Posted in Cloud ERP on April 30, 2013
While older manufacturing business software solutions play catch-up in modernizing legacy systems, NetSuite already has a leg up on the competition. The manufacturing ERP software is poised to be a major player in the midmarket space, according to a blog post on the Mint Jutras website. NetSuite supports the interoperability that companies need.
Posted in Operations Improvement on April 25, 2013
How can you predict the success of a new product in a volatile economy and changing marketplace? An article on the Industry Week website says accurate forecasting is an oxymoron, but demand planning is vital. Best practices in demand planning revolve around minimizing errors by looking beyond the numbers and focusing on continuous improvement.
Posted in Operations Improvement on April 24, 2013
Manufacturers get caught up in engaging negative feedback on social media rather than just perfecting the basics of supply chain management. An article on the Spend Matters website says manufacturers should focus on transparency and risk management rather than PR. Manufacturing ERP software tools can manage that governance and compliance.
Posted in Operations Improvement on April 23, 2013
When it comes to mitigating risk, companies need to implement as many tools and policies as possible. An article on the Ventana Research website says 20 percent of companies are ineffective at controlling their operational risk. Manufacturing business software is a tool manufacturers can use to customize and scale their risk management processes.
Posted in Cloud ERP on April 22, 2013
Cloud platforms are starting to gain greater trust among CIOs, according to an article on Forbes.com, as security concerns get alleviated. This is part of the evolution of cloud computing. More companies are using cloud-based pilots for their customer relationship management and manufacturing resource planning software applications.
Posted in Reporting, Analytics and Business Intelligence on April 19, 2013
If your organization is just focusing on customer data, it’s missing out on the less exciting but equally important financial data. A blog post on CFO.com says companies are missing a huge opportunity by avoiding that key piece of operational decision making. Manufacturing cloud analytics is measurable today.
Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on April 18, 2013
Today’s software applications are configurable and web-based, using modern technologies like cloud, social and mobile. An article on the Enterprise Irregulars website notes that many vertical software companies can be “impossible to scale,” but manufacturing resource planning software enables organizations to tweak the software to fit their needs.
Posted in Operations Improvement on April 17, 2013
The best manufacturers can bounce back from failure. Can you? A blog post on the MIT Sloan Management Review website says manufacturers should design their business for resilience. Resilience is a critical component of the lean manufacturing tools that form your sustainability program. Damage can be greatly reduced with a cloud-based platform.
Posted in Operations Improvement on April 16, 2013
So you want to go lean, or even leaner? Get some advice from your packaging professionals, according to an article on the Packaging World website. Packaging has embodied lean manufacturing principles for years. Lean manufacturing eliminates nonvalue activities, increases product quality and saves you money.
Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on April 15, 2013
While U.S. manufacturing is flourishing amid record stock prices, gains in employment and a housing rebound, consumer confidence is not, says an article on the Bloomberg website. Consumers are battling higher payroll taxes, federal spending cuts and rising fuel prices. Organizations must invest in manufacturing business software to support growth.