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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Enterprise Operational Intelligence

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

  Guest Author: Alfred Godeke, Managing Director of IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence Alfred founded VisionWaves in 2000, which in 2015 became IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence (EOI). He is responsible for the Global Competence Center for Enterprise Operational Intelligence. Back in 1996, I was working as a management consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and had spent prior years…

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military logistics

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Strategy

Why business intelligence (BI) tools are no longer enough to support today’s military logistics and why a new approach is needed. Maintaining operational effectiveness while balancing budgets is a constant consideration for the military, be it for a whole defense department, support chain, or even military base. Military organizations are now tasked with support responsibility…

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field technicians

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Service Management, Strategy

Maximize your organization’s potential by empowering and transforming your field technicians into your best sales people. The field service industry has long be known for their intimate transactions between organization and consumer. Depending on the type of field service delivery, a service organization often has a much closer interaction with their customer than they do other businesses…

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5 steps to create value by managing your eco-footprint [Part 2]

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

Managing a company’s eco-footprint creates value. Here are five steps to start a successful implementation of an eco-program based on the GHG Protocol and ISO14064. What are your annual greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)? Where do they originate? How can you reduce them? ISO14064 is the only international standard for corporate GHG measurement, and the GHG…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Mobility, Strategy

Having a young technology-aware workforce and having someone responsible for managing digital transformation is critical to be a winner in the future. Organizations involved in building and maintaining assets are starting to go through the biggest technological transformation they have ever seen. The changes brought on by this transformation are going to transform the industry…

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Environmental Reporting

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

In 2015, 6.2 gigatonnes of carbon (tCO2e) were traded globally valued at $52.8Bn, and the figures are accelerating. The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) market is big business and a win-win for savvy business leaders and eco-warriors alike. (Figures by Climate Observer) This two-part blog series introduces environmental reporting as a means of compliance, adding value, efficiency…

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IoT Webinar

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

Watch the webinar, Top 3 questions to address when planning for IoT, on demand now for expert insight from Microsoft, IFS and IDC. The Top 3 questions to address when planning for IoT webinar that took place on June 7, 2016 was a success. So much so that we’re making it available for all to…

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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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