Manufacturing Insights Blog

Know Thy Cloud: 3 Pillars That Define Cloud
Tue Nov 03 00:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
Cloud is an enormously valuable and transformative technology. There are three interrelated concepts, or pillars, that differentiate cloud offerings. They are also the DNA of true native cloud applications, which offer unique and unparalleled capabilities beyond other cloud offerings.
Techonomy Detroit: The Transformational Power of Tech
Thu Oct 29 11:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) estimates that a dollar in manufacturing demand creates $1.48 in other services and production, higher than any other sector.
Guest Blog: Food & Beverage Leaders Realize that Suppliers Will be the Key to Success
Tue Oct 06 23:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
With these new mandates coming into effect, it is not a huge surprise that compliance is becoming the top pressure for Food & Beverage manufacturers.
The Cloud: Transforming Global Manufacturing
Wed Sep 30 23:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
Cloud technology changes the dynamic of the industry. The fast growing, mid-sized manufacturers that previously couldn’t compete with larger, global companies now can access shop floor data to help them respond quickly to customer demands, improve product quality, reduce downtime and expand to global markets. In short, technology is fueling a new generation of manufacturing leaders.
Why Aren’t There More Women in Manufacturing?
Mon Sep 21 11:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
The manufacturing industry has undergone tremendous transformation. Smart machines line the plant floor, products are customized in near real time, and mobile devices are used to provide insight into operations 24x7x365.
The Appeal of SaaS ERP
Tue Sep 15 23:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
Mint Jutras has been studying perceptions and preferences for deployment options for ERP since 2011. Many use the terms “cloud” and “SaaS” interchangeably, but there are some important differences. All SaaS is cloud computing, but not all cloud computing is SaaS. For years now Mint Jutras has included a question about the appeal of SaaS in its ERP Solution Studies. The question is simple: What do you find appealing about SaaS?
Plex Benchmarks: Driving Insights through Community, Cloud
Thu Aug 27 11:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
While the Plex Manufacturing Cloud captures critical data about each process and operation, Plex Benchmarks will draw upon this trove of data to aggregate and anonymize key metrics, such as inventory write-offs and inventory on-hand, so manufacturers can compare their performance and uncover best practices.
Internet of Things Brings Increased Manufacturing Intelligence
Thu Aug 20 11:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) increases manufacturing intelligence and now gives manufacturers’ unprecedented access to data on suppliers, raw materials and machine performance – from the very first step of the manufacturing process to the end customer experience.
Google Glass and Ring Scanners Find Practical Uses in MOM
Thu Jul 30 11:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
Why wearables? We’re at an unprecedented time in technology evolution, where things like battery capacity, processor performance, display quality, cloud computing, wireless communication and sensor precision are all coming together to enable whole new classes of smart, connected devices.
Make Things: Caltherm Finds Success in the Cloud
Wed Jun 10 11:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
You can make the best products in the world, but accurate and on-time delivery can be just as important to customer satisfaction.