Monthly Archives - April 2016

“The Cultural Change Required in Most Manufacturing Is Substantial." (Conclusion)

In our prior post we noted how a panel of noted manufacturing and technology experts convened by the editors of Industry Week see the winds of change blowing [...]


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“The Cultural Change Required in Most Manufacturing Is Substantial."

“Most CEOs I know don’t have the culture on digital or technology to stitch it all together. [A company has to become] a mosaic, a horizontal, creative culture [...]


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How Six Sigma Can Boost Your ERP Benefits

In our March 31, 2016 post we discussed how the tool set known as Six Sigma can help firms save a lot of money by enabling continuous improvement throughout [...]


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3 Things To Look for In An ERP Implementation Partner

When looking for the right partner to implement your ERP system, a recent article from Panorama Consulting makes a good point: While criteria like the number of installations performed, [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: April 19, 2016

Some Truths About Upgrading Your ERP System

A co-worker passed along a great little article worth reprising in capsule form here today, on the merits and mistaken expectations that come with upgrading your ERP system, [...]


Posted By Comments: 0 0Post Date: April 14, 2016

Has the U.S. “Frittered Away Its Manufacturing Workforce”? R.I.P. Andy Grove

That’s what the late, former Intel CEO Andy Grove contended – six years ago.  Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor Jim Aley interviewed Grove in 2010 when Grove discussed ways of [...]


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Why the Best Digital Backup For Your Protection is Analog

We all know, or should know, that the more prevalent our digital connections in an increasingly internet-dominated world, the more we leave ourselves open to the associated security [...]


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Simplify Your Lean: Getting the Most Bang for the Least Buck

Taiichi Ohno, father of the Toyota Production System, once said of the lean approach that “All we are doing is looking at the timeline from the moment the [...]


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