Jakob Björklund

Jakob Bjorklund holds a master of science in industrial engineering and management from the University of Linköping. In his 21 years with IFS, he has been involved with consulting, sales and marketing, and product strategy for process manufacturing and supply chain management.

| | 4 minutes | Manufacturing, Supply Chain
Is DDMRP for you?

In a couple of previous blog posts we have looked at the ideas of DDMRP and examined the five steps…

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| | 8 minutes | Manufacturing, Supply Chain
The five steps of DDMRP

In my last blog post we took a look at DDMRP as a concept and the ideas behind it. In…

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| | 4 minutes | Manufacturing, Supply Chain
The relevance of Demand Driven MRP

MRP was invented in the fifties, computerized in the sixties and later became the dominating planning principle in the manufacturing…

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| | 9 minutes | Business Technology, Manufacturing
Planning methods: Which method is recommended for your manufacturing business?
Planning methods: Which method is recommended for your manufacturing business?

  This blog post was co-authored by Jakob Björklund, Solution Architect IFS Nordics, and Mats Johansson, Program Manager CPIM IFS…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing
Why these ERP features are considered most important

While there are several features of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that are of great importance, these are the…

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| | 4 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Manufacturing, Mobility, Process Manufacturing, Strategy
What’s your strategy for digital transformation?

The power of digital transformation is so strong that it can change an entire industry. Companies that change the way…

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| | 4 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Process Manufacturing, Strategy, Supply Chain
2016 Process manufacturing predictions

2016 will be another year for businesses in the process industry to watch and learn. In 2016, we will see…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Agility, IFS Applications, Process Manufacturing
Why is everyone so excited about IFS Applications 9?

I’m just back from the UK after two intensive days at the IFS UK user group conference in Birmingham. As…

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| | 5 minutes | Business Technology, IFS Applications
How good is your forecast?

Last year I joined Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference in London. I attended a presentation by Tim Payne, a Gartner…

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| | 4 minutes | Business Technology, Manufacturing, Strategy
Yield the potential of modern ERP
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How do we create a business process that offers the distinct attributes needed to support the company’s strategies and create competitive advantage? How do we find an ERP broad yet specific enough to provide real business agility? This is a move for ERP up the value chain. An investment in ERP is not just a way to get a modern, supported and cost effective replacement of an outdated ERP, but a key component on the path to strategic alignment.

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| | 2 minutes | Business Agility, Process Manufacturing
As a process manufacturer, which ERP is right for you?

During my 20 years with IFS, I have spent a lot of time trying to convince companies – predominantly in…

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| | 2 minutes | Business Agility, Process Manufacturing
How Heaven Hill Distilleries got its business agility

Heaven Hill Distilleries explains how they’ve achieved their goals and how they became more agile. Recently, I was in conversation with…

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