The Future of ERP: Top 5 ERP Trends for 2019

A recent survey showed that 70% of companies are actively working towards digital transformation — so it’s not surprising that ERP remains one of the most important technologies for businesses to have at their disposal. ERP empowers companies to organize, analyze, and utilize the data that is quickly becoming the lifeblood of their organization. As […]

The Future of ERP: Top 5 ERP Trends for 2019

A recent survey showed that 70% of companies are actively working towards digital transformation — so it’s not surprising that ERP remains one of the most important technologies for businesses to have at their disposal. ERP empowers companies to organize, analyze, and utilize the data that is quickly becoming the lifeblood of their organization. As […]

Posted by CTND on 13. 2. 2019

5 Manufacturing Trends to Watch for 2019

With Industry 4.0 quickly gaining steam, 2019 is the year for manufacturers to prioritize technological advancements in order to stay competitive in the coming years — and industry predictions suggest the coming years are going to move very quickly. Initiatives that rely on connected, data-driven technologies generated $5.1 billion in 2017. By 2023, the total […]

Posted by CTND on 6. 2. 2019

Using ERP for AS9100 Rev D Compliance

The global aerospace community is pushing manufacturers to earn AS9100 certification. Certification can make or break an aerospace manufacturing firm, so it’s important to be aware of the recent updates to the standard — AS9100 Revision D — which took effect in September 2018. AS9100 Revision D makes sweeping changes to how manufacturing companies track […]

Posted by CTND on 30. 1. 2019

How Metal AM is Changing the Aerospace Industry

The aerospace industry is highly dependent on small, precise parts being produced in low volumes. Manufacturing these parts is predictably difficult, which helps to explain why the industry is dominated by a few major players. Startups simply didn’t have the capital or resources to build parts in-house — not before metal additive manufacturing (AM) arrived. […]

Posted by CTND on 23. 1. 2019

5 Ways Small and Mid-sized Manufacturers Can Step Into Industry 4.0

The potential of Industry 4.0 is incredible for a manufacturing business — if you have endless amounts of money to invest in high-tech upgrades. If you don’t, the future of manufacturing may feel inaccessible or unattainable for your shop. Advancements like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, machine learning, and integrated systems — […]

Posted by CTND on 16. 1. 2019

4 Developments to Watch in Additive Manufacturing

You only need to look at an airplane seat belt buckle for proof that additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is set to revolutionize the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. Switching from a conventional buckle to a 3D-printed buckle can cut 55% off the weight, or 160 pounds total, from an Airbus 380. Over the […]

Posted by CTND on 31. 10. 2018

4 Ways ERP Gives Small and Midsized Manufacturers a Competitive Advantage

Major manufacturers have been enjoying the benefits of ERP for years, but manufacturing shops with smaller budgets have sometimes questioned the value of the investment in ERP. Now, as we enter Industry 4.0, small and midsized manufacturers must adopt ERP systems if they want to stay competitive in the marketplace. Without it, they won’t be […]

Posted by CTND on 24. 10. 2018

3 Ways to Implement Risk-Based Thinking in Your Quality Management Strategy

Aerospace and Defense (A&D) manufacturers know how crucial it is to keep up with the latest in quality and safety standards; if you don’t stay compliant, you risk losing your standing in the industry. The new ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 Revision D are all about improving the management of risk in A&D corporations by implementing […]

Posted by CTND on 3. 10. 2018

3 Costly Supply Chain Risks for A&D Manufacturers

Supply chains for aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers have been reshaped by digital transformations. Access to real-time data enables manufacturers to streamline end-to-end planning, warehouse management, and decision making. Predictive analytics allows for better forecasting of demand and supply. Automation tools enable manufacturers and their suppliers to increase efficiency of production and reduce lead times. […]

Posted by CTND on 26. 9. 2018

How to Prepare Before You Move to Cloud-Based ERP

Cloud-based ERP systems are widely recognized as integral components to modern manufacturing facilities, and many manufacturers are making the switch to reap the benefits of the cloud. Moving from an on-premise ERP system to a cloud-based ERP system requires careful planning, as ERP impacts every aspect of your operations. Before you make the transition to […]

Posted by CTND on 19. 9. 2018