Car manufacturing

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Agility

When it comes to manufacturing’s next revolution – the much-discussed Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 – the automotive industry is firmly in the driving seat. A trailblazer across key manufacturing trends, the automotive industry is accelerating the move towards a world in which raw materials and machines communicate with each other within an Internet…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events, IFS Labs

This is an IFS 2015 liveblog which means everything was written at-the-moment. Of the many products played with in the IFS Labs (aka the coolest part of the company’s RnD division), around 30% will become a real product at some point. The rest are good for research. Martin Gunnarsson, Director Product Strategies and IFS Labs,…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Automotive, Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events

This is an IFS 2015 liveblog which means everything was written at-the-moment. GE is truly one of the world’s biggest companies. The US giant has annual revenues of nearly $150 billion. Brian Slapshak from the Aerospace and Defense division came to Boston to explain how the company’s IT hub in Cincinnati, Ohio uses IFS Applications to…

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Forum Automobillogistik in Leipzig

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive, Events

IFS participated in the Automotive Logistic Congress 2015 conference in Leipzig, Germany, last week. It’s an annual conference for logistics experts, supply chain managers in OEMs and automotive experts in logistics services and consulting companies. This year, over 600 people participated to address the main topic: intelligent supply chain control – global, transparent and efficient….

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show took place at the end of November. It’s an amazing showcase for new car models that auto manufacturers plan to unleash upon their global markets in 2015. It’s also a showcase for a segment of the automotive industry that doesn’t get big attention outside the industry. It’s a segment…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Automotive, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing

Data collected from production and better collaboration between the various parts of an organization can lead to fewer disruptions, increased utilization of manufacturing resources and more efficient planning. So says one of the founders of IFS, Ulf Stern, in an article published in Sweden’s Dagens Industri journal in November. What he was saying was that…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, IFS Radio Network, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing

General Motors has issued about 70 recalls in the course of 2014, as of this writing. These recalls are enumerated here, by CNN. These recalls affect as few as five and as many as 3 million vehicles. I am not sure that list is even complete. I myself just last week received a recall notice for…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

The automotive supply chain is far more complex than it used to be, a fact Morgan clearly knows. In early September, Morgan Motor Company, the British sports car manufacturer, said they had chosen IFS Applications as their new ERP solution. The company began an 18-month implementation program in August to enable all departments within the business…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Strategy

After suffering for years during and through the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the automotive industry is on a growth track, with 3 percent expansion expected for 2014. While this certainly is good news for the industry, what does this growth mean for the business processes that underpin the industry, and the enterprise software…

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