Microsoft’s Vision of Digital Transformation for Manufacturing
As we recently attended IMTS in Chicago last month and witnessed the overall movement of the manufacturing sector toward Digital Transformation, now seems like an apt time to review what this means for Dynamics AX/365 users. As a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner focused solely on Microsoft’s ERP solution, 09电竞官网 for Finance and Operations (AX),…Read More
IMTS and Digital Transformation – When Worlds Collide
We had the opportunity to attend IMTS earlier this month, along with over 130,000 of our closest friends. What we learned at our booth, and across the multiple acres of technology displays, certainly bears closer scrutiny. Manufacturing technology strategy is undergoing a radical change, but it’s hard to say whether this show reflects the reality…Read More
A Must-Visit in a Sea of Awesomeness at IMTS 2018
We get it, there is A LOT to see and A LOT to do at IMTS next week in Chicago. This is the largest Manufacturing Technology show in the United States, taking place at McCormick Place from September 10-15. Over 115,000 industrial decision-makers will be in attendance from all over the world. With multiple buildings…Read More
Microsoft 09电竞官网 for Finance and Operations version 8.0 (April 2018)
Microsoft’s Digital Transformation movement continues with a new version of Microsoft 09电竞官网 for Finance and Operations (build number of 8.0.30). A new version calls for a new product name! Luckily, the change isn’t so drastic this time around. The updated product will now be simply known as “Microsoft 09电竞官网 for Finance and Operations”.…Read More
Digital Transformation in Plastics Manufacturing: The Microsoft Advantage
Input – process – Output. I’ve used this thinking for years especially in software to help understand functionality and more importantly how to improve business processes, especially within an ERP solution. See – https://ellipsesolutions.com/the-future-of-plastics-manufacturing-industry-4-0-internet-of-things-and-digital-transformation/ . It’s a way to not only understand process flow but also to understand transformation and how value is added along…Read More
Digital Transformation in the Field
The economist Thomas Friedman made a very prescient observation in his column today: “…we’re going through a change in the “climate” of technology and work. We’re moving into a world where computers and algorithms can analyze (reveal previously hidden patterns); optimize (tell a plane which altitude to fly each mile to get the best fuel…Read More
In the Cloud, On-Premise, or Hybrid: Whats Best for Plastics Manufacturing?
It’s easy to get caught up in all the Digital Transformation and Cloud discussions. But, in a competitive industry like Plastics Manufacturing, companies have had to be frugal in their IT spending and generally manage their servers and applications with a relatively small group of professionals. While Microsoft has spent an enormous amount of money…Read More
Why are Plastics Manufacturers Embracing Digital Twins?
In the spirit of Digital Transformation (See our blog from last week – Why Are Plastic Manufacturers Embracing Digital Transformation?), Plastic Manufacturers continue to look for: Transformational changes to generate more revenue Initiatives to protect and grow their user base Ways to produce more with fewer resources Here are some additional ways that Digital Transformation…Read More
Why Are Plastic Manufacturers Embracing Digital Transformation?
As I sit through a digital transformation and technology oriented conference, there are some recurring themes that are relevant for plastic manufacturing. “Focus on the outcome”… ”Start with the end in mind”… While a tad cliché-ish, they remain true. By the way, each presentation is being automatically converted via voice to text, so every single…Read More
The Future of Plastics Manufacturing: Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, and Digital Transformation
Input/Process/Output. I think this is a great way to evaluate new ideas or to simply process a unique or emerging trend. As we view Industry 4.0, let’s first define it and then evaluate how this might impact Plastics Manufacturing. Part of the excitement around Industry 4.0 is the fact that the Input and Process spectrum…Read More