Manufacturers are gunning for growth and plan to put significant investment into R&D and new markets in order to achieve their ambitions. But without overall market growth, competition will be fierce. Read more.
Virtually all growth in the U.S. Labor force in the next four decades is expected to come from immigrants and their children. With this growth comes the need for manufacturers to enable their workforce to communicate more effectively. In order to increase productivity and reduce safety incidents, manufacturers are implementing English language learning programs.
While holding the promise of HD quality, enriched services, and the benefits of a common packet switched access infrastructure, the adoption of infrastructure-based voice over LTE (VoLTE), along with rich communications such as video and real-time messaging, has stalled over the last few years with concerns around quality, security, and cost. During that time, the value of the phone number as a globally significant user ID and key services such as SMS and MMS have been relegated by phone manufacturers, over the top (OTT) services, and even the subscribers themselves as “technologies of last resort.” Finally, the proliferation of 4G, together with the emergence of network functions virtualization (NFV), powered by Intel®, Hewlett Packard Enterprise* (HPE), and Metaswitch*, is allowing network operators to take charge of the consumer’s communications experience, once more.
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Electronics manufacturers risk being left behind if they don’t stay current on the latest trends that promote greater efficiency and profitability, as well as consumer satisfaction. Get the details about a complete electronics solution that can help address these issues.
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Published Date: Oct 18, 2017
How do manufacturers get beyond the obstacles and barriers to increase cognitive
manufacturing maturity? The obstacles encountered by our respondents are tied to
organizational maturity. Overcoming them is fundamental to increase cognitive
In this report, we’ll first describe cognitive computing and how it gives rise to cognitive
manufacturing. Then, we’ll review specific study findings and recommend actions for
Our active and actively aging population is the dichotomy
fueling significant growth for implantable medical
devices. Innovations focused on mobility, engagement and
quality of life are directly targeting this growing population.
The implantable medical device industry is poised to capitalize on these unique needs, while simultaneously
meeting unprecedented cost pressures. It is time for manufacturers to seek expertise in inventory management
and logistics for greater visibility, control and profitability.
For implantable medical device manufacturers to be as active and healthy as the patients they serve, their
future depends on the ability to differentiate products — not only by price, but through cost, service and
documented outcomes. New trends in personal health tracking keep patients moving, and data collection
will similarly improve the health of your business.
Today’s thriving High-Tech sector is driven by shrinking product lifecycles, rapid innovation, distributed engineering/manufacturing—and highly demanding customer expectations. The industry needs to deliver on multiple fronts, including:
• Embed customer-centric innovation throughout the lifecycle: Only with customer experience at the core can companies stay ahead.
• Tame ideas into executable products: Detecting early trends and using customer feedback is vital.
• Manage complexity better: Increasing visibility of all product data helps build and manage digital models to use in every business function from R&D to field service.
• Create relevant connected systems: High-Tech innovators use IoT for an ongoing dialogue of customers, devices and manufacturers.
• Provide agility to compete on software, hardware and service: Customers want value from every interaction.
Download your targeted industry analysis to learn more.
Technology is transforming mobility and vehicle ownership. To be a game-changer in the transportation and mobility market, organizations must anticipate customer expectations and deliver compelling experiences.
• Help my customers experience the future: Digitization, VR and interactive experiences show consumers benefits before they are on the road.
• Give my customers enhanced levels of customization: Vehicle personalization transforms a product purchase to a multi-dimensional experience.
• Streamline my product development processes: Innovation increases product diversity while reducing development time and costs.
• Keep me up to speed with new mobility solutions: Organizations must be open to change in imagining how to go from point A to B.
• Prepare me for the shift to Mobility as a Service: MaaS is already affecting transportation and pressuring margins for conventional car manufacturers.
I invite you to download your targeted industry analysis and uncover the expectations to tak
This joint research product between IndustryWeek Custom Research and Kronos shines a light on manufacturing strategy, management practices and investment priorities over the next five years and beyond.
While U.S. manufacturing employment has declined over the past 25 years, the future outlook is bright. Taken alone, the U.S. manufacturing sector would be the ninth-largest economy in the world, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.
As the world around us becomes increasingly digital, manufacturers must follow suit. Digital transformation presents significant opportunities to achieve growth by addressing key operational issues and aligning products and services to the demands of today’s market.
Growth looks different for every company, and with the vast array of digital technologies available, it can be hard to know where to start. Which technologies offer the greatest opportunity for your company to grow? How can you successfully embrace the digital revolution?
Epicor has a history of helping manufacturers achieve growth by utilizing cutting-edge technology. By downloading these digital transformation assets, you will:
• Understand what growth might look like for your business
• Assess the capabilities needed to support your digital transformation journey
• Explore best practices to implement your digital transformation strategy
• Learn how to capitalize on growth opportunities with speed and conviction
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is the backbone of modern manufacturing information systems, enabling the digital transformation that’s changing operations and customer expectations. As the movement toward a digital workplace evolves, your ERP system must keep pace.
Epicor commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) of deploying Epicor ERP. Several manufacturers using Epicor ERP found:
• Faster access to data and improved real-time visibility enabled better decision-making
• Improved multi-company operational efficiency
• Increased competitiveness with faster turnaround of customer quotes and improved pricing accuracy
• Increased versatility with the Epicor ERP cloud offering
• Access to deep expertise in manufacturing best practices
Read the study to find out how else Epicor ERP has helped manufacturers.
By processing real-time data from machine sensors using artificial intelligence and machine learning, it’s possible to predict critical events and take preventive action to avoid problems. TIBCO helps manufacturers around the world predict issues with greater accuracy, reduce downtime, increase quality, and improve yield.
