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
Brookside Lumber—a Pennsylvania-based lumber and building materials (LBM) dealer—needed a new business software system that was flexible, open, user-friendly, and easily enhanced. They wanted a solution that could get them the data they needed to accomplish their goals in a timely manner.
That’s where Epicor BisTrack came in.
BisTrack helps LBM dealers achieve operational efficiencies by:
• Matching workflow needs of LBM contractor yards
• Automatically notifying users of necessary information
• Delivering seamless, hands-on implementation
• Quickly getting information out of the solution for special request
• Providing optional add-on applications for business growth
• Adapting to the way you do business
• Servicing customers faster
Read this case study to learn more about how Epicor BisTrack was able to help Brookside Lumber, and discover how it can also help your LBM business. Download the case study now.
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
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.
As the food industry races to comply with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), manufacturers are working to adopt more robust track and trace processes. A critical component to achieving compliance is the integration of automated data capture solutions throughout all stages of food production—from farm to table. This whitepaper examines technology considerations food manufacturers should weigh when implementing these systems, along with how to tackle the subsequent challenges that are sure to arise. Once the U.S. food industry understands how mobile solutions can enable track & traceability, manufacturers will be equipped with an efficient solution that not only helps to achieve regulatory compliance, but also improves overall business efficiencies.
Published By: Kaminario
Published Date: May 05, 2016
Is there that much of a future for magnetic spinning disk? Even if manufacturers could move to 30,000 rpm disks with better areal density, the constraints in the engineering and physical capabilities of magnetic disks will still put them orders of magnitude behind flash-based systems in overall performance terms.
Published By: ThingWorx
Published Date: Dec 02, 2015
Security is a primary concern of ThingWorx customers — especially device manufacturers and end-customers that deliver and use connected products. These customers demand a proven solution that protects them and their customers against hackers, malware and unsafe operations.
For many years small to midsize manufacturers and ERP software providers struggled with the notion that full system implementations included more complexity, not to mention cost, than could be incurred by organizations with limited resources. Fortunately, drastic improvements in price performance, enhancements to underlying technologies and introduction of new forms of delivery have made ERP solutions viable and affordable to manufacturing companies of all sizes.
Shopping has always been social - whether we're buying a camera, booking a holiday or renting a car. People buy from people and discuss their decisions. Today, social commercie is back in a big way. The travel industry has fully embraced the power of the crowd and it's hard to find a serious travel site that doesn't have some form of traveller reviews. In thisebook, you will learn about weaving social engagement into every step of the new booking journey to make it easy for people to book with you and share their great experience with others.
If you’ve seen recent car ads, you know they’re as likely to promote applications and connections as they are styling and horsepower. But manufacturers aren’t the only ones pushing apps these days. Banks, airlines, restaurants—you name it—all are using them to attract and engage customers. This is the application economy; where every company is in the software business and user experience is the new survival of the fittest.