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.
Outsourcing continues to be a topic of debate among manufacturers, who struggle to find a balance between low cost suppliers and escalating customer expectations. Sentiments about outsourcing—and the cost benefits of outsourcing—are starting to change. This paper outlines what’s driving the reshoring movement, and looks at how modern ERP solutions, particularly cloud deployment, can help make this undertaking easier.
The new production norm in High Tech. Forward-thinking high tech and electronics manufacturers are using ERP technology to perform more efficiently than ever before. They are rapidly setting new manufacturing production norms, changing manufacturing’s core competencies. This paper discusses the new ground rules for manufacturing and how high tech and electronics manufacturers can better meet customer demands for speed, value, and new product introductions.
You’ve worked for weeks to pull together the perfect presentation in your quarterly pricing review. You have mined data from a variety of systems and your analysis is spot-on. Then — the week before your meeting, a key competitor makes a price move that changes the market dynamics. You quickly realize your analysis has become irrelevant. The business and the market are in flux. Quite simply, your data is outdated and so are your recommendations. Now you have to start your analysis all over.How do you get accurate, up-to-the-minute pricing information when today’s business moves so fast? Let’s face it: Using manual techniques to extract data is a time-consuming process that generally yields insufficient results that can give your competition the upper hand.
“Do you want to work smarter or harder?” This phrase does not represent a new concept in B2B sales effectiveness, but today’s big data science capabilities add new layers of nuance to traditional methodologies for beating quota. This Research Report explores the value of price optimization solutions in contributing to more efficient customer management strategies.
Pricing effectively in B2B has never been easy. But today, increases in pricing transparency, information access, and global competition are conspiring to make a difficult task even more challenging. For many companies, memories of the last downturn are all too clear. And as a result, most are focused on driving efficiency and productivity to maintain financial health. In this situation, pricing technology would seem to be the right solution at exactly the right time. After all, pricing has more leverage on profitability than sales volume or operating costs. And technology has long been a proven source of efficiency and productivity gains. So the combination seems ideal.
While the economy continues to suffer from uncertainty about the future, there are two trends that leave little doubt... As the heroes of the downturn, procurement teams are being asked to aim for even higher savings targets moving forward. At the same time, 78% of sales teams are reporting that their quotas have increased, with only 24% being very confident they can actually achieve them. So...empowered buyers are pushing for more savings while nervous sellers are pushing for more sales...and your margins are caught in the middle.
Vendor Shootout for ERP is the nation's leading ERP software evaluation, comparison and selection event. Geared toward ERP selection teams and decision makers, this premier event is ideal for businesses who are budgeting for or are currently evaluating an ERP software upgrade or replacement.
With traditional manufacturing methods, it's not practical to manufacture a single item or short run of products - it's simply too expensive. But what if there was a way to fill those needs for far less expense? And what if those items could be created overnight, in-house and in a hands-off process? That's exactly what 3D printing technology offers manufacturers. Find out more in this informative white paper.
HOUSTEX 2015 will host a special presentation on the global economy’s energy outlook for the manufacturing sector, tactical and strategic additive manufacturing presentations, specially featured technologies and more than 90 new product introductions.
The transition of business processes to the cloud and proliferation of connected endpoints will increase the vulnerability of critical Intellectual Property to outside threats. IT managers must implement more comprehensive policies regarding the secure handling and transmission of data.