The manufacturing industry is one sector that is very process dependant and relies heavily on an efficient and responsive supply chain for business success.
Manufacturers are continually trying to increase process efficiencies across the diverse functions of their organizations — from product development to manufacturing, distribution, supply chain and customer service. Gaining new visibility into existing processes is only part of the challenge; linking these processes across the enterprise gives organizations the opportunity to break down the silos that exist between supply chains, manufacturing environments, and distribution channels. Though SCM and ERP applications have tried to deliver on these requirements, many manufacturers have turned to BPM to deliver the process efficiency improvements they need.
Re-engineering business processes for optimised process execution will have significant impact on the supply chain for quick communications with suppliers and shorter manufacturing cycles.
Manufacturers are increasingly looking to BPM as a platform capable of meeting their process improvement requirements across a variety of operational areas and are realizing the following benefits: