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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ERP is, by its very name, directed more at the big guy. It's enterprise resource planning, not small-business resource planning. That's because smaller companies usually lack the budget or time to put an ERP platform in place. Even so, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can benefit greatly from ERP.
In this handbook, find out how smaller companies can get into the ERP game. In the first article, journalist Alan Joch uncovers some of the hurdles SMBs may face when they try to adopt ERP. Second, freelance writer Lauren Gibbons Paul explains how even ERP platforms from big vendors such as Oracle and SAP are viable options for SMBs. Third, Joch returns to examine why cloud ERP may be a good fit for smaller companies. Continue Reading
Small and medium-sized manufacturers pursue cloud ERP software for lower costs, easier maintenance and greater flexibility. Learn how some SMBs have benefited by moving to the cloud. Continue Reading
Cisco wireless access points target a wide range of deployments, including small and midsized businesses, large enterprises, and warehouse or manufacturing environments. Continue Reading
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Nobody's addressing the Internet of Things as a whole, writes expert David A. Teich, who offers a look at how IoT projects can benefit the entire organization. Continue Reading
Manufacturing companies can improve their approach to materials replenishment by implementing a Kanban process. Continue Reading
Bridging older sensors and plant M2M, IoT gateways from Cisco, Dell, Intel and others promise greater control of manufacturing operations. Continue Reading
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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
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