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Don’t let IT systems stop manufacturing going circular This article is sponsored by: IFS logo

Manufacturing is going through a sea change of reducing landfill and reusing raw materials. Michael Ouissi shares in-the-trenches insights from an IFS customer and analysts on why manufacturers will evolve to master new business and logistical disciplines for the circular economy.

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Beyond Six Sigma - can Fero Labs' explainable ML drive new breakthroughs in manufacturing quality? This article is sponsored by:

Manufacturers are obsessed with quality - but have they reached a wall with the tools at hand? Fero Labs is seeking to change that, via a practical application of "explainable" ML and IoT.

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Plex acquires Kors Engineering - does this bring us closer to the factory of the future? This article is sponsored by:

Plex Systems has been a big change agent in the ERP space, being the first to pioneer multi-tenant cloud ERP software. Its recent acquisition of Kors Engineering could trigger better value for manufacturers and ignite a wave of additional M&A deal-making by competitors. Here's our assessment.

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The Future of Work 2 -  stay home, workers of the world This article is sponsored by:

Office workers may have been obliged to work from home with the coming of the first pandemic lockdown, but many took to it readily, and many companies realised it had many advantages without causing their world to cave in. The trickier problem will come when the same idea is applied to manufacturing tasks.

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