Transforming Relationships with Customers, Trading Partners, and Competitors in the Context of Industry 4.0

When you take your Industry 4.0 initiative to customer relationships and the product portfolio that you offer, you benefit from your sharpened focus on customer value and the insights gleaned in your proof-of-concept project. Until Industry 4.0 becomes the de facto standard in the specialty chemicals industry, you can enjoy the distinction of digital leadership. That …

Improved ERP Market Share for Microsoft Dynamics Connects with the Flow to the Cloud

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Scalable Cloud Analytics Bring Wide-Ranging Insight to Your Reshoring Initiative

Globalized industry conditions affect manufacturers in multiple ways. Emerging competitors from almost anywhere can rapidly enter your market and go after your customers. A complex, cross-border supply chain network of existing and potential trading partners may offer better economies than doing business with companies in your region alone, but you may need to take some …

If You Reshore to Protect Your IP, Azure Security Provides Peace of Mind

Offshoring manufacturers incurred a significant risk to their intellectual property. While it can be hard to predict how likely your systems will be hacked and your sensitive data compromised, part of the reshoring momentum is the idea that it will become easier to safeguard your IP. In August 2014, the Reshoring Initiative found that only …

Cloud-based ERP Makes the Lives of Reshoring Manufacturers Easier

When manufacturers think about reshoring operations to North America from an offshore location in another region, business management technology may not always be treated with the priority it deserves. In addition, some manufacturers do not give enough strategic consideration to reshoring and its opportunities for creating a leaner, more customer-centric, more innovative business. As a …