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How Manufacturing IoT Increases Opportunities

Posted by Lydia Duckitt

How manufacturing IoT increases opportunities

To say the Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic within the manufacturing industry would be an understatement. As we’ve discussed in depth right here on our blog, IoT is disrupting past ways of working, digitalizing processes to drive efficiencies and increase business intelligence.

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Catagories: Business Intelligence, Manufacturing Trends, Manufacturing Business, Industry 4.0 / IoT


Benefits of Preventative & Predictive Maintenance

Posted by Dave Cann

Benefits of preventative and predictive maintenance

Machines are the driving force in manufacturing. Because they play such a huge part in the production line, it’s very tempting to ignore the warning signs of fatigue, wear and tear in the hope that issues will never materialise. After all, carrying out machine maintenance and pressing pause on production will ultimately lead to a monetary loss, won’t it?

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Catagories: Manufacturing Trends, Manufacturing Business, Industry 4.0 / IoT


Common ERP software implementation mistakes

Posted by Nicola Mullen

ERP Implementation Miskakes

For many decision-makers, a new tool or piece of software is the answer to all of their problems —once they’ve signed on the dotted line, they expect instant results. And of course, if you’ve made the right purchasing decisions, this should be largely true. However, before you can reap the benefits of your new solution, you’ll need to ensure it has been implemented correctly.

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Catagories: ERP


The Impact of Inaccuracies In Your Bill of Materials

Posted by Ian Jack

How top avoid inaccuracies in your Bill of Materials

In manufacturing, a Bill of Materials is essential — and inaccuracies can have a huge impact on your overall output and efficiencies. In this blog post, I will discuss just how substantial these impacts can be, as well as how you can avoid them.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business, Supply Chain


How Field Staff Management Leads To Great Customer Service

Posted by Barry Thompson

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Across every single sector, customer service is key. In business, happy customers equal increased sales, return custom and positive referrals, all of which are crucial drivers to the success of any business.

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Catagories: Field Service Business, Customer Service


Improving Manufacturing Cybersecurity

Posted by Andy Gough

Improving Manufacturing Cybersecurity

As factories and processes become increasingly digitalized, the threat of a cyberattack is growing. With hacking regularly making the headlines — think back to 2017’s WannaCry ransomware attack — you would assume that manufacturers had put safeguarding measures in place to prevent a similar threat from disrupting their operations. However, government research has found that this isn’t exactly the case.

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Catagories: Cloud, Manufacturing Business


The Environmental Impact Of Digital Transformation In Manufacturing

Posted by Barry Thompson

Environmental Impact of Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

The very nature of manufacturing means that waste is a real issue. Whether it’s energy bi-products emitted by machinery or offcuts of materials used in the manufacturing process, minimising wastage is a priority for every manufacturer and not just in terms of cost.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business, ERP, Industry 4.0 / IoT


Planning A New ERP Project: Where To Start

Posted by Ian Jack

Planning a new ERP project - where to start

Starting a new ERP project is not without its difficulties — without the correct planning in place. As the saying goes, fail to prepare and prepare to fail. Put the legwork in now and hit the ground running once your ERP software is fully implemented.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business, ERP


GDPR: What It Means For Manufacturers

Posted by Nicola Mullen

What does GDPR mean for manufacturers? 

Working in manufacturing and technology, we’re familiar with acronyms. From ERP to CRM, the latest jumble of letters hitting the headlines is GDPR — the General Data Protection Regulation. But what is it and how is it set to impact manufacturers?

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Catagories: Manufacturing Business, CRM, Customer Service, ERP


The Challenges of Technology Integration In Manufacturing

Posted by Dave Cann

Manufacturing Technology Integration

In this blog post, I will be discussing the cutting-edge technology of the 1870s. You may be wondering whether I’ve lost my mind— “the 1870s? That’s not relevant to me”. Before you hit that back button, hear me out; we can learn a lot more from nineteenth century manufacturing than you may think.

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Catagories: Manufacturing Trends, Manufacturing Business, ROI, Industry 4.0 / IoT