the Long Haul?

May-05

Ferrari

MI10034

Top 4 IT Governance Imperatives for the Manufacturing Industry

May-05

Parker

MI10033

Theory and Practice, May 9, 2004: Highlights from Electronics Supply Chain Conference Theory and Practice, May 9, 2005: Telematics - Still Driving in Circles

May-05

Ferrari

MI10031

May-05

Barkai

MI10030 MI10029

MI10028

MI10027

Theory and Practice, May 9, 2005: GNX and WWRE merge Product Life-Cycle Economics - Needs, Opoprtunities, and Tactics Theory and Practice, April 25, 2005: UGS Acquires Technomatix, Will Play a Greater Role in Product Life-Cycle Ecomonics Theory and Practice, April 25, 2005: Profitable Revenue Growth - A Report Card for 2004

May-05 May-05

Witty Barkai

Apr-05

Barkai

Apr-05

Holman

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On the heels of announcing that first-quarter results would fall short of Wall Street expectations, Siebel Systems announced on April 13, 2005, that CEO Michael Lawrie agreed to resign and named former Andersen Consulting CEO and longstanding Siebel director George Shaheen CEO to replace him. In May 2004, Lawrie was introduced with much fanfare as Tom Siebel's top choice to lead the company, and he boldly defined the companies new "Chapter 2" strategy focused on providing value to its customers. He outlined plans to fill out Siebel's product suite and promised that Siebel would focus on ensuring its customers deployments were successful. This Manufacturing Insights update looks at SAP's specific lean functionality and provides guidance on putting it to use. SAP has more capability in supporting the automation of lean manufacturing than many think. This Manufacturing Insights update provides recommendations for surviving the transportation crisis. Many manufacturing companies have moved toward demand-driven, justin-time, or Lean manufacturing methods in an effort to drive more efficiency and cost benefits in the overall supply chain. Although these initiatives are gaining more momentum and delivering business value, the building crisis in logistics and transportation is threatening the overall gains. This MI study provides and overall framework for mapping the broad process domains for more agile supply chain process capabilities. Three high-value, horizontal transformation projects are identified for integrating the needs for more efficiency, flexibility, and responsiveness in overall supply network process capabilities. We believe these three transformation initiatives can deliver significant business benefits over the next five years. This MI Flash analyzes the reasoning behind - and implications of - Oracle Corp's contentious acquisition of management software development Retek Inc. The deal block s the attempt by Oracle's rival SAP AG to bolster its product portfolio with the pruchase of Retek. This Manufacturing Insights update examines a very insightful feature article on small company/large company partnerships ("Little Fish, Big Pond" by Tracy Mayor), which appears in the April issue of Electronic Business . Outlined below are some important observations and lessons from the CEOs of small high-tech companies concerning what to expect and look for in successful partnering. This Manufacturing Insights update discusses the benefits of using "options thinking" as an alternative to the traditional ROI strategy when evaluating RFID. Faced with highly publicized customer mandates, many manufacturing companies were faced with a must-do RFID project but were not able to justify the project using traditional ROI models. As a result, a number of these organizations took a minimalist IT investment approach and implemented a lowest-cost, nonscalable, "slap and ship" RFID solution. This cost-driven decision has limited these companies' future ability to provide a scalable integrated RFID solution, and, as a result, these slap-and-ship solutions will probably need to be replaced within a few years. This Manufacturing Insights Flash discusses a recent announcement from defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. as an indicator of the continued recovery of the aerospace and defense industry.

Author

MI10026

Theory and Practice, April 25, 2005: Siebel Chapter 2 - A Surprise Ending Theory and Practice, April 25, 2005: SAP's Lean Capability - It's in There

Apr-05

Witty

MI10025

Apr-05

Parker

MI10024

Theory and Practice, April 25, 2005: Are You Prepared for the Transportation Crisis?

