No matter what type of good or product your organization produces, manufacturing has changed dramatically in the last ten years, and will continue to do so in the years ahead.To make sure you have raw materials when you need them, you must communicate with, invoice, and purchase from suppliers in real-time. If you're using just-in-time production methods, your manufacturing process has to be as efficient as possible to make sure goods are rolling off the production line to meet demand, not piling up in a warehouse or coming off so slowly that you're losing customers.Everything is happening more quickly. We're working at the speed of the Internet, and invoices, purchases, and information must be created, sent, and collected fast enough for you to make the right forecasting decisions.You need technology to manage your manufacturing processes, people, suppliers, and information. But more than that – you need the right technology. You also need to work with a company with the experience and expertise in manufacturing, with employees who come from the manufacturing field.