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Nov. 14, 2016 - Siemens says it is expanding its digital industrial leadership with its acquisition of Mentor Graphics for $37.25 per share in cash, which represents an enterprise value of $4.5 billion.
Oct. 24, 2016 - Earlier this month, Manufacturing AUTOMATION magazine, the leading B2B publication for Canada’s industrial automation market, and Pemeco Consulting, an Ontario-based consultancy to market-leading mid-sized manufacturers and distributors, held its first-ever ERP Vendor Congress, an exclusive event designed to provide manufacturers with the tools they need to lead a successful ERP project from start-to-finish.
Sept. 26, 2016 - Cora Systems — a provider of enterprise portfolio, program and project management (EPPM) solutions — has announced Honeywell Building Solutions will implement the second phase of its Cora EPPM solution.
Manufacturers are constantly looking for new ways to accelerate productivity, increase output in their operations, and achieve sustainable excellence in manufacturing. While there is no “magic bullet” to achieve manufacturing excellence, innovation can pave the road to excellence and can be derived from various parts of an organization.
Sept. 13, 2016 - IQMS, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and MES provider, is welcoming Arisoft, a Markham, Ont.-based ERP consultancy focused on business improvement, to its partner network.
Aug. 24, 2016 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION and Pemeco Consulting, an Ontario-based consultancy to market-leading mid-sized manufacturers and distributors, have partnered to bring you the first-ever ERP Vendor Congress, an exclusive event designed to provide you with the tools you need to lead a successful ERP project from start-to-finish. 
Jul. 25, 2016 - The advent of Cloud-based offerings for product lifecycle management (PLM) has reduced costs to the point where small manufacturers can afford to take advantage. Traditional PLM systems require a significant investment in IT infrastructure — making them complex and expensive — perhaps worthwhile for a large organization, but out of reach for most. With Cloud-based PLM tools, small manufacturers don’t have to buy, set up or maintain new computing infrastructure.
Jun. 14, 2016 - A legacy built from years of service, excellence and reliability is an asset to any company, but leveraging the long-standing relationships with partners and loyal customers built from that legacy can be the key to success in the manufacturing industry. However, when it comes to technology, an over-reliance on the past can be the quickest way to derail the future. Running a business on the stamina of an outdated, aging technology infrastructure is possible, but running a modern, successful business requires a modern IT strategy. 
Jun. 10, 2016 - When it comes to IT resources, manufacturing departments are frequently treated like little brothers — getting hand-me-downs of computers, monitors, etc., when engineering, sales and other departments upgrade. That’s shortsighted considering how real-time insights into manufacturing operations can give organizations the agility to make decisions that contribute to profitability, customer loyalty, and business growth.
Jun. 7, 2016 - Genius Solutions says the launch of its newest version of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution — Genius Manufacturing ERP V8 — has been an international success, accounting for an 30-per-cent increase in sales of the solution in the North American market.
Jun. 6, 2016 - It is expected by software analysts that the global SaaS-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of better than 14 per cent in the last four years. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have been increasingly adopting Cloud-based ERP, a key factor being the reduction of their total cost of ownership due to a low initial investment and faster deployment. Cloud-based ERP software helps SMEs manage their business operations in an affordable pay-per-use model without having to invest in traditional on-premise software.
May 13, 2016 - Manufacturers in North America must balance a multitude of issues to stay profitable. Increased competition from overseas manufacturing with its access to cheap labour, the reduced availability of qualified workers in the manufacturing trades, and tightening employee and environmental regulatory requirements, are but a few of the key issues challenging the wits of manufacturing executives today. Equally important is the struggle to shift into a new era of production — from high-volume, low-mix work, to an increasing growth of low-volume, high-mix short-run projects coupled with just-in-time ordering — which has placed high demands on all aspects of manufacturing.
May 10, 2016 - Terumo Medical Corp. recently decided to market the medical device products it manufactures through its own sales teams rather than go through a distributor. After doing so, the company quickly realized it did not have the appropriate system or staffing in place to handle all of the incoming orders.
Mar. 17, 2016 - SYSPRO, a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, has launched a blog, which it says will provide content to Canadian manufacturers and distributors that will help them improve their business performance.
Feb. 17, 2016 - IQMS, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and manufacturing execution system (MES) company, has announced that automotive manufacturer Elio Motors has selected IQMS’ flagship product, EnterpriseIQ. Elio Motors, which is anticipating the rollout of its three-wheeled motor vehicle in Q4 2016, is implementing EnterpriseIQ to “provide a single system for managing the company’s processes and obtaining complete, accurate information to support decision-making.”

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