In the digital era, businesses in every industry are becoming technology companies. New business models such as
“product as a service” (in which traditional manufacturers and distributors are driving new revenue streams by
integrating software-based services into their offerings) and new operational models, such as collaboration, social
business, and mobile platforms, mean that nearly every company is deriving at least part of its revenue from cloudbased
So, why are so many of these new cloud solution providers building their businesses on shaky foundations? The
truth is, when your business is based in the cloud, you need more than on-demand leased compute and storage
capacity. You need a cloud that is enterprise-grade, secure, and resilient. Equally important—and overlooked by
too many cloud solution providers—you need a cloud platform that is able to grow your business into the future,
supporting next-generation functionality like Artificial Intelligence (AI). No matter wh
While many OEMs are aware of new technologies to make machines more energy-efficient, they are reluctant to make changes due to the perception that it will make their machines more expensive to sell. The constraints of cost reduction, usage of resources and energy reduction are becoming key drivers in the industry as consumers require manufacturers to be more “green”. This paper demonstrates how incorporating sustainable design can add value to their machines and differentiate OEMs from the competition.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
Custom dollmaker LookReal wants to break the grip that mass manufacturers hold on the toy industry. Learn how the Spanish company is using HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology to make personalized dolls at a competitive price point, and aspires to reach a global audience with a new approach to production.
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Today’s manufacturers are looking to increase productivity, assure factory uptime, and thrive despite the changing manufacturing landscape. When you combine an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with a manufacturing execution system (MES), you’ll find these goals become more achievable because the technology is designed to simplify the modern manufacturing enterprise.
You want your organization to operate more efficiently and flexibly. You want to reduce waste and become as lean and efficient as possible. Most importantly, you want to keep pace with the changing competitive environment. These solutions can help with all of that.
Read the Epicor eBook, Harness the Power of MES, to learn more about how technology can help your business streamline, compete, and grow.
Selecting a new manufacturing execution system (MES) can be difficult. With so many options in the marketplace, it can be overwhelming to sort out which one is the right fit for your business.
In this report, we believe Gartner provides some clarity by naming a selection of vendors that specialize in creating MES solutions that support the unique capabilities of discrete industrial manufacturers and fit inside Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Perspective for MES. According to Gartner, recommended assessment criteria for technology and service selection are:
• Relevant industry experience
• Industry-specific functionality
• Supplier collaboration
• Financial viability
• Evidence of innovation
Download the report to learn more about why Epicor is named a notable vendor and why we believe you should consider Mattec MES for your manufacturing business.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is the backbone of modern manufacturing information systems, enabling the digital transformation that’s changing operations and customer expectations. As the movement toward a digital workplace evolves, your ERP system must keep pace.
Epicor commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) of deploying Epicor ERP. Several manufacturers using Epicor ERP found:
• Faster access to data and improved real-time visibility enabled better decision-making
• Improved multi-company operational efficiency
• Increased competitiveness with faster turnaround of customer quotes and improved pricing accuracy
• Increased versatility with the Epicor ERP cloud offering
• Access to deep expertise in manufacturing best practices
Read the study to find out how else Epicor ERP has helped manufacturers.
Growth is definitely on the agenda for manufacturers, along with avoiding the pitfalls of rapid growth. This was clear in a global survey recently undertaken on behalf of Epicor Software Corporation (Epicor) by MORAR Consulting. Our research identified key factors that growing manufacturers cited as essential to their success, along with risks that manufacturers believe could threaten growth for unprepared businesses.
The Epicor “Profitable Growth in Action” eBook features seven manufacturers and the factors they consider critical to their success. Get the eBook to learn how you can help boost your company’s potential for profitable growth.
The technology market is giving significant attention to Big Data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision making support; but how far along is the adoption of these technologies across manufacturing organizations? During a February 2013 survey of over 100 manufacturers we examined behaviors of organizations that measure effective decision making as part of their enterprise performance management efforts. This Analyst Insight paper reveals the results of this survey.
B/E Aerospace is the worldwide leading manufacturer of aircraft passenger cabin interior products and the leading global distributor of aerospace fasteners for commercial, business jet, and military markets. The company has leading worldwide market shares in all major product lines and serves virtually all of the world’s airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and leasing companies through its direct global sales and customer support organizations. Headquartered in Wellington, Florida, B/E Aerospace has grown to nearly 12,000 employees and 220 sites around the world and a true follow-the-sun model for global customer support.
