Tag - ERP and Lean Manufacturing

The Cloud for Manufacturers and Distributors The Cloud for Manufacturers and Distributors The Cloud for Manufacturers and Distributors

The Cloud for Manufacturers and Distributors

Author: | Post Date: 15 Apr 2021

As a decision-maker in a manufacturing or distribution-oriented company, you no doubt have seen or heard discussions about cloud computing. You may have been considering it but don’t have enough information to feel confident to move ahead with the idea. Your IT systems and infrastructure are working, although changes were made to accommodate remote work. And yet people are saying they need to be [...]


What is ERP – Before the Project Starts What is ERP – Before the Project Starts What is ERP – Before the Project Starts

What is ERP – Before the Project Starts

Author: | Post Date: 06 Apr 2021

You are a senior executive in a company that is going to implement an ERP for the first time. You don’t have experience with this kind of project. So what should you be planning and doing, when, and who will be involved?   In our series on What is ERP, in Part 1 I explained what ERP is and why it has become such a significant [...]


How Automation Can Activate Your Digital Transformation Journey How Automation Can Activate Your Digital Transformation Journey How Automation Can Activate Your Digital Transformation Journey

How Automation Can Activate Your Digital Transformation Journey

Author: | Post Date: 09 Mar 2021

During the pandemic, many industry players were caught off guard by inefficient business systems and manual processes. As workforces are being transformed, many manufacturers and distributors have started to see the true benefits of process automation. Businesses have realized that the digital toolkit available to them has grown and they can consider technology-centered solutions. In fact, our recent CFO 4.0 survey showed this, where [...]


What is ERP and How Does it Benefit Manufacturers and Distributors? What is ERP and How Does it Benefit Manufacturers and Distributors? What is ERP and How Does it Benefit Manufacturers and Distributors?

What is ERP and How Does it Benefit Manufacturers and Distributors?

Author: | Post Date: 25 Feb 2021

Just over 100 years ago, when the world was going through its previous pandemic (the 1919 Spanish flu), the organizational structure of divisions and departments we accept as normal were only just being defined, by people like Alfred Sloan and Frederick Taylor. Businesses came up with methods, based on paper, to monitor performance, and memos to communicate. A lot has changed since then but [...]


Priorities for Manufacturing CFOs in 2021 and Beyond Priorities for Manufacturing CFOs in 2021 and Beyond Priorities for Manufacturing CFOs in 2021 and Beyond

Priorities for Manufacturing CFOs in 2021 and Beyond

Author: | Post Date: 23 Feb 2021

Like many industries, manufacturing was hit hard by the pandemic. While manufacturers recognize the importance of technology and how transformative it can be, the rate of adoption has remained relatively low. As a result, many found themselves unable to adapt quickly to the challenges imposed by the pandemic such as supply chain disruptions, social distancing measures at the workplace and transitioning to remote work. [...]


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Ways to Secure Your Digital Future

Author: | Post Date: 04 Feb 2021

  The world is still reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. For most manufacturers, supply chain disruptions highlighted the need for increased connectivity and improved engagement with both suppliers and customers. The impact of those disruptions has also been far-reaching. A good example of this can be seen now as the global automotive industry faces a global chip shortage. In fact, some analysts [...]


6 Ways that Manufacturers Can Prioritize Employee Development in 2021 6 Ways that Manufacturers Can Prioritize Employee Development in 2021 6 Ways that Manufacturers Can Prioritize Employee Development in 2021

6 Ways that Manufacturers Can Prioritize Employee Development in 2021

Author: | Post Date: 02 Feb 2021

2020 showed the world that the remote workforce could become the new reality with the right systems in place. Besides the rise of virtual collaboration, many businesses have been exploring the option to fully automate a number of business functions to avoid future disruptions. The question is – what do all of these changes mean for the workforce?   (more…)


A Systematic Solution for Manufacturers in Controlling  Allergens and Pathogens A Systematic Solution for Manufacturers in Controlling  Allergens and Pathogens A Systematic Solution for Manufacturers in Controlling  Allergens and Pathogens

A Systematic Solution for Manufacturers in Controlling Allergens and Pathogens

Author: | Post Date: 28 Jan 2021

  In the world of the hyperconscious consumer, food & beverage manufacturers have a duty to manage risk through food traceability technologies such as those found in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), to not only identify and respond to food safety issues, but also to support supply chain optimization and the reduction of food loss. (more…)


Rebooting the Business in 2020 – The CIO Perspective Rebooting the Business in 2020 – The CIO Perspective Rebooting the Business in 2020 – The CIO Perspective

Rebooting the Business in 2020 – The CIO Perspective

Author: | Post Date: 21 Jan 2021

  As a technology executive, you have probably undertaken two digital transformations in 2020 already. Using technology to convert employees to remote work. Implementing systems to accommodate the new ways customers interact and buy.   (more…)


Right Place, Right Time, on Time – How to be Inventive with Inventory Right Place, Right Time, on Time – How to be Inventive with Inventory Right Place, Right Time, on Time – How to be Inventive with Inventory

Right Place, Right Time, on Time – How to be Inventive with Inventory

Author: | Post Date: 10 Nov 2020

The global pandemic is forcing everyone to reassess their inventory management processes. A recent bulletin from the Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers’ Association (CHSA) has called on medical supply businesses to urgently address their supply chains and plan for shortages. Discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the cleaning and hygiene sector, it cited the fragility of just-in-time supply chains, reduced production capacity, and unprecedented demand [...]



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