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Strategic Analysis of the South African Manufacturing Execution Systems Market
Frost & Sullivan, May 2009, Pages: 89
This study examines the South African manufacturing execution system (MES) market and provides an analysis from 2005 to 2015. MES in this study is defined as a system that can collect and organise data from the production floor in real time and send this data to higher business level systems.Revenue analyses are provided for each product type and end-user segment. In addition, the key industry challenges, market drivers and restraints are discussed in terms of their impact on market developments during the forecast period.
This Frost & Sullivan research service titled Strategic Analysis of the South African Manufacturing Execution Systems Market provides drivers, technology trends, challenges and forecasts. Revenue analysis is provided for each product type and end-user segment. In addition, the key industry challenges and market drivers and restraints are discussed in terms of their impact on market developments during the forecast period of 2009-2015. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following end-user segments: power, metals, minerals and mining, petrochemicals and chemicals, food and beverage, automotive, pulp and paper and water and wastewater. The following product segments are covered in this research: software, hardware and services.
Constant Demand for Enhanced Automation Systems to Sustain the Retrofit Demand for MESs
The South African manufacturing execution systems (MESs) market is in its nascent growth phase with high end-user price sensitivity and reluctance to invest significant capital in the technology. However, a continued steady investment in MESs in the metals, minerals and mining, food and beverage and chemicals and petrochemicals sectors is expected to boost the MES revenues from 2009 to 2015. "Despite the economic slump, the market exhibited moderately high growth rates," says the analyst of this research. "The increased need for real time information and efficient operation are likely to boost market growth in the long-term."
To remain competitive, it is vital for companies to have access to accurate information to help them make informed decisions. Companies also need to minimise costs in order to achieve operation excellence. MESs enable companies to realise such goals.
However, many potential end users of MESs in South Africa do not fully understand the benefits of having an MES, thereby limiting revenue growth. This lack of education in the market results in potential end users taking a cautious stance by not implementing MESs in their firms. "To succeed, suppliers should devote more time and resources to targeting top-level management and decision-makers on the benefits, functions, and expected return-on-investment (ROI) of having an MES solution for their company," concludes the analyst.
Another key challenge relates to emigration and inter-company poaching of skilled staff. To overcome this and retain their key staff, suppliers should offer attractive packages.
Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:
By End-user Segment:
-Metals, minerals and mining
-Petrochemicals and chemicals
-Food and beverages
-Pulp and paper
-Water and wastewater
By product segment:
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Strategic Analysis of the South African MES Market
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