by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & 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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energy and utilities industry

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Energy and Utilities

Energiforum is an opportunity for IFS customers in the energy and utilities industry to meet, exchange ideas and hear about each other’s future plans. With approaching 80 attendees, the Energiforum 2015, held early this year in the Clarion Hotel & Congress Airport, was as always a lively affair. New and mature IFS customers plus software…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Strategy

In this entertaining post, blogger Paul Cooper takes a lighthearted look at business agility by deconstructing the egregious errors committed by the nefarious Galactic Empire in the Star Wars saga. The Empire is a huge, top-down bureaucratic organization if ever there was one, and they commit a number of blunders. They fail to break large…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Strategy

Next time you make this mistake, consider it as a lesson in business agility. It is dark in the house, and for whatever reason, you are stumbling around in your sock feet. Maybe the dog was barking at something, or perhaps the slice of key lime pie in the refrigerator was making altogether too much…

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Theodore Levitt

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Strategy

What business are you really in? Today, you may be in the aerospace components business. Or the power generation business. Or perhaps you manufacture pumps and fluid handling systems or operate an oil and gas pipeline. For many of us, the answer to this question is different than it would have been 10 years ago….

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global erp

by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, 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 Business Technology, Strategy

Whether you are a dyed-in-the-wool auto enthusiast or just someone like me who has a more spirited driving style, you appreciate not only the power and speed a vehicle gives you, but the handling characteristics. And what is handling? The dictionary definition will focus on the ability of a wheeled vehicle to handle corners and…

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