Read about our top data science best practices for becoming a smart manufacturer.
The current trend in manufacturing is towards tailor-made products in smaller lots with shorter delivery times. This change may lead to frequent production modifications resulting in increased machine downtime, higher production cost, product waste—and no need to rework faulty products. To satisfy the customer demand behind this trend, manufacturers must move quickly to new production models. Quality assurance is the key area that IT must support. At the same time, the traceability of products becomes central to compliance as well as quality. Traceability can be achieved by interconnecting data sources across the factory, analyzing historical and streaming data for insights, and taking immediate action to control the entire end-to-end process. Doing so can lead to noticeable cost reductions, and gains in efficiency, process reliability, and speed of new product delivery. Additionally, analytics helps manufacturers find the best setups for machinery.
For years, manufacturers have been trying to streamline processes and associated supply chains by building marketplaces, standardized exchanges, and monolithic systems. In many cases, these solutions missed the mark, resulting in fragmented and brittle processes without easy data sharing.
Blockchain, the underlying technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, can potentially solve these problems. Sharing information via a trusted distributed network with embedded business logic offers many benefits for manufacturing, especially when combined with the IoT and AI communities.
Watch this webinar: Blockchain & Manufacturing: A Smarter Way to Drive Efficiency in the Semiconductor and Electronics Supply Chains, with speaker Nelson Petracek, chief technology officer, TIBCO Software.
As a small-to-midsize fabricated metals manufacturer serving large customers within complex global supply chains, how do you maintain preferred vendor status? The whole world is your competition so you need to step up to meet increasingly demanding customer expectations.
Your customers will expect mass personalization with shorter lead times whether the order is large or small—without sacrificing compliance with their industry’s quality requirements. To meet these demands—despite a skills shortage and volatile material costs and availability—you’ve got to put digital transformation at the top of your agenda.
The plan is to move what you currently have onto a platform that gives you new capabilities to better support your transformation goals. Aberdeen Group has found that those who stay up to date with their ERP are, for example, almost three times as likely to have mobile ERP functionality, twice as likely to have integrated ERP and eCommerce, and five times more likely to have social business capabilities.1
Is it time for you to take the next step on your journey by moving to the Epicor ERP system? Consider these questions:
XX How much time and money could your business save by eliminating inefficient processes, increasing worker productivity, and improving customer service?
XX What goals can you achieve when your core software is integrated with Industry 4 .0 technologies to support the factory of the future?
XX What would your business look like if you had real-time information to make informed business decisions that drive growth and profitability?
It’s important for American manufacturers to stay current if they wish to remain successful? Positioning yourself for growth means looking to the future and gaining efficiencies through new technologies? That’s why this question may be the most important one for your business— are you a future-ready manufacturer?
Before you can adequately answer that question, you and the members of your organization need to know the answers to these three questions:
X Where are we today? X Where do we want to be in three to five years? X How can we embrace innovation and automation?
If decision-makers in your organization can’t answer these questions, you have bigger issues than you may realize?
At the very least, tackling these tough questions now will put you ahead of competitors who are consumed with putting out today’s fires rather than focusing on growth opportunities? Manufacturers that aren’t prepared for the coming global megatrends and don’t invest in breakthrough technologies will be rende
Over the last several years, manufacturers have embraced cloud applications. According to one estimate, between 2013 and 2023 the percentage of manufacturing and distribution software delivered via software as a service (SaaS) will increase from 22% to 45%.1
For some, “Industry 4.0” and “digital transformation” are synonymous—alternative terms for the fundamental business changes facing manufacturers. For others, the former refers more narrowly to a set of manufacturing technologies at the heart of a wider digital transformation.
Manufacturers are looking for ways to optimize their factory floor and machinery processes to reach their full production potential. Whether it is because of equipment issues or the personnel running the machines, the average OEE machine is running at 60%. With Visual Factories’ plug-and-play cloud-based solution, factory management get enhanced visibility into their manufacturing processes, helping to identify operational inefficiencies and to increase their OEE. Real-time reports for middle management deliver root cause analysis that will increase machine efficiency. Top management use the business insights for maximizing profits and reducing costs. The solution is quick and easy to install and can be set up by on-site maintenance staff.
Visual Factories' solution is compatible with any type of production machine in any market segment and has been deployed at metal working and medical tooling plants in the aerospace, automotive and medical industries around the world. Customers incl
This paper provides guidance to organizations interested in researching Oracle’s SPARC M7 and Oracle Solaris 11 security features and capabilities. It will also provide a high level overview of some of the noteworthy features that these two product offerings bring to the market. We will review industry best practices in information security as it relates to these Oracle products in the context of a secure implementation. This paper is not meant to be an in depth technical paper, position paper, or security implementation guide. It will instead endeavor to deliver a foundational level of knowledge of the SPARC M7 processor and server technology and the function set within Oracle Solaris 11 that are primarily relevant to information security as it is currently understood. The information used to compose this paper was collected from a variety of open sources, interviews with Oracle subject matter experts, and reviews of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) documentation and specificatio
To Learn more, read this IndustryWeek eBook, sponsored by FICO, includes four articles about how a variety of manufacturers are using advanced analytics to "get ahead" in areas such as Big Data, supply chain and logistics, and other specific applications.
Historically, manufacturers have “looked to the past” to help predict what they need to do in the future. This would include basic business intelligence, powered by spreadsheets, and even manual processes.
There are key points to consider when looking for a videoconferencing system. As independent Telecommunications and IT consultants, part of what we do is to evaluate various products and systems regularly for mid-to-large enterprise clients, from 500 to over 30,000 employees. At a high level evaluation elements include costs, technology and features, and service.
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