Apr-05

Ferrari

MI10023

Agile Supply Chain: Three High-Value Process Transformation Projects That Can Deliver Significant Business Benefits

Apr-05

Ferrari

MI10022

Industry Insights: Oracle Moves to Block Rival with Retek Acquisition

Apr-05

Witty

MI10021

Theory and Practice, April 14, 2005: Partnering Pearls of Wisdom

Apr-05

Ferrari

MI10020

Theory and Practice, April 11, 2005: Creat RFID Program Value with an "Options Thinking" Investment Strategy

Apr-05

Witty

MI10019

MI10018

Industry Insight: Northrop Ups Outlook Sign of Recovery? Theory and Practice, April 11, 2005: Northrop Ups Outlook - Sign of Recovery? Theory and Practice, March 28, 2005: Adobe Expands Collaboration

Apr-05 This Manufacturing Insights update discusses a recent announcement from defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. as an indicator of the continued recovery of the aerospace and defense industry. This Manufacturing Insights update discusses Adobe's recently announced support for the Universal 3D format in Acrobat 7.0. Given the pervasive presence of the reader software, the possibilities for sharing design information increase. This MI Update reviews the status of the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry for the first quarter of 2005. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. This Manufacturing Insights update discusses one of the more common topics being written and spoken about in recent months, that of outsourcing production to China. The various supply chain implications that need to be factored in when making an overall decision to outsource in China are many, and they are sometimes complex. Manufacturing Insights will be expanding on these themes over the coming months, but this document focuses on one initial theme: Are your processes and decision tools ready for supporting outsourcing? This MI update reviews the status of the automotive manufacturing industry for the fourth quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the automotive manufacturing industry. This MI Update reviews the status of the high-tech manufacturing industry for the first quarter of 2005. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for thie high-tech manufacturing industry. This MI Update reviews the status of the chemical manufacturing industry for the first quarter of 2005. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the chemical manufacturing industry. This MI Update reviews the status of the retail industry for the first quarter of 2005. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the retail industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services This Manufacturing Insights update discusses the Transportation Recall Enhancement Accountability Documentation (TREAD) Act, which went into effect two years ago. This update examines the current level of adoption, identifies barriers to full compliance, and suggests ways to enhance the value of compliance with TREAD. This Manufacturing Insights update discusses the growing data information management (DIM) space. This market has seen a lot of vendor movement, validating one of Manufacturing Insights' 10 predictions for manufacturing in 2005: Demand information management will emerge as a high priority. This Manufacturing Insights update discusses Wipro's development factory model. Just as Henry Ford moved manufacturing from a craft to the assembly line, Wipro is attempting to do the same for application development. Standard components and an assembly line approach will yield faster and more cost-effective results.

Barkai

Apr-05

Barkai

MI10017

Mar-05

Parker

MI10016

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q05

Mar-05

Barkai

MI10015

Theory and Practice, March 28, 2005: Outsourcing to China - Are Your Processes Ready to Support This Decision?

Mar-05

Ferrari

MI10014

Automotive Industry Update, 1Q05 High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q05 Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q05

Mar-05

Barkai

MI10013

Mar-05

Ferrari

MI10012

Mar-05

Parker

MI10011

Retail Industry Update, 1Q05

Mar-05

Witty

MI10010

MI10009

Theory and Practice, March 28, 2005: TREAD Act's Second Anniversary Theory and Practice, March 28, 2005: Data Information Management Competition in Growing Market Heats Up

Mar-05

Barkai

Mar-05

Witty

MI10008

Theory and Practice, March 14, 2005: Wipro's Development Factory Model

Mar-05

Parker

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Theory and Practice, March 14, 2005: Oracle in Automotive: Aligning Capability with Industry Needs Warranty Chain Management - Still an Unrecognized Product Life-Cycle Function

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This Manufacturing Insights update discusses Oracle's road map for the automotive industry. The automotive industry is undergoing some very fundamental changes with regard to how vehicles are designed, built, and marketed. Oracle met with us recently to discuss how its product road map aligns with industry requirements. This MI Flash highlights the business imperatives for better warranty chain management and offers and outlook regarding the maturity of the industy and the key factors that drive success in warranty chain management optimization. This MI Flash examines the announcement on February 28, 2005, that SAP AG's North American subsidiary, SAP America Inc., had signed a definitice merger agreement with Retek, Inc. This Manufacturing Insights update discusses the trend of discrete manufacturers increasing their level of sourcing in China, involving substantial risk. This Manufacturing Insights update looks at the Food Marketing Institute's (FMI's) MARKETECHNICS 2005 Show, held recently in Washington, D.C. Attendance was disappointing, but three clear priorities emerged for retailers. This Manufacturing Insights update discusses the changing roles of manufacturing CIOs. Achieving the delivery of dynamic IT requires a dynamic IT organization. Manufacturing CIOs are finding they must serve three roles in their organization: custodian of IT assets, compliance czar, and change agent. This MI study contains our 10 presditions for 2005, the product of conversations with technology vendors, consultants, and buyers about what the coming year will hold for companies in the manufacturing industry. The predictions can be divided into 3 categories: those related to IT investment trends, specific key process domains, and urgent business initiatives. This MI update reviews the status of the high-tech manufacturing industry for 4Q04. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI update reviews the status of the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry for the fourth quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the government industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI update reviews the status of the chemical manufacturing industry for the fourth quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the chemical manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI update reviews the status of the automotive manufacturing industry for the fourth quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the government industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI update reviews the status of the retail industry for the fourth quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the retail industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI study identifies the largest vendors of IT and IT-related products and services in the U.S. manufacturing industry by 2003 revenue. This study presents a graphical depiction of select vendors in MI's Industry Presence and Perception Map. This MI study identifies the largest vendors of IT and IT-related products and services in the U.S. manufacturing industry by 2003 revenue. This study presents a graphical depiction of select vendors in MI's Industry Presence and Perception Map. This MI study identifies the largest vendors of IT and IT-related products and services in the U.S. manufacturing industry by 2003 revenue. This study presents a graphical depiction of select vendors in MI's Industry Presence and Perception Map.

