Topic: Project Management
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.
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?
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.
A manufacturing execution system (MES) offers different things to different manufacturers – and different things to manufacturers in different industries. To reduce the confusion, and to provide insight into the value of MES solutions in the IEM and industrial products verticals, we asked a longtime consultant to share his insight.
What exactly is a Manufacturing Execution System? What are its core functions? How do MES and ERP systems work together? What are the primary benefits of an MES? Get the answers to these four questions now.
With extraordinarily complex products, complicated production processes and unique management, financial, integration, quoting and planning challenges, industrial equipment manufacturers are looking at today's advanced ERP solutions to ease their pains.
Inadequate project management practices and inexperienced resources are proven root causes for the failed implementations we have seen and subsequently rescued.
A recent ERP implementation survey confirms this perspective and tells the full story.