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Is It Time For An Enterprise Software Upgrade? Part 1-Learn The Signs.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Upgrading your enterprise systems to ensure your growing business needs and challenges for today and tomorrow. 

April 9, 2020
11 am CST

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?

Join us for this 20-minute virtual seminar as we focus on learning if it's time for your ERP System upgrade.

 

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Webinar, Process Manufacturing, Fashion & Apparel, CloudSuite Food & Beverage, Cloudsuite Fashion & Apparel, Chemical Processing

Top 7 Ways To Create Exciting Fashions Faster With Infor CloudSuite PLM For Fashion

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In today’s highly technical, data-driven fashion environment, the limited functionality of spreadsheets and other outdated, manual-entry tools often result in significant time lags, data inaccuracies, linear sequential processes, and an inability to integrate with shared data libraries. When the greatest asset a fashion manufacturers can have is getting new ideas to consumers quickly, manufacturers can’t afford to let technology slow them down.

That’s why fashion companies need Infor CloudSuite™ PLM for Fashion—a modern, product lifecycle
management (PLM) solution that can handle the fast-paced demands of a 21st-century fashion business. It can help brands develop new styles with increased speed, greater flexibility, and more consistent quality.

Based in the cloud, CloudSuite PLM for Fashion lets you work from anywhere, on virtually any device.Innovate faster. Infor CloudSuite PLM for Fashion is a powerful PLM and collaboration platform that can help fashion manufacturers and their value chain partners innovate faster, make processes more efficient, and easily share information. As a result, fashion manufacturers will have the tools they need to create exciting fashions and deliver them to consumers faster.

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Topics: Fashion & Retail, Retail, Fashion & Apparel, Infor CloudSuite PLM for Fashion

ICCG Celebrates International Women's Day

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 6, 2020 10:00:00 AM

In honor of #InternationalWomensDay on Sunday, March 8, 2020, ICCG is committed to shining a light on empowering female role models and contributing to the effort to inspire girls and women of all ages to follow their dreams. ICCG is certified as a women’s business enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US.

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Topics: International Women's Day 2020

RES Exhibits Selects ICCG As Implementation Partner For Infor® CloudSuite™ Industrial (SyteLine) ERP System Upgrade

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) helps manage all key business processes into one integrated system

In just under 5 months, ICCG completed an upgrade implementation of Infor® CloudSuite™ Industrial (SyteLine), for RES Exhibits, a family-owned and operated trade show services company specializing in creating one-of-a-kind experiences for one-of-a-kind brands.

They were running an older version of Infor SyteLine that was not allowing them to manage key processes effectively. This older version also required many customizations and work arounds. The consensus was to upgrade to the latest available version of Infor SyteLine and take advantage of all the capabilities of the newer release. They selected ICCG, an Infor Global Alliance Partner, to lead the upgrade implementation because of their deep understanding of the technology and functionality of Infor CloudSuite Industrial.

“System upgrades calls for good understanding of the customer’s existing configuration of their ERP system,” said Shiv Kaushik, CEO for ICCG.  “The enhanced capabilities in the newer version combined with prior relevant experience to successfully deliver upgrades, involves carrying forward some business specific modifications to the solution and makes the deliverance complete in a timely manner.”

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Topics: ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, Infor Cloudsuite Industrial, Infor SyteLine

Leading Beauty & Personal Care Manufacturer Selects Infor CloudSuite® Process PLM (Optiva) As Its Platform And ICCG As Its Implementation Partner

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 27, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The business objective of the project is to help them get to market faster and with a unified view of data and processes and serve its customers at a higher level of service and quality of products.

A leading beauty care company that has been in growth mode and with active business collaborations for leading beauty brands selected Infor® CloudSuite™ PLM for Process (Optiva) for its Product Development and collaboration platform and ICCG, Inc. as its Implementation Partner for this strategic investment.

Infor CloudSuite PLM for Process maximizes the value of process manufacturers’ R&D teams and helps reduce the time spent performing key PLM processes, such as new product development and introduction, formula optimization, regulatory compliance, and project management.

“Bringing products to market to meet evolving customer demands is no longer enough. To grow revenue and remain competitive, manufacturers must shrink product development cycle times and get products to market faster, while at the same time, ensure regulatory compliance,” said Bala Anantharama, Senior Vice President at ICCG. “So when this company came to us needing to select and implement a proven and complete PLM solution designed for their specific product development needs, we knew Infor CloudSuite Process PLM would be a perfect fit.”

