- May 20, 2011
Before manufacturers can analyze the latest supply and demand trends with supply chain analytics, they need a strategy for integrating large volumes of data from multiple sources.
- May 17, 2011
More manufacturers are building Microsoft SharePoint collaboration systems, often with ERP integration, according to analysts.
- May 13, 2011
To boost its document visualization capabilities, the communications equipment maker integrated Oracle AutoVue with Agile PLM. But seamless integration remains a work in progress.
- May 10, 2011
By applying workflow tools and analytics and making warranty management a priority, manufacturers could save millions, but few even have the metrics to gauge performance, says IDC.
- May 09, 2011
Although the number of vendors continues to dwindle, a new Forrester report finds more ERP options, spurred in large part by the increasing popularity of cloud computing.
- May 05, 2011
The best data warehouses for manufacturers are built on a foundation of clear business goals.
- May 04, 2011
The leader of 3M’s manufacturing enterprise data warehouse (EDW) project shows how to do a financial analysis of the supply chain management and manufacturing BI benefits.
- May 02, 2011
Product recalls can do serious damage to a manufacturer’s business. Traceability technology helps prevent them by tracking products throughout the supply chain.
- April 29, 2011
Infor's acquisition of Lawson brings in applications that fill gaps in the company's product line. But the long-term implications for Lawson customers are unclear.
- April 28, 2011
Actionable analytics starts with underlying discipline and the right manufacturing data management tools and best practices.
- April 25, 2011
Many companies prefer smaller ERP packages because of the specialization they can offer, according to a new report by Panorama Consulting Group.
- April 22, 2011
Experts say manufacturers must build data models that capture all their trading partners' information for supply chain analytics tools to be effective.
- April 20, 2011
Experts offer advice on matching business intelligence and supply chain analytics tools with the specialized needs of users, from operations to finance and the executive suite.
- April 15, 2011
Effective business intelligence systems need a steady diet of clean, up-to-date, and reliable information.
- April 13, 2011
Supply chain analytics and BI could soon transform planning and execution, thanks to cloud-based mobile analytics and real-time data, experts say.