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What can additive manufacturing add to your business?

What can additive manufacturing add to your business? A great conference this week, organized by IN4.0 and hosted at UCLan. As someone who doesn’t actually work in manufacturing, I was completely bowled over by the potential of additive manufacturing. I had thought that 3D printing is just used to produce semi-flimsy prototypes or moulds. I [...]

2019-01-15T19:12:46+00:00 December 7th, 2018|

How workflow solutions increase ROI from IoT technology

This morning I had the privilege of speaking at LC Automation. The Making it in Lancashire event was organized by the  East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. The morning focused on Industry 4.0, and how it applies to manufacturing. I looked at how workflow solutions can increase your ROI when you invest in IoT technology. I’m [...]

2018-11-22T13:27:44+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|

Why does process mapping matter when buying new software?

You wouldn’t think that software had anything to do with process mapping. Surely a software developer just translates the existing process from spreadsheets/emails/bits of paper to an efficient software solution? Well … not quite … as we had the privilege to discuss at a Collaboratory organized by UClan’s Transmission Project. To put it bluntly: If [...]

2018-10-04T15:27:27+00:00 October 4th, 2018|

3 ways food manufacturers can be audit-ready

I recently listened to a great webinar by TraceGains, about BRC top non-conformances, and how to avoid them. The speaker gave really practical tips. He was clearly on the food manufacturers’ side to ‘get it right’, and avoid hold-ups and costs incurred by failing an audit. Here are the 3 main points I got from [...]

2018-07-23T15:49:28+00:00 July 19th, 2018|

How to process customer claims in a quarter of the time

We have just reduced the time taken to process complex customer claims from 20 minutes per claim, to 5 minutes … That’s a lot of freed up time for workers to spend more effectively! For any manufacturing company, managing customer claims for refund can be a headache. You want to do an efficient job to [...]

2018-03-14T16:07:22+00:00 March 14th, 2018|

One way to manage user access in your company

It is crucial that you have robust and secure control over user access. Here are just a few reasons why: Security: So only specific people/roles can access sensitive information. Audit-trail: So you can easily and reliably demonstrate that you know exactly who has access to what, at any point in time. Auditors and regulatory bodies [...]

2018-02-09T13:58:58+00:00 February 9th, 2018|

When ERPs do not solve all your problems!

In talking to manufacturing companies about our workflow solutions software, a common response is: But we have a great ERP ... The implication is: We have all the software that we need. So I decided to write a blog that explains how workflow solutions complement ERPs. Let me be clear, I believe ERPs have many [...]

2017-09-19T20:44:21+00:00 September 19th, 2017|

What kind of manufacturing company do you want to be?

There is a lot out there about proactive and reactive business strategy. I have no intention of repeating what has already been said about business strategy. Instead, I want to focus on attitude about investing in the right software. Your attitude towards investing in software dictates how your business will grow. There are 3 main [...]

2017-08-31T14:13:53+00:00 August 31st, 2017|
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