- March 25, 2011
Analysts and hiring managers say manufacturing has an IT recruiting problem, but they find hope in playing up leading-edge factory automation and working closely with educators.
- March 18, 2011
Panorama Consulting’s new survey of ERP implementers suggests customization may be key to ERP satisfaction -- if expectations are properly calibrated upfront.
- March 11, 2011
At its annual conference, research firm IDC compared social media-driven mobile data to the 1980s rise of the PC and advised companies to make the leap now.
- March 10, 2011
While social networking has become a part of daily life for many people, manufacturing organizations have been slow to add social media to their businesses.
- March 08, 2011
RFID and barcodes are still the most effective warehouse data-capture systems for gaining real-time views of inventory. But picking one over the other is sometimes tricky, according to experts.
- March 07, 2011
SaaS providers and proprietary 3PL networks are helping manufacturers ship goods across borders while gaining real-time visibility into their inventory around the world.
- March 04, 2011
Motion and control tech manufacturer Parker Hannifin needed to improve its S&OP and rein in its global operations. The company’s deployment of Logility Voyager Solutions 8.0 has helped.
- February 25, 2011
Avoid the cost drains and change-management pitfalls that can dilute the ROI of mobile computing devices.
- February 22, 2011
Manufacturers can avoid mobile computing devices running amok by focusing on these three key areas.
- February 18, 2011
Though Cellular Specialties' CRM and ERP are both from Sage, the systems can’t talk to one another, and that leads to tedious workarounds and data issues for the make-to-order company.
- February 17, 2011
Deciding where tablets and smartphones fit best in a manufacturing environment can be daunting, especially with all the recent rollouts of fancy new gadgets. Here are some pointers on choosing the right mobile computing devices.
- February 11, 2011
Foote Partners quarterly report shows strong pay increases for some vendor-specific ERP skills, including SAP Production Planning and Oracle Enterprise Applications.
- February 09, 2011
Support for mobile devices and SaaS workforce management could expand the use of workforce management software and help position it as a core enterprise platform.
- February 07, 2011
Manufacturers might want to put the brakes on mobile mania until they get a good look at the new tablets and smartphones that are expected in the months ahead.
- February 02, 2011
To get the most from workforce management software, manufacturers should secure stakeholder support and maintain a strong focus on labor rules.