Manufacturer uses Phocas for production performance management

Phocas

CQR Security Limited is a British manufacturer, making equipment for the security intruder market such as cable and door contacts. Initially, the company deployed business intelligence to analyze its sales and get a better understanding of its top-performing products.

What's new in manufacturing software?

Phocas

In manufacturing, most companies can’t make products any faster or cheaper, so they need to achieve efficiencies through data and the back office. ERP, data analytics and the new Epicor Financial Statements manufacturing software helps facilitate these gains.

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Business intelligence in manufacturing

Phocas

Manufacturers follow the same steps to make each product, and from monitoring these processes with business intelligence, production teams find ways to be more efficient. Data-driven manufacturers use technology to automate most parts of the business - from production through to sales - for competitive advantage. Case Study Industry - Manufacturing Job Role - IT Strategy, Management and PerformanceThe process of making products is a huge opportunity for data optimization.

The KPIs every manufacturer should know and measure

Phocas

When it comes to achieving success in manufacturing, the industry is way beyond the idea that data matters. Manufacturers and the decision-makers that run them understand the value of data and are turning to BI strategies and manufacturing KPIs in times of uncertainty.

Manufacturing business intelligence (BI) success stories

Phocas

Manufacturers are turning to business intelligence because the process of making products is a huge opportunity for data optimization. Data-driven manufacturers use technology to automate most parts of the business —from production through to sales — for competitive advantage.

How Manufacturing Can Embrace IoT

DataFloq

How can manufacturing make their way into Industry 4.0 The IoT manufacturing. As a species, we're in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Also known as Industry 4.0, this particular revolution is built upon automation and data exchange. Industry 3.0 gave us computerization. Industry 4.0 is taking that foundation to a whole new level. Industries across the globe are beginning to embrace IoT. and embrace IoT? The Rise of the Smart Factory.

Geely launches electric vehicle manufacturing platform

DataFloq

As the global auto industry ramps up investment in electric and high-tech vehicles, manufacturers from Volkswagen AG to General Motors Co have introduced platforms for electric vehicles (EVs).

IBM rolls out newest processor chip, taps Samsung for manufacturing

DataFloq

The IBM-designed Power10 chip will be manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and is meant for use by businesses inside data centers, IBM said.

How to Implement Manufacturing Process Data Automation in Your Business?

DataFloq

Data Automation has now become one of the latest trends in most of the industries, including manufacturing. With the highly competitive atmosphere in the industry, manufacturers have turned to automation to save time and effort in labor-intensive processes. We have found a myriad of ways how IoT is benefiting the manufacturing sector.Manage supply chainIoT-enabled platforms enable you to track the global and local inventory systems.

Swedish startup Volta unveils electric truck, to manufacture in UK

DataFloq

The company said the first Volta vehicle was manufactured by Prodrive in Warwick, England, and it is in discussion with.

Here’s How To Implement Manufacturing Analytics Today

Smart Data Collective

One of the most fascinating big data industries is manufacturing. Manufacturing innovation has long been an integral piece of our economic success, and it seems that big data allows for great industry gains. Manufacturers are always looking for ways to make marginal improvements in their systems and how they operate. Thankfully, with big data, manufacturing companies can competently manage supply chain details in order to oversee any possible improvements available.

Phocas BI tool proves its value for manufacturers, wholesalers

Phocas

The article highlights how Phocas has built trust and a strong reputation with leaders and IT managers in manufacturing, wholesale and retail. The following article is reproduced from TechTarget , a respected tech news website which provides independent content and analysis. Job Role - IT Industry - HVAC/Plumbing Strategy, Management and Performance Job Role - Executive

How Data Translation is Becoming a Problem in Manufacturing

DataFloq

The manufacturing industry relies heavily on 3D computer-aided design (CAD) files created by design and engineering teams. Some manufacturers handle the entire process internally (a company handling both design and production) or across different companies. In the latter scenario, there is always a probability that different workflows come into play between the client (designer) and the supplier (manufacturer).

Using Predictive Analytics to Ensure Safety in the Manufacturing Environment

DataFloq

Although the manufacturing process continues to improve, there is still concern among plant owners about quality control, peak production, and ensuring that factories are functioning at the best possible efficiency. They allow us to improve manufacturing quality and anticipate a slew of different needs throughout the factory. Below, is a look at few ways by which manufacturers can use predictive analytics for safety.

Predictive Analytics in Manufacturing: A Winning Edge

Sisense

The modern manufacturing world is a delicate dance, filled with interconnected pieces that all need to work perfectly in order to produce the goods that keep the world running. In Moving Parts , we explore the unique data and analytics challenges manufacturing companies face every day. Manufacturing companies are in a unique position regarding data: they create and capture tons of it every day. The need to accurately forecast demand is crucial to these manufacturers.

