Since 2009, some American manufacturers have brought production back to the United States because of improved productivity and the rising costs of shipping. In an article in Manufacturing Business Technology, Jim Shepherd calls cloud-driven manufacturing a leading factor in improved productivity and a “uniquely American” differentiator.
It’s time for manufacturers to stop using analytics to review the past and start using them to point to the future. So says Louis Columbus in his blog post, “How Cloud-Based Business Intelligence Is Redefining Industrial Manufacturing.” Manufacturers can excel with business intelligence by using real-time plant floor performance data to drive efficiencies, among other benefits. Read more in the blog.> ________________________________________
Is cloud security an oxymoron? Not according to Tom DeCoe in his Cloud Computing Journal article. He suggests that “leading cloud solutions include security features well beyond what most manufacturing companies can afford to implement on their own.”
Are you going to SOUTH-TEC on Oct. 29-31 in Greenville, SC? See the Plex Manufacturing Cloud in action at booth #631. Hear from C. Kent Greenwald, COO of Wickeder Steel Company, about why “Now Is the Time for Cloud ERP” at the Lunch & Learn session on Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. Register today.> ________________________________________ ERP for Electronics and High Tech
If you’re looking for supply chain management, quality management, business intelligence and a manufacturing execution system all integrated with ERP, check out the Plex Manufacturing Cloud. It covers the entire enterprise.