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Your Operation Is Complex. Managing It Doesn't Have To Be

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Nov 17, 2023 9:45:40 AM

Since 1988, ICCG has provided innovative information technology solutions, always with an eye on the changing market and technological horizon. ICCG’s top-notch professionals offer complete application and IT infrastructure services and support to meet key business needs. Our long-time global customers continue to rely on us to satisfy their diverse and growing business needs. New customers are choosing ICCG for a variety of reasons. Chief among them are:

 

A Customer First Approach.

Precious. Unique. Valuable. In today’s ever-changing marketplace, there are two kinds of customers: Precious or Previous. At ICCG, we prefer the former. And that’s how we treat them. Our customers are precious as well as unique and valuable.

In 30+ years of business, we’ve worked with more than 100 customers worldwide – committed to their success. Dedicated to a long-term relationship. That’s our promise and commitment.

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Topics: ERP, Distribution, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Chain Network, Cloud BI, Enterprise Asset Management, Enterprise Software, Supply Chain Operations, Supply Chain Management, Infor CloudSuite M3, Infor CloudSuite ERP

Ten Ways Cloud Computing Simplifies Processes

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Oct 31, 2023 10:54:31 AM
 

As organizations begin to face post-COVID economic recovery, they’re finding that the new normal requires a new breed of software. Outdated solutions with layers of modifications and patched applications have become tangled webs, trapping organizations in decades-old processes.

Yet organizations know they need to update their solutions to stay relevant. During the global pandemic, we learned some difficult lessons about supply chain vulnerability that no one wants to repeat. We also learned that remote workers can still be productive if they have the proper tools in place. Now, more than ever, organizations are reexamining how work gets done and how processes can be streamlined. Automation is often the answer, and cloud computing offers the ideal platform under which this transformation can take place and even thrive.

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Topics: ERP, Distribution, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Chain Network, Cloud BI, Enterprise Asset Management, Enterprise Software, Supply Chain Operations, Supply Chain Management, Infor CloudSuite M3, Infor CloudSuite ERP

Take A Deep Look At Every Aspect Of Your Business’s Supply Chain

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Oct 24, 2023 10:30:22 AM

While sound supply chain management principles can apply to practically every organization, each supply chain is as unique as the businesses it supports. Every supply chain must include its unique blend of elements, such as product mix, go-to-market objectives, and supplier management strategy that best fits its markets.

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Topics: ERP, Distribution, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Chain Network, Cloud BI, Enterprise Asset Management, Enterprise Software, Supply Chain Operations, Supply Chain Management, Infor CloudSuite M3, Infor CloudSuite ERP

Multi-Tenant vs Single-Tenant Cloud Deployment.

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Oct 17, 2023 11:13:16 AM

Industry analysts sometimes squabble over the pros and cons of single-tenant versus multi-tenant deployment. While single-tenant deployment may have been a viable solution for some organizations recently, multi-tenant deployment offers numerous benefits for organizations looking to modernize their operations. As a true cloud-based platform, multi-tenant deployment can provide vast storage, speedy implementation, and advanced security capabilities.Multi-tenant vs single-tenant cloud deployment

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Topics: ERP, Distribution, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Chain Network, Cloud BI, Enterprise Asset Management, Enterprise Software, Supply Chain Operations, Supply Chain Management, Infor CloudSuite M3, Infor CloudSuite ERP

What Is A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) And Why You Should Care?

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Sep 12, 2023 10:36:37 AM

Whilst ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is the business management tool used across the organisation, a manufacturing execution system (MES) software is exclusively designed to be used in the factory environment to orchestrate, trace, record, and monitor the entire manufacturing process, from raw materials to semi-finished and finished goods. 

Positioned as an intermediary layer between Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and process control systems, an MES empowers decision-makers with crucial data, enabling them to enhance plant floor efficiency and optimize production.  
 

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Topics: ERP, Distribution, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Chain Network, Cloud BI, Enterprise Asset Management, Enterprise Software, Supply Chain Operations, Supply Chain Management, Infor CloudSuite M3, Infor CloudSuite ERP

The Importance Of Speaking Your Language In Manufacturing

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Aug 21, 2023 2:26:01 PM

As the manufacturing world continues to evolve to meet new challenges, there’s a step-change in innovation for the products and services that are delivered and supported. Many industry insiders are expressing the need for a focus on driving sustainable (and profitable) business growth. Deloitte suggests digital investment and supply chain resilience as the key pillars. Partnerships are also increasingly important to achieving sustainable business growth, whether that’s upstream or downstream within your supply chain or enabling partners such as application and technology providers.

