ICCG BLOG -3.jpg

Overcoming Supply Chain Complexity In Food And Beverage

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Aug 8, 2023 10:21:44 AM

The food and beverage industry is undergoing fundamental changes in how consumers buy and what they want to know about the products. At the same time, the industry faces an increased focus on healthy eating by consumers, companies, and governments. Adding to this is a rapidly changing competitive environment with a proliferation of new channels, producers, and products that compete with established brands and outlets.

If these challenges weren’t already enough, today’s companies are also facing unprecedented changes that stress innovation, business model evolution, and supply chain agility. Having the right products with the right content and characteristics, and the right information clearly displayed is necessary. But even all that isn’t enough to guarantee success. The products must also be positioned in the right places at the right time for customers to be able to buy—and that’s the job of the supply chain.

To keep up with all of this, an effective food and beverage supply chain must be fully in sync with the consumer through technology-enabled sensing to satisfy multiple channels with seamless visibility and fulfillment.

Read More

Topics: ERP, Food & Beverage, Supply Chain, Food Technology, CloudSuite Food & Beverage, Infor M3 ERP, Enterprise Software, WMS, Supply Chain Management

Warehouse Future Proofing With A Cloud-Based WMS

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Jul 7, 2023 12:51:23 PM

Even when your warehouse operations seem to be running smoothly, there is always room for improvement and a need to stay up to date with innovation. While steps are taken to keep warehouse operations at peak performance, when fulfilment times and levels are jeopardized, it’s still up to you and your team to race to recover, to ensure actions to get back on track are taken correctly so that product can make its way out the door, and time is always working against you.

If your organization previously reviewed and dismissed the value of moving your warehouse management system (WMS) to the cloud, it’s time to reevaluate. Decisions that seemed to make sense last year or even last quarter, likely look very different with new challenges emerging over the past several months. By empowering critical systems like a WMS with cloud capabilities, your organization can scale quickly, maximize productivity, and minimize outages and downtime to prevent bringing the company’s mission-critical operations to its knees.

Read More

Topics: Digital Transformation, ERP, Manufacturing, Distribution, Rentals & Equipment, Warehouse Management Systems, Fashion & Apparel, Industrial Manufacturing, Digital Manufacturing, Infor M3 ERP, Enterprise Software, Retail Supply Chain, WMS

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.
 

Read More

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

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Happy International Women's Day!

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 7, 2023 9:30:00 PM
March 8 is International Women’s Day – devoted to seeking gender equality and celebrating the achievements of women. As a certified women's business enterprise, ICCG joins in celebrating the women on our team. Meet Sharvari Gaikwad , Senior Business Consultant; Vibhavari Patil , Senior Technical Consultant; Monica Patil , Senior Technical Consultant; and Sonal Wagh , Technical Consultant. 
 
"Here’s to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”
 
Happy International Women's from all of us at ICCG 
Read More

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

Happy Holi

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Mar 7, 2023 9:30:00 PM

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). 

Happy Holi from all of us at ICCG ...

Read More

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

Happy Presidents' Day!

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 20, 2023 1:22:04 PM

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.

Happy Presidents' Day from all of us at ICCG ...

 
Read More

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

Happy Valentine's Day !

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 13, 2023 11:17:28 PM
Did you know ... Thousands of letters fly to Verona, Italy, on Valentine's Day each year. All of them are addressed to Juliet from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Juliet club volunteers receive and respond to each one. Moreover, they award the ‘Dear Juliet’ or ‘Cara Giulietta’ prize to the writer of the year’s most romantic letter.
 
Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at ICCG...
Read More

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

Happy Black History Month

Posted by Harriet Schneider on Feb 3, 2023 12:40:19 PM

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.

 
Happy Black History month from all of us at ICCG...
Read More

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

About ICCG

Welcome to our Blog - ICCG Insights!

Embracing thought leadership as a pathway for growth, represents the true spirit of progressive change that will make a difference in technology-driven industries. As a consulting company, ICCG customers look to us as their value-added resource. They expect us to be proactive about solving their immediate challenges and we don’t take that responsibility lightly. It is this that drives us to share our best practices, knowledge-base, years of experience, and tried and true methodologies. These have been the hallmarks of our corporate brand.

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all