Manufacturing Matters

Is the auto industry set up for sustaining profitable growth?

05/26/2015

Growth is a top priority for auto manufacturers Sustaining profitable growth is a strategic objective for most successful businesses. According to a survey conducted by Accenture and the Economist Intelligence Unit, “two-thirds of senior executives expect growth initiatives to take a more prominent place on their company’s strategic agenda.” There ... Continue reading Is the auto industry set up for sustaining profitable growth? »

Manufacturing Automation cover story: “Make the Move” to cloud

05/22/2015

Manufacturing Automation’s May issue features Larry Korak’s bylined article, “Make the Move: Using the Cloud as a springboard for business innovation,” as the cover story. Korak is industrystrategy director for Infor’s Industrial Manufacturing vertical. The article is an insightful summary of the reasons cloud deployment supports manufacturers who are turning ... Continue reading Manufacturing Automation cover story: “Make the Move” to cloud »

Configuration tools enable customer centricity

05/06/2015

Modern ERP solutions and configure-price-quote tools help manufacturers meet customer expectations—profitably Configuration is quickly becoming an essential concept in manufacturing, one that is closely tied to customer centricity and initiatives to build customer loyalty through product customization. Mass consumerization, or a make-to-individual model, is gaining traction as the way to ... Continue reading Configuration tools enable customer centricity »

Customer-centric manufacturing: Spiral to doom or stairway to saving grace?

05/04/2015

Will mass customization destroy profits or create a valuable competitive edge? You decide One of the most daunting challenges manufacturers face is meeting the fast-changing expectations of highly demanding consumer. Not only do customers expect greater speed and value, they also expect more choices—and more customization. Extensive options in style ... Continue reading Customer-centric manufacturing: Spiral to doom or stairway to saving grace? »

How customers will influence profitable growth in the digital age

04/29/2015

The changing role of the customer We’ve all heard that old saying: The customer is always right. While this adage undoubtedly originated with sales teams that interacted with customers on a daily basis, it has now found significance on the manufacturing floor, too. Auto manufacturers are increasingly placing value on ... Continue reading How customers will influence profitable growth in the digital age »

Big data ROI—Answering your questions

04/24/2015

Infor recently had the honor of participating in a webinar on “Big Data Yields Big Gains for Manufacturers” with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). We discussed the important role big data strategies play in helping manufacturers gain a competitive edge and expand their business. Listen to webinar recording. During ... Continue reading Big data ROI—Answering your questions »

Visit Infor at Food Safety Summit

04/16/2015

As a food and beverage manufacturer, keeping up with ever-changing compliance regulations is always a challenge. Can you meet FSMA requirements for quick and accurate recalls? Can you ensure your labels always match what is in your package? Find out how you can by visiting Infor in Booth 700 during ... Continue reading Visit Infor at Food Safety Summit »

Big data in manufacturing: The compass for growth (Part 3)

04/15/2015

This three-part series explains the role of big data in manufacturing and provides a sneak peek at a joint webinar coming April 21 with Infor and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) on “Big data strategies yield big gains for manufacturers.” Learn more the webinar and register. Part 1 explored ... Continue reading Big data in manufacturing: The compass for growth (Part 3) »

Big data in manufacturing: The compass for growth (Part 2)

04/13/2015

This the second installment of a three-part series that explains the role of big data in manufacturing and provides a sneak peek at a joint webinar coming April 21 with Infor and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) on “Big data strategies yield big gains for manufacturers.” Learn more the ... Continue reading Big data in manufacturing: The compass for growth (Part 2) »

The winding path to FMSA compliance for food processors

04/10/2015

From GMPs to HACCP to FSMA and HARPC (Hazard Analysis Risk-based Preventive Controls), food processors struggle to keep up with the alphabet soup of constantly changing regulations, and having current and accurate records for required compliance. Take the Food Safety Modernization Act. With the piecemeal adoption of FSMA sections this ... Continue reading The winding path to FMSA compliance for food processors »

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