When it comes to worker safety, mitigating downtime, and boosting
productivity, nothing is faster than right NOW. Organizations across
various industry segments — construction, food and beverage, chemical
and industrial, and transportation equipment manufacturers — are
juggling a mix of communication devices, slowing response times. Gaps
in coverage, poor battery life and aging equipment reduce your ability to
safely and efficiently meet production deadlines. The power of NOW puts
instant communications at your workers’ fingertips — because when
communication slows, production slows.
Gain Immediate Value from Your Connected Factory Architecture!
Imagine if you could reconfigure your production line in days instead of weeks. Or if you could cut long search times for parts in half using factory wireless across a connected factory architecture.
These are only a few of the reasons why leading manufacturers deploy Cisco’s Connected Factory Solution.
Now you can try out these new technologies and capabilities on a small scale, with low financial risk in your own plant with the Cisco Connected Factory Starter Kit. Create a living lab and test out one or more specific use cases. Use it as a demo to get buy in from stakeholders. Or get one production line up and running immediately and roll out a more comprehensive deployment later on.
For Food & Beverage processors an ERP system a must; and a flexible Internet-based solution like Plex ERP brings F & B manufacturers all 8 of the features they must have to meet their health and safety requirements, produce high-quality products, operate efficiently & maximize profitability.”
Aerospace and Defense manufacturers manage complex programs. With cyclical demands and tight time-to-market expectations, manufacturing is both an art and a science. You need an ERP system with close integration between engineering and manufacturing operations while supporting regulatory compliance.
As company buying behaviors evolve, it's imperative to evolve your marketing strategies to align with the new marketplace. Luckily, with customer data becoming more and more available, smart industrial marketers are armed with high-quality proof points to establish efficient and effective programs that prove and improve marketing ROI.
Manufacturing is a prominent pillar of American growth and prosperity. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, every $1 invested in the manufacturing sector returned $1.81 to the economy in 2015.
Global organizations such as Nestle?, Shell and others retain their leadership by solving their toughest challenges with advanced optimization. Manufacturers are seeking ways to apply advanced analytics and optimization through the entire planning and production lifecycle. This can help you achieve:
Improved profitability, reliability and revenue by 10% or more
Deploy a new planning solution in as little as 3 months
Compute ready-to-implement plans for complex tasks within minutes
Reduce your dependence on IT and rapidly evolve solutions
Leverage industry-leading analytics and optimization and innovative modeling methodologies
Monetise your existing analytic, ERP and other solutions, accelerate growth and reduce costs
Learn How Three Manufacturers Are Using Optimization to Revolutionize Manufacturing
Zebra offers forward-thinking manufacturers unparalleled visibility into goods, assets, people and transactions that help maximize output, ensure quality assurance and traceability and increase operational flexibility with a smarter, more connected plant floor.
Zebra Technologies commissioned a global study to analyze trends and challenges that impact manufacturing companies. The survey asked 1,100 executives from automotive, high tech, food, beverage, tobacco and pharmaceutical companies for their insights on adopting technology on the plant floor to increase their competitive position.
Surviving and thriving amid the global, digital shopping revolution, in which consumers fluidly browse and buy from their smartphones, computers and in store, calls for a supply-chain makeover.
Pressed to offer consumers fast, flexible and even free product fulfillment and delivery in an omnichannel retail landscape, a crowdsourced, collaborative model is taking shape. Traditional roles are blurring as logistics companies, manufacturers and retailers work to meet the growing on-demand economy via the adoption of business intelligence supply chain technologies.
"There are millions of retailers and branded manufacturers on Amazon, selling billions of products annually. That means listing your products and waiting for sales to roll in doesn’t work anymore.
If you’re on Amazon, you need to stand out.
In this eBook, we’ll walk you through everything you could want to know about Sponsored Products, why sellers are using it and how to leverage the program to stand out among the billions of products on Amazon.
We’ll also answer some of the questions we often hear about the popular program (and some questions we haven’t heard but think you may be curious about)."
