by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Events, Supply Chain

  Jakob Björklund IFS Where are we going with our warehouse data collection solution? We see a great benefit in using the warehousing functions in IFS because it’s embedded. It’s upgraded when you upgrade IFS Applications. However, for some really large warehouses, there is still a need for a dedicated warehouse management (WMS). Here’s what…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Retail, Strategy, Supply Chain

Sustainability is one of the major trends facing retailers in a consumer-driven marketplace. As mentioned by Marian Salzman at NRF, sustainability is one of the major trends facing retailers in a consumer-driven marketplace. Retailers face a consumer that expects environmental transparency from anyone providing goods or services today. What does this mean to the modern…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Process Manufacturing, Strategy, Supply Chain

2016 will be another year for businesses in the process industry to watch and learn. In 2016, we will see a significant increase in process manufacturing companies collecting transactional data and exploring the Internet of Things (IoT) to increase traceability. IoT is still relatively new to process manufacturing, though, so things aren’t going to happen overnight….

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Energy and Utilities

The energy and utilities sector has seen massive change over the past 20 years. Major growth has been spurred on by global investment and a growing demand for clean, smart and traceable energy. However, as I discussed in Energy Management, one of the most significant transformations is the role of the energy customer. Gone are…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Process Manufacturing

Recent incidents like the horse meat scandal or McDonald’s in China offering expired meat are just the tip of an iceberg of events in the process manufacturing industry that not only jeopardize consumer health but also cause serious long term damage to the company’s brand, investors and other stakeholders. Many of these incidents could have…

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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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by   |    |   0 minutes Less than a minute  |  in Process Manufacturing

In this episode of the IFS Radio Network, IFS Process Manufacturing ERP expert Jakob Björklund discusses the challenges posed by REACh, HACCP and other regulations and market requirements. How can enterprise resource planning (ERP) software meet the quality control and traceability requirements of the chemicals, food and beverage and pharmaceuticals industries? LISTEN TO THE PODCAST NOW!

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