Manufacturers evolve to extend business process and embrace digital technologies across the supply chains to adapt in today’s ever changing marketplace. Watch the video for insights from Simon Ellis, the Program Vice President of IDC Manufacturing Insights.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: May 26, 2017
Manufacturing has changed dramatically over the last decade. Developments in IT and the internet have enabled companies to transform from regional manufacturers into global, connected enterprises that provide better products at lower costs. These products are designed and engineered by collaborative teams in design centers around the world to take advantage of unique talent pools.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: May 26, 2017
Today’s manufacturers need to ensure their production facilities are available 24/7. Ensuring that production lines are operating smoothly, associated utilities supplies are maintained correctly and production stoppages are minimized can significantly help to reduce the operational costs and boost the profits of today’s manufacturing operations.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: May 26, 2017
Today’s fast-moving consumer market is putting pressure on manufacturers to be able to share digital product information seamlessly and quickly across retail and distribution channels. A centralized digital asset management platform helps to simplify the distribution of digital information across the extended enterprise.
Do Android’s dessert-named updates improve device and data security enough to work for the enterprise?
Android has long ruled the consumer market. Now, the latest security advancements from Google and device manufacturers, and support for Android by leading EMM solution providers, are expanding its presence in the enterprise. To help ensure security and compliance with industry standards and government regulations, enterprises need a way to protect and manage the wide range of available devices, versions, and idiosyncrasies of the world’s most popular mobile operating system.
Enterprise mobility management suites enable organizations to integrate and manage mobile devices in their IT infrastructures. End-user computing leaders must act amid rapid market changes to reach both short-term and long-term enterprise mobility objectives.
UEM is not limited to PCs, tablets and smartphones. Smart devices, broadly grouped as part of the IoT, will increasingly become included in UEM. Devices such as Apple TVs, printers and smartwatches are identifiable examples of IoT devices managed by EMM tools. However, not all IoT objects will fall under the realm of EMM tools. Some devices may be managed directly by manufacturers. Other types of devices will have proprietary management tools. And many devices will not need to be managed at all. However, it is clear that the diversity and number of devices will continue to grow, and IT organizations must be ready.
This white paper outlines a framework that emphasizes digitization and business transformation and the new opportunities pull processes bring.
The mechanism of “Pull” processes—those triggered by an actual event instead of a forecast—is nothing new. It is at the heart of many successful manufacturing strategies. Recent technological advances in digitization, including the harnessing of Big Data analytics, the use of the cloud, Business Process Management (BPM), social media, IIoT, and mobility, have extended the power of Pull beyond Lean manufacturing. In the wake of the current technological innovation wave, it is not uncommon for manufacturers to not know what next step to take.
In light of these new developments, this white paper will focus on the mechanism of business transformation enabled by these technologies, which can be attributed to two major forces: the power of Pull and digitization. Nine practical applications are detailed, showing how innovative manufacturers can better
Business and manufacturing professionals are looking for new ways for operations to support improvements to their company’s products, services, and bottom line.
This eBooks delves into:
• Industry drivers and challenges
• Accelerating success through people
• Accelerating success through the process
• Accelerating success through technology
• Recommendations for accelerating your Operational Excellence journey
Leading companies are aligning people, optimizing processes, and supporting both with MOM software applications in order to accelerate their Operational Excellence journeys. Make sure your company isn’t falling behind.
As more companies compete for business, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) increasingly demand higher production rates and greater production flexibility from suppliers. If smaller-sized companies want to compete, they need the right tools and latest technology. NC Machining manufactures should ask three primary questions when considering the tools to improve competitiveness and implement Lean practices:
• Do the tools provide the means for improved collaboration between engineering and manufacturing, and incorporate manufacturing best practices?
• Can all data and program information reside in one database or platform that is accessible concurrently by all enterprise stakeholders—from design engineering to the shop floor?
