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Building a Case for Industry 4.0 Building a Case for Industry 4.0 Building a Case for Industry 4.0

Building a Case for Industry 4.0

Author: | Post Date: 25 Mar 2021

It was Robert Shiller, a Yale University Professor of Economics and Nobel laureate who famously said “You cannot wait until a house burns down to buy fire insurance on it. We cannot wait until there are massive dislocations in our society to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” (more…)


How Can I Manage Inventory to Support Smart Manufacturing? How Can I Manage Inventory to Support Smart Manufacturing? How Can I Manage Inventory to Support Smart Manufacturing?

How Can I Manage Inventory to Support Smart Manufacturing?

Author: | Post Date: 26 Jan 2021

Smart Manufacturing is about visibility, connectivity and interoperability – connecting systems, machines, and work units to create intelligent networks along the value chain. It’s about getting information about the manufacturing process to where it is needed, when it is needed, and in the form it is needed to power smart decisions. (more…)


Are These 9 Hidden Costs Eating Away at your F&B Business’s Profitability? Are These 9 Hidden Costs Eating Away at your F&B Business’s Profitability? Are These 9 Hidden Costs Eating Away at your F&B Business’s Profitability?

Are These 9 Hidden Costs Eating Away at your F&B Business’s Profitability?

Author: | Post Date: 17 Dec 2020

There are good surprises and there are bad surprises – like discovering that, somewhere in your food and beverage manufacturing business, there are serious gaps that are draining your bottom line. Even worse, you don’t always realize it until the damage is already done. (more…)


Where AI can be Used in Manufacturing Where AI can be Used in Manufacturing Where AI can be Used in Manufacturing

Where AI can be Used in Manufacturing

Author: | Post Date: 10 Dec 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining a lot of attention and the interest has accelerated like other areas of technology as a result of the pandemic. If you are a mid-size manufacturer, your attitude might be that AI is for the big boys, not guys like us. However, the world has changed significantly in 2020 and manufacturers need to adapt to new realities. I’ll discuss [...]


Building a Robust Supplier Base to Secure your Supply Chain Building a Robust Supplier Base to Secure your Supply Chain Building a Robust Supplier Base to Secure your Supply Chain

Building a Robust Supplier Base to Secure your Supply Chain

Author: | Post Date: 08 Dec 2020

Following a six-month stint in a dining-room chair, glued to Zoom or my cell phone, I am now free. Now on lockdown level 1, I have managed to visit the office, had meetings with real people and I have even had my first beer during a bush break. While I bask in my newfound freedom, I can’t help but wonder why costs rose during [...]


3 Ways to Drive Value out of Your ERP Investment 3 Ways to Drive Value out of Your ERP Investment 3 Ways to Drive Value out of Your ERP Investment

3 Ways to Drive Value out of Your ERP Investment

Author: | Post Date: 26 Nov 2020

As a mother of an avid horse rider, I have noticed a development where horses are now being bred to be far more athletic. In the ‘old days’, the preferred showjumping warmblood breeds had stronger hind legs to handle the propulsion of the jumps. Lately, the horses have been cross-bred with lighter more athletic breeds, resulting in a winning combination of strength and stealth. [...]


The Levels of Digital Maturity for Your Company The Levels of Digital Maturity for Your Company The Levels of Digital Maturity for Your Company

The Levels of Digital Maturity for Your Company

Author: | Post Date: 12 Nov 2020

Does digital transformation require radical re-thinking? For traditional companies, the prospect of a complete digital overhaul has left many businesses in a fight, flight or freeze mode. With barriers ranging from the costs associated with moving away from legacy systems through to the lack of skills to enable it, digital transformation has been a far-off dream for many. (more…)


5 Things I’ve Learned About Managing Change for Digital Transformation Success 5 Things I’ve Learned About Managing Change for Digital Transformation Success 5 Things I’ve Learned About Managing Change for Digital Transformation Success

5 Things I’ve Learned About Managing Change for Digital Transformation Success

Author: | Post Date: 27 Oct 2020

Big change is coming. Your new technology launch will unite systems from across the organization, on one streamlined platform. It will make workflows simpler, information more available, and save time for employees across the business. It will arm you with the latest digital capabilities and provide a competitive edge. But it comes screeching to a halt when that technology lands in the hands of [...]


How COOs can Contribute to Software Selection and Deployment How COOs can Contribute to Software Selection and Deployment How COOs can Contribute to Software Selection and Deployment

How COOs can Contribute to Software Selection and Deployment

Author: | Post Date: 22 Oct 2020

The COO is at the center of business. While the role of the COO differs from organization to organization, it is the COO in conjunction with the Executive team that drive and build the necessary foundations, structures, processes and strategies for an organization to be successful. (more…)


6 Questions Industrial Machinery Manufacturers Should Ask when Considering a New ERP System 6 Questions Industrial Machinery Manufacturers Should Ask when Considering a New ERP System 6 Questions Industrial Machinery Manufacturers Should Ask when Considering a New ERP System

6 Questions Industrial Machinery Manufacturers Should Ask when Considering a New ERP System

Author: | Post Date: 15 Oct 2020

Imagine if you toured someone else’s plant that uses much more primitive machinery than your own. I’m sure you would cringe at their manual processes and inefficiencies. You would be compelled to explain that there is a better way. In fact, they might be so used to doing it their way that they don’t even realize what else is possible. (more…)



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