What a Difference Unified Data Management Could’ve Made: Some Takeaways

What a Difference Unified Data Management Could’ve Made: Some Takeaways
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In my over 13 years of experience working in manufacturing and in distribution, I was a Subject Matter Expert (SME) of the product, a Lean Sigma Black Belt and an expert user of the business systems. I loved running the business with data, be it for higher order fulfillment, better forecasting, inventory optimization or continuous process improvement. At one point in my manufacturing career, I was knee-deep in quite a few business systems: ERP, PLM, PCM, Product Design & Analysis Solutions, BI and Data Analytics. Now that I am sitting on the other side of the table providing software solutions rather than simply using them, I am able to see how a unified MDM platform along with a Smart PIM would have made a world of difference for me.