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Remembering Frank Lautenberg

I first met Frank Lautenberg, the senior U.S. Senator from New Jersey who died yesterday at the age of 89, in the early 1980s when I was a junior reporter covering the software and services industry for Electronic News, one of the most respected industry …
Popular Discussions I first met Frank Lautenberg, the senior U.S. Senator from New Jersey who died yesterday at the age of 89, in the early 1980s when I was a junior reporter co… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/remembering-frank-lautenberg/

Will In-Memory Databases Change Your Business?

Can in-memory database technology, which enables faster processing of software applications such as financials, analytics, and even MRP, transform your business and create new competitive advantages? That’s the expectation raised by applications giant SAP…
Can in-memory database technology, which enables faster processing of software applications such as financials, analytics, and even MRP, transform your business and create new com… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/will-memory-databases-change-your-business/

Will Software and Analytics Drive Industrial Productivity?

Last week, GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt told a San Francisco audience that, over the next 30 years, the most important enhancements to his company's complex manufactured products such as aircraft engines and locomotives will come from the applicatio…
Last week, GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt told a San Francisco audience that, over the next 30 years, the most important enhancements to his company's complex manufactured pro… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/will-software-and-analytics-drive-industrial-productivity/

The Future of Our Cars

On the occasion of California Governor Jerry Brown signing a driverless car law, I thought I’d share an open letter to the insurance industry about the implications of this brave new world of robotic chauffeurs:
Popular Discussions On the occasion of California Governor Jerry Brown signing a driverless car law, I thought I’d share an open letter to the insurance industry abou… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/future-our-cars/

Watchguard Quality Leadership Award

Your email inbox could be under attack, and you would have no idea.  Detecting and mitigating complex malware attacks, spam and sophisticated viruses puts cooperate email syst… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/gil-talks/watchguard/

Microsoft Buys Yammer, and Manufacturers Should Take Notice

Microsoft's agreement yesterday to buy the four-year-old social networking software maker Yammer for $1.2 billion has turned up the spotlight on the idea of the social enterprise--a force that is coming your way faster than you may think. The idea of the…
Microsoft's agreement yesterday to buy the four-year-old social networking software maker Yammer for $1.2 billion has turned up the spotlight on the idea of the social enterprise-… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/microsoft-buys-yammer-and-manufacturers-should-take-notice/

The Robot’s Role in the New Manufacturing Workforce

Most American companies want to make their products in the U.S.A., but for many it just doesn’t make good business sense.
Most American companies want to make their products in the U.S.A., but for many it just doesn’t make good business sense. The lack of tax incentives, the high wages, and the… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/robots-role-new-manufacturing-workforce/

Dialogue: Terry Smith -- Keeping Cool and Remaining Flexible

Midsize military supplier Lion Vallen Industries competes with the big boys by rejecting the status quo and making the right investments. Q. What excites you about your leadership role at Lion Vallen? A: What we do: The LVI mission is to ensure the miss…
Midsize military supplier Lion Vallen Industries competes with the big boys by rejecting the status quo and making the right investments. Q. What excites you about your leaders… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-terry-smith-keeping-cool-and-remaining-flexible/

Cradle-to-Cradle Meets the Subscription Economy

Have you ever been to a garbage dump? The number of washing machines you’ll see will astound you. Seemingly one of the biggest and longer-lasting purchases a household will make, and yet the appliance has an end of life cycle that is needlessly wasteful a…
Have you ever been to a garbage dump? The number of washing machines you’ll see will astound you. Seemingly one of the biggest and longer-lasting purchases a household will … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/cradle-cradle-meets-subscription-economy/

Services, Not Manufacturing, Touted as the Future

I’d like to take issue with a blog posted on Forbes by Natalie McCullough, chief marketing officer at ServiceSource. In the post, McCullough claims that the American business landscape is evolving “into a true service economy.”
I’d like to take issue with a blog posted on Forbes by Natalie McCullough, chief marketing officer at ServiceSource. In the post, McCullough claims that the American busines… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/services-not-manufacturing-touted-future/

What Does Your Company Know?

