President, Mint Jutras
About the Author
Cindy Jutras is a widely recognized expert in analyzing the impact of enterprise applications on business performance. Utilizing over 40 years of corporate experience and specific expertise in manufacturing, supply chain, customer service and business performance management, Cindy has spent the past 9 years benchmarking the performance of software solutions in the context of the business benefits of technology. In 2011 Cindy founded Mint Jutras LLC (www.mintjutras.com), specializing in analyzing and communicating the business value enterprise applications bring to the enterprise.
Plex Systems recently announced its manufacturing operations capabilities are available as a best-of-breed, shop floor-specific offering called the Plex Manufacturing Execution Suite (Plex MES). This cloud-based suite is designed to satisfy a full spectrum of manufacturing needs from MES....Read More
Manufacturing professionals certainly “get” the significance of digital technologies today. Eighty-six percent of manufacturers participating in the 2016 Mint Jutras Enterprise Solution Study agree that embracing digital technologies is necessary for survival. But do these individuals, and the manufacturing companies they represent really understand what it means to be digital?...Read More
The Internet of Things (IoT) has created quite the buzz in retail, service, and other industries. Not so much in manufacturing. The lack of excitement comes not because it isn’t relevant, but rather because the concept of collecting massive volumes of data from manufacturing processes is not really new. Manufacturers have had sensors and automated data collection (ADC) devices operating on their…Read More
What happens to IT staff in the move to cloud ERP? For many years now Mint Jutras has been asking survey participants in its annual Enterprise Solution Study what they find appealing about software as a service (SaaS). We give them quite an extensive list of potential benefits and allow them to select as many as they would like....Read More
Attitudes towards cloud and software as a service (SaaS) have changed dramatically in recent times, particularly with respect to software that runs your business. While just a few short years ago Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) might have been considered the last bastion of resistance to SaaS, today the majority of businesses have some sort of cloud strategy that involves ERP and the shift to…Read More