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A recent Forbes article lists 10 ways the cloud will shake up the manufacturing part of the chain. Here's a hat tip to the cloud-based ideas that hold promise, if manufacturers truly embrace them. More rapid migration to collaboration portals is one of the purported benefits. With cloud tools, companies can quickly pilot, assess and launch supplier-manufacturer-customer collaboration platforms and quality management dashboards. They can also implement better inventory management applications.
The cloud's promise may be real, but it's hard to imagine that it's delivering on that promise right now on a broad scale - especially in the manufacturing sector.
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Keywords: cloud computing in manufacturing, U.S. manufacturing, SaaS services in manufacturing, supply chain management, supply chain solutions
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