global erp

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, IFS Radio Network, Manufacturing, Strategy

Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software products have the capability to handle businesses that operate from multiple sites, even when these sites are in different countries or on different continents. But in this month’s interview edition of the IFS Radio Network, IFS process manufacturing and supply chain expert Jakob Björklund discusses the finer points of achieving…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing

Of the many contemporary challenges facing an industry like paint and coatings, supply chain management is a critical one at a time when industry trends point to strong projected growth across the board during the next few years as economies in major markets continue to recover from the recession. My first contact with the paint…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing

Regardless of your position on government mandates for corporate social responsibility, one thing is certain. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s conflict minerals rule, and related regulations pending around the world, are going to be a massive headache as manufacturers try to understand what is required to stay out of trouble with regulators, activist organizations and…

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by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Manufacturing

3D printing has continued to hit the headlines with some fascinating use cases, such as the architects in Amsterdam that have started work on a 3D printed house. According to Hedwig Heinsman of Dus, the architects responsible for the project, the building industry is one of the most inefficient and polluting industries out there. With…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Manufacturing, Mobility

When a technology is not well-understood, a number of myths or urban legends can spring up to fill in the gap in people’s knowledge with perhaps less-than-accurate perceptions. Here, we review three such myths about mobile ERP solutions, and share facts that can help dispel each one. Mobile enterprise software is a security risk Well,…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Manufacturing

As I talk with customers at our IFS industry councils and at other professional events, I find many manufacturers and industrial organizations are already using 3D printing. As a rule, they are using this technology in the research and development setting and for prototypes. 3D printers have traditionally rendered items in plastic, but now, a…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Manufacturing, Strategy

Over the last few months, there have been a number of surveys indicating that global manufacturing output is increasing. Last month, the Federal Reserve announced output gains compared to a year ago across multiple manufacturing sectors and another example is the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which released its latest monthly industrial trends survey, highlighting…

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IFS Touch Apps

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Manufacturing, Mobility

We’re running a series of IFS webinars looking at how mobile solutions can help business transformation across a range of industries. In our next two 30-minute webinars I will be sharing the potential of mobility in the Manufacturing Industry and how it increases productivity. And you are invited! Mobile ERP solutions are critical to increasing…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Manufacturing, Mobility, Process Manufacturing

Mobility continues to be a hot topic in the ERP/enterprise software market, but the conversations are changing from theory to optimization and practical use. In fact, mobility is one of Gartner’s nexus of forces, the convergence of social, mobility, cloud and information patterns that drive new business scenarios. This started me thinking about why manufacturers appear to be behind the curve in embracing this technology and in seeing the benefits on the shop floor.

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