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Top 5 Reasons To Upgrade Infor M3 Food & Beverage.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Infor M3 Food & Beverage is a comprehensive ERP solution designed to help food and beverage companies respond to changes in customer demands, manage and speed up a global supply chain, minimize shelf-life issues, and reduce waste. Whether deployed as part of Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage or on-premise, the latest version of Infor M3 Food & Beverage provides food, beverage, and other consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies a number of new and expanded capabilities.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Infor M3

NEW DATE - An ICCG Webinar: How To Create A Compelling Business Case For Infor M3 Upgrade

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jan 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM
JANUARY 18, 2018
1 PM CST
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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 will provide you with the expertise, proven experience, and defined processes to help you answer, "Yes," to both.

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Topics: ERP, Webinar

An Economy Of Instant Gratification Makes Delivering Packaging & Products On-Time More Important Than Ever Before

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Dec 29, 2017 2:49:24 PM

 

Think about this:

81% of consumers in the 2016 IBM Consumer Expectations Studysaid they would choose one retailer over another based on the ability to see whether an item is currently in stock and if it will arrive on time. Whether online or in store, 72% of shoppers would make a purchase from another retailer if an item is out of stock, an increase from 42% in 2011.

All the while, Amazon continues to disrupt the retail industry with supply chain innovation as it drives consumer expectations toward quicker delivery rates: 72% of consumers now consider the option of two-day delivery a key factor influencing their buying decisions.

This trend means companies can no longer compete based only on the quality of their products; they also must battle on the performance of their supply chains.

Continue reading this blog from our partner, Infor to learn how digital commerce networks can help you deliver online orders on time.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management Systems

Achieving Superior Product Development In Process Manufacturing

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Dec 21, 2017 1:50:31 PM

 

Even the best innovators have notorious flops: New Coke®, Apple® Newton, Microsoft® Zune, LifeSavers® Soda, and Harley-Davidson® Perfume are a few notable examples. Some companies can overcome blunders because their sheer size makes them unstoppable market forces. But for others, even a single mishandled launch can threaten company-wide failure.

The risks are even greater for process manufacturers who must continually innovate with new and iterative products to excite customers and generate new revenue. But the path to profitable innovation is paved with challenges: tighter launch windows, fickle B2C and B2B customers, volatile market swings, and increasing demand for unique, customized products.

An uphill battle

Product development is fundamentally more difficult in process industries. For too many companies, years of internal research and testing lead to product launches that meet with lukewarm success-and negligible profits.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Chemical, Process Manufacturing, Agricultural

Converged Commerce - Retail The Way It Should Be

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Dec 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

Retailers have already progressed from single channel to multi-channel, and now they’re focused on omni-channel. Omni-channel, however, is often implemented as an integration between disparate systems— leaving data silos in place and creating a rigid and fragile system. While integrating existing POS, e-commerce, and distributed order management systems can help you achieve an omni-channel experience, it will be expensive and tedious to maintain in the long-term. Here's a different approach, which we call Converged Commerce.

 

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Topics: Retail

Defining Networks In F&B And Why They Matter

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Dec 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The Food and Beverage industry has had its ups and downs, hits and misses, close calls and grand slam hits out of the ball park. Erratic seems to be an appropriate qualifier, on good days. On the other days, chaotic and confusing may come to mind. How is a food processor able to cope with never-ending waves of change, evolving  restrictions, fluctuating market demands, and consumer fickleness?

 

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Topics: Food & Beverage

The Next Generation Of Retail Software Is Here

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Dec 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

Retail software hasn’t seen a large-scale, industry-changing new platform contender enter the ring since the 1990s. Since then, the retail landscape has changed dramatically—as have consumer and worker expectations. The old solutions were built before mobile, social, and the concept of omni-channel ever existed. Infor is on a mission to deliver on the rising expectations of everyone who touches retail.

Ask yourself these questions?

 

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Topics: Retail

An ICCG Webinar: How To Create A Compelling Business Case For Infor M3 Upgrade

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Dec 4, 2017 12:31:47 PM
 
DECEMBER 14, 2017
1 PM CST
REGISTER NOW

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 will provide you with the expertise, proven experience, and defined processes to help you answer, "Yes," to both.

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Topics: ERP, Webinar

How Successful Companies Tackle Growth Challenges And Win. Download Chapter Two: Predictable Results To Find Out How.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Nov 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM
Our strategic partner Rhythm Systems, shared with us a chapter from their newest book, Predictable Results and in turn, we would like to share it with you. This book launched on November 14, 2017.
 
Please download (Chapter 2) "Win New Customers and Sell More to the Ones You Love," where they discuss how the commitment to strategic planning and thinking can help organizations drive phenomenal organic revenue growth.
 
Your organization is complex. Learn how strategic planning and thinking can help your organization drive predictable organic revenue growth.
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Topics: Webinar, KPI

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Nov 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM
From everyone at ICCG, we wish you and those dear to you, a wonderful Thanksgiving Day 2017.  Just when you think you can't possibly eat another bite...oh look, there's pie!
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