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| | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes | Manufacturing, Supply Chain
Is DDMRP for you?

In a couple of previous blog posts we have looked at the ideas of DDMRP and examined the five steps…

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Choosing software to manage what’s next in manufacturing
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Choosing new software for your business is not easy, as many of the manufacturers I meet tell me.  Everyone says…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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