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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 -- Published once each month.

 
Digital Supply Chains: Part Four—Quality, Product Info, Item Onboarding
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Quality management processes are typically structured with well-defined steps, and lots of documentation and compliance requirements. Hence these are excellent candidates for digitization and automation of inspections, collection and analysis of quality data, root cause analysis, corrective actions, and engineering change management. Product information management is becoming increasingly important, with the ever-increasing thirst for richer information about products. We look at examples of digitization and automation in both of these areas. [ Read: Digital Supply Chains: Part Four—Quality, Product Info, Item Onboarding ]
IoT and AI with SYSPRO
By Ann Grackin Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Some vendors' AI and IoT offerings are comprised of tool sets (build-it-yourself) and/or obscure modeling systems usable only by experts. In contrast, SYSPRO’s latest ERP release includes pragmatic and ready-to-use AI and IoT applications for manufacturing.
[ Read: IoT and AI with SYSPRO ]

Leveraging Global Trade Data-as-a-Service: Part Three—Evaluating Providers
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, July 24, 2018
We explore what to look for when evaluating a Trade DaaS provider and some thoughts on getting started. [ Read: Leveraging Global Trade Data-as-a-Service: Part Three—Evaluating Providers ]

The Future of Enterprise Systems
By Ann Grackin Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Ramon Ray video interview with Ann Grackin on Innovation Trends, Threats and Opportunities in 2018 …. and beyond. [ Read: The Future of Enterprise Systems ]
How Some Manufacturers and Distributors Are Thriving in the Age of Amazon: Part Two—Optimizing
By Bill McBeath Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Amazon subsidizes their fulfillment costs by billions of dollars annually. This has set expectations for free or very low cost shipping, not just for consumers, but businesses as well. Here we discuss ways to integrate channels more effectively, continually drive out costs, and increase efficiencies in fulfillment and operations to compete in today’s world. [ Read: How Some Manufacturers and Distributors Are Thriving in the Age of Amazon: Part Two—Optimizing ]

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