food and beverage supply chain

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Process Manufacturing, Supply Chain

How the ‘evening economy’ is bringing about a significant change in the food and beverage supply chain and the products available. Healthy and more adventurous eating are becoming the norm. More and more of us are now eating fresh products cooked with an ever-increasing range of fresh ingredients, herbs and spices. But with the working…

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How to support your evolving omni-channel strategy with RFID and ERP

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

RFID technology has risen to become a valuable element in better performing supply chain management, ensuring that the right products are available in the right place with no discrepancies. Retailers are experiencing challenges in keeping up with the inventory and visibility demands that today’s consumer-centric, competitive retail environment requires. RFID, supported by a multi-layered, flexible…

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ERP: the building block that drives personalization

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

An omni-channel transaction may be triggered on a smart screen, but delivering on it depends on end-to-end goods visibility, planning and forecasting supply, demand and inventory all in real time. To truly deliver personalization across channels, retailers’ suggestions come from the same source: their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Omni-channel capabilities are making it easier…

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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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Data and electric driving automotive in new directions in 2017

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Research, Strategy, Supply Chain

The race to integrate new, lightweight materials into mainstream models will intensify, decades-old production processes will need to be transformed and China will grow its lead in electric vehicle (EV) production. Automotive competition in 2017 will be fierce—but will come from unexpected directions. Stefan Issing, Global Industry Director for Automotive at IFS, predicts that these…

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This will be the year of retailtainment.

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

2017 will be a fantastic year for retailers to experiment by trying out new ideas. There’s only one thing they can’t risk—standing still. What’s in store for retail over the coming years? Ulf Tillander, Global Industry Director of Retail at IFS, highlights three trends that will drive the industry in 2017 and beyond. Store as…

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new automotive manufacturing processes

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Now that the 2016 season is over, it’s time to talk a little bit about Formula 1® . Formula One is a hothouse for the development of ultra-high-speed, ultra-lightweight, tough, crash-resistant materials. In 2017, materials and technologies developed in Formula One will keep transitioning into mainstream serial manufacture. But, cost will remain an issue. Big-money…

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Go with the flow in the automotive industry

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Strategy, Supply Chain

Few industries have optimized their business processes to the same extent as the automotive industry. Based on the recommendations of national and international automotive associations, complex supply chain processes have been created which place high demands on the information technology used by the enterprises involved. To be of best possible service, enterprise software should optimize…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Supply Chain

IFS Applications recently received the GALIA Certification for the automotive industry. Who is GALIA? Groupement pour l’Amélioration des Liaisons dans l’Industrie Automobile (GALIA) = Consortium for the Improvement of SUPPLY CHAIN in the Automotive Industry About GALIA (1) GALIA was founded in 1984 to answer an urgent need to improve exchanges between business partners within…

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