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.
The difference between making good decisions and making bad decisions is the quality of information used to make those decisions. In many businesses today, decisions are being made based on old or incomplete data because there is no easy way to extrapolate data and communicate findings in a timely manner.
With the widespread adoption of business intelligence (BI), it’s no secret that dashboards help convey potentially complex information. An effective dashboard will display only the data that is relevant to its viewers. By leveraging user roles and permissions, administrators are able to ensure that the appropriate viewers see the right information.
Dashboards can positively change the way we view, disperse and work with information. They allow for a better understanding of data and greatly reduces the amount of time spent gathering and analyzing data. However, as decision makers are presented with such varied information, a key challenge remains in presenting the information. Software companies continually try to improve their report formats, using charts and graphs to provide a user-friendly interface to data and information.
Today's manufacturers produce and sell high-quality, highly complex products, all while striving to improve quality, speed time-to-market, and lower costs. To enhance flexibility, best-in-class organizations nurture highly collaborative enterprises which have, at their core, deep visibility into supplier performance, compliance, and risk. Learn how leading manufacturers balance flexibility and quality in this dynamic environment, where managing quality plays a significant role in the ability to stay competitive and profitable. Download Now.
R&D Magazine is now accepting entries for the 2015 R&D 100 Awards, the esteemed international competition honoring the 100 most innovative technologies and services in 2014. This year’s program has been expanded to include a wider range of categories spanning the manufacturing, design engineering, and consumer markets, in addition to science, academia, and government.
Five ways to get products to market faster than competitors. It pays to have good ideas for new products, especially if your company can turn its ideas into new products faster than the competition. High tech and electronics companies that consistently get their products to market first consistently enjoy premium pricing. This paper outlines five steps you can take to get first-to-market advantage.