Thursday, April 9, 2020
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

blockchain, automotive, change

5 Ways Blockchain is Changing the Automotive Industry

Blockchain, a technology famous for its application in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, is being explored by automakers as a way to improve security in increasingly connected vehicles. As the average car gets...
transformation, business, change, cityscape

Is Business ‘Transformation’ a Dirty Word?

Most companies do not truly want to transform. When I say "want," I mean the want that goes beyond some executive meetings and e-learning classes. The kind of want that goes...
sustainability, manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, supply chain, green

Manufacturing ERP Plays a Key Role for Sustainability

Sustainability has become increasingly important in recent years and is now a vital component of many organizations’ social, economic and environmental efforts. As an example, look no further than Microsoft’s announcement...
Customer Support, action center, QAD

Actionable Insights: Customer Support

In our previous Actionable Insights blog, we discussed the Operations Efficiency and Utilization by Production Line Action Center. Next, we will provide an overview of the Customer Support Action Center as...
Germany, business, economy, manufacturing

Doing Business in Germany

Germany is the largest economy in the EU, and it’s the second most populous country. It is the fifth largest economy in the world.  After WWII, Germany was divided into two sectors,...
continuous improvement, outcome-based, outcomes

How to Achieve Outcome-based Continuous Improvement

Manufacturers, more than any other sector, know they must continually improve their operations. Most embrace continuous improvement. Lean and Six Sigma provide the most recognizable frameworks for continuous improvement. Both have been...
operations, operations efficiency, utilization, production, action center

Actionable Insights: Operations Efficiency and Utilization by Production Line

In our previous Actionable Insights blog, we discussed the Purchasing Commitments and Spending Action Center. Next, we will provide an overview of the Operations Efficiency and Utilization by Production Line Action...
automotive, automotive cybersecurity, cybersecurity, connected vehicles

The Growing Need for Automotive Cybersecurity

As we advance into the new decade and the automotive industry continues to move forward with electric, autonomous and connected vehicles, we know that some doors are closing. Cars are less...
competitive advantage, hot air balloons, adaptive ERP, ERP, industry change

How an Adaptive ERP Helps to Create Competitive Advantage

Gone are the days when the size of a business determined its success. Just as oceans and seas form the coastlines of the world, industry change forms business viability. The longer...
Thailand, business, manufacturing, economy, skyline

Doing Business in Thailand

Once known as Siam, Thailand became a constitutional monarchy in 1932. Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country not colonized by a European power. Thailand borders the Andaman Sea and the Gulf...

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