Manufacturing Matters

Manufacturers IT survey results part 4: Plans for IT investment

05/27/2016

This is the 4th installment in our series on pressures affecting manufacturers and how they plan to turn to IT solutions for help. Here are the next two questions asked of manufacturers by Tech Validate: 7. What type of IT investments do you plan to make in the next three ... Continue reading Manufacturers IT survey results part 4: Plans for IT investment »

Manufacturers IT survey results part 3: Worries that require action

05/26/2016

This is the 3rd installment in our series on issues identified by manufactures and how they plan to apply IT investments. Here are two questions presented by Tech Validate and how manufacturers responded: 5. What workforce issues are troublesome? This question had one response that clearly overshadowed all others. “Difficulty ... Continue reading Manufacturers IT survey results part 3: Worries that require action »

Manufacturers IT survey results part 2: Top pressures revealed

05/25/2016

This is the 2nd installment in our 5-part series on pressures affecting manufacturers and how they plan to turn to IT solutions for help. Here are the next two questions asked of manufacturers by Tech Validate: 3. What customer expectations are causing you to take action? In this question, the ... Continue reading Manufacturers IT survey results part 2: Top pressures revealed »

Manufacturers IT survey results part 1: Clear priorities and investment drivers

05/24/2016

This 5-part series looks at a recent Tech Validate survey of manufacturers about their IT investment decisions. Each installment will assess responses to 2 survey questions. Tech Validate recently conducted a survey of manufacturers to explore the influencing factors behind IT investment decisions. The survey generated more than 160 responses ... Continue reading Manufacturers IT survey results part 1: Clear priorities and investment drivers »

Easing the manufacturer’s burden of regulation compliance

05/19/2016

A recent article in Manufacturing Economy Daily claims small manufacturers spend up to $35,000per employee peryear to meet federal regulations. That burden certainly can affect a manufacturer’s ability to grow and compete in a global market. In an attempt to change the way government regulations are written and to give ... Continue reading Easing the manufacturer’s burden of regulation compliance »

Deep thinking for vertical success

05/11/2016

In a food and beverage market where competitors are constantly matching each others products and levels of service, differentiation becomes increasingly difficult. After all, as a recent article in Forbes Entrepreneurs notes, there comes a point where quality cant be realistically improved, speed can no longer be enhanced and service ... Continue reading Deep thinking for vertical success »

Manufacturers’ cloud spending reaches all-time high

05/09/2016

Several surveys of manufacturers point to the same thing: Spending on IT solutions with cloud deployment is growing at a phenomenal rate, as fast or faster than on any other discrete IT solution ever. IDG says that cloud spending comprises one of every four dollars of the IT budget this ... Continue reading Manufacturers’ cloud spending reaches all-time high »

Conquer costs, complexity and customer demands with warehouse management

05/05/2016

If we look at the range of issues facing manufacturers and distributors, its not difficult to see the enormous challenges: Keeping a handle on budgets—when costs keep rising. Managing global supply chains—which are becoming increasingly disparate. Catering to customers—who are constantly demanding more tailored and faster service. But there is ... Continue reading Conquer costs, complexity and customer demands with warehouse management »

Manufacturing roles: Robotics and new skillsets required

05/04/2016

Part 3 of series: Blurring the lines between industries, roles, and technology As manufacturing scrambles to reinvent itself and accommodate today’s demand economy, staffing is one area seriously affected. The stereotypical blue-collar laborer who stands at a station on the assembly line all day is becoming an outdated image. In ... Continue reading Manufacturing roles: Robotics and new skillsets required »

Manufacturing is opportunistic, requiring agility

05/02/2016

Part 2 of series: Blurring the lines between industries, roles, and technology It may be hard for today’s consumer to imagine a time when sheets were white, cars were black, shoes were brown, and iceboxes were made of wood. And if you heard your household appliances talk to you, well, ... Continue reading Manufacturing is opportunistic, requiring agility »

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