IoT Security Issues You Should Ask a Manufacturer

DataFloq

White labeling, rebranding, and partnerships with OEMs are in IoT business very common just like in any other domain too. But there are also unique aspects of IoT security or in general cyber security which are not available in other domains but extremely important. The importance here is caused by incidents in the past, current legislation (e.g.

Metalogic and Phocas partnership brings iMetal customers fast ERP reporting

Phocas

The software pairing helps metal manufacturers, processors and distributors get fast ERP reporting and extend the data analytics functionality of the iMetal solution. A new partnership between Metalogic (part of the Jonas Metals Group) and Phocas business intelligence launches.

7 ways manufacturers misuse invaluable company data

3AG Systems

Whatever the cause, such data breakdowns can cause serious damage to manufacturers’ bottom lines. The hard fact is, manufacturers generally make these 7 errors with their data: They limit operations data to the factory floor They don’t save data in the cloud They rely on spreadsheets They manually build reports and dashboards They suffer from key person risk They depend on manual entry and override They report data rather than insights 1.

Agile for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Companies

Perficient Data & Analytics

I’ve had the pleasure of working with many small and mid-sized manufacturers. Customer Experience Data & Analytics Integration & IT Modernization Manufacturing Strategy agile agile approach agile framework agile manufacturing manufacturing medium-sized manufacturing small manufacturingThese companies are typically much more flexible and able to mobilize quickly compared to their larger counterparts.

How Can Manufacturing Data Help Your Organization?

Sisense

The modern manufacturing world is a delicate dance, filled with interconnected pieces that all need to work perfectly in order to produce the goods that keep the world running. In Moving Parts , we explore the unique data and analytics challenges manufacturing companies face every day. The world of data in modern manufacturing. Manufacturing constantly seeks ways to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and unlock productivity and profitability.

Phocas and Datafile join forces to offer SMEs a digital transformation roadmap

Phocas

Industry - Manufacturing Industry - Wholesale Distribution Company Updates Industry - Retail Press release data analytics ERP - Datafile

CDO’s Guide to Spend Analytics for Manufacturing

Tamr

Most manufacturers still rely on application integrations to unify data. Tamr put together a new guide: CDO Guide to Spend Analytics for Manufacturing to help answer this question. Featured Content analytics CDO machine learning manufacturingEvery Chief Data Officer (CDO) knows that accurate spend visibility, and the subsequent analytics, makes the difference between a “business as usual” and a “best-in-class” procurement organization.

Manufacturing Insights that Transcend the Industry

Cloudera

Manufacturing as an industry has always been at the forefront of squeezing value from data. Instrumentation, highly connected systems, and automation have been part and parcel of manufacturing organisations for decades. Yet many manufacturers now feel they’ve bumped up against a ceiling. Data volumes from both inside as well as outside the manufacturing process continue to grow. What if manufacturers were no longer constrained in terms of the data at their disposal?

Streamlining the Manufacturing and Automotive Treasury Function

Perficient Data & Analytics

The strategic vision of the manufacturing and automotive treasury function is to deliver efficiency, control, and scalability. The logical structure for this transformation includes several key components: business events, centralized demand deposit accounts with banking connectivity, and a reporting data warehouse.

3 areas where manufacturers overuse Excel

3AG Systems

Manufacturers tend to be the kind of people who roll up their sleeves and get stuff done. In a world in which data is quickly becoming a primary currency, such mishandling can be fatal to manufacturers’ success. While we see a range of Excel misapplications, manufacturers tend to use it too much for: Production planning and work orders Incident reporting Inventory management 1.

Culture matters as Phocas scales up

Phocas

Industry - Manufacturing Industry - Wholesale Distribution Job Role - Sales Company Updates Job Role - Executive Industry - Retail Job Role - HRMyles Glashier, our co-founder and co-CEO explains the evolution and development of Phocas on the popular podcast,'Scaling Up'.

How to improve manufacturing ROI with prescriptive analytics

IBM Big Data Hub

Today's manufacturing organizations operate in a dynamic environment characterized by increased complexity and uncertainty. The financial performance of manufacturers hinges on their ability to rapidly adapt to constantly-changing conditions, from demand fluctuations to delivery challenges while managing production costs efficiently.

Behler-Young connects Amazon Alexa and Phocas BI with great results

Phocas

Robert Wright, a Senior Application Developer and Analyst at Behler-Young, integrated Amazon Alexa with Phocas , a business intelligence solution for manufacturers , distributors and retailers. Can you have a conversation with your business intelligence solution while driving?

The repatriation of North American manufacturing

3AG Systems

Echoing the WWII war production efforts, the speed with which manufacturers have responded to healthcare equipment shortages is nothing short of heroic. In this environment, the question of security will naturally lead to the question of whether we will see a repatriation of manufacturing capability. For the better part of 2020, or what now seems like an eternity, we have been in the midst of an unprecedented economic transformation.

