PowerPlex 2019 brought the opportunity of connected manufacturing to the fore - but also the challenges. Here's an inside look at Toyotetsu America's ambitious push, as they launch Plex and real-time PLC integration at the same time.
When going mobile in manufacturing, the user experience must have the shop floor operator in mind. Plex UX designer Hollie Tanner describes her approach
Real-time for the win - how Donnelly Custom Manufacturing excels at short-run manufacturing with IQMS
Some say short-run manufacturing is the future. For Donnelly Custom Manufacturing, it's driven their success for 35 years. In this diginomica exclusive, we share what Donnelly has learned about succeeding in short run manufacturing - and the challenges they've overcome.
Why Sportable Scoreboards moved to cloud ERP, and what they've learned about change - Oracle MBX '19
Sportable Scoreboards is not your typical Oracle customer, but they wouldn't have it any other way. At Oracle MBX/CX 2019, their team told me about their manufacturing niche, and why a move to Oracle Cloud Applications is core to their future growth.
Some pundits are skeptical about partners building cloud ERP verticals. JAAS Systems could care less - these days, they're the official manufacturing edition for Acumatica cloud ERP. Here's why JAAS bet on Acumatica, and cloud manufacturing.
Exclusive - how Innovative Composite Engineering excels at manufacturing quality and security with IQMS
Success in manufacturing is not for the timid or the laggards. But IQMS ERP customer Innovation Composite Engineering has found a winning formula. Here's what they told me about their keys to success, from traceability to security to business intelligence.
You wouldn't think getting an edge in quality kitchen cabinetry is about speed. Or that ERP success is about becoming a customer-facing data platform. But as I learned from Acumatica customer of the year Fabuwood, both are achievable.
Vendors get excited about new releases, but I want to hear it from customers. At this year's Acumatica Summit, I got an inside look from an early adopter of the Acumatica Construction Accounting cloud.
Is it time for global companies to reconsider their China supply chain strategy? We think that an examination of the issues requires careful consideration.
Transformation is perceived as a huge project that pushes against cultural norms. But for micro molding pioneer Accumold, change has always been a constant. Here's how they've harnessed data to fuel their growth - and how they were in on IoT before the buzzword existed.
Manufacturers face global competition and pricing pressures in 2019. But some are thriving. How are they pulling it off? Louis Columbus of IQMS reveals customer views on the impact of real-time monitoring.
The acquisition of IQMS by Dassault Systèmes was more evidence of the resurgence in midmarket manufacturing. But why Dassault Systèmes? And what concerns did customers raise? Here's what IQMS' CEO had to say.
A smart acquisition is about making customers' lives better. In advance of my exclusive with IQMS on their acquisition by Dassault Systèmes, here's a view into Custom Profile, a long-time IQMS customer. Their story is about smart automation, and bridging the IT - Finance gap.
I don't usually write about CEO movements. But the appointment of CEO Bill Berutti at Plex Systems is especially interesting. Prior to the announcement, Berutti gave me a first look at his plans - and fielded my concerns.