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| | Estimated reading time: 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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| | Estimated reading time: 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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| | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes | Manufacturing
What does the future of the Wood Industry look like?

I have been spending a lot of time with different companies in the wood industry over the past couple of…

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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Automotive, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing
IIoT – Why is it not happening
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Fifteen years ago, I was studying for a master’s degree in industrial automation at a technical university. We learned about…

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| | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes | Manufacturing
Sustainable Manufacturing: an Opportunity, Not a Punishment
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As manufacturers face a customer that increasingly demands sound, eco-friendly products , they are increasingly looking at how they can…

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| | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes | Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing
Smart Factories – The theory of constraints reborn?

Over the years there have been many paradigms that claim to optimize production and save the world—bottleneck, forward and backward,…

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| | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes | Manufacturing
Project accounting in manufacturing simplified: The Estimate ‘To Complete’ and ‘At Completion’ dilemma resolved

More and more we see the need to manage project resources as an important requirement in ERP software RFIs from…

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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Business Technology, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Transform Your Business
Manufacturing digital transformation in our rear-view mirror

Artificial intelligence (AI). Internet of Things (IoT). Augmented reality (AR). These are the technologies companies in the industries IFS serves…

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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Transform Your Business
Era of the Smart Factory: How can manufacturers get to the future quicker?

Businesses are constantly told they will go broke if they do not digitally transform and quickly, but for manufacturers it’s…

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| | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing
Will manufacturers ride the servitization wave to greater profitability?
Will manufacturers ride the servitization wave to greater profitability?

The servitization megatrend is upon us. Product-driven companies are adding services revenue streams and business models, usually to augment but…

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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategy
Q&A: How manufacturing can overcome today’s industry challenges
Q&A: How manufacturing can overcome today’s industry challenges

In this Q&A, I ask our manufacturing industry expert, Antony Bourne, to answer five questions about how manufacturing companies can…

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| | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes | Manufacturing
How much do you think it will cost?
How much do you think it will cost? Bidding and estimating

“How much do you think it will cost?” This is often a common question a manufacturer will ask themselves when…

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