Manufacturing Matters

A&D operational challenges for the digital thread

12/11/2014

Although the AD industry faces numerous challenges, modern IT solutions provide opportunities to manage the complexity with greater ease and focus on customer expectations. According to LNS Research, the digital thread can be used to tie processes, people, and operations together into one continuous flow of real-time information. Connectivity throughout ... Continue reading A&D operational challenges for the digital thread »

Infor A&D customer to speak at “Digital Thread” webinar

12/09/2014

Dinah C. Mann, Director of ERP Program Management Office at Exelis, will be the featured speaker at a Dec 11 webinar, Weaving the Digital Thread: Strategies for Connecting to the Customer Perspective, hosted by LNS Research and Manufacturing.net. Exelis is a highly respected defense contractor and an Infor customer. Mann ... Continue reading Infor A&D customer to speak at “Digital Thread” webinar »

Tying up processes with the digital thread in aerospace and defense industry

12/08/2014

The aerospace and defense industry faces many daunting challenges. It is one of the most regulated industries with stricter program compliance mandates and security requirements than any other industry. Yet, it is also one of the industries most reluctant to adopt modern IT solutions. This has created a chasm-wide gap ... Continue reading Tying up processes with the digital thread in aerospace and defense industry »

Should manufacturers answer the call of demanding customers or hang up?

10/22/2014

What’s your view on mass customization and the impact on manufacturing? Consumers have high expectations, especially for highly configured and personalized products. This trend is affecting retailers, the supply chain, and manufacturers as they struggle to adapt processes to provide highly customized products. For manufacturers, the pivot toward made-to-order products ... Continue reading Should manufacturers answer the call of demanding customers or hang up? »

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 »

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