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How Cloud Apps Are Driving Manufacturing Innovation

May 19, 2015 | by Francis Li | Comments

Manufacturers are becoming pioneers in the cloud space — despite their previously low-tech reputation — and exemplifying how cloud technology can fuel operational success.

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7 Tips For A Successful Enterprise Software Implementation

May 18, 2015 11:43 am | by Sameer Bhatia

Here are seven tips to help your enterprise software implementation be a success.


Manufacturing Automation: Finding The ROI In A Digital Strategy

May 15, 2015 12:01 pm | by Larry Korak

The state of shop floor automation has changed drastically in the last five years as IT capabilities bring advanced software functionality, highly flexible infrastructures and more options in deployment, including SaaS and cloud computing.


Enterprise Labeling Delivers Value For Manufacturers

May 13, 2015 11:45 am | by Deborah Grant

Excellence in labeling has always provided a competitive advantage in the business of manufacturing, but today the amount of critical data that needs to be printed on a barcode label far surpasses what was considered to be sufficient in the past.


Visibility In Manufacturing: The Path To Industry 4.0

May 12, 2015 11:08 am | by Adrian Jennings

Through the enhanced visibility of Industry 4.0, manufacturers can gain a number of benefits that contribute to dramatic resource and cost savings, plus significantly improved productivity.


5 Surprising Strategies To Increase Business Productivity, Profitability

May 11, 2015 12:03 pm | by De'Andre Salter

Maximizing both productivity and profitability in a business often takes out-of-the box thinking. But, don’t stop there. It’s also wise to go a step further and think “against the grain."


Reducing Supply Chain Costs With Better Transportation Logistics

May 8, 2015 8:17 am | by Brad Forester

Establishing an environment of end-to-end supply chain visibility leads to more efficient manufacturing, lower costs and fewer incidents of a mismatch between supply and demand.


How Sales Order Automation Solutions Can Help Leverage EDI

May 6, 2015 12:11 pm | by Brent Halverson

Faced with an ever-growing demand from customers to deliver more with less and in increasingly rapid ordering cycles, it has become vital to enhance the efficiency of business processes to remain competitive. For this, automation is key.


Three Key Issues To Ponder Before Going ‘All In’ On The Cloud

May 5, 2015 11:38 am | by Padman Ramankutty

A look at the three challenges IT organizations must consider and tackle in order to smoothly transition to a hybrid or all-cloud environment.


Three Ways Improved Visibility Can Help The Manufacturing Ops Leader

May 4, 2015 11:55 am | by Kelly Cabatuan

Here are three ways that improved visibility helps you deliver accuracy, efficiency and better profits for your manufacturing team.


How Sight Glass Helps Workers Monitor Leak Detection

April 29, 2015 10:52 am | by Tina Gallo

Leak is a four-letter word that no industrial manufacturer ever wants to hear. Industrial leaks can slow down manufacturing lines, destroy equipment, and possibly harm workers — making them a top concern for industrial teams.


Is Your Network Protected? Cyber Crime In The Age Of Information

April 28, 2015 11:37 am | by Kevin Young

Mounting threats to cybersecurity are pressuring businesses to evaluate the security of their networks.


4 Reasons Why Regulated Industries Need To Invest In APM

April 27, 2015 11:04 am | by Dan Miklovic

Failure to meet regulatory reporting requirements carries a direct impact on profitability that can range from a fine or penalty, to outright invalidation of the product.


Could Your Supply Chain Be Your Weak Link In Risk Management?

April 24, 2015 11:06 am | by Steve Durbin

Supply chains are a vital component of every organization’s global business operations and the backbone of today’s global economy. However, security chiefs everywhere are concerned about how open they are to an abundance of risk factors.


Cloud ERP: The Top 4 Questions You Should Be Asking

April 23, 2015 11:02 am | by Lori Payne

For those who have become receptive to the potential benefits of Cloud-based manufacturing software and are beginning to evaluate their options, here are four key questions you should ask as you conduct research and enter into discussions with possible providers.


Navigating A New Social Supply Chain

April 21, 2015 10:48 am | by Bob McKee

More than ever before, consumers control the economics of the industry and organizations need to harness this information appropriately and adapt their processes in order to respond to volatile demand, manage inventory risk and rapidly take market leadership.


Manufacturers Are Looking To The Cloud

April 20, 2015 12:01 pm | by Pat Garrehy

Manufacturers know that, in order to be successful in the rapidly changing markets of the global economy, they must make more efficient use of large amounts of data to leverage business intelligence and become more agile. They are looking to the cloud as a solution.


How Buyer-Driven Procurement Became The New Normal

April 17, 2015 11:33 am | by Dan Amzallag

Traditionally, time, cost and a lack of resources put severe limits on procurement professionals' supplier vetting process. But traditions are changing.


Maintenance Of The Future: Moving From Preventive, Predictive To Collaborative

April 16, 2015 10:49 am | by Marc-Alexis Rémond

A total preventive and predictive maintenance program is absolutely essential to an efficient, reliable and safe production process. However, no matter how well-oiled and designed your preventive and predictive maintenance program is, every now and then, Murphy’s Law reminds us that things can go wrong.


How Cloud Enables And Supports The Lean Warehouse

April 15, 2015 11:12 am | by Sid Geddam

Three factors that should be top of mind so that the lean warehouse can change, grow and help enable shifts in a company’s expanding business.


How Product Lifecycle Management Serves Up Your Chicken Sandwich

April 14, 2015 10:31 am | by John Kelley & Kerrie Jordan

Ever wonder how your lunch was made? Given all the ingredients, equipment, data, processes and players involved, few can tell the whole story. But one type of enterprise software has recorded every detail – product lifecycle management.  



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