Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on January 16, 2013
IT helps desks are under a lot of pressure these days. In the mobile and cloud computing era, users are more impatient than ever and demand quick responses to problems, an article on The Sydney Morning Herald’s website reports. Research shows demand on the IT desk is not decreasing, but productivity is trending downward.
Posted in Operations Improvement on January 15, 2013
What is your plan of action if disaster strikes your company? You better have a business disaster plan as part of your manufacturing resource planning software. An article on the ChannelBiz website reports that disaster plans are gaining traction as companies recognize that a technology failure could have far-reaching implications.
Posted in Cloud ERP on January 14, 2013
An article on the Panorama Consulting Solutions website outlines the firm’s top 10 global ERP industry predictions for 2013. Expect the growing popularity of manufacturing ERP software to lead to the wider adoption of mobile and BI solutions. However, explosive growth in a shaky economy isn’t likely.
Posted in Operations Improvement on January 11, 2013
An article on the Cloud Tech website explains how manufacturers can save energy with their computing server. Cloud computing saves more energy than on-premises server rooms, making green supply chain management friendly on the pocket and the environment. Power usage effectiveness and hardware use also can affect cloud’s carbon footprint.
Posted in Reporting, Analytics and Business Intelligence on January 10, 2013
Many companies are guilty of a visibility void, falling behind in the data analysis game because they’re not properly capturing, analyzing and using their key business information. An article on the Manufacturing Business Technology explains what businesses must use manufacturing resource planning software to gain a competitive advantage.
Posted in Operations Improvement on January 9, 2013
Thanks to the power of mobile devices, today’s industrial operators are out of the control room and onto the plant floor, sending real-time operation updates to executive dashboards. An article on the Manufacturing Business Technology website shares four ways mobile operators can improve manufacturing supply chain management.
Posted in Inventory Management on January 8, 2013
To get a big picture view of your manufacturing inventory management, use inventory optimization software. An article on the DC Velocity website explains that today’s solutions are easy to install and maintain. Managing inventory in real time will maximize your margins. It is all about real-time impact.
Posted in Operations Improvement on January 7, 2013
Are you selling on cost or price? Hopefully your sales team is using the terms correctly and not interchangeably, according to an article on the Spend Matters website. The manufacturing procurement process is aided when employees have a total cost of ownership mindset. Procurement needs to be included in the business model.
Posted in Operations Improvement on January 4, 2013
There’s a significant disconnect in the manufacturing procurement process between expertise within the organization and the actual talent. An article on the Spend Matters website explains that mending the gap requires knowing the right person doesn’t need to be local and understanding that the top talent is worth high prices.
Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on January 3, 2013
3-D printing technology, automation and social media are changing the manufacturing and distribution industries. An article on the Industrial Distribution website highlights 11 IT predictions for 2013, including greater business intelligence adoption, more Big Data analysis and better ERP capabilities, all found in financial ERP software.