Japan, doing business in, manufacturing

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...
factory, innovation, hardhats

Looking for Disruptive Innovation in All the Wrong Places

Many companies focus their innovation efforts on big ideas, thinking they will disrupt their industry. Others focus on adding more and more features to existing products until they have achieved functional...
analysis, big ERP, big maintenace, computers, worker

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....
mergers, acquisitions, M&A, handshake, meeting, people, office

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...