The manufacturing sector has been the bedrock of economic development across the world. It comprises various subgroups like Automobiles, Oil, and Gas, Mining and Metals, Cement, Energy / Utilities, FMCG, Consumer Durables, Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Textiles, and Chemicals. The contribution of the manufacturing sector to the National GDP of developed or developing nations has slowly been declining in relative percentage terms as the services sector grows at much greater speed. Having said that, the sector still remains at the center of all economic activities as it is one of the largest employment generators. We have seen the rise of new economic power – China – based on their focused approach towards developing the manufacturing sector.
The business concerns and priorities of various subgroups within the manufacturing sector like Oil & Gas or Mining & Metals are different. But in a larger context, the themes around the efficiency of internal and external processes, cost leadership, customer intimacy and business analytics are universal and cut across industry segments. The sector has seen a huge adoption of IT in the last few years. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has become the core engine which makes the industry move forward. Applications related to Supply Chain Management (SCM) helps bring in time, cost and material movement efficiency across organizations or locations. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications have helped organizations optimize their activities around their target segment and serve their customers better.
Enterprise Applications like ERP, SCM, and CRM have become the lifeline of manufacturing organizations. Information technology usage has, in a sense, become a tool for competitive advantage as it imparts more flexibility and nimbleness to organizations who can then effectively respond to market stimuli. Sam Infotech solutions help manufacturing organizations build reliable, efficient and cost-effective IT infrastructure (hardware and software) to support all aspects of functional requirements and to meet business objectives.