Author

MI10007

Mar-05

Parker

MI10006

Mar-05

Barkai

MI10005

SAP to Acquire Retek Theory and Practice, February 28, 2005: Low Cost Shoudn't Equal Low Quality Theory and Practice, February 28, 2005: MARKETECHNICS 2005: Relevant Theme, But Low Turnout

Mar-05

Witty

MI10004

Feb-05

Barkai

MI10003

Feb-05

Witty

MI10002

Theory and Practice, February 28, 2005

Feb-05

Parker

MI10001

Ten Predictions for Manufacturing in 2005

Feb-05

Parker

32734

High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, 4Q04

Jan-05

Spaulding

32729

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Industry Update, 4Q04

Jan-05

Spaulding

32727

Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update, 4Q04

Jan-05

Spaulding

32726

Automotive Manufacturing Industry Update, 4Q04

Jan-05

Spaulding

32725

Retail Industry Update, 4Q04 U.S. Manufacturing IT 2003 Vendor Analysis: MI's Top Vendors U.S. Manufacturing IT 2003 Vendor Analysis: MI's Top Vendors

Jan-05

Spaulding

32614

Dec-04

Parker

32614

Dec-04

Parker

32614

U.S. Manufacturing IT 2003 Vendor Analysis: MI's Top Vendors

Dec-04 This MI study identifies the largest vendors of IT and IT-related products and services in the U.S. retail/wholesale industry by 2003 revenue. This study presents a graphical depiction of select vendors in MI's Industry Presence and Perception Map. This MI study presents the 2004–2008 IT spending forecast compiled in the third quarter of 2004 for the U.S. retail industry. This MI Flash analyzes the recent U.S. corporate tax reform bill, entitled the American Job Creation Act, and assesses its impact on the high-tech manufacturing industry. This MI Flash analyzes the recent U.S. corporate tax reform bill, entitled the American Job Creation Act, and assesses its impact on the high-tech manufacturing industry. This MI Flash analyzes the recent U.S. corporate tax reform bill, entitled the American Job Creation Act, and assesses its impact on the high-tech manufacturing industry. This MI study assesses the current health of the manufacturing industry by the following subindustries: automotive, high tech, aerospace and defense, and chemicals. Industry pain points and recent announcements are discussed as they pertain to each industry's IT opportunity. This MI study assesses the current health of the manufacturing industry by the following subindustries: automotive, high tech, aerospace and defense, and chemicals. Industry pain points and recent announcements are discussed as they pertain to each industry's IT opportunity. This MI study assesses the current health of the manufacturing industry by the following subindustries: automotive, high tech, aerospace and defense, and chemicals. Industry pain points and recent announcements are discussed as they pertain to each industry's IT opportunity. This MI Flash examines how an extension in submitting early warning reports as part of the National Highway Transport Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act will impact IT investments in the manufacturing industry.

