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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

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

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

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

Examining The Pros And Cons Of Modifying Your ERP System

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Nov 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Should you choose functionality or flexibility?


Modification is a controversial word for many professionals in manufacturing’s IT industry. The term
“off the shelf” also has mixed connotations, as it is often associated with old generic business solutions that offered rudimentary functionality under the guise of “plug and play” simplicity.

As the needs of manufacturers have changed over the years, the software available to address them has evolved as well, leading to a lot of discussion lately around the age-old question of “to modify or not to modify.” While the issue remains complex, the pendulum seems to be swinging clearly away from heavily customized systems and toward those that can provide a large percentage of the functionality required, without significant modifications. A number of factors are driving this trend—aging systems (the acronym ERP, first used by Gartner, celebrates its 25th birthday this year), the increasing difficulty of finding workers who can support them, and changing market conditions are all on the list.

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

Seven Steps For Building A Digital Strategy For Your Manufacturing Enterprise

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Nov 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Manufacturers face increasing pressures to adopt digital strategies in order to keep pace with innovation and customer expectations. Unfortunately, according to IDC Manufacturing Insights, manufacturers are also reluctant to be first movers. Only 15% have a digital strategy in place now. 37% Want to be early adapters, but not first movers— because there may be risks. And, 35% say they prefer to wait until they see proven results before they deploy digital technologies.

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

Infor M3 Delivers Industry-Leading Functionality

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Oct 27, 2017 11:54:18 AM

Digital transformation is impacting all manufacturing and distribution businesses. No matter how complexyour supply chain is, you need to be able to respond faster to change, reduce excess inventory, and cut costs.Most importantly, you’ve got to give customers what you’ve promised at the time you promised it. To keep up with the pace of change, you need an agile and modern ERP solution that is flexible enough to handle both the opportunities and challenges you face today—and tomorrow.

Read how Infor M3 delivers rich industry-specific functionality to cover your unique business needs.

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

Download & Watch: 5 Critical Factors For Successful Infor M3 Upgrades

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Sep 18, 2017 11:30:54 AM

On Wednesday, September 13, ICCG presented:

"5 Critical Factors for Successful Infor M3 Upgrade."
Upgrading your enterprise systems to meet your growing business needs and challenges for today and tomorrow. 

Your business continues to evolve because of changing customer needs, global supply chains, digital manufacturing, technology advancements, mergers and acquisitions, and other important drivers. Is your ERP system keeping up?

Download this webinar focusing on 5 critical success factors to consider while evaluating upgrades of your legacy ERP systems.

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Topics: Infor M3, Webinar

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