Manufacturing Matters

The power of change—part 5: Preview of HD broadcast: “20/20 View of Manufacturing Growth”

07/21/2014

It’s not often that four experts, when put in one room with a microphone, can agree on anything, let alone a topic as all-encompassing as manufacturing growth opportunities. But that is exactly what happened when these four industry veterans came together to share insights on where manufacturing is going and ... Continue reading The power of change—part 5: Preview of HD broadcast: “20/20 View of Manufacturing Growth” »

The power of change—part 4: Benefits of being an early adopter

In this series, “Power of Change,” we have examined the market forces putting pressures on manufacturers to change and how IT solutions help companies make those changes, aligned with new best practices. Now, the spotlight turns to the benefits of being an early adopter and why manufacturers want to be ... Continue reading The power of change—part 4: Benefits of being an early adopter »

Power of change—part 3: State of manufacturing in the US, according to the NAM

07/14/2014

“Manufacturers are ready to power the economy. With the right policies in place, we will transform a difficult and sluggish recovery into an economic resurgence. After all, manufacturing has the highest multiplier effect of any other sector of our economy. Investments in manufacturing multiply across the economy, creating jobs and ... Continue reading Power of change—part 3: State of manufacturing in the US, according to the NAM »

The power of change—part 2: Technology that supports and fuels change in manufacturing

07/11/2014

In this six-part series, “The Power of Change,” we are discussing the challenges and opportunities surrounding the escalating rate of change in manufacturing. Technology plays a key role, creating some short-term complications but also long-term benefits. The fast-paced assault of new, disruptive technologies puts pressures on IT administrators to keep ... Continue reading The power of change—part 2: Technology that supports and fuels change in manufacturing »

Manufacturing’s transformation: Harnessing the power of change

07/09/2014

Manufacturing is in transition. Sales opportunities, consumer spending, and waves of product and process innovation are escalating, building momentum. Technology is the underlying catalyst, continuing to fuel change. The result is a new energy, powerful enough to create paradigm shifts. To dig deeper into this transformation—but in bite-sized pieces—we begin ... Continue reading Manufacturing’s transformation: Harnessing the power of change »

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 »

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