Research and Markets: Key Emerging Trends Within The Irish High Tech And General Manufacturing Sector

DUBLIN, Ireland—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 20, 2005— Manufacturing remains a substantial sector in Irish Businesses, it accounts for some Key technology issues including: Supply Chain Management, Asset Management, ERP systems and Outsourcing. Each one elicits a strategic technology response from manufacturers in a bid to maintain competitiveness. Increased competition is putting pressure on them to continuously reduce costs, paralleled with demand from the retailer for supplier innovation. Increasingly the sector is turning towards more powerful information technologies in order to gain a competitive advantage over their rivals in a fiercely competitive market.

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This report provides an insight into High Tech and General Manufacturing businesses in Ireland with particular emphasis on key emerging trends in the sector.

The first section defines the High Tech and General Manufacturing sectors in an Irish context and provides supporting business and technology data to provide a timely background into the state of these markets.

The next section lists a number of key business issues and the technology implications for each of these. Key strategic issues identified include Supply Chain management, Asset Management, Enterprise Systems and Outsourcing. The business drivers for each manufacturing trend are discussed and the technology response for each of these is also outlined. The key benefits of the trends are then described and a case study illustrating them in a real-world context is presented. Finally a synopsis or 'Key Takeaways' distils the preceding section into a list of key points.

Companies Mentioned:

- Jefferson - Smurfit - Kerry Group - Glanbia - Glen - Dimplex - Kingspan Group - Dairygold Co-op Society - Atlantic Industries - Waterford Wedgewood - Dell - Intel - EMC - Apple Computer - Analog Devices - HP - Xilinx - Flextronics - Xerox - Avocent - IBM - Oracle - Symantec - Nortel Systems - Banta Global Turnkey - Logica- CMG - Novell

Reasons to Read:

For IT vendors

- Estimate local manufacturing budgets and patterns

- Examine the issues that concern IT buyers in this sector

- Understand key Industry trends in Ireland

- Adopt your solutions to cater for the unique demands of the manufacturing sector

For Manufacturing IT executives

- Benchmark your operations against industry leaders in an Irish context

- Study the IT problems of your contemporaries and their subsequent solutions

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