Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Feb 28, 2019
Combining the right people, hardware, and
software to ensure quality everywhere
Quality and reliability matter more than ever. In today’s
hypercompetitive environment, companies can’t afford to lag
behind when it comes to the quality of their products. And
management can’t lag behind when it comes to adopting new
tools and technologies to ensure quality everywhere.
Over the past two decades, 3D scanning has become a crucial
tool in many manufacturers’ measurement and inspection
arsenals. It’s an effective metrology technique that is trusted
for its accuracy, reliability, speed, and ease of use. Its noncontact nature and exceptional flexibility make it ideal for
measuring a wide range of parts in a wide range of places.
An effective approach to 3D scanning requires matching the
right people with the right hardware and the right software
to best meet your company’s measurement needs.
This eBook will help you determine if 3D scanning is right
for your inspection needs, and if it is, how b
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
To stay competitive, manufacturers have to meet the rapidly changing needs of customers while retaining high quality products, at the same time as controlling costs. Product lifetimes are shrinking and customers are expecting more customization and innovation. Agility is the key to staying ahead of the competition and meeting the needs of customers.
The FabPro 1000 entry-level industrial 3D printer delivers production-grade parts, at high speed, with six sigma repeatability, and can be used across a distributed manufacturing and engineering enterprise. With a low cost of entry, FabPro 1000 enables agile manufacturing operations to meet customer needs rapidly and effectively empowers engineers to deliver more value and quality in the product development process.
To find out more download this whitepaper today!
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Aug 09, 2017
Bicycle companies know a thing or two about agility. So when the U.S. division of the legendary Japanese bicycle manufacturer, Shimano, decided to assess its operations, their next move was an easy decision. Management realized it had to improve the speed and dexterity of its communications to remain competitive. After considering their options, they opted for a cloud communications solution that checked off all their requirements for speed, agility and cost consciousness and more. Read more about their results.
Bjarte Bogsnes holds the unique distinction of being the only person to have "blown up the budget" at more than one company: at his previous employer, the European plastics manufacturer Borealis, and at his current one, Statoil, the Norwegian oil giant. A dedicated champion of the Beyond Budgeting movement, Bogsnes takes the concept of rolling forecasting-itself a relatively new approach-one big step further, with dynamic forecasting.
Imagine a young, urban couple with their third baby on the way. They’re ready to make the oft-dreaded leap to a minivan, and it’s time to decide on a brand and a model. While dad checks safety ratings and online reviews, mom calls her friends to ask how they like their own vans. Together, they review and compare features on the manufacturer’s website and later “build” their dream minivan, choosing colors, fabrics, floor mats, and other accessories—all without leaving their living room. Perfect car in hand and confident that they’ve chosen the best one for their needs, they arrive at the dealership and walk onto the showroom floor, ready to finally meet their salesperson.
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.
Published By: Allbound
Published Date: Jan 13, 2016
In this ebook, you’ll learn how businesses are using technology and the cloud to transform their channel ecosystems into a model of collaboration and empowerment, injecting purpose and engagement into partner relationships, and building a channel-wide culture of customer success for both manufacturers and their resellers.
In this era of cloud computing, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT), firms are testing new product offerings that combine elements of content, software, services, and hardware together. Like the innovative products themselves, the rulebook on monetizing them is evolving. Firms are shifting from one-time perpetual sales or fixed monthly subscriptions to consumption models that blend onetime, subscription, and usage-based billing (see Figure 1). CEOs recognize this shift toward business
models that reflect the value of the relationship with the customer.
The move to subscription and consumption business models is pervasive in almost every industry. From retailers selling subscription box sets to industrial equipment manufacturers charging based on consumption, the increase in experimentation of alternative business models is extraordinary (see Figure 2). While B2C disrupters like Netflix and Zipcar have gotten more media attention, the growth of subscription billing plat
In this case study, you'll learn why ATCO Rubber Products, Inc, the world's largest manufacturer of flexible ducts used for heating, ventilating and air condiitoning systems for residential and commercial applications, upgraded to AsureForceT Time & Labor Management.
The step from unconnected to connected products is a daunting one. Unlike the computers and smartphones and tablets we use to connect to the Internet of Computers, the devices of the IoT were rarely designed with connectivity in mind.
In July 2014, a Forbes business article declared: “The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing manufacturing as we know it.” From boosting efficiency, to reducing costs, and gaining a competitive edge, the IoT is widely seen as the future for manufactured products. But it’s an enormous leap for manufacturers to go from making traditional, everyday products to making connected IoT products.
Published By: Balihoo
Published Date: Apr 29, 2010
As a product manufacturer reaching your customers through a reseller network, you know it's critical to coordinate and leverage marketing activities with them. More than ever your marketing budgets are under scrutiny, while at the same time there's ever-growing pressure to achieve sales goals.
Download this whitepaper to learn the 5 Keys to Optimizing your Co-op or MDF Advertising Program and seamlessly translate your national strategies into local execution.
Published By: Balihoo
Published Date: May 28, 2010
One of the major challenges facing manufacturers' marketing teams in their efforts to make reseller co-op marketing more effective is at the very heart of what defines the century-old co-op marketing concept -- the coordination and execution of programs and financial transactions across two separate organizations. Today, when the manufacturer is working with hundreds if not thousands of different resellers, the scale and breadth of the effort can be overwhelming. However breakthroughs are not only possible today,but quite achievable by applying specialized and fully integrated technology solutions, bringing co-op marketing management into the modern age.
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.
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: Jun 14, 2017
Many premises-based phone system (PBX) manufacturers claim that the five year costs of their systems are lower than an equivalent cloud alternative. What the premises guys don’t tell you about is all the extra little hidden costs that come as a result of the limitations of the hardware and software in their systems. This guide will provide you with useful questions to ask your PBX manufacturer to ensure that you're getting the full picture on the cost of their system.
Questions to Ask During an Evaluation:
• Have you sized this system for my peak demand?
• Have you factored in the cost of site redundancy?
• How many hours of call recording are included?
• How is mobility supported? Do calls route in an out of the PBX for call treatment?
• What are the annual maintenance costs of the hardware and software in this system?
• Which third party systems have you integrated this PBX with?
Today's production processes have become increasingly complex and multi-faced, leaving many manufacturers challenged to find methods for simplifying and streamlining their activities. Additionally, as competition continues to heat up in all industries, they must constantly find new ways to reduce production costs. Manufacturing software packages empower businesses to do just that - giving them the advanced technologies they need to maximize efficiency and minimize overhead. Read on to learn about the top 15 manufacturing software vendors revealed.
More and more, manufacturers realize, that for increased productivity, they need a fully integrated, job-based manufacturing software system that has functionality for quoting, scheduling, job tracking, costing, purchasing, performance metrics and customer relationship management to name a few. In this white paper, Business-Software.com profiles the leading discrete manufacturing software vendors.
With the advent of a new globally-based economy, process manufacturers face significant challenges. Rapidly shifting markets, more empowered buyers, increasing regulation, commodity volatility, and margin pressures, and the effects of a credit crunch bring a “new normal” of constant volatility, variability, and variety to today’s landscape. In order to survive, process manufacturers need to become far more flexible, risk aware, and responsive to generate healthy revenues and profits. But above all else, they need to understand the importance of finding the right software application to drive maximum return on their investment. Business-Software.com profiles the leading process manufacturing software vendors in this white paper, download it now!
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