Cloud ERP on the Horizon?

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The digital forecast is definitely cloudy, but the likelihood of sun or storms is up to you. Over the past few years, more and more companies have moved to Cloud ERP systems and cloud-based systems of engagement. Monolithic, on-premise legacy ERP systems are sunsetting with unified Marketing, Sales, Service, and ERP platforms moving in. The ever-increasing pace and competitive landscape … Read More

Big Data Impacting the Warehouse and Distribution Center

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Harnessing Operational Data for Effective Planning “Using big data correctly helps companies allow for more flexible planning and predictive analysis in the warehouse and distribution center,” explains Mark Dickinson, executive sales manager, automated systems division at SSI Schaefer, a global storage and picking solutions manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, NC. Quote from Amy Roach Partridge’s post titled Material Handling Meets Big … Read More

Salesforce Opportunity Management Models for Manufacturers

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Salesforce Opportunity Management Models for Manufacturers As a leading Salesforce Consulting Partner, focused on the Manufacturing market segment, Mountain Point understands the intricacies around the different selling models and more importantly a strong understanding and framework for how the Salesforce Platform can be tailored to these models. In our setup and implementation of various Salesforce Platform products for Manufacturers, we frequently … Read More

Unpacking the Advantages of Cloud Computing in Manufacturing

Cloud Computing in Manufacturing

If you are a manufacturer, then you are probably being hit, and hit hard, with the hype of cloud computing, innovation and digital transformation. You’ve probably seen a lot of well produced marketing and sales materials, with lots of clouds. While it is great to see the latest and greatest, you need to dig a little deeper to get the … Read More

Why Moving to the Cloud Makes Sense in Manufacturing

The benefits of cloud computing in manufacturing are endless. From lowering the cost of production to encouraging innovation, manufacturers are catching on to the many advantages of this new technology, and the manufacturing sector is quickly becoming one of the pioneers of cloud computing.   It is Happening According to a recent study by SoftChoice, manufacturing is steps ahead of … Read More

Mass Customization: Manufacturing’s new focus on agility and responsiveness

The world of manufacturing has seen its ups and downs, and many believe that resurgence is on the horizon thanks to the shift to technology; where the factories of the future will help reshape the way we previously viewed manufacturing and supply chains, and it starts with their ability to improve customization.   This declaration is not made lightly as … Read More

Smarter Manufacturing with IoT

People. Process. Data. Things. People.  IoT in manufacturing will improve business by connecting people to the right information, over the right device at the right time and span across company boundaries to include suppliers, maintenance partners, and distribution chains. New mobile-ready software will allow plant managers to have access to data such as equipment efficiency, line efficiency, data visualization tools and alerts from any location … Read More

Advanced Technologies Driving US Manufacturing Renaissance

SME’s Manufacturing Engineering Media releases its annual trends report declaring advanced manufacturing software (Cloud ERP and PLM), automation, multifunction machines and 3-D printing are creating the new industry of the future, but cautions that developing a highly skilled workforce is critical to sustaining momentum in the U.S. manufacturing sector.   2014: Manufacturing’s New Momentum “The business case for manufacturing goods … Read More

Big Data in Supply Chain Management

Big Data in Supply Chain Management

Supply chain leaders need to pay more attention to big data and predictive analytics. IndustryARC, an industry market research and analysis company, explored this topic in particular detail in the global “Big Data Market in Supply Chain Management” report. According to research conducted by IndustryARC, the global big-data market was around $6.93 billion in 2012 and around $12.21 billion in 2013. … Read More

Common Challenges Manufacturing Leaders are Facing Today

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As manufacturers embark on their digital transformation journeys, many leaders are facing the same common challenges. Outlined below are some of the hurdles we’ve seen numerous times, and the leadership roles that struggle with them. New or Existing Leader Role: (Owner/President/CEO/COO) As a Business Owner or Leader supporting a leading manufacturing organization you face increased pressure to remain competitive, streamline … Read More