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International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) 2018

Jan 30, 2018 11:10 AM

International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is the largest annual poultry, meat, and feed industry event. It brings in 1,200 exhibitors and a whopping 30,000 visitors who are buyers and sellers of the latest technology of products and services. Of those visitors, 8,000 of them are international, spanning 129 countries. The event will be held January 30-February 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia World Congress Center. Attendees will be able to walk through more than 12 acres featuring the latest advancements across the three integrated industries, and get hands-on experience with over 1,100 interactive exhibits.

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How Manufacturers Can Make Use of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), Data and Security to Make Informed Decisions

Jan 10, 2018 8:23 PM

The IIoT is the manufacturers’ version of the Internet of Things, (think smart watches or smart fridges), where sensors embedded in technology collect data and analyse it. In the IIoT, these sensors can collect data from machinery on the production line to help with maintenance, prevent stoppages and increase efficiency. Data collected from the sensors, combined with data from CRM, ERP and other digitised services, can be analysed and will help to make the factory not only more efficient, but more effective too.

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Digital Transformation— A Necessity or Nuisance?

Dec 14, 2017 7:00 PM

In a recent article from Industry week entitled, Unmasking Digital Transformation: 6 B2B Drivers for 2018, they stated, "The reality is that digital transformation is no longer a "luxury to be addressed when companies get around to improving—it's now an imperative for bottom-line growth." This matter of digital transformation, although becoming increasingly popular, is still a notion that many business owners in the manufacturing industry fail to realize is critical.

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Playing a “Joined Up” Team Game in the Industrial IoT - Don't Sit on the Bench!

Dec 11, 2017 7:00 PM

“Industrial Internet of Things” – Deal or No Deal?  Alongside “Industry 4.0”, it’s a question that manufacturers are increasingly being forced to consider. IIoT is one of the big financial boxes of future survival that every company player now needs to be opening up. But are some manufacturers dismissing it as the latest hyped up fad to distract them from getting on with business they know and trust? While others say “it’s all very interesting” and “yeah, they may take a look at some point - definitely.”

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One Real-life Application of BI in CPG Manufacturing

Dec 7, 2017 7:00 PM

When something is just that good, everyone wants to know the "secret sauce". For us, our BI Accelerator - which includes a utility tool for ETL automation - alongside a baseline data warehouse, are just that: our secret sauce. The BI Accelerator manages 'back end' data by delivering a simplified more digestible data model of the AX database; and in doing so, accelerates users' ability to deliver vital information to the business for reporting and analytics.

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3 Business Problems that Were Solved when George’s Purchased Fullscope’s BI Accelerator

Dec 5, 2017 7:00 PM

Vance Nichols, BI Architect at George’s, Inc—a chicken processing manufacturerrecently spoke with us about their Reporting and BI initiative which was executed in parallel with their implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP. George’s had three main challenges to overcome:

  1. They were struggling with re-plaforming their legacy Hyperion Essbase BI solution, to a Microsoft-centric platform.
  2. They needed a solution to effectively integrate legacy ERP data with the new Dynamics AX data for reporting and analytics post AX go-live. 
  3. They understood they needed a data warehouse for operational reporting, and did not have time to develop it greenfield.

Per Vance, “We chose Fullscope's Reporting & BI Accelerator because it could help us address our key challenegs related to reporting in Dynamics AX, in an automated fashion without having to create massive amounts of SQL code to do that. We also found that the price of the accelerator package was very attractive, as the closest competitor could not match the capabilities along with the price. It was highly cost effective and highly effective in addresing our business problems.”

Fullscope's BI practice area is a growing area of Fullscope's business. If you, too, are experiencing similar challenges, then Fullscope’s Reporting & BI Accelerator could be your solution. To hear more about Vance’s experience with our Accelerator, the business value realized, and increased efficiency in delivering reporting to his organization, watch the webcast - Customer Success Stories with Fullscope's Reporting and BI Accelerator.

 

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From Manufacturer’s Silo Struggle To CRM Perfect Performance

Dec 4, 2017 7:00 PM

The CX genie is out of the bottle. The customer’s wish is now often more than many manufacturers can command. Consumers are changing the way they engage with every type of product or services organisation, from a retail brand to the manufacturer or wholesale supplier. Recent research carried out by the Aberdeen Group and BCG, Global Managing Consulting, found that more than 4 in 10 (41per cent) of manufacturers say that “unpredictable” customer demand is their top “pressure” and nearly half (48 per cent) find it “difficult to accurately track customer, supplier and partner transactions”. Far too many businesses are still stuck within a traditional silo model with just their own separate system of collected data.

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Insights for Manufacturers: 3 Steps Marketing Leaders Should Take to Empower Employees

Dec 3, 2017 7:00 PM

In our previous blog, Insights for Manufacturers: 5 Steps for Service Leaders to Empower Employees we discussed the importance of service leaders giving their employees the ability to quickly address issues through readily available information and effortlessly collaborate among other agents.

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How One Cosmetics Manufacturer Tracks Lightweight Drums to Reduce Inventory Waste

Nov 27, 2017 7:00 PM

Every manufacturer looks for ways to reduce costs and eliminate waste from processes. For specialty chemical manufacturers, a good way to reduce product waste is to accurately track and use all inventory. Businesses that have embraced a digital transformation have the technology to keep an exact measure of product on-hand so that it can be used efficiently.

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