Have you ever asked yourself if you have the necessary IT infrastructure that allows your business to identify opportunities for growth? Today, in the highly competitive Life Sciences and Food & Beverage industries, remaining compliant while optimizing your manufacturing process to meet the demand is a tough challenge.
Investing in the right people, processes and technology can enable you to effectively sidestep some of the challenges while keeping you focused on the long-term goal.
So how can FDA regulated organizations use technology to manage the challenges in this complex and ever-changing environment?
On top of the common challenges facing manufacturers in the wake of the digitalization of the industry, discrete manufacturers face added layers of complexity due to the specific nature of their organizations. The market segment in which these organizations operate is characterized by volatile markets that are subject to sweeping technological changes and short product lifespans. This forces discrete manufacturers and in particular lean manufacturers to have high visibility and control over the entirety of the production process in order to remain flexible and quickly adapt to unforeseen market shifts.
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The Internet of Things has become a hot topic in the IT and business worlds. It promises numerous benefits, such as more efficient manufacturing and deeper insights into customers. Microsoft has capitalized on this latest technological development by offering an IoT solution.
Read on to learn what IoT is, where it can be deployed, what benefits it provides, and some best practices for launching an IoT project.
Everyone’s heard of it. We all use it in some way. But how do you define it?
Many think of “the cloud” as an abstract invisible place up in the sky – but in reality it is just a type of computing where individuals and devices rely on a third party to manage their data and computer processing through the internet. Instead of all the computer hardware and software sitting on your desktop or somewhere inside your company’s network, this is now provided as a service over the internet.
The introduction of IoT technology is quickly changing the way organizations operate. More and more companies are turning to IoT with the goal of optimizing production processes and increasing automation regardless of what industries or industry segment they belong to. However, nowhere is this more noticeable than in the manufacturing sector which has been undergoing a true technological revolution.
Microsoft Azure’s rebranding in March 2014 represented a new strategic approach for Microsoft – it vigorously embraced the cloud and publicly proclaimed that the cloud was the future of computing. Since then, Azure has continued to gain attention in the media and amongst analysts.
What makes Azure stand out? Read on to learn about its features and what differentiates it from the competition.
Are you using Microsoft Dynamics AX and considering making the move to the cloud and Microsoft Dynamics 365? You probably already know this – but the best platform in the world is rendered useless if it is not implemented correctly and adopted by your employees.
But how do you know which partner to work with? How do you find the right mix of quality, price, and culture fit? How do you find the company that will help you get the most value from your investments?
When it comes to managing IT for your business, you can never have too much help.
The shift to the cloud and outsourced IT functions (and even entire IT departments) has massively increased over the past several years. Executives now expect even higher productivity – at lower costs – from their IT investments. They are determined to find ways that will enable the organization to get out of the Data Center business and instead focus on their core competencies and strategic goals.
In the past 10 years, we’ve seen the forces that shape the manufacturing industry – such as regulation, global competition and emerging markets – increasingly shrink profit margins. With so little room to maneuver, companies had to increasingly focus on cutting cost to maximize their ability to stay competitive. The perceived solution to this issue was for a long time seen in offshoring. Cheaper labor costs in South America and Asia allowed US manufacturers to continue their growth at the expected rates over the first two decades of the 21st century.