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The Smart Factory: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Distribution The Smart Factory: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Distribution The Smart Factory: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Distribution

The Smart Factory: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing and Distribution

Author: | Post Date: 16 Jul 2020

It’s been around for decades but only in recent years has artificial intelligence (AI) emerged from the research labs into the real world. Interestingly, consumers are more familiar with it, in the form of Apple’s Siri, the Amazon’s Alexa, and navigation apps like Waze – so when will businesses, and especially manufacturers and distributors, get around to accepting AI as a standard part of [...]


Supply Chain Disruption – What Happens Next? Supply Chain Disruption – What Happens Next? Supply Chain Disruption – What Happens Next?

Supply Chain Disruption – What Happens Next?

Author: | Post Date: 09 Jul 2020

Organizations are looking for opportunities to innovate their operations and rethink their business models as the Covid-19 pandemic has caused not only a global humanitarian crisis but a supply chain crisis as well. The World Economic Forum says the magnitude of this unprecedented crisis has yet to be fully realized or manifested. Some of the impacts on manufacturers and businesses around the globe include supply [...]


Why Manufacturers Need a CRM System Geared to their Needs Why Manufacturers Need a CRM System Geared to their Needs Why Manufacturers Need a CRM System Geared to their Needs

Why Manufacturers Need a CRM System Geared to their Needs

Author: | Post Date: 25 Jun 2020

Increasingly, companies of all sizes are looking at CRM (customer relationship management) software to assist in their customer interactions. Manufacturers and distributors are no longer just waiting for customers to contact them with what they want. Instead, they are now forecasting and planning what will be in demand in the coming months using technology that helps them understand their customers. Back in 2017, a [...]


Coming out of Lockdown – The Corona Opportunity Coming out of Lockdown – The Corona Opportunity Coming out of Lockdown – The Corona Opportunity

Coming out of Lockdown – The Corona Opportunity

Author: | Post Date: 12 Jun 2020

Now that we’re slowly “coming out” of lockdown, what is the Brave New World we find ourselves in? Will lockdown-learning fuel change or will we soldier on wearing a blindfold instead of a face mask. What changes will last and what opportunities will we grasp? People interaction – the pros and the cons (more…)


Key Benefits of COVID-19 Resulting in a Localization of Supply Chains Key Benefits of COVID-19 Resulting in a Localization of Supply Chains Key Benefits of COVID-19 Resulting in a Localization of Supply Chains

Key Benefits of COVID-19 Resulting in a Localization of Supply Chains

Author: | Post Date: 09 Jun 2020

The disruption caused by the coronavirus has led global supply chains to re-think globalized market strategies. Before the pandemic, Chinese producers were often selected as the first choice, and China’s share of the global GDP was sitting at 20%. When Covid-19 hit China, its factories were shut down. Many other countries had to additionally deal with the closing of local ports. (more…)


Addressing the post-COVID-19 Challenges in the UK Industrial Machinery and Equipment Industry Addressing the post-COVID-19 Challenges in the UK Industrial Machinery and Equipment Industry Addressing the post-COVID-19 Challenges in the UK Industrial Machinery and Equipment Industry

Addressing the post-COVID-19 Challenges in the UK Industrial Machinery and Equipment Industry

Author: | Post Date: 16 Apr 2020

The UK Industrial Machinery and Equipment (IM&E) industry makes a significant contribution to the economy, but there’s a growing realization that the post Coronavirus/COVID-19 world will not be the same as it was. My guess is that organizations will start to look at digital strategies a lot more seriously after the pandemic. Companies that don’t understand that things will need to change may not [...]


5 Benefits of the Latest SYSPRO ERP Capabilities 5 Benefits of the Latest SYSPRO ERP Capabilities 5 Benefits of the Latest SYSPRO ERP Capabilities

5 Benefits of the Latest SYSPRO ERP Capabilities

Author: | Post Date: 09 Apr 2020

As a Business Analyst within SYSPRO Product Management, I continuously look at market trends, and engage with our customers within the manufacturing and distribution sectors to really understand the needs of the industry, and how we can support those needs within the product. Now more than ever, as most of the world enters a lockdown of unknown length, it is clear that these sectors need to figure out how to get ahead of the curve and remain ahead of the curve.  This will [...]


Traceability in the Auto Parts Industry – Avoiding that Million-Dollar Loss Traceability in the Auto Parts Industry – Avoiding that Million-Dollar Loss Traceability in the Auto Parts Industry – Avoiding that Million-Dollar Loss

Traceability in the Auto Parts Industry – Avoiding that Million-Dollar Loss

Author: | Post Date: 02 Apr 2020

It used to be that auto manufacturers’ success was based on their ability to efficiently and profitably design, produce, sell and ship products. But in a fast-changing world, with more complex engineering and the outsourcing of sub-components, manufacturers now have to consider the quality and safety of their products as well. (more…)


How Traceability can Improve Customer Satisfaction How Traceability can Improve Customer Satisfaction How Traceability can Improve Customer Satisfaction

How Traceability can Improve Customer Satisfaction

Author: | Post Date: 26 Mar 2020

Recalls are expensive and often extremely damaging to not only the brands involved but the producers and manufacturers. Customer satisfaction is vital in all industries – from food production to electronics manufacturing. When customers purchase products, they expect not only quality, but reliability from the product that they have purchased. (more…)


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…)



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