During this week, I hade the same conversation a number of times around how there iare just no experienced system integrators out there. There are lots of consulting and system projects, but no resources available on the end user, SI or vendor sides of the industry. This applies across discrete (auto, semiconductor, electronics devices, electronics), batch and process industries. All the good guys seem too busy. So if as an end user you are looking for ROI or some highly predictable quality level in your manufacturing IT project, my advice is pay the extra money for talent ,or you will suffer the consequences. In the manufacturing IT system market, I believe we have entered a long period of either the process control or the enterprise SI learning on the end user's dime. It is on-the-job time. here is some training available. I think I may do my next column on "the MOM SI Training curriculum." What do you think?