Winemakers And Agricultural Industries Leverage Robots and Machine Vision To Tackle Inefficient Processes

With discrete and batch process manufacturers already taking full advantage of advancements in robotics and machine vision technology to improve operations, winemakers and agricultural industries are increasingly leveraging robots and machine vision to improve processes in the vineyard. Coupled with modern ERP systems, these manufacturers are better equipped to weather disruption and establish their foothold in a competitive marketplace.

Manufacturing, packaging, and production are already quite familiar with automation, vision systems, and collaborative robotics. Now, the more traditionally manual and complex areas of agriculture are beginning to feel the influence of these powerful technologies.

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NetSuite Streamlines Warehouse Management And Order Fulfillment To Deliver Products On-Time And At The Right Price

Whether your warehouse operations are contained in a single location or spread across the globe, Native NetSuite Warehouse and Order Fulfillment tools provide the management capabilities your enterprise needs in a simple and intuitive solution. Beyond the impressive Warehouse Management System (WMS) that comes with the Native Netsuite platform, additional features including RF barcode scanning, strategy definition for put-away and picking, task management, returns authorization receipt, cycle count plans and more, ensure that your team is equipped to deliver the ultimate customer experience while increasing efficiency and lowering costs. Equip your business to match the pace of industry using an ERP solution specifically designed to streamline and unify your enterprise systems.

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How To Enhance Your Enterprise’s Customer Experience With ERP-Integrated Self-Service Portals

Encompass Solutions’ strategic partner Bezlio has added further enhancements to its mobile dashboard and user interface capabilities within ERP software. The latest feature comes in the form of streamlined and intuitive customer service portals that enhance the overall experience when it comes to providing documentation and service to clients at all hours. An effective ERP solution, with the latest in customer-focused tools, can help differentiate your business from competitors and standout in a crowded marketplace.

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Beverage Manufacturing Makes Strong Gains As AI And Mass Personalization Emerge

With the many concepts of Industry 5.0 already lending fantastic possibilities to manufacturing industries across the board, the disruption potential of its components in the world of beverage manufacturing is nothing short of groundbreaking. Beer, Wine, and Spirits are some of the most complex and subjective tastes being explored among discerning palates the world over. Here’s how AI and mass personalization are bringing a personal touch to these industries.

A New App For Your Tastebuds: Gastrograph

The beverage aisles of convenience stores, groceries, and big-box stores offer the illusion of diversity, with dozens, if not hundreds, of drinks available for purchase. However, these beverages have undergone massive amounts of testing and QA to market them to the widest audience possible. The overarching “cast the widest net” philosophy of food and beverage manufacturers has left a sour taste in the mouths of many consumers. CEO of NYC-based Analytic Flavor Systems, Jason Cohen, offered as much in an interview with The New Food Economy, “My take is that pretty much all the food and beverage products on the market today are awful,” he explains. “There are literally no products engineered for me.” And Cohen is right. Manufacturers have formulated snacks and drinks for decades with the right amount of salt, sugar, and fat to hit the proverbial “sweet-spot” for consumers. What Cohen’s start-up aims to do is enable consumers to find the foods that fit their ideal flavor profile. How does he plan to do so? Artificial Intelligence.

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The Complete NetSuite ERP Overview

NetSuite delivers an incredible set of enterprise tools in one unified system, all while operating in the cloud for maximum mobility. Allowing small, medium, and large enterprises to shed siloed and disparate systems in exchange for a software solution that speaks to every department’s needs, NetSuite ERP is the #1 Cloud ERP solution when it comes to empowering enterprises to take charge of their prosperity.

Table of Contents

  1. NetSuite ERP
  2. NetSuite Human Capital Management (HCM)
  3. NetSuite Warehouse And Order Fulfillment
  4. NetSuite Procurement
  5. NetSuite Materials Management
  6. NetSuite Sales Order Management
  7. NetSuite Financial Management
  8. NetSuite Production Management
  9. NetSuite Supply Chain Management
  10. NetSuite Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  11. NetSuite Real-Time Dashboards
  12. NetSuite Security
  13. NetSuite Support Services
  14. Tools, Templates And Training From NetSuite Central
  15. NetSuite Site Consultation

NetSuite ERP

A full profile will give prospective enterprises better insight into the capabilities and components of NetSuite ERP that can be utilized by every facet of an organization. The following is a comprehensive profile of the software solution from the time of writing this article.

