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Infor M3 Inventory Planning Workbench

Posted by Harriet Schneider on May 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The Infor® M3 Inventory Planning Workbench (IPW) is an online configurable spread-sheet style grid for viewing and/or simulating and editing inventory, demand, and supply across multiple variable time buckets. Filtering of items and color-coding of cells helps the user to focus on exceptions like low-stock, short coverage time, orders vs forecast deviations, expiring stock, and more. Configurable columns allow the user to add information about forecast fulfillment percentage, dynamic coverage time, planned re-classifications, and other measures and KPIs.

With M3 Inventory Planning Workbench, you can:
■ Plan and analyze scheduling proposals to meet inventory needs.
■ Simplify identifying issues with demand and supply, through color coding and filtering of items.
■ Directly release scheduling proposal into real manufacturing orders—directly from within the grid.
■ Plan across multiple warehouses to provide greater business insight.
■ Deliver role-based and configurable capabilities to production planning, customer service, buyers, and more.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Fashion & Retail, Food & Beverage, Infor M3, M3 Inventory

ICCG Goes for European Gold With Infor

Posted by Harriet Schneider on May 8, 2019 4:11:23 PM

Independent Computer Consulting Group Extends Relationship From India And US To Europe, Targets New Verticals

Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG) has become a Gold Channel Partner in Europe.  This builds on the existing, extensive relationship between Infor and ICCG, who is already a global delivery and Alliance partner.

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Topics: Fashion & Retail, Food & Beverage, Infor M3, Industrial Manufacturing, CloudSuite Industrial, CloudSuite PLM

How Infor Food & Beverage Facilitates FSMA Compliance

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires that food and beverage companies take a more proactive approach to food safety. This is a shift from the more reactive approach that food and beverage companies have historically followed. With FSMA in place, companies must identify risks, create procedures for mitigating hazards, and execute against those procedures to ensure all threats to the safety of the food supply chain are contained, as well as demonstrate that their programs are valid and that they are continually being improved upon.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Infor M3, PLM, Infor Optiva, FSMA

The Top 5 Challenges F&B Manufacturers Are Facing Today

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The high-level issues facing food and beverage manufacturers today might feel like the same challenges the industry has been dealing with for years, but the context in which these challenges exist have changed dramatically. Consumer demand for greater product innovation and transparency, ever-increasing quality and compliance pressures, tighter profit margins, new channel opportunities, and a dynamic workforce are just some of the factors that are shifting market dynamics to the point where food and beverage manufacturers need to take a fresh approach to how they do business.

In some cases, technology is driving the change; in other cases, technology offers the solution. In this changing environment, successfully managing growth and profitability depend on how well food and beverage manufacturers can evolve while embracing modern technology.

 
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Topics: Digital Transformation, Food & Beverage, Food Technology, CloudSuite Food & Beverage

The F&B Industry Is Poised For Further Growth, And Technology Makes It Happen

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

For everything there is a season, as those in the food and beverage industry are keenly aware. In parts of the world, harvest season is here; for others, it is spring planting. And, as 2019 coasts through the 1st quarter, it is also the season for summarizing achievements and setting new goals. Eager to capitalize on the growth momentum, F&B companies continue their plans for 2019 budgets and are prioritizing the major initiatives for the coming year. With many game-changing innovations now available, companies should start early to strategize on the technology investments that will be key to seizing new opportunities.

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Topics: Food & Beverage

4 Ways To Prepare For Microvertical Success

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The top US food and beverage companies have lost billions in market share since 2009 with shoppers heading towards specialized, fresher products instead of well-known big brands.

To stand out, you need to go niche and move into microvertical markets to keep up.

Continue reading to learn about the 4 things you can do to prepare your business to take on microvertical challenges.

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

Download Webinar: 5 Steps For Creating A Common Language To Define Manufacturing Innovation

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 1, 2019 4:22:46 PM

MASTER SERIES FOR MANUFACTURING: Part 1 - A webinar designed to share a knowledge base for manufacturing sciences & technology and applications to improve production performance.

As we hear more about Industry 4.0; Industrial Internet of Things, and The Digital Factory, it might be a good time to reflect and develop a “Common Language” as it pertains to the word “Manufacturing.”

Since every word has specific meaning, we should ensure that terms such as “Manufacturing” and “Manufacturing Technology” are understood and articulated with a shared language.

This effort could also serve a very useful purpose as we review the developments in the past century and plan ahead for future ones.

“Manufacturing” is the REPETITIVE use of an organized collection of Physical processes, Information Processes and the combination of the two to achieve the “Product” at the required quantity, quality, cost, time and place.

It is the repetitive use of all processes that distinguish “manufacturing” from research, design, product development, etc.

 

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Topics: Digital Transformation, ERP, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Webinar, Process Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, Fashion PLM

What's In A Label? What Consumers Demand, And Regulations Require.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Bringing products to market to meet the growing demands of consumers is getting increasingly complex. The demand for additive-free, non-GMO, low calorie, and fresh products is not just a fad. Conscientious consumers focus on health, wellness, and social issues as they shop for family meals. They will take into consideration clean labels, visibility into suppliers, humane treatment of animals, and environmental sustainability.

This is adding to the burden on food and beverage companies as they struggle to comply with vague definitions and evolving standards for compliance. Today’s clean label movement is an example of consumer demand for informative labels and products free of added chemicals, colors, and unnecessary ingredients. While food and beverage companies may want to seize the opportunity to appeal to a market that has spending power, the task isn’t easy. Definitions evolve, as do expectations.

 

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Topics: Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Infor Optiva, CloudSuite Food & Beverage

5 Steps For Creating A Common Language To Define Manufacturing Innovation

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 14, 2019 11:29:51 AM

MASTER SERIES FOR MANUFACTURING: Part 1 - A webinar designed to share a knowledge base for manufacturing sciences & technology and applications to improve production performance.

As we hear more about Industry 4.0; Industrial Internet of Things, and The Digital Factory, it might be a good time to reflect and develop a “Common Language” as it pertains to the word “Manufacturing.”

Since every word has specific meaning, we should ensure that terms such as “Manufacturing” and “Manufacturing Technology” are understood and articulated with a shared language.

This effort could also serve a very useful purpose as we review the developments in the past century and plan ahead for future ones.

“Manufacturing” is the REPETITIVE use of an organized collection of Physical processes, Information Processes and the combination of the two to achieve the “Product” at the required quantity, quality, cost, time and place.

It is the repetitive use of all processes that distinguish “manufacturing” from research, design, product development, etc.

 

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Topics: Digital Transformation, ERP, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Webinar, Process Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, Fashion PLM

Infor And ICCG Commit To Take India Fashion And F&B Industries To The Cloud

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 8, 2019 12:14:40 PM

Read Infor Press Release

Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG) has been selected as a preferred partner to drive digital transformation for the Fashion, and the Food & Beverage industries in India. The alliance will strengthen the delivery of Infor solutions such as Infor Cloud Suite Fashion, Cloud Suite Food & Beverage (Infor M3) including Infor’s edge applications like Infor Fashion PLM and Infor Optiva PLM to accelerate the adoption of robust, purpose-built and industry-specific suite of offerings designed to meet the evolving demands of businesses.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Press Releases, Food & Beverage, Infor M3, PLM, Fashion & Apparel, Product Lifecycle Management, Infor Optiva, Infor, Fashion PLM

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