As more companies get comfortable with cloud computing, the benefits of PLM delivered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application become more appealing.
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Automation levels the playing field for goods-to-person distribution against the mobile and electronic commerce explosion.
Much has been written about the process of transferring the digital rendered designs to the shop floor so the right product is built. The challenge is that quite often what was designed isn’t actually built.
A staggering 43 percent of U.S. companies have experienced a data breach in the last year according to the Ponemon Institute. Despite the rise in breaches, 27 percent of companies didn't have a data breach response plan or team in place.
With 69 percent of enterprises running either applications or infrastructure in the cloud today, up 12 percent from 2012, it is difficult to dispute claims that the cloud has hit the mainstream.
Today’s social media age has led consumers to embrace companies that are straightforward and explicit in all external communications. However, logistics companies that handle sensitive commodities must be savvy with their communication strategy in order to preserve customers’ privacy and security.
Agility — flexibility, scalability, and readiness to seize opportunities and avoid pitfalls — can mean the difference between success and failure.
As the impending OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) deadline of June 15, 2015 approaches, businesses are faced with the urgent need to define their strategy for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Here are 7 key questions related to these challenges that organizations need to ask in moving forward with a GHS initiative.
Frictionless D2C ecommerce represents the best way forward for manufacturers to take advantage of the ever-increasing growth of online sales while still maintaining that sales through their existing retail partners aren’t negatively impacted.
Custom engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers have unique process requirements throughout their manufacturing lifecycle. The communication between departments, or lack-there-of, can cause bottlenecks, affecting the growth potential of small to medium-size manufacturers.
The challenge for 2015 is to create smarter data — the year that IoT will become the Internet of Your Things.
The future of automation is inextricably tied to the rise of Why IP. That reality has been recognized by leaders around the world, including those in private industry, academia and government, who have formed initiatives to accelerate the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution.
You may wish you had a crystal ball to see what cyber threats are headed your way, but there’s something far more reliable. Threat intelligence provides you with true evidence of current-day threats that have already been spotted hitting organizations like yours.
B2B companies want to maximize their margins, improve profit performance and increase shareholder value, but few manufacturers are leveraging the power of pricing to achieve these objectives.
With mobile and eCommerce on the rise, omni-channel fulfillment is becoming more and more important. Ready or not, businesses and their supply chains need to move at the speed of the internet to keep up.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 19th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 67th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
From consumer issues to drones and emissions, Sensa Security looks at the top elements dominating the Internet of Things (IoT) discussion in 2015.
Reshoring operations back to the United States has recently emerged as an important trend in manufacturing. However, there are some significant challenges facing companies that have moved back or are planning to move back, challenges that present clear opportunities for cloud-based ERP software to provide solutions.
Interpreting Big Data in manufacturing is a highly complex process that involves an interconnected fleet of data producing machines, overwhelming amounts of data, transformation of data for digestion, interpretation and automation of strategic decisions to maximize uptime and profitability.
The director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, John Zegers, consults with manufacturing companies of all shapes and sizes on a wide range of projects. Over the past year, he's been privy to a convergence of activities that suggest to him that 2015 will be a landmark year for American manufacturing. Take a look at his predictions for the new year.
It’s been a tough year for those battling cybersecurity threats and data breaches. From Target and Home Depot to JP Morgan Chase and Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2014 reminded business executives and consumers that nobody is invincible when it comes to cybercrimes.