Shopping has always been social - whether we're buying a camera, booking a holiday or renting a car. People buy from people and discuss their decisions. Today, social commercie is back in a big way. The travel industry has fully embraced the power of the crowd and it's hard to find a serious travel site that doesn't have some form of traveller reviews. In thisebook, you will learn about weaving social engagement into every step of the new booking journey to make it easy for people to book with you and share their great experience with others.
If you’ve seen recent car ads, you know they’re as likely to promote applications and connections as they are styling and horsepower. But manufacturers aren’t the only ones pushing apps these days. Banks, airlines, restaurants—you name it—all are using them to attract and engage customers. This is the application economy; where every company is in the software business and user experience is the new survival of the fittest.
The “connected car” market is forecasted to reach $98.42 billion by 20181. The convergence of the app economy, increased connectivity, the Internet of Things (IoT), growth of in-car screen displays and open enterprise data models is giving automotive manufacturers and their partners a wealth of opportunities to improve service delivery and backend supply-chain management.
With rising demands for shorter lead-times, faster throughput, improved quality and lower costs, automated manufacturing systems have become essential to the success of U.S. manufacturing. Their benefits stretch across numerous industries and production methods; however, their complexity can oftentimes be intimidating to first-time investors. Within this white paper, manufacturers can uncover the information necessary to properly plan and specify the integration of a new automated manufacturing system.
Factory Direct Fencing, Austraila’s largest family-owned manufacturer and distributor of fencing products, deploys Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management to handle multi-warehouse management, radio frequency scanning and component manufacturing functionality. Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management not only streamlines its processes and reduces duplication of data entry, it also ensures more reliable reporting and automates its key business processes.
In the digital era, businesses in every industry are becoming technology companies. New business models such as
“product as a service” (in which traditional manufacturers and distributors are driving new revenue streams by
integrating software-based services into their offerings) and new operational models, such as collaboration, social
business, and mobile platforms, mean that nearly every company is deriving at least part of its revenue from cloudbased
So, why are so many of these new cloud solution providers building their businesses on shaky foundations? The
truth is, when your business is based in the cloud, you need more than on-demand leased compute and storage
capacity. You need a cloud that is enterprise-grade, secure, and resilient. Equally important—and overlooked by
too many cloud solution providers—you need a cloud platform that is able to grow your business into the future,
supporting next-generation functionality like Artificial Intelligence (AI). No matter wh
"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 current 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 specification
'Innovatively growing a consumer base, especially non-users' can be a challenging task for a CPG organization, looking for growth strategies in a world of discerning loyalty and fragmented markets.
WNS designed a personalized consumer analysis framework that enabled a CPG major to successfully target non-user target segments, and enabled a two-fold growth in consumer base
and revenue from sales.
Despite strong wages and steady job growth, without enough skilled employees to fill an onset of retirees, manufacturers face hiring challenges in the days to come. That's why investing in better strategies and technologies to quickly hire available talent is key.
Every day, people are showing up to work for your channel partners. Some of those people are disengaged, which can have a significant impact on your ultimate success as a manufacturer or franchisor. Engaged channel employees deliver better customer experiences, stay longer with their employer and are more willing to talk their employer up as a great place to work. You’ve worked hard to develop outstanding products and services that are being distributed through your channel. Don’t let disengaged employees put your brand at risk. Download our article to learn how to drive and sustain engagement among your channel employees.
As a manufacturer, your uncontrolled distribution channel has a lot of places to focus their attention. So how do you break through the clutter? Reward and recognition programs have long been used to engage channel partners and align their activities with manufacturers’ goals. Applying behavioral economics to your program design will drive extra focus and effort. Learn ten best practices to follow when designing your next channel reward and recognition program.
This webinar, hosted by Palo Alto Networks, focuses on deployment of 'Zero Trust Network Segmentation' in industrial control systems in large scale, mult-plant environments. We begin with an explanation of the concepts behind 'Zero Trust', scalability, the best ways to adapt existing networking and segmentation without needing to reconfigure infrastructure, and how Palo Alto's platform adresses these needs.