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Join Encompass Solutions At Epicor Customer Conference Insights 2018

Epicor’s annual meeting, Insights, of Epicor customers, partners, and employees is right around the corner! Taking place May 21 – 24 in Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Insights 2018 will bring together 3,000 attendees from around the world to learn, network, and celebrate together. The event is hosted by the Epicor Users Group and Epicor Corporation. Encompass Solutions will also be holding our annual customer appreciation reception.

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Epicor Insights 2018 Will Be Held May 21-24 At The Gaylord Opryland Resort And Convention Center.

The Benefits of Attending Epicor Insights 2018

Here’s what you can expect to get out of your attendance at Insights 2018:

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Apple’s New Recycling Robot And The Rise Of Robotics, AI, And Machine Vision In Material Recovery Facilities

‘Daisy’, the disassembling robot, is Apple’s answer to reclaiming the valuable materials that go into the creation of nearly every Apple mobile and tablet device. Aluminum, cobalt, gold, silver, platinum, and many other valuable metals and rare earths can be extracted using this useful technology. Daisy’s efficiency is punctuated by an exceptional rate of recovery, disassembling and collecting materials from outdated devices at the rate of 200 iPhones per hour.

An image of iPhones being recycled at Apple.

Daisy’s efficiency is punctuated by an exceptional rate of recovery, disassembling and collecting materials from outdated devices at the rate of 200 iPhones per hour.

Not only has the recycling robot enabled Apple to recover these valuable resources, but the machine’s creation process has yielded valuable information on recycling many of these materials in a cleaner and more efficient manner. New processes have eliminated the need to introduce contaminants and other dangerous substances into the recycling process, leading to an unsullied recycling process all around.

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Metaphase Technologies Selects Encompass Solutions For Epicor ERP Implementation

In an effort to scale operations alongside the company’s recently enjoyed growth, Metaphase has contracted the services of Encompass Solutions to implement Epicor ERP, train staff, and support operations through Go-Live and beyond. with the project plan finalized, implementation, testing, and user training are projected to be completed by the end of this year.

The Project

Metaphase Technologies Inc. is a leading manufacturer of machine vision and specialty LED lighting.  They develop products that advance “The Quality of Light” through engineering and manufacturing of LED illuminators for machine vision, military, and specialty lighting applications.  Because Metaphase is projecting another year of 20% growth, they require a system that supports their growth without the necessity of increasing their labor force.

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Doxsteel Fasteners Goes Live With Epicor ERP Implemented By Encompass Solutions, Inc.

Doxsteel Fasteners recently achieved a significant milestone in bringing its Mexico-based operations up to speed with a complete implementation of Epicor version 10 software and user training for their Mexico-based teams. Skilled consulting, implementation, and training services provided by Encompass Solutions, Inc. ensured the project was a success.

The Project

Up to the point of implementation, Doxsteel Fasteners had been utilizing Microsoft Excel to manage their business.   Because of the technological limitations of their current system and the company’s rapid growth, Doxsteel Fasteners had outgrown the capacity and functionality of the software.

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The Chief Robotics Officer, RIOS, And Robot Personhood

With the industrial robot population on course to reach 1.7 million by 2020, enterprises the world over are reevaluating how they approach managing a mechanized workforce. To address modern manufacturing operations’ increasing reliance on automation and robotics, the C-suite is preparing to welcome a new designation among its ranks: Chief Robotics Officer.

A photograph of an executive or scientist commanding a humanoid robot

Tthe C-Suite Is Preparing To Welcome A New Designation Among Its Ranks: Chief Robotics Officer.

Addressing An Increasingly Automated Workforce

While the concept may be a new one, a study conducted by Myria Research, a Massachusetts-based research and advisory services business, puts projections of the emerging CRO position in 60% for Fortune 500 executive teams. Beyond that, the Chief Robotics Officer Research Scenario predicts the Robotics & Intelligent Operational Systems (RIOS) technologies market to reach $1.2 trillion globally by 2025. The figure is tremendous when compared to the firm’s $63 billion market valuation in 2015. However, companies cannot afford to discount the increasing prevalence of RIOS in their own daily operations as well as those of their competitors. The projections include full hardware, software, and services segmentation in the figure, which represents a 30% CAGR to 2020 and 40% from 2020 until 2025.

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