19 Feb 2013 6:38 AM Written by: Marie Huwe The world moves fast…as a chief operating officer, you have to move faster. Manufacturing is a global business in constant change. Whether you’re a world leader in high-performance blending equipment worldwide or a Formula Racing team tasked with manufacturing a winning machine, you can relate to the universal pressures of the role. Your customers expect you to be lean and innovative, offering them products that are cost effective. As part of the supply chain, the demands placed on you require responsiveness and the flexibility of mixed mode and lean manufacturing methods. Maybe you are spending time in the trenches, to fully understand and expose challenges and opportunities. In any case, you’re working to harness available resources to “do more with less” every day. Add to this the realities of changing regulations and potential environmental tracking requirements, and you need information systems that provide the flexibility to evolve, deliver fast time to value, and that can integrate with our suppliers and customers. What would be possible if you could remove complexity and unify the process and people in your operation?