A gap analysis can move manufacturing facilities into the future of business intelligence. Forward-thinking owners should consider platforms that provide insight into their data warehouses and will connect various systems in order to gain data traceability
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Chicago-area technology manufacturer MBX Systems saved more than $700,000 and increased net profit 23 percent by soliciting employee ideas for working smarter.
In this age of Big Data, it is possible for manufacturers to warehouse and mine internal and external data, and use this data to their advantage.
A look at how manufacturers can benefit from implementing a content management strategy.
Virtualization as a manufacturing tool is powerful because it's hardware independent for systems that cannot fail.
As economies become more global, supply chains have become more complicated. This places even greater emphasis on continuity as a strategic operational element.
For the most part companies are stepping up and taking accountability when contamination strikes, but the food and beverage manufacturing industry has much more work to do to prevent the endangerment of lives.
The material handling industry is uniquely tied to the fortunes of other industries and, as such, has much to gain from investments in technology supporting the design and on-going management of product lifecycles.
Manufacturers must change how they use technology to innovate, or they will be left behind as other, more innovative competitors gain tighter control of their IT environments, and leverage that high-tech capability to drive innovation.
When it comes to the supply chain, technology can make a significant impact. The problem, however, is that technology is often under-utilized both internally and externally.
In today’s challenging logistics arena, there’s really no such thing as too much visibility — unless you’re okay with the idea of seeing some of your competitors walk away with some of your business.
A look at how manufacturers can capitalize on government mandated electronic invoicing to realize internal efficiencies and benefit from supply chain and liquidity improvements.
The best way to tap into the valuable data generated in plants is by associating it with other data in order to get a holistic view of plant operations.
So you’ve implemented an ERP solution to help streamline your financial processes. But maybe you want to take your ERP solution one step further and help your office go completely paperless.
Here are 4 questions to help determine if your business processes are working across the enterprise or if you need to do some spring cleaning to make the most of 2015.
By adding intelligence to its tools and shop floor systems, Airbus’ production process is becoming more efficient, ultimately bringing planes and aerospace equipment to market faster.
It’s sometimes difficult to take a step back and systematically solve a problem or understand the root cause of an inefficient process, but often that is exactly what’s needed to achieve consistent process improvement.
While quality and compliance rely heavily on the creation, sharing and maintenance of SOPs, it is through automation that optimal SOP management is achieved.
Manufacturers are becoming pioneers in the cloud space — despite their previously low-tech reputation — and exemplifying how cloud technology can fuel operational success.
Here are seven tips to help your enterprise software implementation be a success.
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.