• Is it possible to perform real-time multi-disciplinary simulations to improve performance and manufacturing targets?
Discover how to optimize your NC Machine Shop Production, minim
Companies that manufacture industrial equipment find themselves in a unique place among manufacturers:
• Their products can range from small components to mammoth machines for mines or mills.
• They rarely order large production runs and may be called on to create a process that results in an order of one.
• Their markets impose challenging constraints.
Customers want more choices, more options, more extras, and more features. And they want the order to be fulfilled sooner. The competitive environment is forcing model cycles to shrink, pressuring manufacturers to accelerate processes that are unable to keep pace. Dassault Systèmes DELMIA has assembled an industry-specific set of roles for industrial equipment manufacturers that brings these challenges under control.
The Life Sciences industry has changed significantly over the past 10 years. With a view to developing new, more effective treatments, industry leaders are exploring new therapeutic areas and approaches like biologics and precision medicine. To address this shift, pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers look to connect systems, people and data - characterized by more predictive and adoptive facilities that leverage machine learning, 3D modeling, Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), digital twin, and augmented reality.
This eBook explains the main challenges of manufacturing and explores 5 manufacturing experiences that disrupt the future of manufacturing in the Life Sciences industry.
When it comes to Design for Manufacturing (DFM), it’s never too early to start. Planning ahead and thinking through the entire product lifecycle is the best way to reap all the benefits that come from excellent design — including better part selection, improved product quality, streamlined approvals and cost savings. Start by identifying an experienced Countract Manufacturer (CM) that understands the importance of good DFM and who will work with the product developer at every step.
As e-commerce continues to grow at a remarkable rate of 24%, manufacturers are faced with what’s arguably the biggest challenge yet: How to create meaningful connections with consumers while simultaneously maintaining relationships with retailers and minimizing channel conflict. It may be new territory, but armed with the right knowledge and tools, it’s possible to create a successful mix of digital marketing, selling and fulfilling activities. In this white paper, we cover the four critical components that all brands should be watching, including:
- Relationships with retailers
- Connections with consumers
- The importance of quality of product content
- How to maximize sales on marketplaces
"Whether you call yourself a company, brand, brand manufacturer, manufacturer, wholesaler, branded manufacturer or one of the other myriad of categorizations out there, there’s never been a better time to focus on direct-to-consumer (D2C) marketplaces as part of your go-to market strategy. Some 60% of consumers are already visiting your website instead of your retailers’ sites, and more than half will opt to buy directly from brand manufacturers when given the option.
After years of relying on marketplaces to handle so many mission-critical activities, it can be challenging to build a successful D2C model that thoroughly addresses them all. This process will require a new way of thinking for you, a cultural shift for your employees and a lot of logistics for everyone involved.
But how can you know when it’s time to start selling on e-commerce marketplaces? While the benefits of transitioning to a D2C marketplace model are undeniable, it also requires a significant investment of time
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Jan 02, 2019
Challenge: An air purifier manufacturer needed to remind customers to periodically change filters to maintain product efficiency and deliver consistent customer experience.
Solution: We helped them develop a Bluetooth enabled ‘smart’ air filter, where an embedded sensor measured the effectiveness of the filter and relayed that information to an iOS or Android app. Users were alerted when filters needed replacing, and given the opportunity to buy directly through online retailers and also to subscribe to the Amazon Device Replenishment Service.
• Increased revenue through replacement filter sales
• Expected to touch 50,000 users in the first year
• Integrated with Amazon Alexa for seamless digital experience
• Powerful product differentiation in a crowded market
The leadership of a new, marquee pharma
manufacturer approached KPMG with a paradox: It was
certainly marquee, but not new. As the highly publicized
spin-off of a global health services conglomerate, the
company began life with $18 billion in annual revenues,
an established product pipeline and instant
membership in the S&P 100. Reliant on the back-office
functions of its parent, it needed to quickly acquire the
back-office sinews of a truly stand-alone company: ERP
systems and core processes for finance, operations
and human resources.
