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 Applications 9, Business Technology, Process Manufacturing

The 2015 FL100+ list is reflective of companies whose products and service ensure efficient transportation and warehousing, minimize food waste, facilitate safe operations and assure regulatory compliance. The food and beverage industry is known for its stringent quality control, razor-thin profit margins and fierce competition. That’s why IFS is humbled to have been selected as…

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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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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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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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Asset Management

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Research, Strategy

At the end of 2015, IFS carried out a global survey of over 1,000 IT decision makers from companies in 12 countries. The survey aimed to gather insight on the subject of change in businesses: its relevance, impact and drivers. The results revealed a number of interesting trends across different vertical industries and here, Antony…

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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   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Agility, Process Manufacturing

I’m just back from the UK after two intensive days at the IFS UK user group conference in Birmingham. As usual it was nice to meet all the people in the IFS community, customers, partners and colleagues. I arrived at the second day of the conference and most presentations around our latest version, IFS Applications…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Process Manufacturing

During my 20 years with IFS, I have spent a lot of time trying to convince companies – predominantly in the process manufacturing sector with companies in food and beverage, pharmaceuticals or chemicals – that IFS Applications is the best ERP solution available on the market. Being part of these selection processes makes you start…

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