Maggie Slowik

Maggie is a Global Industry Director for Manufacturing. Prior to IFS, she was a manufacturing analyst at IDC for nearly 5 years, working with both global software providers and manufacturers to help assess, define and drive digital transformation initiatives, including use case prioritization and technology selection. Previous roles include advisory work with supply chain C-suite members on topics including sustainability, supply chain risk and technology.

| | Estimated reading time: 10 minutes | IFSCloud, Manufacturing
Manufacturing Predictions 2023: The pressure is intensifying

Intense global competition, complex customer demands and tightening regulations Manufacturers are no strangers to dealing with turbulent market conditions, however…

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| | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes | Automotive, Business Transformation, Manufacturing
Why manufacturers need to start taking responsibility of their talent problem

According to a recent, global IFS study, 67% of manufacturing organisations find it difficult to fill positions with 40% citing…

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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Discrete Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Product and Innovation, Supply Chain
Putting Value on Servitization

How do you put a value on Servitization? Servitization is a hot topic, particularly in manufacturing. The consensus of opinion…

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| | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes | IFS Cloud, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Supply Chain
Food and Beverage Manufacturing – Turning planning and forecasting to your advantage

In my previous blog I looked at the challenges of planning and forecasting in today’s fast-paced food and beverage manufacturing…

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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | IFS Cloud, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Supply Chain
Food and Beverage planning and forecasting – dark art, science or a bit of both?

As consumers, we have high expectations when it comes to our favorite food brands. But do we really appreciate the…

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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Automotive
IFS Unleashed – An opportunity for manufacturers to share, reflect and unleash!

Hello – it’s great that the gates to ‘in-person’ networking have officially re-opened! I’ve really missed interacting face-to-face with colleagues,…

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| | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes | Case Study, Customer, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing
KLN Family Brands works with IFS to improve forecasting and drive growth

KLN, a family-owned company based in Minnesota that manufactures human and pet food products, is partnering with IFS during a…

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| | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes | Discrete Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Sustainability
Why manufacturers need a value-focused mindset to reach their sustainability goals.

Is it just me or does it seem as though the whole world is talking about sustainability right now? Admittedly,…

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| | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes | Automotive, Business Agility, Customer Engagement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Transform Your Business
Unlocking the true value of digital technology in Manufacturing

The speed at which digital technology advances and the way it can disrupt entire markets is truly mindboggling. Why do…

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| | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes | Business Technology, Retail, Service
World-class Supply Chain Management Key to Sales Expansion for Stadium
Stadium

This year, Stadium AB, Sweden’s largest sport retailer, marks its 40th year in business. Today, Stadium is one of the…

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