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NRF 2018: Infor's Top 5 Takeaways From Retail’s Big Show.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

By Doug Tiffan, Chief Merchant at Infor Retail

Infor is on a mission to deliver on the rising expectations of everyone who touches retail, with modern software solutions that give retailers the power to perpetually reinvent themselves, and the customer experience. We’ve worked with more than 1,700 customers in 67 countries to change the way retail runs in grocery, chain drugstores, fashion, luxury goods, restaurants, and hardlines—empowering our partners to monitor the entirety of their retail processes from concept to consumer.

Read Infor's top 5 takeaways from Retail's big show


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Topics: Retail Trends, Infor Retail, NRF, Retails Big Show

Spring MUGA M3 Americas User Group Meeting

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM
Will you be headed to the MUGA 2018 Spring Meeting next week? We are happy to  share that ICCG will once again be taking part in the upcoming Spring MUGA M3 Americas User Group Meeting, joining into topical discussions centered on:

  • Considerations for Infor M3 Upgrades;
  • Factory Track and Infor M3 – Enhancing M3’s capabilities Around Warehouse Mobility, Shop Floor and Warehouse Data Collection;
  • Birst BI – Cloud-Based BI Solution for Infor M3 Customers.
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Topics: Infor M3, MUGA Spring Meeting 2018

Trends To Watch As You Modernize And Optimize

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM


The future looks bright for manufacturing. In the latest Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), manufacturers’ optimism has risen substantially; almost 95% of respondents say they are positive about their own company’s outlook. This optimism is reflected in the UK, as well, with the EEF forecasting 1.4% growth in UK manufacturing in 2018.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing

5 Ways Better Value Chain Collaboration Can Improve Your Inventory.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

With omni-channel sales expected to become a $7 trillion market by 2025, reports Forrester, creating and moving your inventory requires close value chain collaboration from raw material suppliers to third-party logistics, to your designers, marketing departments, and buyers.

Here are 5 ways to create a more collaborative fashion value chain:

  • Inform your inventory with an omni-channel presence;
  • Create a common inventory system accessible anywhere;
  • Coordinate schedules in real-time with analytics tools;
  • Shift inventory across channels based on omni-channel data;
  • Make collaboration essential with shared stakes.

Download and read this paper to learn more. One of our consultants is always available to answer any questions you may have.

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Topics: PLM, Fashion & Apparel

How To Navigate Volatile Ingredient Prices With Least Cost Formulation

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Commodity prices have been driven down by a number of factors in recent years, including currency fluctuations, lower oil prices, and the traditional forces of supply and demand. In an unpredictable environment like this, least cost formulation becomes an essential, ongoing process, not a one-time calculation.

Read these four ways to use least cost formulation.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Infor M3

5 Ways To Fast-Track The Design To Sales Process

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In today's constantly changing global market, you're under enormous pressure to create innovative fashion products at a moment's notice. Industry leaders can go from design to the sales floor in 15 days, reports Forbes, while the industry standard is 6 months. By bringing all of your teams together with real-time information, product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality can help you get your products to market faster.

Here are 5 ways you can use a PLM system to fast-track your business.

  • Consolidate planning, design, and development;
  • Fine-tune your collection as you go;
  • Easily access libraries and templates;
  • Collaborate in real-time across your value chain;
  • Use analytics to turn your data into insights.

Download and read the paper to learn more. One of our consultants is always available to answer any questions you may have.

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Topics: PLM, Fashion & Apparel

Take Your Place On The Grocer’s Shelves

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The beverage industry is under constant pressure to change. Sugary drinks, like sodas, have come under increasing consumer scrutiny. Meanwhile, from beer to juices to energy drinks to carbonated beverages, you’re fighting for the consumers’ fleeting attention, which affects how you provide a more diversified product range.

With Infor® Food & Beverage for the beverage industry you get a foundation for greater agility in dealing with fluctuations in ingredients, production capacity, and shipping. Whether you chose to deploy in the cloud, on premise, or as a hybrid of both, Infor Food & Beverage for the beverage manufacturing industry gives you the tools you need to manage all of the challenges your beverage business faces.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Infor M3

Global Outlook For Manufacturing Is Optimistic

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

According to a recent blog post by our partner, Infor, manufacturers are expressing optimism for growth in 2018.

A report published by the Leading Edge Alliance paints a rosy picture of the global outlook for manufacturing. Manufacturers’ optimism for the world economy in 2018 is now 59.4%  — almost a 15-point increase over the 2017 outlook. Manufacturers are also optimistic about their national economies (69.3%) and their regional economies (69.3%)


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Topics: Manufacturing, Fashion & Retail, Food & Beverage, Distribution, Infor M3, Chemical, Equipment

Download And Watch: How To Create A Compelling Business Case For Infor M3 Upgrade

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Presenting the most important steps to help you build and execute a plan for upgrade that will achieve your vision of success efficiently and cost-effectively.

The decision to upgrade an ERP solution is not one that should be made lightly, and the business case for doing so doesn't rest solely on the availability of useful new functionality.

There are other important considerations. Such as, can the upgrade be completed fast, efficiently, and without disrupting ongoing business operations? And can you make the case for the upgrade in terms of value to the business, so you get the commitment and budget you need to move forward? These are critical questions. 

This webinar provides you with the expertise, proven experience, and defined processes to help you answer, "Yes," to both.


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Topics: Infor M3, Webinar

7 Things To Ask When Upgrading Your ERP Solution

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The capabilities gap between older versions of ERP designs and current designs can create a problem that many organizations are slow to fix. If you already have an ERP system in place, but you’re running an older version of it, chances are your ERP is not helping your business to continue to grow and evolve as quickly as you would like. Changing vendors can be as expensive an endeavor as adding an ERP to your organization for the first time. But, if your ERP vendor has continued to make investments in their ERP solution, upgrading your current system—rather than replacing it—presents a very smart option.


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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing

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