Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Sep 27, 2017
The global nature of today’s manufacturing industry means that it is more important than ever to ensure that all participants in the design and engineering process are able to access digital information relating to a product any time, or anywhere around the world.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Sep 27, 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.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Sep 27, 2017
Many companies today are looking for ways to improve their aftermarket service and support processes, as this is a key way to help improve customer satisfaction levels. Ensuring that field service teams have access to a complete digital representation of a product or piece of equipment can significantly improve the uptime and ongoing maintenance of serviceable products.
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.
Can a better demand-driven supply chain positively impact the bottom line? The future belongs to the new customer. Customer experience is becoming undeniably more important, yet many companies lack responsive and agile supply chains that can continually adjust to fluctuating customer requirements. Read more.
Chaos theory suggests that seemingly unrelated events occurring thousands of miles apart may, in fact, be linked. Read “The Butterfly Effect” to learn how global organizations can address the threat of third party disruption in today’s economy.
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.
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a series of software applications or modules that collects data from your sales, purchasing, finance, inventory, supply chain, manufacturing and quality functions into a common database so that your company can share the information, coordinate activities and collaborate.
If you’re looking for your first ERP system or looking to upgrade from an existing system, the evaluation, selection and implementation process is a long-term strategic decision for your organization.
Published By: Sprinklr
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
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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.
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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.
While there are many factors that contribute to workforce engagement, you can start by focusing on top employee needs that contribute to a positive work environment including Safety, Flexibility, Fair treatment and the opportunity to make an impact.
There’s no denying that the world has been rocked on its side by some incredible technological
advances that have drastically altered how we live and work. Cellular phones have evolved
from bulky handsets in carry bags to sleek devices that do practically everything. In 2017,
46 percent of surveyed Americans said they use digital voice assistants such as Google
Home or Amazon Echo, with 56.3 million more smart speakers predicted to ship in 2018. In
manufacturing and business, we’re at a point of unprecedented automation. Machines have
taken over a vast number of tasks, including those once thought undoable by machine.
Every manufacturing company has aspirations to grow. Growth is exciting, yet it can also be challenging. Arm yourself with the right enterprise applications and technology, and consider cloud ERP software as an important component of your arsenal as you strive for growth and battle for market share.
This report from Mint Jutras—an independent research and advisory firm that specializes in analyzing the business impact of enterprise solutions—highlights how cloud applications allow businesses to grow by:
• Quickly expanding into new territories
• Tightening compliance and governance
• More effectively implementing standard processes
• Achieving greater visibility into the enterprise
Download the Mint Jutras report today to learn how cloud ERP from Epicor can help your business grow.
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.
Published By: Fujitsu
Published Date: Dec 08, 2017
Join leading industry experts from Fujitsu, Salesforce and a special guest from Canon, as they share their expert insights on the future of Digital Enterprise and how manufacturing companies can accelerate their digital transformation journey.
During this interactive discussion, they will:
• Reveal how to identify and prioritize your critical issues;
• Show how Canon Information & Imaging Solutions, is driving growth through an innovative outcome-based service model;
• Demo a real-life digital transformation story;
• Show how to see more, act fast, optimize, anticipate and power innovates your way to success.
This webinar also features Fujitsu's unique digital transformation approach to help you understand where you are in your digital transformation journey and the actions you can take to accelerate it.
Watch for this amazing webinar and a link will be sent to you via email.
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 Internet of Things (IoT) didn’t just connect everything everywhere; It laid the groundwork for the next industrial revolution.
Connected devices sending data was only one achievement of the IoT—but one that helped solve the problem of data spread across countless silos that was not collected because it was too voluminous and/or too expensive to analyze.
Now, with advances in cloud computing and analytics, cheaper and more scalable factory solutions are available. This, in combination with the cost and size of sensors continuously being reduced, supplies the other achievement: the possibility for every organization to digitally transform.
Using a Smart Factory system, all relevant data is aggregated, analyzed, and acted upon. Sensors, devices, people, and processes are part of a connected ecosystem providing:
• Reduced downtime
• Minimized surplus and defects • Deep insights
• End-to-end real-time visibility
“Vestas is a global market leader in manufacturing and servicing wind turbines,” explains Sven Jesper Knudsen, Ph.D., senior data scientist. “Turbines provide a lot of data, and we analyze that data, adapt to changing needs, and work to create a best-in-class wind energy solution that provides the lowest cost of energy.
“To stay ahead, we have created huge stacks of technologies—massive amounts of data storage and technologies to transform data with analytics. That comes at a cost. It requires maintenance and highly skilled personnel, and we simply couldn’t keep up. The market had matured, and to stay ahead we needed a new platform.
“If we couldn’t deliver on time, we would let users and the whole business down, and start to lose a lot of money on service. For example, if we couldn’t deliver a risk report on time, decisions would be made without actually understanding the risk landscape.
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.
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
FICO commissioned this research report with IndustryWeek to explore and understand how more than 400 manufacturing senior executive and managers are using supply chain optimization (SCO) in their businesses.
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