Innovation is a driving force at many manufacturers as they try to compete in today’s markets. Companies are starting or expanding innovation programs and processes that in some cases involve every employee.
MAPI recently polled members of the Manufacturing Council to understand what other manufacturers perceive as the current state and future needs of their manufacturing processes to ensure competitiveness over the next five to 15 years. The survey was broke down into two parts, current state and f
The MAPI Information Systems Management Council recently surveyed MAPI members from the Information Systems Management Council, Manufacturing Council, Engineering, R&D Council, and Quality Council on ERP Implementation. Some of the key outcomes and statistics are as follows:
Operations, Supply Chain, Distribution Management, Logistics
A MAPI member is currently reviewing their freight policy for their distributors. Their current policy is unsatisfactory to customers, since it’s complicated, prone to order errors, and often drives the wrong customer behavior. Further, it’s considered uncompetitive in the market.