ERP

How ERP applications affect daily operations

Enterprise Resource Planning ERP - image courtesy of APS
When people talk about ERP applications, they tend to highlight the biggest benefits and most all-encompassing features. Those are important to understand, but that kind of perspective can make it hard to picture how ERP will work in practice and improve the details of your daily operations.

An industrial IoT wake-up call

IoT Industrial Internet of Things IIoT Connectivity Connected Manufacturiing Data Digital Tech - Stock Image
Autodesk and Taxal recently conducted an in-depth research study into how the Internet of Things is set to transform manufacturing over the coming years. Jonny Williamson catches up with Taxal’s Allan Behrens to go through the findings and the wider implications.

Digital lifecycle management

Digital lifecycle management integrates individual data from interconnected systems with the multidisciplinary simulation of products and manufacturing processes – image courtesy of WMG.
To fully exploit the potential of connected digital technologies, manufacturers need to consider the whole lifecycle of a product: from initial design and prototyping through to full-scale production and beyond to servicing. Prof Darek Ceglarek introduces the concepts.