Rootstock Hosts Preview of 2024 State of Manufacturing Technology Survey Results in IMA Webinar

Expert manufacturing panelists Praxis CEO Ohad Idan and Girtz CIO Sean O’Meara to provide insights and perspective on early research findings

San Ramon, CA (April 17, 2024) – Rootstock Software, a recognized leader in the Manufacturing ERP space, is excited to announce an upcoming webinar that will provide manufacturing professionals with a sneak peek into the 2024 State of Manufacturing Technology Survey, which is being conducted by Researchscape. This online event, organized by the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA), is scheduled for April 23, 10:00 am Central.

The webinar will be hosted as a panel discussion, moderated by Rootstock’s Chief Product & Marketing Officer, Raj Badarinath. The panelists include Ohad Idan, Founder and CEO of Praxis, and Sean O’Meara, CIO of Girtz Industries. These experts bring years of experience in the manufacturing technology industry and will offer insightful observations and commentary on the early findings that will be revealed from this research.

Attendees will be able to preview trends and statistics on a wide range of topics vital to the manufacturing industry, including:

  • Short- and Long-term IT Investments: Understand where manufacturers are choosing to invest in IT with the aim of improving key performance areas.
  • Challenges to Digital Transformation: Discover the hurdles manufacturers are striving to overcome to digitally transform their businesses—and the risks to their operations if they fail.
  • AI Adoption and Impact: Explore the various types of AI technologies that manufacturers have deployed and the use cases and business functions where they’ve seen value.
  • Effects of Economic Conditions: See how today’s inflation, interest rates, and overall economic conditions are impacting operations—from continued supply chain disruptions to demand fluctuations and the need for dynamic adjustments to production capacity.
  • Siloed or Integrated: Analyze whether manufacturers struggle with data silos or have streamlined workflow with a connected Signal Chain across their enterprise.

“In today’s manufacturing landscape, disjointed systems and information silos are major hurdles to modernization. Manufacturing companies also face a momentous generational shift, as seasoned employees are nearing retirement, and a newer, less experienced cohort is entering the workforce,” said Raj Badarinath. “In our webinar, we’ll discuss the tech trends helping to address these issues—including big data and analytics, cloud computing, AI and machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Adoption of such technologies is helping to create a comprehensive Signal Chain across a manufacturer’s enterprise. And solutions like AIRS (AI from Rootstock) can serve as a generational bridge, capturing industry knowledge to empower a new generation of workers. I look forward to discussing these and other trends with our panelists.”

Manufacturing professionals shouldn’t miss this opportunity to preview the 2024 State of Manufacturing Survey Results. They can sign up via the link below and learn about the actions and steps their peers are taking to proactively shape the future of manufacturing:


About Rootstock

Rootstock Software provides the leading Manufacturing Cloud ERP, which empowers hundreds of manufacturers to turbocharge their operations in today’s dynamic, post-pandemic world. Natively built on the Salesforce Platform, Rootstock delivers a future-proof solution. With it, manufacturers gain the agility to continually transform their business to meet evolving customer needs, navigate emerging challenges, and accelerate success. In addition, the “connectability” of Rootstock Cloud ERP gives manufacturers 360° visibility to collaborate with suppliers, trading partners, and the broader value chain. As Rootstock continues to grow, stay tuned to the company’s latest customers, career opportunities, and LinkedIn posts.

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