Manufacturing Matters

When to consider ERP replacement—Part 4

01/31/2014

Maintaining a competitive status requires bold actions Manufacturers face many difficult strategic decisions, but one of the most far reaching is deciding whether to keep or replace an aging ERP system. In Parts 1-3 of this Competitive ERP series, we discussed the urgency of responding to current market pressures and ... Continue reading When to consider ERP replacement—Part 4 »

Keeping your ERP competitive—Part 3

01/30/2014

When are point solutions or two-tier systems the smart choice? Manufacturers were surveyed recently about their current ERP systems, their confidence level in the ERP’s ability, and their plans to make ERP purchases. The numbers indicate a major gap between the need and the decision to act. Almost 60% acknowledged ... Continue reading Keeping your ERP competitive—Part 3 »

Feeling the urgency to upgrade your ERP—Part 2

01/29/2014

Weighing modifications vs. upgrades Part 1 of this series on Competitive ERP launched a discussion of why it is so essential for an organization to have a modern ERP solution. Disruptive technologies and fast-changing market pressures have made yesterday’s ERP solutions more and more inadequate, the previous blog post explained. ... Continue reading Feeling the urgency to upgrade your ERP—Part 2 »

Feeling the urgency to upgrade your ERP?

01/28/2014

MPI research finds most manufacturers lack the IT tools to stay competitive A recent report published by Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) indicates only half of all manufacturers have business systems adequately equipped to manage their process needs. When the manufacturers evaluated their ERPs in terms of future readiness, the results ... Continue reading Feeling the urgency to upgrade your ERP? »

Use IT to manage regulation compliance

01/07/2014

It’s so obvious, yet so often overlooked. You know US government budget constraints are forcing manufacturers and contractors to hunt for new ways to fill capacity and maintain growth. But, did you know that responding with short-term cost-saving tactics often misses one of the most effective strategies: using IT solutions ... Continue reading Use IT to manage regulation compliance »

Panorama ERP report: Research underscores the need for highly flexible solutions in the manufacturing industry

12/02/2013

Infor ERP solutions, purpose-built for the manufacturing industry, alleviate common factors causing implementation schedule delays and cost overruns. The 2014 Manufacturing ERP Report recently published by Panorama Consulting Solutions, underscores the complexity of typical ERP implementations in manufacturing. The report delves into the gaps between expectations and outcomes, and discusses ... Continue reading Panorama ERP report: Research underscores the need for highly flexible solutions in the manufacturing industry »

MMH: ‘What Happens When Machines Talk to Machines?’

11/26/2013

‘Is there a role for your ERP system as machines communicate with one another? Infor says yes,’ reports Modern Materials Handling magazine. MMH executive editor Bob Trebilcock reports on his conversation with Infor’s Warren Smith in a Nov 20 blog post, Automation: What happens when machines talk to machines? Here ... Continue reading MMH: ‘What Happens When Machines Talk to Machines?’ »

Convergence of 3D printing and luxury fashion

11/22/2013

Manufacturing industries are fascinated with the potential for 3D printing, and the fashion industry is no exception.Bob McKee, Infor global fashion industry strategy director, was recently featured in LuxuryDaily.com discussing the potential impact of 3D print technology on the luxury fashion industry.McKee confirms that disruptive technologies like 3D printing will ... Continue reading Convergence of 3D printing and luxury fashion »

Soma Somasundaram, EVP Product Development and R&D, shares his predictions for the future of manufacturing

10/23/2013

What does the future hold? As the manufacturing environment continues to change at an astounding rate, ERP solutions must also evolve at an equally aggressive rate. In a webinar presentation today, Soma Somasundaram, EVP Product Development and RD for Infor, shared his insights on what reinvented ERP solutions will offer ... Continue reading Soma Somasundaram, EVP Product Development and R&D, shares his predictions for the future of manufacturing »

Manufacturing sales force retiring? Take the Infor survey

09/17/2013

You may have already addressed the aging workforce issue for your shop floor. But what about sales? You could be caught with a shortage of qualified sales representatives, huge training costs, and the challenge of transferring job knowledge from one generation to the next. Do you have a strategy to ... Continue reading Manufacturing sales force retiring? Take the Infor survey »



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