During an intensive three-year engagement, KPMG
brought the vision of the company’s leaders to life,
working towards a target operating model through the
disciplined implementation of new systems, processes,
training and staffing. The multidisciplinary approach
eventually touched the lives of every one of the
company’s 21,000 employees, in 170 countries.
And as KPMG’s delivered tangible results, something
intangible emerged – a new company culture,
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly transformed the digital landscape and the world we live in. Intelligent devices and sensors connect smart cars, robotic manufacturing equipment, smart medical equipment, smart cities, industrial control systems, and much more in a way that improves lives and saves businesses billions of dollars. But along with its benefits, rapid IoT growth introduces a new dimension of security vulnerabilities that dramatically escalates the nature and seriousness of cybercrime risks.
In addition to traditional confidentiality cyber risks, IoT threats include attacks that can:
• Render smart appliances useless
• Shut down city power grids
• Threaten lives through hacked pacemakers and other medical devices.
Such security flaws not only endanger lives, frustrate customers, and disrupt business operations, but they create significant cost and public relations damage for IoT developers and manufacturers.
Modernise Your Enterprise Management
Legacy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions are no longer capable of keeping up with today’s fast-moving world – Enterprise Management is the new business reality.
Whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor, service provider or mid-market enterprise, we’ll reveal to you a world beyond ERP.
• Download our new ‘Move Beyond ERP’ eBook to understand the business challenges you have, and how to meet them.
• Understand why businesses are outgrowing traditional ERP and are burdened by its inefficiencies.
• Look at the benefits of Enterprise Management, which provides real-time data intelligence, improved forecasting, and accelerated business processes.
Manufacturers are already investing in select industry 4.0 technologies and capabilities. But their investments won’t automatically deliver success. What strategy should you follow to become an i4.0 leader?
Read this report to find out:
• how leading manufacturers invest to optimise the benefits of industry 4.0
• why deploying at the right scale is key to delivering enterprise value
• what capabilities, controls and culture are required to support 4.0 success
• how to use 4.0 to deliver better value for customers
• why i.4. leaders are bringing suppliers into the i4.0 environment.
Download the report now
As new models of manufacturing and retail become prevalent, new sets of challenges await adopters: challenges in supplier selection, sourcing, and planning disconnects, and lack of visibility into inventory availability. Leading manufacturers and retailers are embracing new technologies to source and collaborate with suppliers of direct materials.
How does over-the-air technology (OTA) enable innovative solutions for carmakers? How do OTA software and firmware updates work? This whitepaper looks at the benefits of OTA updates to drivers and manufacturers. It also examines how design challenges are overcome, how updates are secured and how OTA technology could be deployed across a fleet of vehicles.
As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes) HERE is supporting auto manufacturers to develop the navigation services for the future and guide drivers safely and efficiently to their destinations.
The convergence between new technologies - like AI, blockchain, intelligent sensors, and edge computing - have the potential to disrupt, transform and streamline traditional supply chain operations.
Join Supply Chain experts to learn:
- Successes and failures of manufacturer’s to-date
- Tips for selecting the best use case for your business
- Industry best-practices for applying AI and blockchain
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 15, 2019
Jigs and fixtures offer manufacturers a reliable process for delivering accurate, high-quality outcomes, whether for a specific part or feature, or for consistency across multiples of parts. Although the methodologies and materials for producing jigs and fixtures have evolved beyond the conventional metal tooling of years past, their position as a manufacturing staple remains constant due to the benefits they offer.
This eBook discusses the use of additive manufacturing (AM) for jig and fixture applications, and demonstrates how production support can be improved in terms of speed, cost and functionality. The applications included within this eBook offer a mere glimpse at what is possible with AM for production support. The examples chosen illustrate opportunities for applying design principles and technology capabilities that are transferable across a wide range of applications.
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