Process Manufacturing

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 Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events, IFS Labs, Strategy

The next IFS World Conference experience that will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, from October 25-27, 2016. A highlight in the IFS calendar is, without any doubt, the IFS World Conference. Mixing together hundreds of IFS customers with scores of IFS subject-matter experts, plus the innovation architects from IFS R&D and IFS Labs combines into an experience…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology

What if Santa couldn’t produce all of the toys needed for the world’s Christmas stockings? With constantly changing customer demand, increased competition and an exploding global population, it’s a very real possibility. Santa is no different than any CEO of a large enterprise, many of whom are turning to technology to help overcome business challenges….

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility

As some of you may know, this week the Biathlon World Cup is kicking off in Swedish Östersund. IFS has a long history of commitment to the biathlon sport. Since 2011 we have been the official Data Sponsor for the international Biathlon Union (IBU) and a team sponsor for the Swedish Biathlon Federation. This year…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

If IoT is to go beyond the hype, then users need to be convinced of its business value before its full potential can be met. There’s been a huge amount of excitement around the Internet of Things (IoT) and its potential to transform experiences across our day-to-day lives. Google is awash with articles extolling the…

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Omni-Channel Retail

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Retail, Strategy

Retailers that manage to offer a seamless shopping experience will stand strong, but keeping up with the pace of change has never been harder. It’s happening everywhere in retail – the blend of digital and physical. Digital presence now drives in-store traffic, smartphones are used as in-store shopping assistants, and in-store pickup and return are…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Business Agility, Construction and Contracting, Engineering and Infrastructure

Those of you who read my June blog post know that, in late 2013, Dutch maritime specialist Royal IHC embarked on an ambitious plan to implement a single ERP solution world-wide (37 units) in only 2,5 years. As a sequel to that post, I am very pleased to be able to announce the successful deployment…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Manufacturing, Strategy

In the new IT-ready workplace, businesses really have no excuse to ignore the obvious benefits that demand forecasting brings. What do you do when it starts to rain? Just hope it stops soon or reach for that demand forecasting-shaped umbrella? Enabling greater control, longevity and productivity, demand forecasting helps to reduce costs in quiet periods…

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