Holi is also known as the Festival of Colors, the Festival of Spring, and the Festival of Love.
Holi celebrates the arrival of Spring in India, the end of winter, and the blossoming of love. For many, it is a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. The festival is also an invocation for a good spring harvest season. It lasts a night and a day, starting on the evening of the Purnima (Full Moon Day).
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Presidents Day is a day to commemorate the birthdays of two of America’s most renowned presidents: George Washington, the first President of the United States, and Abraham Lincoln, the 16th.
The holiday was created to commemorate George Washington, who was born on February 22, 1732. It was declared a federal holiday in 1879 and became a national holiday in the United States after the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was enacted in 1968.
Presidents Day is a day set aside to celebrate and reflect on the legacies of these two great Presidents, who helped shape the United States into what it is today.
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Celebrating Black History Month began in 1976 and has grown to become an event celebrated by cultural institutions such as theaters, libraries, and museums, as well as by corporations like Google and Target. But did you know it has a different theme year after year?
The theme for 2023 is “Black Resistance,” acknowledging the people and organizations that have fought oppression.
When we celebrate Black History Month, we recognize, honor, and acknowledge the contributions and achievements of those who went before us.
As a long-time professional in cloud solutions, I can sometimes be struck by how uniform the information, discussion and debate is about the differences in cloud in the IT industry, whether from journalists, analysts or industry colleagues. Usually speaking in sweeping terms about the cloud and making everything from inaccurate statements to generalizing conclusions based on the cloud description. In this blog post, I want to help you understand the differences in clouds in relation to ERP solutions. It's all about the level of responsibility, agility and security.
The evolution of supply chain business models has been accelerated by unprecedented disruptions. As a result, there has been a clear shift from analog supply chains models of the past into a trajectory towards a digitalized ecosystem. These new business models recognize and necessitate the move to a digital and integrated supply chain that provides visibility and ease of use for consumers.
This journey is about moving towards a world where all parties participating across your network are connected to a single version of the truth. Supply chain thinking is shifting from ‘linear supply chains’ to ‘supply chain eco-systems’ propelled and supported by digital technologies.
Gartner has established a five-stage model of the journey to supply chain maturity, ranging from manual, analog systems to a fully digitalized ecosystem. Key differentiators along this evolutionary chain include consideration of data and collaboration, with the ultimate goal of integrating data across multiple systems to achieve a fully connected ecosystem that provides transparency and visibility for your company both internally and externally.
The average lifespan of assets in the chemicals industry has increased over time, and as a result, the associated maintenance work has significantly increased along with it. As per some estimates, 50% of fixed costs for a typical chemicals plant are the result of continuous maintenance work. This maintenance work can be classified into three categories: reactive, preventive, and predictive.
As the name suggests, reactive maintenance is performed after something breaks down. When a company dedicates a significant amount of its time, money, and resources to conducting reactive maintenance, the company typically “pays for it” in the form of schedule interruptions, rescheduling, lost volume/sales, lost customers, lower pricing power to attract new customers, fines and charges, etc. While cutting maintenance costs may look profitable, a complete assessment of all side effects would likely prove otherwise. In fact, the total cost of reactive maintenance can turn out to be two to three times higher than a preventive maintenance approach.
Chemicals and life sciences manufacturers like you have unique requirements when it comes to your manufacturing operations. Infor SyteLine® for Chemicals is built on 30 years of manufacturing solution expertise and a Process Industry Pack, making it easy to adjust formulas, build batches based on exacting manufacturing specifications, and monitor and respond to the evolving regulatory environment.
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Process manufacturers like you need a formula management system that helps develop formulas that account for factors like solubility and total yield. You need a system that has the flexibility to resize formulas to produce batches based on percentages, not quantity amounts. Infor® SyteLine for Chemicals provides the unique materials management and product customization functionality you need.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) bring numerous challenges across all departments. But IT teams are often charged with providing the underlying infrastructure that will allow the organizations to operate successfully under a new configuration. This is a big ask and typically occurs with little warning, and regardless of how much ongoing work exists in the day job.
There are plenty of factors that can further complicate this scenario, including when the company is acquired or merged is in a different country with unique reporting and regulatory requirements. While part of an important growth strategy for the organization, these moves can put tremendous pressure on already taxed IT staff.