Knowledge is power, but how well are we using it? Most of our software applications focus on collecting, storing, retrieving, and analyzing data so it can be transformed into usable information. People can use data and information as complements to their …
Knowledge is power, but how well are we using it? Most of our software applications focus on collecting, storing, retrieving, and analyzing data so it can be transformed into usab… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/what-does-your-company-know/

Where Do You Need Supply Chain Visibility?

I just posted a story on Sandvik selecting Logility for its supply chain management software.I inferred from what I read that Sandvik saw the greatest potential in improving the inventory used in its service chain -- i.e., the parts that customers need wh…
I just posted a story on Sandvik selecting Logility for its supply chain management software.I inferred from what I read that Sandvik saw the greatest potential in improving … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/where-do-you-need-supply-chain-visibility/

ERP Sales Up, Business Confidence Down -- What Does It Mean?

SAP officials announced third-quarter results today, showing a 14% year-over-year improvement.
SAP officials announced third-quarter results today, showing a 14% year-over-year improvement. SAP sells a lot of products these days -- in-memory databases, mobility platfor… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/erp-sales-business-confidence-down-what-does-it-mean/

How Long Do You Expect Your ERP System to Last?

If you said "25 years," I'd be surprised. But that's just what British company Elanders expects from its new Epicor (ERP - http://www.techmatchpro.com/enterprise-resource-planning) system. Is this wishful thinking or sound planning? Take a read of the sto…
If you said "25 years," I'd be surprised. But that's just what British company Elanders expects from its new Epicor (ERP - http://www.techmatchpro.com/enterprise-resource-planning… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/how-long-do-you-expect-your-erp-system-last/

Manufacturer’s ERP Selection Project Ends With IQMS

Lakeland Finishing, a supplier to the automotive industry, decided to replace its legacy ERP system, and chose IQMS to help manage raw materials and its manufacturing planning.
Lakeland Finishing, a supplier to the automotive industry, decided to replace its legacy ERP system, and chose IQMS to help manage raw materials and its manufacturing planning. … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturers-erp-selection-project-ends-iqms/

What Is Most Common Point of Failure in Software Selection Projects?

We've seen a raft of lawsuits over the past 18 to 24 months, all targeted at enterprise software vendors. These suits claim failed implementations and seeking millions in damages.
We've seen a raft of lawsuits over the past 18 to 24 months, all targeted at enterprise software vendors. These suits claim failed implementations and seeking millions in damages.… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-most-common-point-failure-software-selection-projects/

Customization vs. Personalization

In today’s technology driven world, we as consumers have come to expect personalization and customization. Take your cell phone for example. You change the background picture, ring tones, menu items, case, even add certain pictures to contacts’ profi…
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/customization-vs-personalization/

5 Cost Estimating Myths - Busted!

"Cost Estimating" manufactured parts for an RFQ is one day-to-day problem that confronts manufacturing shops around the globe, many of which feel like they just have to live with it. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY! This article debunks 5 myths surrounding…
"Cost Estimating" manufactured parts for an RFQ is one day-to-day problem that confronts manufacturing shops around the globe, many of which feel like they just have to live with … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/5-cost-estimating-myths-busted/

What Are Your Top 5 Reasons Why ERP Implementations Fail?

When listening to fears and concerns about ERP solutions, implementation is usually on the top of most lists. Yes, it can be daunting, but it is the cornerstone of the overall project. So why do implementations fail? Below is our countdown of the most …
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/what-are-your-top-5-reasons-why-erp-implementations-fail/

The Global View: Voodoo and the Real Value of Software

I am a believer in technology. I think that, when used well, software and mechatronics can greatly improve productivity, improve quality, and reduce waste. I was extremely lucky to have my first job as a robotics engineer, where I truly was able to integr…
I am a believer in technology. I think that, when used well, software and mechatronics can greatly improve productivity, improve quality, and reduce waste. I was extremely luck… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-voodoo-and-real-value-software/

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