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Digital Transformation

June 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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 03, 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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Top 10 Food and Beverage Industry Trends for 2019

April 30, 2019

Consumer behavior impacts the market for UK food and beverage manufacturers. Manufacturers have to navigate new recipes, packaging, labels, and demand for new products.

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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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Made in Britain: UK Manufacturers Plan for Future Growth

February 23, 2019

This year's Annual Manufacturing Report 2019 finds UK manufacturers optimistically preparing to ride out the

Brexit rollercoaster and expand their overseas exports. 

Indeed, according to The Manufacturer: Annual Manufacturing Report 2019 (AMR 2019), an impressive 71 percent of UK manufacturers say they're actively in pursuit of new overseas export opportunities.

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Making Tax Digital for UK Business

September 11, 2018

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is one of the greatest changes to the taxation system in recent years, affecting 2.6 million businesses.For some, change is challenging. However, for most, MTD is a welcome evolution and long overdue. Of course, the driver for MTD is the great financial benefit to the government, helping reduce the massive cost of avoidable taxpayer mistakes. The benefits to businesses are arguably greater. Anything that can help reduce the burden of managing and paying tax, is surely a winner.

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