Goepfert

32613 32086

32250

32250

32250

U.S. Retail/Wholesale IT 2003 Vendor Analysis: MI's Top Vendors U.S. Retail IT Spending 2004-2008 Forecast Industry Insight: The American Job Creation Act and Its Effect on Manufacturing Industry Insight: The American Job Creation Act and Its Effect on Manufacturing Industry Insight: The American Job Creation Act and Its Effect on Manufacturing

Dec-04 Dec-04

Parker Boone

Nov-04

Goepfert

Nov-04

Goepfert

Nov-04

Goepfert

32230

U.S. Manufacturing IT Spending 20042008 Forecast

Nov-04

Goepfert

32230

U.S. Manufacturing IT Spending 20042008 Forecast

Nov-04

Goepfert

32230

U.S. Manufacturing IT Spending 20042008 Forecast Industry Insight: Does the recent TREAD Act Extension Reduce the related IT Opportunity?

Nov-04

Goepfert

32096

Oct-04

Goepfert

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This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. high-tech manufacturing industry for the third quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the high-tech manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. chemical manufacturing industry for the third quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the chemical manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. automotive manufacturing industry for the third quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the automotive manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. aerospace and defense manufacturing industry for the third quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. retail industry for the third quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the retail industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services.

Author

32032

High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q04

Oct-04

Goepfert

32031

Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q04

Oct-04

Goepfert

32030

Automotive Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q04

Oct-04

Goepfert

32029

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Industry Update, 3Q04

Oct-04

Goepfert

31979

Retail Industry Update, 3Q04 Industry Insight: Chrysler Outsources Production to Ohio Suppliers, Highlighting the Need for Collaborative Tools and Technologies Industry Insight: The Home Depot's Plans for a New IT Center in Texas Reveal Opportunity for Retailers to Harness IT Talent in Key States Industry Insight: Aerospace and Defense Giant Adopts VoIP Industry Insight: New Port Security Bill on the Horizon; Safe Commerce Spending May Get a Boost

Sep-04

Goepfert

31834

Aug-04

This MI Flash analyzes Chrysler's recent announcement that it plans to outsource production responsibility for a new Jeep Wrangler to three of its suppliers in Toledo, Ohio.

Goepfert

31744 31657

Aug-04 Jul-04

This MI Flash analyzes The Home Depot's recent announcement that it would open a new technology center in Austin, Texas, and describes its impact on IT investments in the retail industry. This MI Flash analyzes the impact of Boeing's adoption of VoIP on the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. This MI Flash analyzes the impact of the Secure Containers from Overseas and Seaports from Terrorism Act (Secure COAST Act), a recent bill, on the public sector and manufacturing industry.

Boone Goepfert

31583

Jul-04 The manufacturing sector represents one of the largest areas of IT spending in the United States. Many major IT vendors have entire practices devoted to serving the needs of their technology-intensive businesses. Every so often, it is helpful to have a "refresher course" in the structure and needs of this sector; despite the fact that it is a traditional, long-standing business, manufacturing firms continue to evolve. This MI study focuses on the aerospace and defense industry, a large, complex area with a host of business issues. This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. chemical manufacturing industry for the second quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the chemical manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Jun-04 This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. aerospace and defense manufacturing industry for the second quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. high-tech manufacturing industry for the second quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the high-tech manufacturing industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. automotive industry for the second quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the automotive industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI study identifies the largest vendors of IT and IT-related products and services in the U.S. retail/wholesale industry by 2003 revenue. This study presents a graphical depiction of select vendors in MI's Industry Presence and Perception Map. This MI Flash analyzes the recent IBM and Intel announcement about National Semiconductor's adoption of their collaborative mobile design solution and discusses its impact on the high-tech manufacturing industry. This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. retail industry for the first quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the retail industry. The table also includes major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services during the first quarter of 2004. This MI Flash analyzes Wal-Mart's recent announcement about the first phase in its rollout of radio frequency identification (RFID) on pallets and cases from eight suppliers and its impact on the future of RFID for the retail supply chain. Jun-04

Goepfert

31533

Understanding the Structure and Priorities of the Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Industry

Jul-04

Goepfert

31495

Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update, 2Q04

Goepfert

31493

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Industry Update, 2Q04

Jun-04

Goepfert

31490

High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, 2Q04

Jun-04

Goepfert

31475

Automotive Manufacturing Industry Update, 2Q04

Jun-04

Goepfert

31473

Retail Industry Update, 2Q04 Industry Insight: National Semiconductor Pilots Mobile Electronic Design Automation Solution

Jun-04

Boone

31434

Jun-04

Goepfert

31401

Retail Industry Update, 1Q04 Industry Insight: Wal-Mart Rolls Out First Phase of RFID Case- and PalletLevel Deployment

