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What are Collaborative Robots (Cobots) and Why are They the Future?

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A collaborative robot (cobot or co-bot) is a robot designed to work alongside human workers in a shared workspace. On the contrary, industrial robots typically operate autonomously and with little physical interaction with humans. The role of cobots in the Industry 4.0 will only get bigger.

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Topics: Technology trends, Enterprise Resource Planning ERP

Asia-Pacific Manufacturers Spending Big on Robots

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The APEJ region (Asia Pacific excluding Japan) is expected to spend US$125.4 billion on robotics in 2022, tripling the spending in 2017, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.7 per cent from 2018 through 2022. APEJ is currently the largest robotics market and poised to account for more than 62 per cent of the global robotics spending in 2022, according to the research firm IDC.

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Topics: Technology trends, Enterprise Resource Planning ERP

Manufacturers are Embracing Innovation and Here's Why

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Innovation is a central component of the manufacturing industry. It can take many forms and address many functions. It can be a simple tactic for improving shop floor operations. It can be a concept for a new type of product or service. It can be a revolutionary approach that completely disrupts the way you do business.

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Topics: Technology trends, Enterprise Resource Planning ERP

What is Predictive Maintenance (PdM)? Its Pros and Cons

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For manufacturers, one of the top priorities is to maximise the machinery life cycle. As sudden machinery breakdowns can lead to downtime and expensive reparation. Consequently, manufacturing businesses have to look for a solution to reduce the maintenance cost and increase the equipment uptime and availability.
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Topics: Technology trends, Enterprise Resource Planning ERP

What is a Digital Twin and its Implications for Manufacturing?

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A digital twin is a virtual replica of a real (physical) object created by the data collected from sensors embedded in that object. The digital twin, therefore, provides a real-time digital representation of the object.

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Topics: Technology trends, Enterprise Resource Planning ERP

Industrial Machinery & Equipment Manufacturing in the Industry 4.0 Era

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The development of the Industrial Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing industry is in the midst of being shaped by the emerging industry trends. Today’s manufacturers have to meet their customers’ expectation of providing unique capabilities, precise specifications and constant accuracy in their products. It's critical for industry professionals to work out a clear definition of what they are, how they will evolve, and how they can boost the company's operations both now and in the future. 

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Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning ERP

What can a Two-tier Strategy Do for Your Bottom Line?

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For a company located at a single site, the decision to upgrade or transition to a new financial management solution is relatively straightforward. Organisational systems and employees are all conveniently located under one roof, and the decision-making process is a linear journey.

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Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning ERP

How Ishida Implemented ERP without Customisation with Infor LN

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Ishida, manufacturer of weighting, packing, and inspection equipment in Kyoto, Japan, had a mission to unite its domestic factories with international production bases. After installing Infor LN without customisations, “we accomplished the seemingly impossible: process planning and shipping to meet the customer’s request within 2 days after specification decision.”

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Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning ERP

Can Manufacturers Meet Changing Demand without Sacrificing Efficiency?

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The customer is always right, and is always changing. Consumer-driven markets are facing pressure to introduce more products quicker and with more specialisations. Manufacturers must adapt. They must evolve processes quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. Meeting consumer demands is not a place for playing “catch up”. First to market with a product innovation often wins the market and dominates the mindshare of the buyer.

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Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning ERP

How will the Internet of Things (IoT) Impact Manufacturing?

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The Internet of Things is a world that connects people, data, processes, and physical things. Beyond the consumer realm, the IoT is creating a new paradigm in the business world. So, how will the IoT impact manufacturing?

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Topics: Technology trends, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Resource Planning ERP

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