In all of those partnering scenarios, it’s important to have a common understanding of your desired outcomes, so you can ensure you’re all speaking the same language, which helps shorten the time to value. Manufacturing is shifting towards industry-specific applications and these applications are now nearly always delivered in the cloud to maximize adoption, flexibility, availability, and security, as well as reducing through-life cost of ownership. In fact, Gartner forecasts end-user public cloud spending to grow by 18% through 2021.

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Topics: ERP, Manufacturing, Distribution, Process Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Visibility, Supply Chain Network, Industrial Manufacturing, Digital Manufacturing, Cloud BI, Enterprise Asset Management, Enterprise Software, Infor CloudSuite M3, Infor CloudSuite ERP

Extending The Value Of WMS With Hyper-Automation

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jun 20, 2023 10:27:10 AM

Warehouse management systems (WMS) are essential for efficiently managing the operations of a warehouse. These systems can help streamline processes, optimise inventory levels, and improve accuracy. However, by ensuring your WMS can exploit hyper-automation, your WMS can be enhanced to deliver even more value while continuing to lower operational costs.

So, what do we mean by hyper-automation?

Hyper-automation can be defined as the combination of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics to automate and optimise tasks that were previously done manually. By leveraging these technologies, businesses can significantly improve the efficiency and accuracy of their operations while also reducing their labour costs.

One of the main benefits of hyper-automation is that it can significantly enhance the efficiency and accuracy of warehouse operations. For example, by using robotics to automate the process of picking and packing, businesses can significantly reduce the time it takes to fulfil orders while also reducing the risk of errors. Similarly, by using artificial intelligence to analyse data and make decisions, businesses can make more accurate and informed decisions about inventory management, such as when to reorder stock and how much to order.

Furthermore, hyper-automation can also help businesses optimise their warehouse layouts and processes. By analysing data on the volumetrics, demand and movement of goods within the warehouse, artificial intelligence algorithms can identify inefficiencies and recommend changes to improve the flow of goods taking “slotting” as was and putting it on steroids. This can help businesses reduce the time it takes to move goods through the warehouse and double-handling, which can in turn increase the speed of order fulfilment and reduce the risk of errors.
 

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Topics: ERP, Distribution, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management Systems, Supply Chain Network, Cloud BI, Enterprise Asset Management, Enterprise Software, WMS

Emerging Technologies Take The Lead In Distribution

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jun 6, 2023 10:27:24 AM

The distribution industry has been around for quite a long time and can sometimes be slow to change. For those that may be resistant to change it is best to look at emerging technologies as tools you can use, like a forklift. You wouldn’t think of trying to move pallets around a warehouse without using forklifts, yet some in our industry remain skeptical about new technology. Emerging technologies in the distribution industry are transforming the way goods are transported and delivered. These innovations are making distribution processes more efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Distribution, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Network

Experience What An Integrated PLM And ERP System Can Do

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 11, 2023 10:08:25 AM

Getting products to market faster, improving design efficiency, and lowering the cost of new product introductions
are strategic goals that nearly all discrete manufacturers strive for. Infor PLM Discrete can help you accomplish these goals by providing you with a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that can seamlessly integrate with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) and computer-aided design (CAD) systems.

You’ll empower your employees, suppliers, and partners to be able to share one version of the truth, no matter where product information is gathered and stored.


Click here to read the brochure.

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Topics: ERP, Distribution, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management Systems, Supply Chain Network, Cloud BI, Enterprise Asset Management, Enterprise Software, WMS

Simplified Product Lifecycle Management Capabilities For Manufacturers

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Apr 7, 2023 1:47:20 PM

Process manufacturers like you get the tools to protect brand integrity, dramatically reduce regulatory risk, and bring high-quality, least-cost formulation-based products to market more quickly. Plus, you’ll be better able to meet regulations such as FDA, REACH, and Chemicals Compliance and drive new product innovation.
Infor Optiva is a cutting-edge technology that enhances the Product Lifecycle Management product suite for process manufacturers. This tool is for process manufacturers looking for a competitive edge that will make them more efficient and provide the much-needed advantage for getting their products to market faster and more cost-efficiently. It allows companies to become more agile and responsive to customers, and their product performance will increase.

Click here to read the brochure.

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Topics: ERP, Distribution, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management Systems, Supply Chain Network, Cloud BI, Enterprise Asset Management, Enterprise Software, WMS

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