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Where is the risk in your business?

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The short answer is – you hope you have some idea! So how are you driving out your corporate risk? No one wants to be in the spotlight like Tesco was last week, announcing that they had overstated profits by…

Morgan Motors rolls out IFS to get the most from their supply chain

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In early September, Morgan Motor Company, the British sports car manufacturer, said they had chosen IFS Applications as their new ERP solution. The company began an 18-month implementation program in August to enable all departments within the business to access the…

The key to managing complex projects as explained by BW Offshore

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A sense of scale is a useful attribute to have when you look at a floating production, storage and offloading vessel – an FPSO – as you consider the business needs of an oilfield service company like BW Offshore, an…

If nothing in your business will change in the next 10 years …

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… selecting and implementing enterprise software would be a lot easier. Sure, you would still need to ensure that whatever enterprise resource planning (ERP) or enterprise asset management (EAM) software you select would meet your immediate functional needs. But enterprise…

Isn’t It About Time Reverse Logistics Got the Spotlight It Deserves in Field Service?

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The field service process is full of intricate components and supply chains that make up a service lifecycle and at the end, hopefully, a satisfied customer.  But just as first-time-fix doesn’t get nearly the attention and focus it deserves as…

Civil Aviation MRO: fast changing market needing agile solutions

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The civil aviation support industry is changing quickly and dramatically – from the advent of new composite materials such as carbon fiber and super-alloys to advanced in-flight entertainment, combined with a growing number of commoditized and therefore disposable items –…

The promise of global ERP

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IFS Applications was born in Sweden, a small country in northern Europe with a tiny population of 9 million people. It didn’t take long before we had to expand our business outside of Sweden to get a larger market and…

Glocalization – how do we achieve the Holy Grail?

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Glocalization is the tailoring of a product to local requirements, by a global (or at least globally aspiring) organization. Everyone prefers something that has been made especially for you, rather than a copy of what someone else already has. In…

5 ways EAM software mobility and usability improve plant efficiency

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If we look back at the early days of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) in the 1980s, we typically get an image of a few users on a system with green screens. Those few users were not only the experts…

A business agility lesson from Muhammad Ali

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In a previous post on the importance of operational knowledge to business agility, we use a colorful analogy make clear that if you can’t see what is happening in real time, you cannot adjust to change as it unfolds. Perhaps the best agility…