- April 29, 2011
Infor's acquisition of Lawson brings in applications that fill gaps in the company's product line. But the long-term implications for Lawson customers are unclear.
- April 28, 2011
Actionable analytics starts with underlying discipline and the right manufacturing data management tools and best practices.
- April 25, 2011
Many companies prefer smaller ERP packages because of the specialization they can offer, according to a new report by Panorama Consulting Group.
- April 22, 2011
Experts say manufacturers must build data models that capture all their trading partners' information for supply chain analytics tools to be effective.
- April 20, 2011
Experts offer advice on matching business intelligence and supply chain analytics tools with the specialized needs of users, from operations to finance and the executive suite.
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- April 15, 2011
Effective business intelligence systems need a steady diet of clean, up-to-date, and reliable information.
- April 13, 2011
Supply chain analytics and BI could soon transform planning and execution, thanks to cloud-based mobile analytics and real-time data, experts say.
- April 08, 2011
Disaster provides stark reminder that supply chains can respond to almost any disruption if they are agile and flexible.
- April 06, 2011
But DIRA Framework is really nothing new- - and advocates say that’s the point.
- April 04, 2011
Manufacturers can use GPS technology to track shipments and containers well beyond the walls of the warehouse.
- March 25, 2011
Analysts and hiring managers say manufacturing has an IT recruiting problem, but they find hope in playing up leading-edge factory automation and working closely with educators.
- March 18, 2011
Panorama Consulting’s new survey of ERP implementers suggests customization may be key to ERP satisfaction -- if expectations are properly calibrated upfront.
- March 11, 2011
At its annual conference, research firm IDC compared social media-driven mobile data to the 1980s rise of the PC and advised companies to make the leap now.
- March 10, 2011
While social networking has become a part of daily life for many people, manufacturing organizations have been slow to add social media to their businesses.
- March 08, 2011
RFID and barcodes are still the most effective warehouse data-capture systems for gaining real-time views of inventory. But picking one over the other is sometimes tricky, according to experts.