Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s Pros to Know awards program

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

It comes as no surprise to anyone in the IFS family that once again, IFS Senior Advisor Bill Leedale has been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s Pros to Know awards program. This is not his first turn at the winner’s podium either. Leedale is a fixture on this list of experts, as well he should be….

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How modern ERP software facilitates real-world digital transformation

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation

Layered application architecture delivers enterprise agility. Defining digital transformation is hard enough. Wikipedia defines it as “the change associated with the application of digital technology in all aspects of human society.” Technopedia says the term refers to how “companies are striving to keep up with changing business environments brought about by customer demand and technology.”…

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Podcast

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, IFS Radio Network, Service Management, Strategy

Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest three-letter acronym (TLA) in an industry that loves to come up with new TLAs for use in our prodigious streams of hyperbole-laden marketing collateral. And David Essex of TechTarget, one of the more astute enterprise software journalists out there is not afraid to call a spade a spade….

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Podcast

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, IFS Radio Network, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing

General Motors has issued about 70 recalls in the course of 2014, as of this writing. These recalls are enumerated here, by CNN. These recalls affect as few as five and as many as 3 million vehicles. I am not sure that list is even complete. I myself just last week received a recall notice for…

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Star Wars

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Strategy

In this entertaining post, blogger Paul Cooper takes a lighthearted look at business agility by deconstructing the egregious errors committed by the nefarious Galactic Empire in the Star Wars saga. The Empire is a huge, top-down bureaucratic organization if ever there was one, and they commit a number of blunders. They fail to break large…

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IFS_bulb

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Strategy

…selecting and implementing enterprise software would be a lot easier. Sure, you would still need to ensure that whatever enterprise resource planning (ERP) or enterprise asset management (EAM) software you select would meet your immediate functional needs. But enterprise software tends to stay in place for a decade or more. Over that time, a lot…

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