by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Events, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing

  Antony Bourne Global Manufacturing Industry Director If I had a krona for every time anyone mentioned internet of things (IoT) or digital transformation at this conference, I’d be very rich. Is it all hype? No, but it’s not a single step. It’s a journey and evolution. It’s a gradual process and you can decide…

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Industry 4.0

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

While Industry 4.0 does revolve around intelligence gathered from a number of places, it spans more than just IoT. Over the past 10 years, 70% of companies on the Fortune 1000 list have vanished. Although this statistic may invoke fear, what it should do is demonstrate the importance of capitalizing on change instead of fearing…

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IFS Corporate Video

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Asset Intensive, Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Energy and Utilities, Engineering and Infrastructure, Finance, IFS Academy, IFS Labs, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Retail, Service Management, Supply Chain

IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and prepare for what’s next in their industry. What is IFS? That’s a great question with an even better answer. Let’s start from the beginning… The founding of IFS IFS was founded in 1983 by a group of five Linköping…

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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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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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