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Digital Transformation Is Impacting All Manufacturing And Distribution Businesses.

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

No matter how complex your 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.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Distribution, Infor M3

Replacing Your Business Process Software? Read Up On Best Practices With Resources From ICCG.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jul 21, 2017 3:45:09 PM

ICCG provides some resources - by industry - to provide you with the information and education to get started. Download and read at your own pace and if you have questions, we look forward to answering.

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Fashion & Retail, Food & Beverage, Distribution, Rentals & Equipment, Retail

What Is World Class Manufacturing And How Do You Measure It?

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jul 17, 2017 10:49:19 PM

Larry Fast, founder and president of Pathways to Manufacturing Excellence

Question: 

"What is World Class Manufacturing and How Do You Measure It?

Answer:

Now THAT’s a great question! I am unaware of a specific measurement that is universally available for use. If any of our readers are aware of such a measurement(s), then please comment. I can only share how I’ve thought about it and what I’ve used over the years with my operations and my clients.

My definition of World Class: “When a U.S. company and its factories are competitive in global markets they wish to serve.” As I’ve said before, U.S. manufacturing leadership can gripe about the playing field not being level while they watch foreign manufacturers continue to eat into their market share in this country. The ultimate outcome will range from a shrinking market share in the U.S. and/or one day going out of business; OR, the alternative—we must become good enough to compete. That’s World Class.

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Topics: Manufacturing

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