Manufacturing Matters

Discrete manufacturers: Are you too advanced for your current PLM solution?

02/09/2016

Take a look at the effectiveness of most product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, and youll see that simple tasks are usually handled quite comfortably. With abilities predominantly based around product data management (PDM), many of these applications are sufficient for smaller companies with a limited product development focus and a ... Continue reading Discrete manufacturers: Are you too advanced for your current PLM solution? »

Manage growth in 2016: Investing in R&D

02/03/2016

Bimodal IT: What goes around, comes around Ford Motor Co. made headlines recently when it announced its intent to split its IT organization into two divisions: one to focus on IT core competencies, and another dedicated to emerging technologies like robotics, ride sharing, and automated driving. This bimodal approach to ... Continue reading Manage growth in 2016: Investing in R&D »

Are you drowning in useless information?

02/02/2016

We all know that effective sales operations planning (SOP) relies on having recent and relevant information at your fingertips. However, with most communications taking place over email, SharePoint®, and instant messaging, it doesnt take long before sorting through a plethora of scattered data becomes a challenge in itself. But that ... Continue reading Are you drowning in useless information? »

Increase visibility. See the difference.

02/01/2016

To examine the factors that lead to process manufacturing success, the Aberdeen Group compiled a study to examine how top-performing companies set themselves apart. One key finding was their attitude towards promoting visibility through the enterprise. This was in fact the biggest single difference between industry leaders and followers. With ... Continue reading Increase visibility. See the difference. »

Infor EAM solutions win Plant Engineering awards

01/22/2016

Unexpected down-time can be your worst enemy. That’s why manufacturers are increasingly turning to enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions to help them maintain and manage their critical shop floor machines, fleets and equipment. If you are evaluating EAM solutions for future investments, you can be confident that Infor offers the ... Continue reading Infor EAM solutions win Plant Engineering awards »

Innovation in 3rd-party logistics (3PL) is no longer optional

01/21/2016

As traditional services such as transportation warehousing and order fulfillment become commoditized, third-party logistics (3PL) providers are compelled to develop strategies for offering new capabilities and services to remain competitive. The driver of any business strategy is the customer. In a recent SCM World research study titled “3PL voice of ... Continue reading Innovation in 3rd-party logistics (3PL) is no longer optional »

Compliance helps leaders remain leaders

01/20/2016

In our previous post (01/04/2016) we looked at the key attributes that set leaders in Process Manufacturing apart. One of the standout finding was the priority that top-performing companies placed on regulatory compliance. With controls increasing in number and in complexity every year, a failure to address these issues can ... Continue reading Compliance helps leaders remain leaders »

What is IBP for process manufacturing — and what can it do for you?

Integrated business planning (IBP) is not a revolutionary concept, yet many food beverage and chemical companies are still operating in rigid supply chain silos. So what is IBP for process manufacturing? And what can it do for you? Join Infor IBP webinar on Tuesday, Jan 26 at noon EST to ... Continue reading What is IBP for process manufacturing — and what can it do for you? »

Manage growth in 2016: Adding capacity

01/19/2016

Auto suppliers are adding capacity to meet the anticipated boost in production, expected to top 19 million units by 2022, according to data from IHS Automotive. If you find yourself struggling to keep up with demand, now may be a good time to consider how you are going to get ... Continue reading Manage growth in 2016: Adding capacity »

Manage growth in 2016: Mergers & acquisitions

01/14/2016

2016 Predictions series: Beyond the hype and hogwash 2016 is shaping up to be the year for mergers and acquisitions in the auto industry. As an auto manufacturer and supplier, that means there will likely be new business partners, new processes, and new expectations for you. Here are some things ... Continue reading Manage growth in 2016: Mergers & acquisitions »

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