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Topics: Infor Cloudsuite Process PLM, Optiva

4 Keys To More Effective CIO Succession Planning

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 25, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Many companies face two dilemmas with respect to technology strategy—succession planning for retiring Baby Boom-generation CIOs, and keeping up with the digital transformation of their industry. In the past, those two issues were unrelated. But now, outdated technology platforms and legacy software solutions artificially constrain companies in both respects, making it difficult to respond to technological disruption, and limiting the choice of future CIOs to those capable of managing obsolete technology.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, CIO, Succession Planning

Biggest Supply Chain Challenges Chemical Manufacturers Face – Part 2

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 25, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In part one of this post we explored how to manage supply chain complexities and unpredictability. In this second part, we’ll help ensure chemical manufacturers don’t fall into a pattern of bad planning and skillfully anticipate seasonality.

To operate at its peak an enterprise needs to face and recognize the top trends that are reshaping manufacturing. Understanding these trends is the first step toward initiating a digital transformation. You can then take the additional steps designed to solve your business’ current problems, start showing value immediately, and help evolve a stronger business strategy.

Supplier seasonality and promotions

Thankfully, not everything about supply and demand is unpredictable—materials in the supply chain in various parts of the world follow their own, reasonably predictable seasonal patterns. For instance, cotton prices from India (the largest producer of cotton in the world, according to Statista) plunge when the harvesting begins in November, and stay low though when harvesting ends in March of the following year. This, obviously, has a significant impact on the fiber-garment industry.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Chemical, Supply Chain, CloudSuite

Supply Chain Management: What’s Next For Food And Beverage — Part 2

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In part one of this post we discussed the smartest ways to gain global visibility and respond to volatility in a food and beverage supply chain. And here in part two we will cover how to embrace the best technology. Addressing these key challenges can have a profound and positive impact on your entire supply chain—from procurement to manufacturing to delivery.

Embrace the best technology

When you're looking at building a better foundation to address the challenges you may be facing within your overall organization, there's a number of solutions to consider. These aren't necessarily always the options that fall into what you’d expect to be a supply chain solution, but they all overlap within your overall supply chain and will help drive effectiveness and efficiency.

The first example is formula management. Many companies want to ascertain that it’s creating the right products for the right country as there may be limitations from a global perspective of where you can sell a product. Trying to manage this manually is challenging. Being able to respond to inquiries from customers and prospects around the globe requires quite a robust formula management solution.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Supply Chain, CloudSuite Food & Beverage, CloudSuite

ICCG Completes Major Infor M3 ERP Implementation For RSWM Ltd.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Project scope included 40,000 person hours of implementation efforts.

ICCG has completed a full-scale implementation of Infor M3 ERP. This significant digital transformation implementation is one of the largest ERP projects for Infor and very strategic for RSWM Ltd. as well.

RSWM Management requested ICCG to first help them implement Infor M3 in their Yarn Manufacturing business by onboarding users on Infor’s leading ERP solution for Yarn and Textile Manufacturing division. On successful completion of that implementation, RSWM embarked on the project of modernizing its enterprise systems for the Denim fabric manufacturing division and that has been successfully completed by ICCG team.

"We are pleased to have delivered this project on schedule, demonstrating our expertise in executing large-scale, complex projects," said Shiv Kaushik, CEO of ICCG. "The completion of this 40,000 person hour project achieves another milestone in ICCG’s 32 year history of successful implementations for Infor M3 ERP.”

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Topics: Infor M3, Infor M3 ERP

Satisfying Customers With AI To Optimize Retail Inventory

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Dear frustrated retailer:

Are you responsible for the success of your company’s retail business from sales, margin, and inventory levels to overall customer satisfaction? If so, what happens when a valuable customer tries to make a purchase from one of your stores or online but is disappointed when there is no inventory? Odds are great you won’t get them back. Out of stocks are a huge problem for your financial bottom line.

What happens when you have excess inventory in the wrong products, wrong locations, or at the wrong time, leading to disappointed customers? You might not be back. Slow moving, stagnant inventory stranded in various locations throughout your supply chain is a tremendous problem for your financial bottom line—and your career.

Your greatest challenge is balancing the need to satisfy customers with your business’ profitability and
growth. Customer loyalty is finicky. They demand inventory when they want it, where they want, and
have a myriad of options on their smartphone to change brands, retailers, locations, and delivery
method. In this new age of retail, you can’t afford to lose a customer to your competition. At the same
time, you can’t load up every location/channel with an infinite amount of inventory in hopes of satisfying every customer’s purchase

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Topics: AI, Artificial Intelligence, CloudSuite Retail, Retail Inventory

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