Many manufacturers are pursuing the immense business benefits available from digitizing and connecting their factories. Major gains in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), reduced downtime, and manufacturing flexibility can be achieved with a factory that is digitized and connected. By providing visibility to machines and processes, manufacturers can anticipate issues that create unplanned downtime. By putting in place a secure, converged and wireless-ready network, manufacturers can have a platform that enables the agility to quickly start up new machines, cells, and lines, and rapidly deliver new products.
As the world around us becomes increasingly digital, manufacturers must follow suit. Digital transformation presents significant opportunities to achieve growth by addressing key operational issues and aligning products and services to the demands of today’s market.
Growth looks different for every company, and with the vast array of digital technologies available, it can be hard to know where to start. Which technologies offer the greatest opportunity for your company to grow? How can you successfully embrace the digital revolution?
Epicor has a history of helping manufacturers achieve growth by utilizing cutting-edge technology. By downloading these digital transformation assets, you will:
• Understand what growth might look like for your business
• Assess the capabilities needed to support your digital transformation journey
• Explore best practices to implement your digital transformation strategy
• Learn how to capitalize on growth opportunities with speed and conviction
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: Jun 14, 2017
Many premises-based phone system (PBX) manufacturers claim that the five year costs of their systems are lower than an equivalent cloud alternative. What the premises guys don’t tell you about is all the extra little hidden costs that come as a result of the limitations of the hardware and software in their systems. This guide will provide you with useful questions to ask your PBX manufacturer to ensure that you're getting the full picture on the cost of their system.
Questions to Ask During an Evaluation:
• Have you sized this system for my peak demand?
• Have you factored in the cost of site redundancy?
• How many hours of call recording are included?
• How is mobility supported? Do calls route in an out of the PBX for call treatment?
• What are the annual maintenance costs of the hardware and software in this system?
• Which third party systems have you integrated this PBX with?
For manufacturers, this IDC white paper examines the current and
future Internet of Things (IoT) imperative for the following discrete manufacturing industries: automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech, and industrial machinery. We highlight IoT-enabled scenarios — those possible both now and in an Industry 4.0 future with smart manufacturing. (IDC defines IoT as a network of uniquely identifiable endpoints or “things” that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity.) These scenarios more tightly integrate “things” with other information, processes, and even value chains. Further, we demonstrate how companies in these industries leverage technology to create business value today and disruptive opportunities tomorrow.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 08, 2015
Download this whitepaper for:
• An overview of how manufacturing can benefit from the big data technology stack
• A high-level view of common big data pain points for manufacturers
• A detailed analysis of big data technology for manufacturers
• A view as to how manufacturers are going about big data adoption
• A proven case study with: Omneo
This is an exciting time for the UK’s diverse automotive industry. We’re experiencing rapid growth with many of the world’s leading manufacturers – including the BMW Group, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Toyota – recognising the business case for investing here. The UK offers one of the lowest labour costs in western Europe, a competitive corporation tax (set to fall to just 17% by 2020) and regulations that support innovation and expansion. Meanwhile, the UK’s geographic location and strong supply and distribution infrastructure makes us a gateway to a customer base throughout Europe and beyond.
Find out why manufacturers and distributors are rethinking warehouse management and why these best-in-class performers are investing in advanced warehouse management solutions to strengthen their competitive market positions.
Digital transformation has fundamentally disrupted global manufacturing. It’s not just a single technological advancement; it’s a full range of emerging technologies that are revolutionizing the industry. Social, mobile, Big Data, analytics, cloud, and the Internet of Things are re-defining every organization’s operating models. Within the next decade, many manufacturers will find themselves managing operations that are virtually unrecognizable from the past century.
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly transformed the digital landscape and the world we live in. Intelligent devices and sensors connect smart cars, robotic manufacturing equipment, smart medical equipment, smart cities, industrial control systems, and much more in a way that improves lives and saves businesses billions of dollars. But along with its benefits, rapid IoT growth introduces a new dimension of security vulnerabilities that dramatically escalates the nature and seriousness of cybercrime risks.
In addition to traditional confidentiality cyber risks, IoT threats include attacks that can:
• Render smart appliances useless
• Shut down city power grids
• Threaten lives through hacked pacemakers and other medical devices.
Such security flaws not only endanger lives, frustrate customers, and disrupt business operations, but they create significant cost and public relations damage for IoT developers and manufacturers.