Jun-04

Boone

31392

Boone

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Document Title
North American Manufacturing Sector IT Solutions 2004-2007 Forecast: The Collaborative Product Design and Collaborative Value Chain Opportunity North American Manufacturing Sector IT Solutions 2004-2007 Forecast: The Collaborative Product Design and Collaborative Value Chain Opportunity North American Manufacturing Sector IT Solutions 2004-2007 Forecast: The Collaborative Product Design and Collaborative Value Chain Opportunity

Pub. Date

Abstract
This MI study identifies several challenges in the North American manufacturing industry and identifies two industry-specific solutions that are targeted at alleviating these pain points: collaborative product development and collaborative value chain solutions. Each opportunity is defined, sized, and forecast. This MI study identifies several challenges in the North American manufacturing industry and identifies two industry-specific solutions that are targeted at alleviating these pain points: collaborative product development and collaborative value chain solutions. Each opportunity is defined, sized, and forecast. This MI study identifies several challenges in the North American manufacturing industry and identifies two industry-specific solutions that are targeted at alleviating these pain points: collaborative product development and collaborative value chain solutions. Each opportunity is defined, sized, and forecast.

Author

31217

May-04

Goepfert

31217

May-04

Goepfert

31217

May-04 This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. high-tech manufacturing industry for the first quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the high-tech industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. chemical manufacturing industry for the first quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the chemical industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. automotive manufacturing industry for the first quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the automotive industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. aerospace and defense manufacturing industry for the first quarter of 2004. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the aerospace and defense industry. The table also includes recent major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services. Apr-04 This MI study presents the updated 2003–2007 IT spending forecast compiled in the third quarter of 2003 for the U.S. retail industry. This document provides a current overview of retail subindustry trends, survey data on changes in retailers' IT budgets for 2004, and a detailed summary of assumptions and their impact on the forecast. Finally, this document offers recommendations to IT vendors that target the retail industry to help them capitalize on emerging opportunities. This MI study presents customer case studies of two Oracle supply chain deployments in the high-tech manufacturing industry. After more than two years of horrendous business conditions, the outlook for this industry is finally looking up. Now that these firms are starting to invest in IT again, where will the dollars go? Certainly, supply chain initiatives are still a top priority for these firms, as they continue to seek ways to build flexibility and visibility into their businesses.

Goepfert

31186

High-Tech Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q04

Apr-04

Laney

31185

Chemical Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q04

Apr-04

Goepfert

31184

Automotive Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q04

Apr-04

Laney

31183

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Industry Update, 1Q04

Laney

31181

U.S. Retail IT Spending 2004-2007 Forecast Update: 4Q03

Apr-04

Boone

30894

Responsiveness and Flexibility: Supply Chain Initiatives in Action Industry Insight: Domestic Airline Traffic Up; Commercial Aerospace and Defense Manufacturers Prepare for Recovery NCR Fortifies Self-Checkout Leadership Position with Optimal Robotics U-Scan Acquisition Industry Insight: Solid U.S. Holiday Shopping Season Bodes Well for 2004 Retail IT Outlook

Mar-04

Goepfert

30872

Feb-04

This MI Flash analyzes the impact of increasing domestic airline traffic on the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. This MI Flash discusses NCR's acquisition of the self-checkout systems assets of Optimal Robotics and the impact of this deal on the self-checkout systems market. This MI Flash analyzes the results of U.S. retail holiday sales in 2003 and predicts IT spending patterns for the U.S. retail industry in 2004. This MI study reviews the top 5 business issues facing automotive executives at the start of 2004 and makes predictions about the top 5 IT investments that the U.S. auto industry will focus on in 2004. Key to effectively providing IT solutions is understanding what business issues auto executives face. At the end of every pain point is a solution. And in most solutions an element of IT is bound to be included. This MI study presents MI's final U.S. manufacturing industry forecast for the 2002–2007 period. It has been developed to help provide a more detailed picture of the opportunity for selling IT products and services into the manufacturing industry. This MI study presents MI's final U.S. manufacturing industry forecast for the 2002–2007 period. It has been developed to help provide a more detailed picture of the opportunity for selling IT products and services into the manufacturing industry. This MI study presents MI's final U.S. manufacturing industry forecast for the 2002–2007 period. It has been developed to help provide a more detailed picture of the opportunity for selling IT products and services into the manufacturing industry. This MI study identifies the largest vendors of IT and IT-related products and services in the U.S. manufacturing industry by 2002 revenue. This study presents a methodology for how MI created estimates of vendor revenue by industry, discusses each of the vendors in the top 15 lists and the reasons for their placement, and presents players to watch outside the top 15 lists. This MI study identifies the largest vendors of IT and IT-related products and services in the U.S. manufacturing industry by 2002 revenue. This study presents a methodology for how MI created estimates of vendor revenue by industry, discusses each of the vendors in the top 15 lists and the reasons for their placement, and presents players to watch outside the top 15 lists. This MI study identifies the largest vendors of IT and IT-related products and services in the U.S. manufacturing industry by 2002 revenue. This study presents a methodology for how MI created estimates of vendor revenue by industry, discusses each of the vendors in the top 15 lists and the reasons for their placement, and presents players to watch outside the top 15 lists.

