This white paper highlights the key challenges facing the manufacturing industry, and discusses how the 2007 Microsoft® Office system can help maximize employee contributions and enhance business performance with innovative and powerful enterprise capabilities.
the numerous benefits of lean manufacturing management approach
collaborative value chains 2 The manufacturing industry is vast and can be segmented in numerous ways. In this white paper, the manufacturing industry as a whole includes the following subsectors: aerospace, automotive and industrial equipment (OEM and supplier), chemical, consumer packaged goods (CPG) , general manufacturing, high-tech (OEMs, consumer electronics, and semiconductors), oil / gas / utilities, and pharmaceuticals. For the purpose of this white paper, the manufacturing industry consists of