Read the latest IFS blog posts from the Manufacturing industry experts at IFS here. These authors understand the issues and challenges you face – read their thoughts from around the world on new technologies and market developments in Manufacturing. Learn more about IFS’s expertise in the Manufacturing industry.

| | 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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| | Estimated reading time: 6 minutes | Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Manufacturing, Research, Service
EAM and ERP: An increasingly critical partnership
EAM and ERP

Meet our guest author, Ted Rohm, Senior ERP Analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Ted Rohm is a Senior ERP…

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| | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes | Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Strategy, Transform Your Business
10 manufacturing buzzwords you should pay attention to
10 manufacturing buzzwords that you need to pay attention to today and tomorrow

We’re in an age of rolling waves of technologically-driven disruption. Which are the 10 emerging technologies with the biggest chance of impacting your business? Here’s our guesses.

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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Transform Your Business
Demand-driven MRP: a competitive edge for you in IFS Applications 10
Demand-driven material requirement planning

The world of MRP has hit the buffers, literally. Stock buffers are critical to the new discipline of dean drive materials requirements planning – and it’s new in IFS Applications 10.

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