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Mar. 1, 2017 - If you think customer loyalty is hard to achieve in today’s highly competitive manufacturing environment, try telling that to Global Shop Solutions. The global producer of ERP software for manufacturers recently announced that American National Carbide (ANC), a make-to-order manufacturer of tungsten carbide products, recently passed the 40-year mark as a loyal Global Shop Solutions customer.
Feb. 5, 2017 - Why would a relatively small business choose to make the significant investment needed to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system?
Feb. 3, 2017 - Hexagon AB, a provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, is acquiring MSC Software, a provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development.
Jan. 16, 2017 - When it comes to plant operations, a single error could lead to total devastation in your facility. Whether you are running a water treatment facility or a production line, it is important to track your plant’s operations to avert such problems.
Jan. 11, 2017 - ERP implementations — those words can cause heart palpitations in the most experienced business manager. Stories abound of failed SAP projects that take two, three or four years to complete. Or, companies spending $50 million on an implementation that ultimately go out of business during or due to the project.
Nov. 16, 2016 - Koch Equity Development (KED), the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries, has announced it will invest more than $2 billion in Infor, an enterprise software provider for the manufacturing industry.
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.
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.
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