May 27, 2015
IoT is mature enough for enterprise adoption, said a panel of experts at the 2015 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, but successful deployments require CIOs to engage with operational technology.
May 08, 2015
Spang, one of five companies to roll out Applications 9 from IFS, says the suite better integrates CRM and offers a tailored view of business.
April 28, 2015
Despite the hoopla over the IoT, it's still early days for product as a service as manufacturers steer a slow course to new business models.
February 26, 2015
Despite drawbacks, 3-D printing will continue to revolutionize design, development and production of unique, low-volume complex parts.
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Manufacturing SMBs tread lightly when it comes to moving to an ERP platform. But experts say implementation can be smooth if clear goals are set. Continue Reading
A proliferation of inexpensive and smart sensors is enabling a new age of visibility inside manufacturing plants and throughout the supply chain. Continue Reading
Manufacturers are realizing that long-term sustainability requires the ability to exploit machine-learning algorithms by employing predictive analytics. Continue Reading
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A wider range of software choices and growing familiarity with clouds are encouraging even skeptical manufacturing executives to consider ERP cloud services. Continue Reading
In the supply chain, sensor technology is broadly defined to include devices that can sense location, temperature, chemical composition and other physical qualities. That wide range of abilities is exciting for manufacturers looking to improve their delivery process.
This handbook explores sensor technology and the impact it's having on manufacturing and the supply chain. First, consultant David Turbide discusses the three main purposes of sensors and explains how one company, General Electric, is putting sensors to work. Next, Ann Grackin, another industry watcher, describes the many different things sensor technology can monitor and record. Grackin closes with a second article, this time focusing on the low cost and numerous capabilities of radio frequency identification tags. Continue Reading
Building an ICS security framework was an in-depth process and combined many different cybersecurity standards. Here's a look at how it developed. Continue Reading
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An expert explains how companies can integrate SAP's capacity requirements planning functionality to optimize production when demand for products exceeds supply. Continue Reading
Manufacturers today rely on technology such as product data management software to manage critical product data, especially when problems arise. Continue Reading
Companies in all industries can benefit from a master data management program, advises MDM expert Anne Marie Smith. Learn how to enhance yours. Continue Reading
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Equipment providers and distributors are shifting their focus to improving field service. What are some best practices and technologies that can boost customer engagement and increase sales? Continue Reading
Some manufacturers are expanding lean and sustainability strategies to the supply chain to reduce waste and bolster efficiencies, but extending these practices outside a company's four walls won't be easy. Continue Reading
Marc Staimer of Dragon Slayer Consulting discusses possible use cases for memory channel flash storage in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading