Critical Manufacturing Processes Run Smoothly With Application Performance Management (APM)
Applications that manage manufacturing supply chain processes must continuously perform at high levels to get products and goods to market quickly and cost-effectively.
The problem is nearly every manufacturer customizes these applications to suit particular requirements. The result is a landscape of complex, highly customized, multi-vendor solutions with many parts, all prone to suboptimal performance.
The performance impact on the business can be huge. In fact, the average manufacturer suffers 61 hours of downtime each year(1), and one survey calculated that the cost of IT downtime in the area of supply chain planning in the automotive industry can run up to $22,000 a minute.(2)
An application performance glitch anywhere along the manufacturing supply chain can critically impact business operations and the bottom line.
Despite this, many manufacturers struggle to gain visibility into the true performance of their supply chain applications. Compuware Application Performance Management (APM) can provide this much needed insight and capability.
“Supply chain disruptions can reduce shareholder value by as much as 8 to 10 percent, or even worse in ‘time-sensitive’ environments where early market introduction is critical to success.”(3)