Manufacturing supply chain management and ERP News
August 05, 2016
SAP and 3D parts manufacturer APWorks have partnered on software and services, including digitization and workflow, to make on-demand printing more viable in manufacturing.
April 22, 2016
Though smaller this year, the New York conference was loaded with the desktop 3D printers that are driving innovation in a growing market. Here's a rundown on five that stood out.
April 19, 2016
Industry expert Terry Wohlers said the state of the 3D printing industry is strong, with investment from large corporations and new innovations leading the way.
March 30, 2016
In an interview at Ariba Live, analyst Joshua Greenbaum discussed SAP Ariba's biggest challenges and opportunities in integrating with SAP technology and the SAP Business Network.
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Most companies start out with P2P systems just to automate invoicing and procurement, but the savviest ones know how to tap them as working capital and cash-flow engines. Continue Reading
A critical goal of supply chain management is to foster alignment and collaboration. Here's how concurrent manufacturing can help. Continue Reading
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