Growth Strategy through Cloud Deployment

Sept. 24, 2014
Six tactics manufacturing technology companies can use to increase growth through cloud deployment.

Manufacturing is experiencing a come-back.  However manufacturing contractors are slower to feel the signs of today’s economic recovery.  Here are six tactics manufacturing technology companies can use to increase growth via cloud deployment.

1. Upgrade enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions with a lower total cost of ownership.

2. Enhance relationships with manufacturing partners.

3. From Global to Local.

4. Agility in mergers and acquisitions.

5. Customer-centric approach.

6. End the modification merry-go-round.

These tactics are detailed on American Machinist, a companion site of IndustryWeek and part of Penton’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain Group.

About the Author

Robert Brooks | Content Director

Robert Brooks has been a business-to-business reporter, writer, editor, and columnist for more than 20 years, specializing in the primary metal and basic manufacturing industries. His work has covered a wide range of topics, including process technology, resource development, material selection, product design, workforce development, and industrial market strategies, among others. Currently, he specializes in subjects related to metal component and product design, development, and manufacturing — including castings, forgings, machined parts, and fabrications.

Brooks is a graduate of Kenyon College (B.A. English, Political Science) and Emory University (M.A. English.)

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