What Would Watson Say about the Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Manufacturing?

For years, IBM’s Watson was the “face” of Artificial Intelligence (AI). “He” could play chess and Scrabble; compete on Jeopardy … and win. Watson was the personification of a future where AI would change our world for the better. AI would solve problems that mere humans could not solve. We could almost forget that it…

Microsoft Dynamics 365: A Cloud First, Mobile First Solution for Modern Manufacturing

Question: Is there room in an already crowded market for yet another manufacturing software solution? Answer: When the new kid on the block is Microsoft Dynamics 365, the answer is emphatically yes. Pause for a moment to consider how long it has been since a brand new manufacturing software system has entered the market. Here’s…

Selecting the Software Program that Best Fits Your Manufacturing Processes: MTO, ETO

I’m going to let you in on two carefully guarded secrets, the things that most software providers won’t tell you. Implementing new business management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is not for the faint of heart. No out-of-the-box software program will meet 100% of your needs. These two facts are especially true when it comes…