Manufacturing organizations rely on processes to function. In effect, every step of production has its own process tied to it. With times being tough, manufacturing leaders must use every tool available to drive process efficiency. Forms automation is a crucial technology for collecting information used to for planning and decision making. It's a key element of initiatives such as lean manufacturing and ISO 9000.
Forms and Product Lifecycle Management
Manufacturing processes and goals fall under the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) umbrella.