Executive Briefings

IT Focus at Many Manufacturers Shifts from ERP to Core Operations

For the past decade ERP has dominated the attention and resources of corporate IT departments. Now that ERP is reaching maturity, the IT focus is shifting to systems that automate and control core operations like production, quality and logistics, says Sidney Hawthorne of Accenture. Hawthorne explains why these are the capabilities that will help companies respond faster and more accurately to increasing volatility in global markets. [Run Time (Min.): 7:15]

For the past decade ERP has dominated the attention and resources of corporate IT departments. Now that ERP is reaching maturity, the IT focus is shifting to systems that automate and control core operations like production, quality and logistics, says Sidney Hawthorne of Accenture. Hawthorne explains why these are the capabilities that will help companies respond faster and more accurately to increasing volatility in global markets. [Run Time (Min.): 7:15]