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| | 3 minutes | Automotive, Manufacturing, Supply Chain
Morgan Motors Rolls Out IFS To Get The Most From Their Supply Chain

The automotive supply chain is far more complex than it used to be, a fact Morgan clearly knows. In early…

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| | 4 minutes | Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy
How IFS can help process manufacturers with their CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a broad concept that describes a corporate initiative to assess and take responsibility for a…

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| | 4 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing
Is 3D printing ready for the consumer market?

While there’s a certain enjoyment about growing and picking your own fruit – or should I now say printing your…

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| | 4 minutes | Manufacturing, Strategy
How to Close the Manufacturing Skills Gap
Brompton Bicycle

The global economic crisis has had a significant effect on the manufacturing sector, with the prolonged Eurozone slump impacting demand…

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| | 3 minutes | Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing
Defining the ERP Foundation for the Paint and Coatings Industry

Of the many contemporary challenges facing an industry like paint and coatings, supply chain management is a critical one at…

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| | 4 minutes | Business Technology, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing
Trying to Make Sense of the Conflict Minerals Rule? Good luck with that!

Regardless of your position on government mandates for corporate social responsibility, one thing is certain. The U.S. Securities and Exchange…

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| | 7 minutes | Business Technology, Manufacturing
How Can I.T. Keep Up with the 3D Printing Revolution?

3D printing has continued to hit the headlines with some fascinating use cases, such as the architects in Amsterdam that…

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| | 5 minutes | Business Technology, Manufacturing, Mobility
3 Mobile Enterprise Software Myths Exposed

When a technology is not well-understood, a number of myths or urban legends can spring up to fill in the…

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| | 3 minutes | Business Technology, Manufacturing
What Does 3D Printing Mean for ERP?

As I talk with customers at our IFS industry councils and at other professional events, I find many manufacturers and…

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| | 3 minutes | Manufacturing, Strategy
Is the manufacturing industry in recovery?

Over the last few months, there have been a number of surveys indicating that global manufacturing output is increasing. Last…

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| | 1 minute | Manufacturing, Mobility
IFS Mobility Webinar October 3

We’re running a series of IFS webinars looking at how mobile solutions can help business transformation across a range of…

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| | 3 minutes | Manufacturing, Mobility, Process Manufacturing
2 Reasons why the manufacturing industry is behind the curve on embracing enterprise mobility

Mobility continues to be a hot topic in the ERP/enterprise software market, but the conversations are changing from theory to optimization and practical use. In fact, mobility is one of Gartner’s nexus of forces, the convergence of social, mobility, cloud and information patterns that drive new business scenarios. This started me thinking about why manufacturers appear to be behind the curve in embracing this technology and in seeing the benefits on the shop floor.

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