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Digital Transformation

June 04, 2019

The vision for manufacturing digital transformation can be almost anything you can imagine. Drones carrying out the previously time-consuming task of inventory counts.

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Globalization

June 04, 2019

Like any manufacturer pushing for growth, make-to-order (MTO) manufacturers will explore a variety of avenues.

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The Amazon effect

June 04, 2019

By making and delivering customized products—whether through mass customization or other MTO processes—MTO manufacturers may feel shielded from another prevalent market trend: the so-called Amazon effect.

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Mass Customization

June 04, 2019

As consumers we expect to be able to personalize many of the things we buy—configuring a computer to meet our needs, choosing the color of a phone or tablet, or selecting the paint finish for a new car.

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Cloud ERP Software—Flexibility, Scalability, and Ease to Keep Pace With Innovation

April 10, 2019

With a wide range of connected devices in your business, integrations with customers and suppliers, and an increasingly talent-oriented workforce, deploying your ERP software in the cloud has many advantages in an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) era.

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The Connected Worker—A Critical Component of Your IIoT Strategy

April 10, 2019

While the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will see automation disrupt the nature of traditionally human-centered roles, people will still be a fundamentally important element in the success of your IIoT strategy.

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Advanced Analytics—Delivering Insights For What Lies Ahead

April 10, 2019

In years gone by, analytics and reporting have been a function of looking at the past to gain insight into what has occurred. Advanced analytics, however, is forward-looking; projecting what is ahead, allowing businesses to develop strategies more confidently.

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Intelligent Machines—Significantly Transforming Manufacturing

April 10, 2019

With the right systems in place, the continual collection of data from all devices in the connected factory provide a depth of contextual insights to help form the complete story. With the complete story, business leaders are more accurately informed which fosters alignment and decisive action.

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The Connected Factory—Efficiency and Innovation Redefined

April 10, 2019

Approaching challenges from the perspective of your ideal operating environment can allow you to think without constraint. You may even find yourself using the term ‘in a perfect world’ as you demonstrate how innovation can deliver the optimal performance your company strives to achieve.

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ERP Software Functionality and Configuration

March 14, 2019

To prepare for growth, you need an ERP system which allows you to realise and use the full functionality of the software. Additionally, you need to be able to configure the software to suit your business, not adapt your business to suit the software. Case in point—the tale of these two companies.  

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Freedom of ERP Deployment Choice

March 08, 2019

In a marketplace that is rapidly changing, being constrained by your technology does not make sense. It is imperative that you reserve the right to choose the ERP deployment model that is most appropriate for you, and be able to revise your choice over time as your needs change. Here’s why.

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ERP System Scalability

March 04, 2019

Running a manufacturing or distribution business requires an agile approach supported by an ERP system that meets your business needs at every stage of your growth journey. As part of our ‘A Tale of Two Companies’ series, this article explores the importance of ERP system scalability.

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