Covid-19 Accelerates The Need for Retail, Manufacturing Supply Chains To Adapt – Part 2

Cloudera

The pandemic has been a call to action for both the manufacturing and retail industries and that is the bottom line with COVID. Turns out, that according to McKinsey, both Manufacturing and Retail are two of the top four industries in terms of expected spend and business impact by 2025.

Covid-19 Accelerates The Need for Retail, Manufacturing Supply Chains To Adapt

Cloudera

The ongoing disruption to critical supply chains in both the manufacturing and retail space has seen businesses having to respond quickly, turning to data, analytics, and new technologies to better predict and manage ‘real-time’ business disruptions. .

Bill of Materials example: Rivertrace

Phocas

Rivertrace is a manufacturer based in Surrey, England and makes monitoring systems for pollution control for the maritime, offshore and industrial sectors. It designs, manufactures, commissions and services equipment across the world.

30 Best Manufacturing KPIs and Metric Examples for 2020 Reporting

Jet Global

What Is A Manufacturing KPI? A manufacturing Key Performance Indicator (KPI) or metric is a well defined and quantifiable measure that the manufacturing industry uses to gauge its performance over time. Manufacturing companies specifically use KPIs to monitor, analyze, and optimize operations, often comparing their efficiencies to those of competitors in the same sector. Why Your Company Should Be Using Manufacturing Specific KPIs to Stay Competitive.

How Data-Driven Decisions Boost the Future of Industrial Manufacturing

Jet Global

The industrial manufacturing industry produces unprecedented amounts of data, which is increasing at an exponential rate. T he process of digitization across manufacturing has created new sources of data as manufacturers have begun incorporating artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and the increasing use of robotics. Source: “ Manufacturing’s Digital Transformation: Is Your Company Leading the Way or Falling Behind?” .

Harrisons Sauces increases profitability with BI solution

Phocas

Harrisons Sauces is part of BI Europe and manufactures condiments and sauces, supplying a variety of sweet and savoury sauces and seasoning to a wide range of market sectors across the globe.

Agile Reporting for the Manufacturing Industry: 5 Tips for Success

Jet Global

Manufacturers have always grappled with changing demand. Planning tools have become a standard part of the toolkit for manufacturing companies. However, when unexpected events disrupt the reliability of supply chains and demand forecasts, manufacturers need to be ready to shift at a moment’s notice. Nevertheless, there are some key principles that apply to virtually any manufacturer.

What is a bill of materials and how to tackle it?

Phocas

Many companies struggle to consolidate all of this information, especially companies that both manufacture and sell products. Industry - Manufacturing Business Intelligence Basics Job Role - Inventory/Operations

Why Your Manufacturing Digital Transformation Initiative is Stalled

Tamr

Every manufacturer I have engaged with in the past 10+ years claims to be data-driven and almost all of them are investing in “Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0” Given that much of manufacturing is digitized and with the adoption of IoT on top of “smarter” machines, the stage appears to be set for manufacturing analytics to provide the critical insights every business seeks. How do manufacturers solve the problem? So what’s the problem?

3 Reasons to Drive Business Intelligence Adoption in Manufacturing

ScienceSoft

We describe the potential of business intelligence that the players in the manufacturing industry haven’t fully embraced yet

A new data platform revitalizes a century-old manufacturer

IBM Big Data Hub

Owens-Illinois (O-I), the world’s largest manufacturer of glass containers, used worldwide by many leading food and beverage brands, recently began just such a reinvention. A company only survives for 115 years by reinventing itself, questioning assumptions, and constantly looking for an edge.

3 supplier performance metrics to increase returns

Phocas

Industry - Manufacturing Industry - Wholesale Distribution Job Role - Sales Industry - RetailTo maintain an efficient supply chain and satisfy customers, companies must be assured of timely and accurate delivery from their suppliers.

Digital Transformation in a Global Manufacture Organization

Perficient Data & Analytics

In each industry and even the whole economics system, digitization and intelligentization have become buzz-words, and it will help the manufacture industry upgrade its production, management and efficiency to the next level. With strong Consulting and system integration capability, Perficient has played an important role in boosting the digital transformation for China manufacturing clients. All of the data acquisition SHOULD be agreed by the manufacture’s clients.

Phocas keen to grow after capital raisings

Phocas

Industry - Manufacturing Industry - Wholesale Distribution Company Updates Industry - Retail data analytics business intelligence softwareBusiness intelligence software company Phocas is almost two decades old, profitable and quickly approaching $50 million in revenue, but it believes a cash injection from OneVentures will help it more than double its revenue in the next three years.