Recent Articles

April 24, 2015 11:06 am
Steve Durbin
Supply chains are a vital component of every organization’s global business operations and the backbone of today’s global economy. However, security chiefs everywhere are concerned about how open they are to an abundance of risk factors.
April 23, 2015 11:02 am
Lori Payne
For those who have become receptive to the potential benefits of Cloud-based manufacturing software and are beginning to evaluate their options, here are four key questions you should ask as you conduct research and enter into discussions with possible providers.
April 21, 2015 10:48 am
Bob McKee
More than ever before, consumers control the economics of the industry and organizations need to harness this information appropriately and adapt their processes in order to respond to volatile demand, manage inventory risk and rapidly take market leadership.
April 20, 2015 12:01 pm
Pat Garrehy
Manufacturers know that, in order to be successful in the rapidly changing markets of the global economy, they must make more efficient use of large amounts of data to leverage business intelligence and become more agile. They are looking to the cloud as a solution.
April 17, 2015 11:33 am
Dan Amzallag
Traditionally, time, cost and a lack of resources put severe limits on procurement professionals' supplier vetting process. But traditions are changing.
April 16, 2015 10:49 am
Marc-Alexis Rémond
A total preventive and predictive maintenance program is absolutely essential to an efficient, reliable and safe production process. However, no matter how well-oiled and designed your preventive and predictive maintenance program is, every now and then, Murphy’s Law reminds us that things can go wrong.
April 15, 2015 11:12 am
Sid Geddam
Three factors that should be top of mind so that the lean warehouse can change, grow and help enable shifts in a company’s expanding business.
April 14, 2015 10:31 am
John Kelley & Kerrie Jordan
Ever wonder how your lunch was made? Given all the ingredients, equipment, data, processes and players involved, few can tell the whole story. But one type of enterprise software has recorded every detail – product lifecycle management.  
April 13, 2015 11:15 am
Dan Miklovic
Asset Performance Management (APM), like so many other evolving enterprise applications is beginning to move to the cloud. The advanced analytics and the big data aspects of asset reliability are well-suited to amalgamation in the cloud. The level of confidence in a prediction is often dependent on the quantity of the data used to make the prediction.
April 10, 2015 11:03 am
Rich Brown
The smaller the world becomes, the more essential a strong working telecom connection to other parts of the world will be to your manufacturing operations. But to make the most of worldwide connections, now is the time to consider your communication needs and begin to make your roadmap for execution.
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