Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

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Actionable Insights: Overall Equipment Effectiveness

In our previous Actionable Insights blog, we looked at the various predefined Action Centers made available by role, starting with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Action Center. Next we will provide...
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Autonomous Driving: What’s the Rush?

The race to develop and capitalize on self-driving, autonomous cars and trucks has been intensifying over the past couple of years as significant innovations and milestones have been announced by automakers....
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Doing Business in Japan

Japan has been an economic power throughout much of its history, despite a major economic downturn starting in the 1990s. The earthquake and subsequent tsunami in March 2011 killed thousands of...
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What’s the “Big ERP” vs “Big Maintenance” Feud All About?

One of the bigger manufacturing business systems-related news of the past few years was SAP’s announcement that it is terminating support in 2025 for its widely used ECC 6 ERP platform....
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CPG Businesses Turning to M&A Activity for Success

Players in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry have been challenged with finding new ways to keep up with today's disruptive environment to meet the requirements of today’s informed and tech...
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A “Good” Digital Transformation Strategy is Not Good Enough

Digital transformation. It’s a term that is keeping manufacturers on their toes, and one that has some companies going back to the strategy drawing board. The digital transformation of manufacturing is...
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How to Improve the Execution of Manufacturing Strategies (Pt. II)

In “How to Improve the Execution of Manufacturing Strategies (Pt. I),” we discussed reviewing the execution capability of a manufacturing strategy, the first of two steps to improve the chances of...
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Actionable Insights: CFO Action Center for Financial Analysis

In our previous Actionable Insights blog, we provided an overview of QAD Action Centers, our role-based dashboards featuring real-time actionable insights, and discussed the ways in which they differ from traditional...
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Doing Business in Spain

Spain has served as a global model of freedom and human rights since the peaceful transition to democracy after former Head of State and dictator Francisco Franco’s death in 1975. Although...
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How to Improve the Execution of Manufacturing Strategies (Pt. I)

Manufacturers’ strategies don’t always deliver hoped-for results. In this article, we’ll consider the first of two simple steps to reduce risk and improve the chances of a successful manufacturing strategy. Developing a...

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