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Columbus Global's Logo Is the food industry the next target for ransomware?

The FBI warns that cyber - criminals are currently targeting firms in the food and agriculture industries. The Cyber Division issued a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to warn of ransomware attacks targeting the sector. No operation is too big or too little to be a target. According to the FBI: Larger businesses are targeted based on their …

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Columbus Global's Logo Does Lean Manufacturing Still Make Sense?

Faced with the massive disruptions, manufacturers have done their best to rise to the occasion with ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness. But here's a takeaway that's worth underlining: A lot of the resilience that allowed manufacturers to survive these shocks was thanks to the lean manufacturing processes and technologies that many companies already had in place …

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Columbus Global's Logo The World of Quality Control Has Changed

Due to persistent supply-chain challenges, medical device manufacturers should use every advantage they can get to edge out the competition. The last thing they need is to get in their own way, weighed down by issues that slow or even stop production. One of the most exciting developments we’ve seen is the application of Artificial …

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Columbus Global's Logo What are the new D365 HR updates?

As part of the 2021 release wave 2 plan, Microsoft will be bringing Dynamics 365 (D365) Human Resources into the D365 Finance and Operations family of applications. So, if you’ve been using D365 Human Resources, the legacy HR module in the Finance and Operations app or both, this update will impact you. Here’s how and what you can …

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Columbus Global's Logo Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing

The panoply of software solutions and digital services available to manufacturers keeps getting more powerful, more varied, more versatile — and smarter all the time, thanks to ongoing advances in analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. And, of course, the cloud is a crucial part of this Industry 4.0-powered revolution. Case in point: 2021 brought …

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Columbus Global's Logo Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing Preview: What You Need to Know

Microsoft recently announced its latest innovation, Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing, we’ve compiled a list of capabilities this new release has to offer. Here's everything you need to know. Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing Microsoft recognizes that some businesses prefer to modernize slowly and avoid undertaking large projects. Innovations like Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing, provide a smooth …

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Columbus Global's Logo The MVP Approach to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Implementations

If you’re considering a new cloud-based ERP, chances are you are facing inefficient processes, inaccurate financial reporting and inventory tracking, and delayed data processing. Your current system most likely is comprised of multiple legacy systems, planning tools, and is dependent on customizations. But the thought of implementing a new ERP system may terrify you more …

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Columbus Global's Logo How Machine Learning Drives Little Changes That Make a Big Impact for Food & Beverage Manufacturers

Many food and beverage manufacturers believe they already know what leads to food waste, spoilage and shrinkage. But the number of variables in a food manufacturing environment are plenty: employees, ingredients, steps in a process, order of steps involved, temperature and more. Over the course of thousands of production orders, you accumulate a lot of …

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Columbus Global's Logo How Food & Beverage Manufacturers Can Minimize the Risk of Bare Shelves

Hurricane season has started, and with it the potential for significant supply chain disruption. The COVID-19 pandemic, power outages in Texas and a cargo ship getting stuck in a narrow channel have all illustrated how quickly unexpected situations can have a severe impact. Droughts, fires and floods also have a significant impact on food and …

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Columbus Global's Logo Columbus is heading to Focus 2019! Here is what you can expect

Want to see what all the fuss is about? Get excited Dynamics 365 enthusiasts, Columbus is heading to Focus 2019! We are thrilled to be part of this year’s power-packed conference. From newbies to experts in D365, you are all welcome to join us as we go over best practices and some tips and tricks …

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