As e-commerce continues to grow at a remarkable rate of 24%, manufacturers are faced with what’s arguably the biggest challenge yet: How to create meaningful connections with consumers while simultaneously maintaining relationships with retailers and minimizing channel conflict. It may be new territory, but armed with the right knowledge and tools, it’s possible to create a successful mix of digital marketing, selling and fulfilling activities. In this white paper, we cover the four critical components that all brands should be watching, including:
- Relationships with retailers
- Connections with consumers
- The importance of quality of product content
- How to maximize sales on marketplaces
Quality is a top priority for any organization, whether it’s defined by reliability and customer satisfaction or conformance with manufacturability specifications. Manufacturers are continually challenged to maintain quality while optimizing the bottom line. Inspection, testing and documentation are critical to this process; however, manual translations are riddled with error, inconsistencies and lost productivity. This article reveals how SOLIDWORKS Inspection software optimizes the inspection process, reduces costs and helps create higher quality products faster than ever.
Over three-quarters of UK manufacturers (77.8%) say that cost is the main driver behind their company’s energy policy, according to a survey of senior industry leaders conducted by Manufacturing Management in conjunction with E.ON.
The survey, of nearly 50 leading UK manufacturers, examined the industry’s attitude to energy usage, the challenges it is facing and its plans for the future.
To find out the results and the potential impacts to your business, download this whitepaper today.
Many manufacturers are pursuing the immense business benefits available from digitizing and connecting their factories. Major gains in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), reduced downtime, and manufacturing flexibility can be achieved with a factory that is digitized and connected. By providing visibility to machines and processes, manufacturers can anticipate issues that create unplanned downtime. By putting in place a secure, converged and wireless-ready network, manufacturers can have a platform that enables the agility to quickly start up new machines, cells, and lines, and rapidly deliver new products.
In a climate of digital disruption and global market pressures, many manufacturers want to differentiate with new service-oriented revenue models, especially those that rely on connected machines and machineas-a-service. In a Cisco survey of more than 600 senior executives in 13 countries—from both industrial machine builders and end-user manufacturers—86 percent said the transition from product-centric to service-oriented revenue models is a core part of their growth strategies.
The new age of digital manufacturing is expected to drive dramatic business improvements for companies transitioning from legacy automation systems. Manufacturers can create a foundation for a highly integrated and intelligent decision-making value chain by connecting existing industrial sub-systems, sensors and machines with enterprise applications.
To better understand the service dilemma and the role of digitization within the manufacturing industry, Cisco initiated a comprehensive research study. We surveyed more than 600 senior manufacturing decision-makers in 13 countries,* from a range of manufacturingrelated segments, along with conducting qualitative interviews with key industry thought leaders, in-depth secondary research, and economic analysis. To explore the business and organizational implications of connected machines in particular, we surveyed both industrial machine manufacturers and “end-user” manufacturers.
Published By: Motorola
Published Date: Feb 06, 2008
Webcor's industry is highly competitive. To maintain and build on its leadership position, the company's employees must be able to clearly communicate and quickly respond to a wide range of stakeholders, including customers, architects, contractors and manufacturers. This case study details how Good™ Mobile Messaging helped Webcor employees stay on top of things.
Today, as more and more organizations strive to improve productivity and profitability by dedicating the bulk of their resources to their core competencies, many of them are looking for efficient and cost-effective ways to outsource ancillary and support activities. Nowhere is this trend more prominent than among supply chain-centric organizations such as retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and manufacturers.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jul 24, 2014
Manufacturing is on the move. Leading companies are relocating near supply and demand, as well as the best talent. They’re digitizing operations to automate critical processes and enable crowdsharing. Manufacturers are building innovation hubs to accelerate R&D. They’re wooing – and retaining – talent with continuous knowledge sharing and professional development opportunities. And they’re using an array of technologies to capture and leverage the insights and skills of their best thinkers: industry visionaries, emerging technology experts, and process reengineers. Manufacturers are doing this quietly and consistently. To take aim at the target of market leadership, it pays to draw closer – and then closer still. Are you ready?
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jul 24, 2014
Build or buy? When manufacturers have sought new leaders, they have typically done both: grooming talent in-house and paying market rates for the best thinkers and managers.
With the growing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) shortage, companies will be harder-pressed to buy – and keep – top technical talent. Emerging and established leaders will command premium prices and field continual offers, increasing the likelihood they’ll make frequent job changes, taking their industry and institutional knowledge with them. As a consequence, manufacturers will need to build their talent pipeline, empower knowledge workers with the tools and intelligence they need to succeed, and provide professional development opportunities that exceed what competitors offer.
This will be a marathon, not a sprint. What’s key to making the race for talent successful: virtual training environments that accelerate learning and innovation.
Manufacturers are gunning for growth and plan to put significant investment into R&D and new markets in order to achieve their ambitions. But without overall market growth, competition will be fierce. Read more.