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Building Digital Resilience for a New Business Decade Building Digital Resilience for a New Business Decade Building Digital Resilience for a New Business Decade

Building Digital Resilience for a New Business Decade

Author: | Post Date: 12 Mar 2020

As we start to settle into 2020, it promises to be a momentous year for UK manufacturing. In a post-Brexit climate, there is an opportunity for our Movers and Makers to explore new avenues of growth, exploit new trading relationships and demonstrate their strengths on the global stage. (more…)


The Digital Transformation Journey: Part 3 – How to Avoid Implementation Failure The Digital Transformation Journey: Part 3 – How to Avoid Implementation Failure The Digital Transformation Journey: Part 3 – How to Avoid Implementation Failure

The Digital Transformation Journey: Part 3 – How to Avoid Implementation Failure

Author: | Post Date: 06 Mar 2020

As your manufacturing firm seeks to diversify, improve operational efficiencies and increase market penetration (among other goals), embarking on an Industry 4.0 initiative is a likely first step. While adopting new technology that can help you compete globally and achieve sustainable growth can appear to be a daunting task given the time, resources and cost required, getting it right is imperative. (more…)


The Blurred Line Between Manufacturers and Tech Companies The Blurred Line Between Manufacturers and Tech Companies The Blurred Line Between Manufacturers and Tech Companies

The Blurred Line Between Manufacturers and Tech Companies

Author: | Post Date: 03 Mar 2020

Is Tesla a car manufacturer, an energy company or a technology firm? Elon Musk envisioned Tesla Motors as a technology company and independent automaker, aimed at eventually offering electric cars at prices affordable to the average consumer. Tesla Motors shortened its name to Tesla in February 2017 to take the focus away from cars. Today its extraordinary ambitious founder has a clear purpose; to [...]


Can ERP Traceability Keep Aerospace up in the Air? Can ERP Traceability Keep Aerospace up in the Air? Can ERP Traceability Keep Aerospace up in the Air?

Can ERP Traceability Keep Aerospace up in the Air?

Author: | Post Date: 13 Feb 2020

The UK aerospace industry is a vital component of the economy. According to the International Trade Administration, the industry is the second largest in the world and in 2018, the total civil aerospace turnover totaled over $44.6 billion. The sector also had approximately 17% global market share. (more…)


Why Food Manufacturers Shouldn’t Ignore Compliance Automation Why Food Manufacturers Shouldn’t Ignore Compliance Automation Why Food Manufacturers Shouldn’t Ignore Compliance Automation

Why Food Manufacturers Shouldn’t Ignore Compliance Automation

Author: | Post Date: 28 Jan 2020

We can all agree on the importance of food safety. We want to trust that the food we put on our plate is clean and nutritious. Yet, we still commonly see headlines containing food contamination issues such as the November 2019 Canadian romaine lettuce recall linked to lettuce harvested in Salinas, California. (more…)


6 Crucial Steps to Starting your Digitalization Process 6 Crucial Steps to Starting your Digitalization Process 6 Crucial Steps to Starting your Digitalization Process

6 Crucial Steps to Starting your Digitalization Process

Author: | Post Date: 16 Jan 2020

The pace of technology change has been accelerating in recent years to the extent that it now impacts a wider range of people throughout an organization. These potentially disruptive changes have “moved from an infrequent inconvenience to a consistent stream of change that is redefining markets and entire industries” (Gartner 1). In the era of Industry 4.0, IT and business decision-makers need to start embracing [...]


Key ERP Tools to Support the Future Manufacturing Supply Chain Key ERP Tools to Support the Future Manufacturing Supply Chain Key ERP Tools to Support the Future Manufacturing Supply Chain

Key ERP Tools to Support the Future Manufacturing Supply Chain

Author: | Post Date: 09 Jan 2020

The future direction of supply chain management and collaboration will be determined by the impact of digitalization on the supply chain. Every analyst and forecaster is making that general prediction for the supply chain of the future. At the same time, customers and consumers are changing the way they order goods and services, forcing companies to adopt new pricing and delivery models. (more…)


How to Use ERP to Converge IT Systems and Operational Technology How to Use ERP to Converge IT Systems and Operational Technology How to Use ERP to Converge IT Systems and Operational Technology

How to Use ERP to Converge IT Systems and Operational Technology

Author: | Post Date: 01 Nov 2019

Traditionally, manufacturing companies maintained a clear line between their IT systems and operational technology (OT) – that is, the tools and machinery that produced or processed what they were selling. Thanks to rapid advances in connectivity and the advent of the Internet of Things, that’s all changing. (more…)


Risk Management in the Digital Age Risk Management in the Digital Age Risk Management in the Digital Age

Risk Management in the Digital Age

Author: | Post Date: 23 Sep 2019

Over the last few decades manufacturing has changed profoundly, in response to factors that include: the opening up of world markets, the economies of Cloud-based computing, and the global adoption of ERP and Industry 4.0 applications. With the strategic introduction of connected, digital technologies, manufacturers open themselves up to enormous rewards – but they also expose their companies to brand new areas of risk. [...]



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