New possibilities are born of new capabilities. The ability to dramatically lower production times and costs on complex, low-volume components, often while increasing functionality, is a game changer. What’s at stake for manufacturers are the prospects to improve current operational efficiencies and reduce costs, as well as capitalize on new product and market opportunities.
Cloud computing is changing the way the world does business; it's even affecting the manufacturing industry. In this informative white paper sponsored by Exact JobBOSS, you will learn everything you need to know about the Cloud's role in the manufacturing industry.
A recent UPS study of industrial machinery manufacturers found that one-third of midsize manufacturers attribute 75% of their profitability to parts, service and consumables. And 78% say their customers’ expectations for aftersales services are rising. Only 12% consider aftersales and service as an important differentiator for their businesses. These findings show that while manufacturers are rightly focused on meeting their customers’ demands for quality and performance, excellence in aftersales support offers untapped potential for many manufacturers.
Today's manufacturers are required to be increasingly innovative and more agile in decision-making to stay ahead of customers and provide greater value to customers. It is no longer safe to provide the same products to the same customers without change. Therefore, manufacturers must enable collaboration and access to greater amounts of data. Download this report to learn the Best-in-Class strategies.
In today’s world, manufacturing firms have a number of concerns in common, an indictment of the winds of change sweeping through the sector and the new challenges threatening their competitive advantage. Learn how how you meet these challenges while driving major growth!
Ageing infrastructure, high costs, reduced lead times and a need for improved visibility are continuing to make the environment a tricky one for process manufacturers as the global economy tries to transition back into one of growth. Learn how others are handling these challenges in this white paper.
Today's manufacturers are required to be increasingly innovative and more agile in decision making to both stay ahead of, and provide greater value to customers. As such, ERP has evolved to become a hub for collaboration and continuous improvement.
Manufacturers are turning to virtualization to boost efficiency, optimize resources, and improve margins. The availability of these critical virtualized applications is a top priority. Discover what your organization can do to prevent costly downtime.
As virtualization gains traction, manufacturing applications are more mission-critical than ever. When computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) applications and manufacturing execution systems (MES) get virtualized - even the slightest service interruption can cause wide production disruptions.
Analyst firm MPI discusses growth opportunities for manufacturers and why targeting micro-markets is a growing trend. The paper examines the issues around micro-markets and how technology solutions can help manufacturers meet specialized needs, such as regulation and compliance requirements specific to a vertical industry.
In a world of exploding market complexity, being relevant to customers by providing the best possible customer experience and service is indispensable in growing the business. In practical terms, this means companies have to become more agile and responsive to customer needs.
Manufacturers are hungry for growth. Following a debilitating recession and sluggish recovery period, many manufacturing leaders are ready to play for higher stakes, take bigger risks, go all the way in for the big payoff. Growth has to be just around the corner, they predict. Is it idealistic, wishful thinking?
Today’s manufacturers face a wider range of challenges than ever before—most notably, greater, more varied competition and the complexities of a globally extended supply chain. At the same time, the opportunities for success have never been more far-reaching.
Dashboards can positively change the way we view, disperse and work with information. They allow for a better understanding of data and greatly reduces the amount of time spent gathering and analyzing data. However, as decision makers are presented with such varied information, a key challenge remains in presenting the information. Software companies continually try to improve their report formats, using charts and graphs to provide a user-friendly interface to data and information.
With the widespread adoption of business intelligence (BI), it’s no secret that dashboards help convey potentially complex information. An effective dashboard will display only the data that is relevant to its viewers. By leveraging user roles and permissions, administrators are able to ensure that the appropriate viewers see the right information.