How Manufacturing Cloud ERP Helps Your Company Control Production
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How Manufacturing Cloud ERP Helps Your Company Control Production

How Manufacturing Cloud ERP Helps Your Company Control Production Your plant managers need to ensure smooth production. You enable them by ensuring the systems that run production run well. But it seems that both of you are...

Big Data is More Than a Trend for Manufacturing
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Big Data is More Than a Trend for Manufacturing

Many manufacturers have been collecting and tracking data on machines, production, and inventory for years. The new opportunity that makes big data more than a trend for manufacturers is the insight that data provides into...

Why the Cloud Makes Your Job Easier
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Why the Cloud Makes Your Job Easier

As a manufacturing technology professional, you’re responsible for a lot of mission critical processes in your business. Keeping systems up and running while fighting fires may be a regular part of the job, but it leaves you no...

While You’re on Vacation, Cloud ERP and Big Data are Still Hard at Work
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While You’re on Vacation, Cloud ERP and Big Data are Still Hard at Work

It’s that time of year when school is out, sunscreen is important, and temperatures heat up. While you’re enjoying the sun and sipping lemonade at that backyard BBQ, big data is still hard at work. If your company has adopted a...

Manufacturing ERP Innovation: Only in the Cloud
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Manufacturing ERP Innovation: Only in the Cloud

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), wearables, mobility, big data, smart manufacturing. These trends don’t have to seem like some far off dream or science fiction in a distant future. Because it’s likely that some of your...

Make More, Spend Less
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Make More, Spend Less

The concept of making more and spending less seems like a paradox. How can you possibly produce more without increasing the cost of doing so? There are three interconnected pieces that make this possible. 1.      Manufacturing...

Metrics that Matter
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Metrics that Matter

In the past year, LNS Research and MESA International work together to identify and communicate the most notable trends in manufacturing and performance measurements. In 2015-2016, topics such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big...

Cloudwashing: What it is and How to avoid it
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Cloudwashing: What it is and How to avoid it

Cloudwashing is a term that defines the practice of taking legacy software and running it on a cloud instance, while calling it 'true cloud.' However, true cloud is multitenant software developed exclusively for and in the cloud,...

Big Data Doesn’t Need to Be Scary
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Big Data Doesn’t Need to Be Scary

                Manufacturing and the pace of the plant floor is moving very quickly. From quality management to on-time delivery, manufacturers have endless amounts of data to track. The incredible growth of manufacturing data...

Mobile ERP in the Cloud Empowers “Smart” Plant Floor Personnel
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Mobile ERP in the Cloud Empowers “Smart” Plant Floor Personnel

In manufacturing, people are mobile. Materials, equipment, and products are mobile. Many manufacturing companies have already empowered operations personnel with iPads, laptops or other devices—but there’s a fundamental shift...

Cloud ERP Enables 80 Percent Growth for Manufacturing Supplier of the Year
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Cloud ERP Enables 80 Percent Growth for Manufacturing Supplier of the Year

Aaron Thomas Company, Inc., a full-service contract packaging company, specializes in the food industry. The company’s high speed automated packaging services help its customers bring products to market in less time and with...

Three Components of a Smart Connected Enterprise
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Three Components of a Smart Connected Enterprise

Traditional plant floor operations rely on paper-based, manual processes for almost every aspect of the business. From inventory management to quality checks, everything is done by hand. These error-prone processes are inefficient...

3 Ways Big Data Makes Manufacturers More Competitive
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3 Ways Big Data Makes Manufacturers More Competitive

Big data is nothing new to manufacturers. Electronic devices, applications and sensors continuously create new sources of data. The key to increasing competitiveness with big data, however, is managing the dynamics of the supply...

 Is Your ERP Strangling Your Business?
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Is Your ERP Strangling Your Business?

As a manufacturer, your focus is on quality, equipment maintenance, profit, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction. You’re probably not thinking about the pitfalls of your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software....

Cloud Connectivity on the Plant Floor
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Cloud Connectivity on the Plant Floor

Connecting and managing all the resources on the plant floor has a marked impact on the entire manufacturing process. According to the 2015 State of Manufacturing report, manufacturers are experiencing improvements in information...

Process Manufacturers Succeed in the Cloud
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Process Manufacturers Succeed in the Cloud

Process manufacturers - makers of food, rubber, liquid and chemical products, for example - face a litany of challenges from regulation and compliance to traceability and on-time delivery. Many process companies, however, find...

Three Ways Low-Cost Technology is Transforming the Plant Floor
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Three Ways Low-Cost Technology is Transforming the Plant Floor

The plant floors of today are filled with a variety of different pieces of equipment, some more expensive than others. Many times, smaller, lower-cost tools can deliver more value than their higher priced counterparts. Low-cost...

Three Manufacturers Achieving Cost Savings in the Cloud
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Three Manufacturers Achieving Cost Savings in the Cloud

Business requirements can change in the blink of an eye. Growth, mergers and outside influences can affect your business, but you need to be sure your operations and budget can handle it. Here are three manufacturers who faced...

A Moment of Truth: What is a Cloud ERP Solution?
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A Moment of Truth: What is a Cloud ERP Solution?

There is a lot of information out there about cloud ERP solutions, and not all of it is accurate. When you’re trying to make smart decisions for your business, you need to be able to sort through all the inaccuracies and get to...

Cloud ERP Helps Manufacturers Achieve Growth
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Cloud ERP Helps Manufacturers Achieve Growth

There comes a point in every manufacturer’s life when the business is bursting with new opportunities for growth. Without the proper systems in place, opportunities can be lost. Here are the stories of three manufacturers who...

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