Manufacturing Intelligence Market Experiencing Rapid Growth
The Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) market is one of the
fastest growing segments of the CPM/ MES global automation software and service
markets. The market growth is a result of manufacturers need for timely
information to support and drive operational decisions.
Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence, sometimes called Manufacturing
Intelligence or Collaborative Manufacturing Intelligences, consists of the
framework of integrated software and services that bring a company’s
manufacturing data from disparate sources together for reporting, analysis,
visual summaries, and synchronizing data between enterprise-level and plant
EMI can be used at the plant level to improve operational visibility
and collaboration and exchange of data between plant floor and enterprise
systems or at the enterprise level to benchmark and visualize plant operations
for operational excellence.
A common goal for using EMI is to turn plant data into useful knowledge
that drives more informed business decisions. The core
components of EMI include application connectors, data
integration, data collection, contextualization, a data map or production model,
analytics and visualization, reports or dashboards.
Currently, there is a lot of activity with respect to users, suppliers, and
technology in this market because of the technologies’ ability to decrease
costs, implement global standards and best practices, and improve performance.
Users want EMI tools that are easy to use and deploy, and enable collaboration
for real-time decision making and subsequent actions. Suppliers are re-sponding
with integration tools, models and pre-built templates, easy to use analysis
tools, and other enabling applications and mobile devices. In addition, cloud
computing with EMI data is just over the horizon.
This study provides an in-depth analysis of the EMI market for process and
discrete manufacturing by industry segment and geographic region. In addition,
it provides insightful analysis of key issues that will impact this market in
the future. Strategic issues covered include:
- How can suppliers increase their value proposition?
- How can EMI decision making drive operational performance?
- What types of users and dashboards are being used?
- What are some of the benefits and value that users are able to realize?
- Which industries and regions offer the greatest business opportunities?