by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, IFS Applications, Manufacturing

Is blockchain the answer to total traceability and transparency? Traceability, recall, and risk Hardly a day goes by without another recall or food scare, today it’s farmed liquid egg whites yesterday it was scotch eggs and kebab rolls. In fact, in USDA market research they declare that there is a recall every three days. Traceability…

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ERP Software for Finance

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Transform Your Business

A few weeks ago, IDC published a white paper*, “The Business Value of IFS Enterprise Application Solutions with Industry-Specific Use Cases.” Through in-depth interviews with customer organizations, we were able to measure the value of IFS enterprise solutions. There were lots of interesting findings, but what really caught my eye were the statistics relating to the finance function. The impact of…

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technology in automotive

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Automotive, Transform Your Business

Is technology the key to succeeding in today’s automotive industry? And how can technology drive success in automotive dealers? To answer these questions, let’s first take a look at the automotive market. AUTOMOTIVE MARKET OVERVIEW Worldwide car sales and car production in 2018 recorded the first drop of the last nine years, and 2019 is…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Creativity & Innovation, Transform Your Business

Teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship: values of rugby teams, yes, but also values which should form the foundation of any business. The past few weeks have seen rugby fans the world over avidly following and analyzing all the action from the Rugby World Cup. However, business leaders could also learn a thing or two…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in IFS Applications, Partner, Service

This is the eighth in our series of conversations with members of the IFS partner community. For this installment of our partner blog, we’re back in the Nordics to meet up with a local partner that works with IFS Applications. Levilo is one of the first partners that I started to work with at IFS. It’s…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, IFS Applications, Manufacturing

Productivity in the UK has slowed and the future is uncertain for many businesses in the manufacturing sector. From attracting and retaining talent to managing processes, suppliers, and logistics: the uncertainty caused by Brexit has left a lot of questions but a scarcity of answers. But the UK doesn’t have to lag behind Europe in…

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Project Finance in Construction

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Finance

Project financial control is often complex, multi-dimensional and prone to the unexpected, then why do project controllers rely so heavily on two-dimensional spreadsheets for their multi-dimensional requirements, and what happens when we need to change this? Project financial control I have spent many years managing the financial and commercial aspects of long term multi-billion dollar…

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Construction Productivity

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure

As a Scot myself, I don’t have the sense of bravado that an American might when it comes to the United States construction sector or the vitality of the American economy overall. But even those of us in the UK have seen most globally important management or productivity trends, with notable exceptions like the Toyota…

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