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The State of Information Management in the Manufacturing Industry

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To keep things organized, most manufacturers use technology in some capacity to simplify day-to-day workflows for quality management, scheduling, accounting, estimating and more. Yet, information management remains a challenge for many manufacturers. Workers in the manufacturing industry spend 20-40% of their time gathering information before they can even begin completing daily tasks. In regard to specific tasks like quality control (QC), nearly 40% of manufacturing industry QC employees said they had between one and four instances where a lack of document control necessitated a quality event.

In this whitepaper, we examine six ways intelligent information management can have a huge, positive impact on manufacturing operations — affecting all areas of the business and making them leaner and more streamlined.