Recently, I was watching a movie from the 1970s and I couldn't help but notice that in all the office settings there were no computers. The height of technology was a single typewriter, on a secretary's desk, and a rotary dial phone on the boss' desk. Watching this, it struck me just how far we have come in terms of technology and gadgets. If people 40 years ago were told that every person would most likely have not only a computer, but one that could provide wireless access to unlimited information and weigh less than five pounds, what would they say? After they ask, "What's a computer?" they might ask, "But how does that help me?" This is exactly what I think some manufacturing companies ask today in regards to tablets: How does it help me?
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In today’s cost-conscious environment, many companies are looking to save money. Nowhere is that more true than in the manufacturing sector, where a combination of decreased demand, increased wages and offshoring operations have diminished traditional, U.S.-based operations. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems come under fire in this environment, and those controlling the purse strings look at manufacturing ERP software pricing as a final decision-making point.
My daughter's summer reading assignment was The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. I was thumbing through it and read Law No. 12: The Law of Empowerment. Those who are unsuccessful at this law usually fail at it for one of three reasons, one of them being Resistant to Change.
As the former "guy who knew the most about computers" (aka IT person) when previously employed for an IQMS customer, I was always concerned about buying the right periphery hardware to work with the various IQMS software pieces, not to mention configuring it to connect to EnterpriseIQ. Couple that with reduced office staff and employees having to wear many hats, who has the internal resources or time to research, buy and configure periphery hardware devices these days?