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CFO 4.0 – Manufacturing & Cybercrime – Assessing your Financial Risk CFO 4.0 – Manufacturing & Cybercrime – Assessing your Financial Risk CFO 4.0 – Manufacturing & Cybercrime – Assessing your Financial Risk

CFO 4.0 – Manufacturing & Cybercrime – Assessing your Financial Risk

Author: | Post Date: 31 Mar 2020

Sometimes it takes an unfortunate occurrence, initiated by malicious actors, to drive home the realization that we operate our businesses under the predatory gaze of thieves. For me, despite years of experience in risk identification, mitigation, and transference, that defining event came several weeks ago, when I found an email in my in-box from one of our senior execs: (more…)


Effective Traceability – An Insurance Policy for the Electronics Industry Effective Traceability – An Insurance Policy for the Electronics Industry Effective Traceability – An Insurance Policy for the Electronics Industry

Effective Traceability – An Insurance Policy for the Electronics Industry

Author: | Post Date: 19 Mar 2020

Product recalls are one of the biggest risks that manufacturers have to face. According to the insurance industry, the average cost of product recall claims is over US $1 million. Product recalls in the electronics industry were 15% of all recalls in the EU in Q1 2019, and 29% in the US. (more…)


How to Digitally Transform Your Business with ERP How to Digitally Transform Your Business with ERP How to Digitally Transform Your Business with ERP

How to Digitally Transform Your Business with ERP

Author: | Post Date: 17 Mar 2020

Digital transformation is a phrase that has been discussed, exchanged and debated for the last couple of years. In fact, Industry 4.0 — a subset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution — was publicly introduced in Germany, in 2011. It was a government-lead initiative to enhance German competitiveness in the manufacturing industry. Despite the digital call to action, many global manufacturers have been left with [...]


What Supply Chain Visibility Means for Your Business What Supply Chain Visibility Means for Your Business What Supply Chain Visibility Means for Your Business

What Supply Chain Visibility Means for Your Business

Author: | Post Date: 17 Mar 2020

In the past few years, supply chains have become increasingly more connected and complex. At the same time consumer demand for transparency, combined with rising expectations, is at an all-time high. Having visibility throughout your supply chain can be a game-changer – not only can it help you manage disruption but also reduce risk, gain control and improve your customers’ experience. (more…)


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 [...]


7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2 7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2 7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2

7 Steps to Build Your Strategy and Roadmap for Digital Transformation – Part 2

Author: | Post Date: 18 Feb 2020

Digital technologies are transforming how businesses operate. Manufacturers today understand the importance of these changes but many find it hard to keep pace with technological advancements. Without a precise strategy in place, successfully deploying your first initiative towards digital transformation is going to prove extremely challenging. (more…)


Improving Customer Experience in the Age of Automation Improving Customer Experience in the Age of Automation Improving Customer Experience in the Age of Automation

Improving Customer Experience in the Age of Automation

Author: | Post Date: 06 Feb 2020

While most manufacturers have entered the era of automation, statistics are showing that true industry differentiation lies not only in technological innovation but also in an overall positive customer experience. Manufacturers have recognized this and according to a report by ORM and Acquia, the manufacturing sector identified customer experience as a “top priority” in 2019. (more…)


A Master Class in ERP Learning and Development A Master Class in ERP Learning and Development A Master Class in ERP Learning and Development

A Master Class in ERP Learning and Development

Author: | Post Date: 04 Feb 2020

Last week I finally succumbed to the advertisements for MasterClass. This is because they now have Jane Goodall and Neil deGrasse Tyson as instructors. Two of my heroes. That hook got me onto the site and now I can see many other courses that I’m interested in. (more…)



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