Supporting next-generation manufacturing with IoT

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

NEC integrates Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities with its Manufacturing Execution System (MES) extension for IFS Applications. Guest Author: Stefan Gustafsson, Managing Director, Japan and South Korea Stefan has more than 20 years of experience with business development, partner strategies, marketing and sales. He has worked with multi-national companies in United States, Europe and Japan, both…

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Servitization

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

Servitization offers a viable method of boosting growth for manufacturers’ businesses and the industrial sector overall. The UK is currently the 11th largest manufacturing nation in the world and the sector has increased by 1.4% a year since 1948. However, industrial manufacturing is a highly competitive industry and those working in the sector are constantly…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing

A recent survey showed 88% of companies said that they were undergoing digital transformation, however only 25% understood what it was. As a manufacturer, the term digital transformation may be foreign, but in fact, manufacturers have been using digital technologies for many years already. If you think about it, EDI has been commonplace for a…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, IFS Radio Network, Manufacturing

Industrial manufacturers have been using new technologies for years now, so will digital transformation really add value to a manufacturing business? The use of new digital technologies in the industrial manufacturing industry is not new. In fact, manufacturers have been users of digital technologies for years. However, the term “digital transformation” is relatively new to…

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Review

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing

While there are several features of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that are of great importance, these are the ones I consider to be most important. Selecting your future ERP system can be a daunting task, and it is not always easy to determine which features really matter and which are of less importance….

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Supply Chain

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy, Supply Chain

In the enterprise resource planning (ERP) environment, a supply chain faces a number of operational challenges. With the right strategy, an organization can overcome these challenges and gain a great amount of competitive advantage. When Supply & Demand Chain Executive awarded Bill Leedale, a senior advisor at IFS North America for manufacturing and engineering, as…

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Success Just Ahead

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Manufacturing

Choosing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package to run your industrial or high-tech manufacturing business is one of the biggest decisions that you are likely to make for your company – and one that should not be taken lightly. Whatever your decision may be, it will have a huge impact on your workload, your business,…

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Automotive Industry

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

The Internet of Things in the automotive industry — There may still be skepticism about the IoT in some sectors, but in automotive IoT is taking up more space than ever in our vehicles. The signs are everywhere. We are all aware of the larger trends we face in the automotive industry (faster and smarter production…

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Digital Transformation

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Manufacturing, Mobility, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

The power of digital transformation is so strong that it can change an entire industry. Companies that change the way an industry does business on the foundation of digital technologies are called digital disruptors. Netflix, Spotify, Airbnb, Uber and Alibaba are digital disruptors. Digital transformation refers to how companies leverage digital technologies to change a…

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The Road to Success

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

No matter the industry, company, or country, reducing time-intensive tasks and costs is always a good thing. Often times in business when we hear or read the word “reduce” it invokes negative feelings — especially after the United States’ Great Recession in 2008 that led many companies to reduce its workforce and budgets. While the word “reduce”…

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