Goepfert

30858

Feb-04

Boone

30706

Jan-04

Boone

30692

What Is Keeping Automotive Industry Execs Up at Night? Top 5 Business Pain Points for 2004 U.S. Manufacturing IT Spending Forecast Update, 2003-2007 U.S. Manufacturing IT Spending Forecast Update, 2003-2007

Jan-04

Whalen

30680

Jan-04

Whalen

30680

Jan-04

Whalen

30680

U.S. Manufacturing IT Spending Forecast Update, 2003-2007

Jan-04

Whalen

30630

U.S. Manufacturing IT Competitive Analysis, 2003: MI's Top Vendors for 2002

Dec-03

Whalen

30630

U.S. Manufacturing IT Competitive Analysis, 2003: MI's Top Vendors for 2002

Dec-03

Whalen

30630

U.S. Manufacturing IT Competitive Analysis, 2003: MI's Top Vendors for 2002

Dec-03

Whalen

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Pub. Date

Abstract
This MI study identifies the largest vendors of IT and IT-related products and services in the U.S. retail industry by 2002 revenue. This study presents a methodology for how MI created estimates of vendor revenue by industry, discusses each of the vendors on the top 10 list and the reasons for their placement on the list, and presents players to watch outside the top 10 list. This MI study examines the issues that the manufacturing industry is dealing with today and how it is managing these issues with IT solutions. The goal of the research study was to augment the statistically valid sample of research with more in-depth qualitative discussion of the key business and IT issues that high-tech manufacturers face. We sought to gain a deeper understanding of high-tech executives' opinions about the health of the industry, its pain points, their view of IT, and their IT investment priorities. This study presents common trends heard across the series of interviews, along with MI's analysis of the opportunity in the high-tech manufacturing industry. This MI study presents the updated 2003–2007 IT spending forecast compiled in the third quarter of 2003 for the U.S. retail industry . This document provides a current overview of retail subindustry trends, survey data on changes in retailers' IT budgets for 2004, and a detailed summary of assumptions and their impact on the forecast. Finally, this document offers recommendations to IT vendors that target the retail industry to help them capitalize on emerging opportunities. This MI study presents our forecast for spending on RFID for the retail supply chain in the United States from 2002 through 2008. This document discusses the current events that are spurring the adoption of RFID for the retail supply chain, presents the forecast for RFID hardware, software, and services for the retail supply chain, and offers a detailed analysis including the forecast assumption builder and time line for adoption of RFID across the retail supply chain. The study concludes with recommendations for both end users and vendors of this emerging technology. This MI Flash discusses IBM's acquisition of Productivity Solutions Inc. (PSI) and the impact of this acquisition on the self-checkout systems market.

Author

30610

U.S. Retail IT Competitive Analysis, 2003: MI's Top Vendors for 2002

Dec-03

Boone

30578

High-Tech Manufacturing Executives Speak Up About Business Pain Points and IT Directions

Dec-03

Whalen

30521

U.S. Retail IT Spending Forecast Update, 2003-2007

Dec-03

Boone

30490

30427

U.S. RFID for the Retail Supply Chain Spending Forecast and Analysis, 20032008 The Self-Checkout Evolution Continues: IBM Acquires Productivity Solutions

