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ERP Is Flourishing. Here’s Why

December 1, 2015 | by Pete Zimmerman | Comments

Bolstered by new innovation, ERP has become an even stronger business asset, and this is changing how manufacturing companies define successful ERP implementations.

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Benefits Of Managing Financial Assets In A Fully Digital Environment

November 24, 2015 4:15 pm | by John Jacobs

With proven opportunities to reduce cost, enhance efficiency and accelerate business processes, digital financial asset management has the potential to make great strides in the manufacturing space. 


End-to-End Digital Integration: The Next Manufacturing Revolution

November 24, 2015 3:28 pm | by George Gallegos

The revolution in manufacturing today will involve connecting different departments and their technologies to enable data to flow back and forth automatically wherever it is held. Manufacturers must adopt rapid, flexible integration solutions that enable business users to amplify the value of new technologies immediately. 


Six Steps For Establishing An Influential Data Governance Framework

November 23, 2015 12:01 pm | by Mike Hughes & Gordana Radmilovic

If manufacturers want to create a data-driven organization, they should consider these six steps to help jumpstart their data governance framework.


E-commerce Tip: ‘Don’t Try To Eat The Elephant’

November 18, 2015 3:27 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director

Successful strategies are anchored in well-organized, relevant and properly positioned content. A recent interview offers insight on how to achieve these goals without turning off customers and alienating internal staff by trying to do too much too soon.


Simplifying ERP: Reducing Complexity And Improving Responsiveness To Succeed

November 18, 2015 11:53 am | by Malcolm Fox

To remove barriers to growth, manufacturers must turn the explosion of data they have into intelligence and insights to support real-time decision making, at every level and across every function in the organization — and throughout the extended supply chain. 


Five Point Plan For Becoming A Digital Enterprise By 2020

November 16, 2015 10:56 am | by Larry Korak

As manufacturers strive to be on the front line of innovation, they must stop, look, listen and plan their strategy for being the Digital Enterprise of the future.


Contract Lifecycle Management: Adding Immediate Value To A Business

November 13, 2015 11:01 am | by Judd J. Robins

Four steps that can be taken to lead companies down the path of contract management optimization.


12 Best Practices Of Inventory Optimization

November 12, 2015 11:19 am | by Andy Hill

Inventory managers are faced with the challenge of managing tens or hundreds of thousands of items, each with their own characteristics, requiring complex and time-consuming calculations. Without a structured methodology and powerful analytical tools, the proactive management of large inventories becomes an impossible task. 


RFID Can Do More Than Track Assets

November 11, 2015 11:44 am | by Chris Forgione

While using RFID to track capital assets such as machinery and tools has proven benefits, some forward-thinking manufacturing and research facilities have also begun using RFID to comprehensively manage assets to achieve even more ROI.


Enterprise Labeling For A Connected, Flexible And Efficient Supply Chain

November 10, 2015 12:04 pm | by Josh Roffman

Doing business in today’s global supply chain has become a complex challenge. International regulations, global distribution channels and evolving customer requirements are becoming the norm, and companies are starting to recognize labeling as a mission–critical component of the supply chain.


The True Costs Of ERP Customization

November 9, 2015 12:06 pm | by Jay Deakins

Should a manufacturer require a unique capability, custom changes to the code can be made to fulfill their needs. Given any issue, customization is indeed the fastest way to solve a problem the first time. It is also, however, the worst way to solve a problem long term.


The Dealer – Customer, Employee Or Partner?

November 6, 2015 10:10 am | by Lou Washington

How do you maximize results from your indirect sales channel?


Time For The Startup Nation To Focus On Scale Up

November 5, 2015 11:44 am | by Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Ph.D. & William Shih, Ph.D.

New legislation has been introduced that calls for the creation of a public-private fund which helps private investment firms to leverage government funds to invest in innovative startups that are building new production facilities in the U.S. Here's a look at the two problems this policy response is trying to address.


Ethernet Migration Reveals Knowledge Gaps

November 4, 2015 11:47 am | by Dino Busalachi

System integrators and OEMs need to know more than how to compose systems with a handful of Ethernet connections. They also need to be comfortable deploying systems with hundreds and thousands of connections, while applying proper segmentation, IP addressing schemes, security and performance factors for the logical and physical network design.


The Physical Internet Will Rest On The Internet Of Things

November 4, 2015 10:21 am | by Benoit Montreuil & Alain Louchez

IoT technologies are integral to revolutionary logistics paradigm.


Building The Business Case For An IoT Strategy In Manufacturing

November 2, 2015 9:30 am | by Michelle Hopkins

Manufacturing has entered the digital age and IoT is transforming the way manufacturers not only view the way they create and service products, but also how it can help boost quality, efficiency and productivity in their manufacturing operations. 


A Smart Manufacturer’s Guide To Accelerating Revenue With Data

October 30, 2015 10:29 am | by Jennifer Hartwell

Real-time feedback from the consumer and the channel, along with access to meaningful data insights on channel performance, allow manufacturers to better adapt product development planning, accelerate revenue and improve overall business performance.


Top Questions On Securing The IoT

October 28, 2015 11:38 am | by Mike Hannah

The Internet of Things is transforming industrial applications across the globe by connecting and optimizing a growing range of processes, machines and people. But to fully realize the commercial value of the IoT, manufacturers must be vigilant against the security risks inherent with the Internet.


View From The Future: The Changing Role Of Product Lifecycle Management

October 27, 2015 11:36 am | by Larry Korak

Product lifecycle management is one of the most critical aspects of the Factory of the Future as manufacturers strive to speed product launches and improve product innovation. 


A Strategy For Winning The Supply Chain Game

October 26, 2015 12:04 pm | by Robert Carver

How visualization and gamification are changing the way distribution is done.



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