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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? Or, is fact-based analysis fueling a new optimism? In this brief, we examine the optimism, see how it is impacting growth strategies, and offer advice on ways that modern IT solutions can help support this forward-facing mindset. Learn how modern ERP technology plays a vital role in manufacturing’s positive growth.
As manufacturers struggle to find the appropriate balance between low cost suppliers and escalating customer expectations, outsourcing strategies are being reexamined. Public sentiment plus changing economic factors are causing many manufacturers to relocate plants closer to home—and the consumer. This complex task of establishing new locations causes numerous logistics and supply chain challenges for manufacturers. In this brief, we explore the driving factors in smart plant location and discuss how modern ERP solutions, particularly cloud deployment, play a role in agile response to changing global conditions.
Manufacturers today face an incredibly 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 ways to introduce new applications, remap business processes, and transition from legacy systems to advanced IT infrastructures. But, manufacturers must also approach the cloud transition with a clear strategy. Download this insightful report to learn more about the new IT infrastructure and what you can do to make sure your systems are ready for the new generation of manufacturing.
Today, more than ever, as customer demand patterns become more volatile, performance and productivity is under threat, with rapidly increasing pressure on engineering and materials infrastructures. This paper discusses the eight steps that you need to take to ensure PCB assembly success, ensuring the success of the business.
In this paper, we look into the real needs of surface mount manufacturing planning to discover the opportunities that exist to improve optimization and performance through better planning.
Competing in global markets requires OEMs and suppliers to continuously seek ways to more effectively communicate manufacturing requirements when bringing products to market. The collection of manufacturing requirements can be referred to as the product model. For the suppliers, the product model defines ‘what’ needs to be manufactured, but does not define ‘how’ the manufacturing process will be accomplished. When complete, the product model contains the manufacturing content necessary to convey the fabrication, assembly and test requirements to suppliers. The method used to communicate the product model is a key factor in determining process efficiencies, the level of product quality and ultimately the rate a product moves to volume production, which determines the actual time-to-market.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502, requires organizations to disclose the use of conflict minerals in their products or in the materials used in their manufacturing processes. By rule of the SEC, compliance is about disclosure. Capgemini and Pegasystems envision supply chain transformation far beyond mere compliance. This paper provides an overview of what is required for compliance and Capgemini’s vision to get you there and beyond.
You’re trying to manage a rapidly evolving workforce with outdated tools. It drags down productivity, raises costs, and increases your risk of noncompliance. And — it’s making your job harder. It’s simple. If you don’t have the complete automation and high-quality information you need to manage your workforce — from pre-hire to retire, it’s time to evaluate your workforce management solution. Kronos Workforce Ready® is the automated cloud-based workforce management solution designed for organizations like yours. You’ll gain the visibility, insights, and management capabilities you need to achieve a competitive advantage. Moving to Workforce Ready is affordable and easy, and you can be up and running quickly.
Manufacturing Business Technology (MBT) recently surveyed its readers to understand their ERP usage and needs. This report looks at those results and includes industry insights and trends from ERP systems and software vendors including: where these solutions are today; how companies prefer to have their systems hosted; the biggest challenges for ERP systems; and where the systems are headed.
Read these 3 customer cases to see how supply chain professionals can have complete visibility and control of the supply chain and alignment with the overall strategy. Learn how to gain visibility and control through: • Aligning Supply Chain Processes with Business Strategy • Allocating Resources • Effective Planning and Decision Making
Manufacturers have traditionally outsourced production to control costs. But today, countries typically known for low-cost production are under growing pressure to increase workforce wages, and political leaders are pushing to keep and create jobs in their own countries, often at a higher cost. Download Outsourcing Isn't About Low Labor Cost Anymore to learn how human resources and operations are being forced to rethink the way they manage their workforces in order to stay competitive.
If you're like many other manufacturing organizations, you have already reaped the benefits of Lean production practices in your manufacturing operations. Wouldn't it make sense to apply the same Lean techniques to your back office, too? Download this whitepaper to learn the challenges of extending Lean to the back office - and how to overcome them.
Most manufacturers are familiar with Lean as it applies to equipment and processes, but did you know you can apply Lean principles to improve the way you manage your workforce? In chapter one you’ll meet an operations executive who must reduce his company’s product unit cost by 10% in a year or risk moving operations overseas. The story is interwoven with ideas for motivating cultural change and techniques for applying Lean principles to workforce management.
Attitudes toward cloud are rapidly changing, and discussions about the potential downsides of cloud deployment are quickly evolving into evaluations of the risks associated with not making the move. Take a look at 5 risks you face by not moving to the cloud.
As products, customer demands and global market pressures increase, manufacturing processes are also becoming more complex. In a recent survey, nearly 90 percent of manufacturing executives named complexity as one of the top three issues to be addressed. This whitepaper provides insights on complexity and five ways modern ERP solutions help you streamline and simplify processes, no matter how intricate the configuration or how many highly engineered components are involved. See more survey results and how high-achieving peers are mastering the complexity in their plants.