Dec-03

Boone

Nov-03 This MI study provides an overview of the current state of RFID for the retail supply chain, presents and describes the RFID ecosystem for the retail supply chain, and maps current vendors to this evolving ecosystem. This study also presents the process by which players across the retail supply chain will most likely deploy RFID and provides a time line with estimated events and adoption trends. The document concludes with recommendations to vendors on how to help end users create realistic road maps for adopting RFID across the retail supply chain. This MI study presents a review of the EPC Symposium and analyzes the drivers and inhibitors to the adoption of emerging RFID systems across the retail supply chain. Specifically, the document describes the recently unveiled EPC Network version 1.0, early adopter perspectives on RFID in the retail supply chain, and current problems with existing RFID implementations. The document also analyzes the probability Wal-Mart's top suppliers' meeting its January 1, 2005, deadline for tagging all cases and pallets with RFID. The study concludes with recommendations to IT vendors, retailers, CPG manufacturers, and the newly formed EPCglobal standards body on how to make RFID in the retail supply chain successful. This MI study presents the results of a survey that MI's Vertical Group conducted with 100 U.S. high-tech manufacturers. The study reveals top business and IT priorities for this industry, along with IT budgets. "After a tough two years, there is good news for IT vendors with respect to the high-tech manufacturing sector," said Meredith Whalen, vice president, U.S. Vertical Market research. "One-third of respondents reported a planned increase to their IT budgets in 2004 over 2003. When tracking where the IT dollars will go, consider supply chain management, disaster recovery, Web services, and application consolidation and standardization projects. These are the areas high-tech manufacturers identified as important to their organizations." Forgotten but not gone, many emarketplaces continue to do considerable business in the automotive, aerospace, and high-tech industries. Few new ones will appear, however, even as online procurement becomes more prevalent in all industries. Instead, scaled-down procurement solutions for midsize companies offer much more potential. Forgotten but not gone, many emarketplaces continue to do considerable business in the automotive, aerospace, and high-tech industries. Few new ones will appear, however, even as online procurement becomes more prevalent in all industries. Instead, scaled-down procurement solutions for midsize companies offer much more potential. This MI update reviews the status of the U.S. retail industry for the second quarter of 2003. Table 1 presents an overview of the macroeconomic trends, industry issues, and pain points for the retail ndustry. The table also includes major IT announcements and/or investments across hardware, software, and IT services during the second quarter of 2003. This MI study analyzes the adoption of self-checkout systems by retailers. The document presents findings from surveys with consumers about their use and opinions of self-checkout systems. This study concludes with a look ahead to future adoption of self-checkout systems and provides IT vendors and retailers with specific recommendations on how to take advantage of this growing opportunity. This MI Flash discusses the impact of the opening of the Federal Do-Not-Call registry on the auto industry. This study presents competitive landscapes for the POS terminal and POS software markets. In addition to mapping out the key players and their target markets by retail subindustry and company size, the study offers MI's opinion on how the POS terminal and POS software markets will shift as they absorb recent and anticipated market changes, leveraging data gathered from vendors as well as retailers. The study concludes with recommendations to POS vendors as they reevaluate their strategies to gain market share and grapple with new threats. The Appendix contains mini profiles of each vendor's current offerings.

Boone

30311

The RFID Ecosystem for the Retail Supply Chain

Oct-03

Boone

30160

EPC Symposium Launches the Long Drive Toward RFID Adoption Across the Retail Supply Chain

Sep-03

Boone

30132

High-Tech Manufacturers' IT Needs and Priorities

Sep-03

Whalen

29936

What's Next for B2B Exchanges in the U.S. Manufacturing Industry

Aug-03

Rosenthal

29936

What's Next for B2B Exchanges in the U.S. Manufacturing Industry

Aug-03

Rosenthal

29911

Retail Industry Update, 2Q03

Aug-03

Boone

29891

29732

Defining Retailers as Leaders of the Pack: MI's Self-Checkout Retailer and Consumer Survey, 2003 Industry Insight: Federal Do-Not-Call Lists Require Auto Industry to Adjust IT Systems

Aug-03

Boone

Jul-03

Whalen

29689

U.S. Point-of-Sale Competitive Analysis, 2003

Jun-03

Boone

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Document Title

Pub. Date

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This MI study presents demand-side research from 90 U.S. pharmaceutical and biotech companies. The survey findings are centered around the use of information technology in sales and marketing efforts of drug manufacturers. The study examines the use of the Internet, contact centers, and edetailing. Readers will gain a better understanding of how IT is currently being used in the sales and marketing departments of pharmaceutical and biotech companies and what future opportunities exist.

Author

29484

Selling Drugs: The Role of IT in the Sales and Marketing Efforts of U.S. Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies

Jun-03

Whalen


				
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