Blog-Manufacturing

Manufacturers, Feeling the Amazon Effect? Come to Insights 2018

5/1/2018
Category: Manufacturing Technology Innovation

If you’re like many of our manufacturing clients, you’ve been evaluating the best way to benefit from today’s enormous eCommerce opportunity.  Perhaps you’re feeling the ‘Amazon Effect’ – growing pressure from your buyers to deliver products and services faster, in a more personalized manner, through any channel, and to accept orders from any device.

Megatrends Shaping the Factory of the Future

4/30/2018
Category: Manufacturing

Megatrends are global, sustained, macroeconomic forces of development that impact businesses, cultures and personal lives. The wonders of technology – and specifically the Internet of Things (IoT) – have us all on a dizzying course of change. But manufacturers, especially, must ensure factory operations are future-fit to transcend transformation. Trends and disruptive technologies will enable some businesses to compete and thrive, while those same circumstances will knock others off course (or out of the market completely). 


Digital Commerce Strategies for Manufacturers: Customer Journey Mapping 101

4/6/2018
Category: Manufacturing

Manufacturers focused on growth are finding it by discovering more about their customers’ business problems and providing solutions for them. This opens new opportunities for manufacturers to stand out as the preferred option in a competitive marketplace.

Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders in the Manufacturing Enterprise

3/28/2018
Category: Manufacturing Technology Innovation

How should manufacturers be preparing our next generation of leaders? Whether the consideration is internal or external resources, here are a few best practices to consider.

Why Distributors Need to Incorporate eCommerce and Mobile into the Sales Process

2/8/2018
Category: ERP Manufacturing Technology Innovation

As retailers move, almost en masse, to implement omnichannel functionality (e.g., ship to home/return to store, online order/in-store pickup, anytime/anywhere access to inventory) in an effort to effectively meet the rising demands of customers, the movement has significant implications for distributors.

3-D Printing Continues to Gain Strong and Transformative Momentum

1/26/2018
Category: Manufacturing

A recent column in The Economist places 3-D printing—additive manufacturing—front and center as factories of the future emerge as a result of the digital revolution in manufacturing.

Where to Invest in Digital Transformation

11/8/2017
Category: Manufacturing

In our final post of this series on digital transformation and manufacturing, we look at where manufacturers are and should be investing as they continue their digital transformation journey. Digital transformation is big business—very big business.

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