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Guest Post: Industry 4.0 – How Far Is It From Here to There?

In manufacturing circles we see a number of different perspectives on Industry 4.0. Why? Because different organizations and managers see different levels of risk, value and return in it. Because we don't have to use new technologies and capabilities simply because they're available. And maybe because, although we've described a better manufacturing future, we've glossed over how to get there. What's the path to Industry 4.0?

Ultra Project Recognized: Zymo Research Wins “Top Supply Chain Project Award” from SDCE

Ultra client Zymo Research has received a 2021 Top Supply Chain Projects Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) Magazine. Zymo Research was recognized for improving supply chain operations with an ERP modernization project for which we provided business process improvement, software selection and implementation management services.
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Video: How a Low-Code ERP Platform Accelerates Adaptation and Enables Agility

Your company must be able to quickly adapt its ERP, business models and business processes to accommodate, and take advantage of, changes in the business environment. Etienne Ouvry, Senior Business Consultant for QAD, tells you how low-code can help solve today's real-world challenges.

Video: What is Low-Code? How Does it Help Overcome ERP Adaptation Hurdles?

ERP software vendors have been talking about low-code solutions for some time. And manufacturers and distributors have questions: How can low-code help organizations adapt faster to the changes in the marketplace? Etienne Ouvry, Senior Business Consultant for QAD, offers answers.

Ultra Insight: 5 Best Practices for ERP Vendor Selection

Whether your company is implementing an ERP system for the first time, or replacing a legacy implementation, it’s critically important to make the right choice. What new capabilities do you need and want? What problems are you trying to solve? We asked our expert consultants to give us their thoughts on best practices in ERP selection, and this is what they told us.

Ultra Insight: How to Select the Wrong ERP Solution

The ERP solution you choose will affect the way you conduct business for years to come. But many organizations get off-track right at the start when they go into the selection process believing in some common myths about the process – misconceptions that can result in the wrong solution for your business. Here are the top five misconceptions that derail the enterprise software selection process.

4 Potential Solutions for the Manufacturing Labor Shortage

Skilled manufacturing jobs continue to go unfilled, despite the ongoing economic recovery from the pandemic downturn, strong job growth overall, rising wages across nearly every vertical and high unemployment in the service sector (and others). The result is production bottlenecks, reduced capacity, unfilled orders, low inventories and lost sales. What are the solutions?

New Report: Info and Insight on the Top ERP Solutions for IEM

For industrial equipment manufacturers, it’s always been difficult to effectively manage parts, production, people and products. And today it’s even harder. The solution – in good times and bad – is to become more efficient. To do that, however, you need the right ERP solution. That is the big question: What is the best solution for your IEM organization?

Expert Q&A: Rapidly Changing IEM Marketplace Requires New Capabilities

As the industrial equipment manufacturing (IEM) industry rumbles through the remainder of a challenging 2021, headed for a potentially more successful 2022, we asked one of Ultra’s most experienced manufacturing consultants what smart IEM companies need to know to thrive in today’s fast-changing marketplace.

Video: Digital Transformation, IIoT and Making the Move to Predictive Maintenance

For manufacturers, the capabilities offered by the 4th Industrial Revolution, particularly the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), automation and connected machines, are enabling greater operational efficiency, higher product quality and improved maintenance processes – and are driving changes to long-established business models.

Will Biden Infrastructure Plan and Trade Changes Boost IEM?

Changes in the national political landscape inevitably have a significant impact on the business environment. And the Biden Administration, working with the Democratic Party-controlled U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, already is proposing transformative change to the nation’s economic policy. Will these changes benefit industrial equipment manufacturers?

Video: Pacific Plumbing Supply Enables Future Success With Broad Change Now

Like many mid-sized distributors, Pacific Plumbing Supply Company chafed against the limitations of its legacy management platform and scraped by with a number of time-consuming manual workaround processes. Owners and managers knew it was well past time to implement a modern ERP solution and gain the advantages it would offer.
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