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Managing Supplier Risk in the Food and Beverage Industry

To be a food or beverage manufacturer is to face enormous amounts of risk. These are highly regulated industries in which the slightest mistake could actually cost customers their lives, and penalties for failing to comply with the law are jail time. On the less serious end of the spectrum, changes in customer demand are also a risk food and beverage manufacturers must navigate.

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How Can You Navigate Food Industry Retail Trends?

The world is changing around us, yet are we keeping pace? That question is especially relevant in the food industry.

Over the years, we’ve seen a shift in the retail landscape with a move towards retailer consolidation. More and more consumers are buying food products online, too. How do these food industry retail trends affect manufacturers, and how can they manage these shifts successfully? Read on to learn more, as well as what kinds of technological solutions they can use to handle these changes.

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What Are the Solutions to Supply Chain Management Challenges in the Food Industry?

There has never been a more complex time to be a player in the food industry. The industry is highly regulated. Competition is fierce. Ever-changing customer demands can make or break a firm. How do you manage the challenges of supply chain management in the food industry and remain successful?

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Lean Digital Transformation

Lean mindset companies define their work as driving value to customers. Yet many digital initiatives such as ERP implementations push work to people with business software dictating what to do and when to do it – restricting problem solving to the system instead of the people.

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How Is Customer Demand Reshaping the Food and Beverage Industry?

Kale isn’t anything new – it’s not the invention of some mad scientists in a lab. So, why in 2012 did its popularity skyrocket? A campaign by a PR professional (who also really likes kale) catapulted the cruciferous vegetable into the spotlight, where it’s stayed ever since.

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Webinar: Upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics AX to Microsoft Dynamics 365

Are you using Microsoft Dynamics AX? Are you interested in learning about your migration path to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations?

Download and watch our webinar, Getting to Microsoft Dynamics 365: Your Upgrade from Dynamics AX, where we discussed how organizations using Microsoft Dynamics AX can migrate to Microsoft Dynamics 365. This recording covers areas like:

  • Why Upgrade?
  • Cloud Preparation
  • Migration Planning
  • Upgrade Paths for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Case Study
  • and more.

Watch now for free: Getting to Microsoft Dynamics 365: Your Upgrade from Dynamics AX.


Digital Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

We are in the Industry 4.0 era – a generation that will be won or lost with digital technology. How will you fare?
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Is It Time for Digital Transformation in the Food and Beverage Industry?

You would think that being a player in the food and beverage industry, you’d have it made. Everyone needs to eat and drink ; in the EU, food and beverage expenditures average almost 13% of household consumption, and the industry generates one out of every six dollars of the US industrial output. However, challenges abound in this space.

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Measuring Your ERP’s ROI: Looking for the Hidden Sources of Return on Investment

When faced with the decision to purchase and implement new technological solutions, the first thought that comes to mind is, “What’s the ROI?” Generally, ROI is expressed as a number – after all, the formula is ROI = net gain/cost. Let’s say you buy a $5,000 software system and you then go on to make $7,500. That’s an ROI of 50%!

Sometimes, the sources of ROI are less obvious. However, that doesn’t mean that they’re any less important or that they shouldn’t be considered at all. Read on to learn how four hidden sources of ROI in your ERP implementation can transform your entire company, making it more profitable and sustainable.

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Azure and Dynamics 365: The Perfect Fit

If you’re in the market for a new ERP system, you’ve most likely heard of, if not looked into, Microsoft Dynamics 365. There’s a reason that Dynamics 365 has gained praise from users and industry experts alike: it’s a comprehensive solution, and it runs on Microsoft Azure, the company’s cloud services platform.

Moving your ERP system to the cloud offers benefits such as faster time to ROI and greater efficiency. Utilizing Dynamics 365 leverages the features of Azure – read on to learn more why these two solutions are the perfect fit for each other and for your company.

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