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Manufacturers Operational Business Intelligence Survey

Study Shows Manufacturing Companies Struggling to Manage Organizational Complexities

The Archstone Consulting study revealed in a survey that over 90% of the companies surveyed are reporting challenges with implementing a successful Operational Business Intelligence (BI) program.

Other findings from the study includes:

  • While Archstone's Manufacturers Operational Business Intelligence Survey found that 80% of respondents have implemented Operational BI programs, the study also discovered several key challenges companies face when implementing successful

Operational BI programs including:

  • Lack of data timeliness, transparency and availability (92% of respondents)
  • Insufficient actionable data (85% of respondents)
  • Enterprise applications "silo'ed" (77% of respondents)
  • Shortage of effective governance/maintenance (69% of respondents)
  • Lack of analytic skill sets (62% of respondents)

The survey also uncovered other business trends that are occurring that are changing the environment, such as:

  • Increased supply chain complexity - Global expansion, a larger number of partners, increased "nodes" of coordination, and increased outsourcing and off-shoring.
  • Increased customer/competitive challenges - Faster product lifecycles, more products and configurations, shorter customer cycle time to delivery, increased order frequency, and need for multiple supply chains "tailored" amongst customers, channels and products.

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