Lionel Jacobs is the Sr. ICS Security Architect at Palo Alto Netowrks
Jonathan S. is an Information Security Architect at a Global F&B Manufacturer
Del Rodillas (Moderator) is the Sr. Manager of ICS Initiative at Palo Alto Networks
Manufacturers, in an effort to succeed with digital transformation, are relying on the Internet and public cloud to deliver key enterprise applications and processes. As manufacturers continue to become more digital enterprises, their network architecture must as well. Read this paper to learn key considerations for architects to create a holistic network that takes today’s, and tomorrow’s, requirements into consideration.
For life sciences businesses, the supply chain used to mean one thing: getting products from factory or warehouse to distributors or ultimate customers as quickly and economically as possible. Now, with today’s evolving regulatory environment, an increasingly globalized market, more complex health products, and an increased focus on the patient, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers are looking at their supply chain and logistics needs in a whole new way.
software solutions that have been available to manufacturers and other entities. Custom, bespoke solutions have figured greatly in service organizations during this time frame. Spreadsheets, PC-based applications and components of larger ERP suites have rounded out the software portfolio of countless service firms globally.
The manufacturing industry has entered a completely new technological realm that did not even exist five years ago. Three industrial revolutions forever changed manufacturing—and the world—and the fourth is now underway. Factories have had to adapt rapidly with the advent of advanced automation and robotics as well as software to manage processes and control. The onset of digital manufacturing accelerates the need for new approaches. While consumers typically embrace disruptive technology with enthusiasm, manufacturers inevitably approach new technology with caution, carefully evaluating how it can improve their businesses. Eventually, however, caution must be replaced with innovation to ensure survival. Those organizations that find themselves on the wrong side of the technology curve today will face increasing challenges to remain competitive as time marches forward.
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.
While many OEMs are aware of new technologies to make machines more energy-efficient, they are reluctant to make changes due to the perception that it will make their machines more expensive to sell. The constraints of cost reduction, usage of resources and energy reduction are becoming key drivers in the industry as consumers require manufacturers to be more “green”. This paper demonstrates how incorporating sustainable design can add value to their machines and differentiate OEMs from the competition.
Growing concern for the environment is driving increased regulatory and consumer focus on energy and water efficiency – and pump manufacturers are on the front line. To succeed in this demanding new market, pump manufacturers must build smarter pumping systems.
Learn how new PLC and VSD technologies are helping to support smart pumping systems.
Manufacturing sector has suffered from a disruptive economic climate. One of the most disruptive forces in the global manufacturing sector is the Internet of Things - ‘IoT’. This is forcing change both on and off the floor, making manufacturers think outside of the box.
Are you ready to take advantage of what IoT offers? Find out in this whitepaper.
Expanding analytic capabilities are critical to digitizing the business, optimizing costs, accelerating innovation, and surviving digital disruption
Historically, manufacturers were almost solely focused on reducing costs by applying automation and analytics to engineering, R&D, manufacturing operations, and quality organizations. Even though the strategies used within these areas are still needed, they are not sufficient to ensure business survival and continuity in the age of Industry 4.0 and the IoT.
Today, it is paramount that smart manufacturers broaden their scope because disruptive innovations in data acquisition, storage, and analytics technology have enabled an entirely new degree of automation and virtualization, promising a complete 360-degree high-fidelity virtual data-driven integrated views of all operations—from suppliers and supply chains, through equipment, processes, and manufacturing practices, to final product testing and customer satisfaction.
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World leader in design and manufacture of innovative sensing solutions that enhance safety, security, and energy efficiency.
For this manufacturers of high-tech imaging systems, monitoring accuracy and product quality are critical. Any quality problem could mean a part fails sooner than expected, or triggers a false alarm at a customer site that causes unnecessary panic.
By setting up automated manufacturing analytic workflows with the TIBCO StatisticaTM platform, the company can complete complicated processes in just a few minutes and improve product quality by decreasing the variability of everything they produce.
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