Rising commodity prices would normally appear to be a good thing for manufacturers and distributors, as the costs could be passed down the supply chain to generate a profit. But organizations must also take into consideration the associated labor and overhead costs, creating a new cost control and workforce management challenges. Which strategies help develop a competitive cost advantage? Read more.
Traditional ERP systems are no longer enough to make the cut in this complex global manufacturing arena. To extend the functionality of their legacy software, companies are plugging into a cloud-based supply chain network — one that connects partners, shows a complete supply chain picture through better visibility and data quality, and allows for a new level of collaboration and efficiency.
Read this manufacturing white paper and learn how much downtime costs you, and how to prevent it altogether.
Manufacturers do better in the cloud. See how the SaaS or cloud model works for you. Avoid costly hardware, licenses and complex version upgrades.
Adapt to today’s rapidly changing market demands and seize emerging opportunities. Learn how today’s modern ERP functionality catapults forward-thinking manufacturers to the forefront of innovation, customer satisfaction, and profitability.
A 3D printer is a machine that creates objects from plastic or other materials using an additive manufacturing process. Additive manufacturing produces objects in a succession of layers from the bottom, up. This is the opposite of traditional subtractive manufacturing processes.
Today, manufacturers are surrounded by the buzz about Big Data — as well as by the flood of information it represents. Why should they care? The answer is that a Big Data strategy creates opportunities to transform existing information about their workforce into business value. With the right data collection, analysis, and action, manufacturers can turn everyday data "straw" into information "gold."
Global trade and foreign investments are expanding — not only in the largest nations but across a wide range of developed, developing, and Third World countries. As manufacturers expand and invest abroad, foreign governments are increasingly demanding assistance with economic development. This whitepaper presents findings from joint research to provide insight into global trade, investments, workforce trends and best practices.
Manufacturing organizations always face a critical balancing act. They must achieve the highest levels of efficiency possible, while also ensuring that they are not over or under supplying the marketplace. This need to be flexible and efficient requires exceptional visibility into all factors. Read more of this whitepaper to look at the unique challenges manufacturing organizations face and how automation of key workforce management processes work.
Get a sneak peek into Lean Labor, with this ebook, that focuses on the role labor can play in improving throughput, quality and performance for global competitive advantage. Download the first chapter of this must-read ebook and learn how to reduce your company's product unit cost and techniques for applying Lean principles to workforce management.
MESA knows modern Information Technologies change the game for manufacturers of all sizes in all industries. And this year, industry is taking notice in a big way. That's why we're coming to Greenville to share the MESA know-how and help companies build a winning hand. Join us in proving to industry the power of knowing what MESA knows!
Let Infor help you reduce operational costs, boost your efficiency and your bottom line. Download and read more.
This paper addresses the capabilities, roles and positioning of systems geared for professional use. Beginning with the most basic information — the definition of 3D printers — this whitepaper positions the two product classes.
Insite Software, a leading provider of B2B and B2C eCommerce platforms and shipping solutions with more than 950 customers worldwide, today announced it will host a complimentary half-day strategy session: Breakout Strategies for B2B eCommerce for Manufacturers and Distributors in Chicago on April 18.
Manufacturing Day has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Manufacturers, educational institutions and others are encouraged to host events that will highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy and draw attention to the many rewarding high-skill jobs in manufacturing fields.