Borg van Katwijk, Financial Director at Visser & Smit Marine Contracting said, “Our workforce is becoming increasingly mobile. By using business apps, such as IFS Notify Me, our employees are no longer required to be at their desks. IFS Notify Me enables them to approve purchase orders and invoices at any time and at any location—at home, at the office, or on the go. This boosts productivity and ensures up-to-date information in our central ERP system.
I like free stuff as much as the next person. Although I know very well that nothing is free. So what’s the problem? More and more, I find myself disappointed over the fact that “free” means that the product I’m consuming is less than its potential; less than I expect it to be.
Mixed mode manufacturing means that you combine make-to-stock (MTS) and make-to-order (MTO) in one common supply chain. The value proposition of this is that you can strike a balance between efficiency and flexibility across the product range by assigning different supply models to different products. In order to implement a strategy for a process manufacturing company it is important to have an enterprise software system such as IFS Applications that can support not only industry specific requirements for example formulations and multiple units of measure, but also mixed mode manufacturing.
I have just returned from three months paternity leave, and I must say that in addition to enjoying time with my kids it has been quite refreshing to experience IT “out of business”. Rather than reading IT press, the last few months I have seen how the iPads and Windows 8 devices work in the hands of my kids, their cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.
What Tom Devroy has to say about these three Field Service Management trends… This field service management post is courtesy of our Vice President of Sales, Tom Devroy: In this podcast hear Tom discuss 3 main trends that are affecting field service management operations. Three trends driving the industry include: Mobility Scheduling Optimization Software-as-a-Service Mobility…
This reverse logistics post reflects on our recent visit to the Reverse Logistics Association trade show in Las Vegas. Thank you to those of you who visited us at Reverse Logistics Association’s 10th Annual Conference and Expo. Our goal at the show was to meet today’s key service management leaders… and that is what…
This reverse logistics podcast is courtesy of Senior Vice President, Larry Laux: Reverse logistics gets its name in relation to forward logistics. As a business sells products, they can have the products moved from a warehouse directly to the consumer or to distributors. Reverse logistics, as the name implies, is exactly the opposite. Part of…
Did you know that 90% of information available today is created within the last two years? Have you ever thought about the business advantages to learn how to use these tools in business? Have you encountered the risk if you don’t?
The consumer world is unable to function without a smartphone and/or a tablet and has moved on from brick-sized analogue devices to wafer thin smartphones with processing capabilities comparable to those of laptops. New technology is constantly pushing the boundaries of what we can expect from our mobile devices. The A&D market is trending in a similar direction primarily driven by the demand for industrial workforce productivity combined with dramatic improvements that can be achieved in military operational effectiveness. The big question remaining is exactly what role mobile apps could play in defense strategy.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference in London. One of the many interesting topics discussed was Supply Chain Segmentation. Segmentation lets companies boost profitability by tailoring multiple supply chains within one physical flow. This made me think about how ERP vendors such as IFS can support companies to implement segmented supply chains.
The supply chain segmentation example Gartner shared resonated with me.