Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

supply chain, metrics

Metrics that Matter: Supply Chain Effectiveness

It’s a well-known axiom that an organization’s success or failure rides on the effectiveness of its supply chain. Companies spend a great deal of time tweaking their supply chains to improve...
digital twin, industry 4.0

Bridging Physical and Virtual Worlds with Digital Twins

Digital twin technology, which refers to the creation of a digital replica of a physical asset, has evolved. The concept is not a new one, but with advances in technology, digital...
trade management, consumer packaged goods, profit

Trade Management is Critical to Growing CPG Businesses and Profits

The consumer products and food & beverage marketplace is changing rapidly as consumer preferences and tastes evolve. Manufacturers need to innovate to accommodate the evolution of the consumer that is changing...
automotive erp, industry 4.0, supply chain, business intelligence

Keeping Up with Demand for Today and Tomorrow

Disruptive technological forces are rapidly changing future planning scenarios in the automotive industry. It is still anyone’s guess as to how fast autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles (EVs) and mobility will take...
spreadsheets, life sciences, qad tam

Avoiding Death by Spreadsheet in the Life Sciences Industry

Contract management is a complicated business for medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Frequently, manufacturers rely on spreadsheets to help with the management process. This is often handled outside of the normal...
doing business, new zealand

Doing Business in New Zealand

New Zealand is an island in the South Pacific Ocean, located southeast of Australia. It includes six main islands. New Zealand ranks as the 77th largest country in the world and...
rapid response erp

Rapid Response to Change is Imperative for Manufacturers

It was Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, who said, “Change is the only constant in life,” highlighting the strong need to always expect and plan for change throughout our lives. This is...
digital transformation, manufacturing erp, qad manufacturing, production orders, rapid response erp

Accelerating Digital Transformation with QAD Manufacturing

Changing Business Dynamics for Manufacturers Business dynamics for manufacturers are changing more rapidly and becoming more disruptive than ever before. The changes are driven by the rising expectations of consumers and business...
rapid response erp

What is Rapid Response ERP and How Does it Affect the Manufacturing Process?

The only constant in business today is change, and the only certainty is that change will likely accelerate in the future. In order to survive and thrive in this environment, manufacturers...
metrics, closing cycle time, financial reporting person days

Metrics that Matter: Closing Cycle Time and Financial Reporting Person Days

Closing cycle time is usually expressed as the number of days between the end of an accounting period and the release of financial statements. It is a key metric for many...