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Manufacturers scout for ERM

By: Kristie Thong, Singapore
Published: Nov 15, 2010

MANUFACTURING   ASIA   SURVEY

Asia - Manufacturers in Asia are looking to make smart technology investments now that the economy is on the upswing.

In the study "Manufacturing ERM Survey 2010" conducted by IDC Manufacturing Insights, it was found manufacturers are looking for quick ROI, good after-sales customer support and scalability for future business growth when making investments in ERM solutions.

Asian manufacturers are trying to address current inefficient business processes and the lack of visibility across operations with ERM solutions. This lack of visibility has caused the absence of ready information to make business decisions, demand planning and delivery lead time.

"We have found that our customers looking for ERM solutions that can address their business challenges but require a shorter implementation time frame, to help them reap the benefits and realise their ROI faster," Bryan Tan, vice president of sales for Epicor in Asia.

Manufacturers in Singapore also indicated that ERM technology can help manage operations in a competitive marketplace. They are able to forecast demand and potential risks accurately, increase productivity and efficiency, and scale their business for growth.

The survey was conducted in April 2010, garnering over 200 responses of decision makers and influencers in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China.

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