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Jaclyn Aldrich

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Moving Forward: 2017 Visibility Customer Conference Recap 

Posted by Jaclyn Aldrich on May 23, 2017 2:15:00 PM

After a recent family trip to my favorite place, Disney World, I am reminded of a quote from my son’s role model, Walt Disney, who said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Our family vacation followed closely behind the 2017 Visibility Customer Conference where each year I have the opportunity to listen to our customers and hear how they are using the VISIBILITY ERP system for their Complex Manufacturing business. It is always fascinating to hear how each customer has leveraged the VISIBILITY ERP system in different ways to help them to best run their businesses.

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Topics: Customers

What Is Industry 4.0?

Posted by Jaclyn Aldrich on Apr 27, 2017 10:00:52 AM

One topic that was discussed during this year’s conference is Industry 4.0. This is one blog post in a series of several that will discuss Industry 4.0 – what it is, how you can achieve it, and how an ERP solution such as Visibility helps you achieve it. Our first post will discuss Industry 4.0 at a high level so you understand where it came from and the principles behind it.

So what exactly is Industry 4.0? Industry 4.0 is defined as having visibility into the real-time status of your company’s manufacturing processes. It has also been described as the “fourth industrial revolution”. This idea originated from a project in the high-tech strategy of the German Government, which promoted the computerization of manufacturing.

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Topics: Technology

Benefits of Using An ERP System: To ERP or Not To ERP

Posted by Jaclyn Aldrich on Sep 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM

To ERP or not to ERP, that is the question.

Believe it or not, there are still many good sized well established manufacturing companies that have not implemented a true Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Many of these organizations are running their businesses using spreadsheets. While spreadsheets are valuable in many situations, they do not carry the value of a fully integrated ERP solution. These companies often say they want to purchase and implement ERP; however, they are too busy or they believe it will be too costly.

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Topics: ERP