Best In Class? Forget Manual Processes

Many manufacturers are still in the early stages of adopting technology-driven compliance and traceability systems, according to a study that will be released Thursday. The Aberdeen Group polled over 340 companies covering multiples types of manufacturing. The study found that 93 percent of manufacturers still r

Many manufacturers are still in the early stages of adopting technology-driven compliance and traceability systems, according to a study that will be released Thursday.

The Aberdeen Group polled over 340 companies covering multiples types of manufacturing. The study found that 93 percent of manufacturers still relying on manual processes to manage compliance and traceability programs were unable to achieve “Best in Class” status.

The recommendation from the report is to utilize automated solutions that provide compliance and traceability within the production process. To achieve Best in Class status, manufacturers should measure operations metrics in real time to gauge success.

“In almost every case we’ve examined, technology adoption precedes improved performance of compliance and traceability initiatives,” according to Matthew Littlefield, a manufacturing research analyst at Aberdeen. “Manufacturers adopting a broad-based integrated approach to compliance and traceability are 65 percent more likely to achieve Best in Class status and are gaining a significant competitive advantage.”

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Source: The Aberdeen Group.

Recommendations in the study include utilizing a technology solution that offers real or near real-time process controls and automating raw material and finished product traceability and eliminating the need for other manual processes.

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