New possibilities are born of new capabilities. The ability to dramatically lower production times and costs on complex, low-volume components, often while increasing functionality, is a game changer. What’s at stake for manufacturers are the prospects to improve current operational efficiencies and reduce costs, as well as capitalize on new product and market opportunities.
In a world of exploding market complexity, being relevant to customers by providing the best possible customer experience and service is indispensable in growing the business. In practical terms, this means companies have to become more agile and responsive to customer needs.
Manufacturers are hungry for growth. Following a debilitating recession and sluggish recovery period, many manufacturing leaders are ready to play for higher stakes, take bigger risks, go all the way in for the big payoff. Growth has to be just around the corner, they predict. Is it idealistic, wishful thinking?
Analyst firm MPI discusses growth opportunities for manufacturers and why targeting micro-markets is a growing trend. The paper examines the issues around micro-markets and how technology solutions can help manufacturers meet specialized needs, such as regulation and compliance requirements specific to a vertical industry. Download this insightful paper and learn how you can leverage modern ERP solutions to target new verticals in today’s quickly evolving global economy.
Manufacturers today face a volatile environment that requires a highly agile and flexible IT infrastructure. As a result, many organizations are turning to cloud computing to streamline and simplify IT while reducing overall costs. Cloud deployment offers straightforward ways to introduce new applications, remap business processes, and transition from legacy systems to advanced IT infrastructures.
Today’s manufacturers face a wider range of challenges than ever before—most notably, greater, more varied competition and the complexities of a globally extended supply chain. At the same time, the opportunities for success have never been more far-reaching.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is the foundation of a successful manufacturing organization. It is essential for promoting standards throughout an organization, discovering potential efficiencies, and managing the front and back-end processes of an organization.
The information system and its underlying ERP software represents a major step forward in getting businesses where they need to be. Companies can install an ERP solution to not only meet their operational needs, but also streamline their IT infrastructure and deliver support when pursuing new strategies. However, getting the right solution is half of the battle and experience suggests that success is down to procuring software from the right provider. Are you making the right choices?
In today’s world, manufacturing firms have a number of concerns in common, an indictment of the winds of change sweeping through the sector and the new challenges threatening their competitive advantage. Learn how how you meet these challenges while driving major growth!
Today's manufacturers are required to be increasingly innovative and more agile in decision-making to stay ahead of customers and provide greater value to customers. It is no longer safe to provide the same products to the same customers without change. Therefore, manufacturers must enable collaboration and access to greater amounts of data. Download this report to learn the Best-in-Class strategies.
Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2015 will explore the new meaning of supply chain excellence in the digital age–preparing leaders to push past traditional boundaries, drive innovation, and uncover new sources of value for the enterprise.
Expected to draw 10,000 professionals, CMTS is poised to unveil Canada’s largest display of industry equipment and technology — including efficiencies such as lean manufacturing and automation — that are geared towards helping Canadian manufacturers maintain a competitive advantage and prepare for growth.
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October — this year is October 2, 2015.
Join fellow manufacturers from across the country to meet with legislators and advocate policies that play a critical role in our nation’s economic growth.
Get an up close look at the newest technologies, equipment, products, and services. Talk to the industry experts in person, and get answers to your questions in real time.
Cloud computing is one of those terms we hear a lot about these days, and whether you understand it or not, it’s transforming manufacturing even as you read this. Simply put, cloud computing is accessing software as a service over the Internet. Those apps on your phone or in your Web browser — that’s cloud computing.
Manufacturers like you can gain a competitive advantage from the Internet of Things (IoT), or connecting items in the physical world to the Internet. Download now to learn how IoT can help manufacturers improve resource efficiency, safety, and return on assets, plus grow revenue and save money.
Operations where plant floors, front offices, and suppliers operate in independent silos, where managers have only hazy visibility into downtime and quality problems, and where the root causes of inefficiencies are rarely understood or addressed.
Visibility to real-time overall equipment effectiveness and line productivity and reducing production line change over time.
Product engineers and tooling manufacturers have much to gain from 3D printing: By generating low-cost physical prototypes early in the design process, they can check form, fit and function; gauge customer response; and compare design iterations without commitment. It’s even possible to quickly craft end-use parts, customized for a particular job. And no longer are manufacturing professionals limited by 3D printers that are too big, unfit for the office environment, and prohibitively expensive. Today, affordable, compact, office-friendly units are moving 3D printing capabilities to the desktop and dramatically expanding the availability of high-quality prototypes and parts.