5 Stats You Need to Know from the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing Report

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In manufacturing, time is money. To better understand how manufacturers practice project management, we surveyed more than 100 executives, engineers, and project managers, resulting in the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report.

6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers

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To compile this list, we dug through Amazon listings, forums, blogs, and review websites to identify the best project management books specifically for those in the manufacturing and engineering industries. Featured Manufacturing Methodology Project Management

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How Big Data Can Give Project Managers The Edge In Manufacturing

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Now, manufacturing is getting up-to-speed as companies recognize the value in the vast amounts of data that they create and hold. Manufacturers across a range of industries now have the capability to take previously isolated data sets, aggregate and analyze them to reveal important insights.

Industry 4.0 Series: AI, IoT, and the Future of Manufacturing

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series, which looks at the new technologies, techniques, and trends that are pushing manufacturers toward a new level of optimization and productivity. The Role of AI and IoT in Manufacturing. AI is just one of a number of new technologies being embraced by manufacturers.

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What Project Management in Manufacturing Looks Like Today [Infographic]

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Manufacturing is essentially a series of sequential steps in a longer process. We recently asked more than 100 manufacturing executives, engineers, and project managers about their day-to-day project management practices and how these play a role in their work and businesses.

What Puts Manufacturing Teams Ahead: Lean Six Sigma

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Before we go any further, allow me to make a confession: I believe that Lean Six Sigma is the dharma path for much of manufacturing. It’s true for manufacturing projects , but innovators are also extending it to projects trying to create a standardized outcome for their service delivery.

6 Steps to Achieving Realistic Deadlines for Your Manufacturing Projects

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I was recently consulting with a large made to order (MTO) manufacturing company that wanted to implement a software solution to improve throughput and on-time performance. The post 6 Steps to Achieving Realistic Deadlines for Your Manufacturing Projects appeared first on LiquidPlanner.

5 Project Management Tips for Manufacturing Teams

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Project Management + Manufacturing = Perfect Match. Manufacturing can, however, benefit greatly from project management ideas. The manufacturing environment comprises a lot of beginnings, middles and ends. In manufacturing, risk management is absolutely imperative.

Project Management in Manufacturing: Solving the Resource Management Issue

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If you work in manufacturing, you’re likely familiar with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Materials Resource Planning (MRP)—the system used to manage product planning, inventory management, production, fulfillment, and other aspects of production management and control.

How to Solve the 5 Top Challenges of Manufacturing Projects

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When you work on a manufacturing project , you face some unique challenges, often with a lot at stake. It’s always tricky to manage a disparate set of demands, visions and expectations on any project; but it’s even trickier in manufacturing.

Laser Manufacturer Gains Visibility Into Project Status and Resource Utilization with LiquidPlanner

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Access Laser , a manufacturer specializing in gas lasers, has grown rapidly over the past four years. The post Laser Manufacturer Gains Visibility Into Project Status and Resource Utilization with LiquidPlanner appeared first on LiquidPlanner.

How Contract Manufacturing Teams Keep Up With the Speed of Innovation: Dynamic Project Management

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While contract manufacturing is not a new concept, its reach continues to increase. Companies large and small across the Automotive, Aviation, Electronics, and Food sectors effectively use contract manufacturing to better serve their customers and gain competitive advantages.

5 Ways AI and Automation Will Change Project Management

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Manufacturing has seen amazing progress due to automation, and now there are several opportunities for automation in project management to make our lives easier. Featured LiquidPlanner ManufacturingTechnology has made our lives easier.

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5 Reasons Engineers Need to Develop Project Management Skills

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Featured Manufacturing Project Management TipsHere’s a lesson I’m thankful I learned early in my career: successful engineering projects rely more on non-technical skills than technical skills. It’s not that the technical skills aren’t important – they are.

4 Strategies to Prepare for Industry 4.0

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the term being used to describe these innovations in manufacturing, IT, and materials, will lead to sweeping changes. will require new skillsets, and manufacturers will need to attract and train the right talent. Manufacturers also need to recruit for Industry 4.0,

The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies

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The 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report found that 74 percent of the respondents who said they were highly satisfied with their existing project management methodology actually used a combination of methodologies. LiquidPlanner Manufacturing

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Are You Ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

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Featured Manufacturing Project Management SoftwareWe are on the verge of an unprecedented time in history. Radical technological advancements—powered by AI, IoT, robotics, quantum computing, biotechnology and more—will change the way we work and live on a global scale.

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7 Signs You Don’t Have the Right Project Management Tool for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Advanced technology, like in the previous industrial revolutions , is increasing the speed of manufacturing and doing business. In a recent LiquidPlanner survey of more than 100 manufacturers across the U.S., Featured LiquidPlanner Manufacturing Project Management

Industry 4.0 Series: Preparing for the Rise of Collaborative Robots

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series, which looks at the new technologies, techniques, and trends that are pushing manufacturers toward a new level of optimization and productivity. And, they’re going to have a major impact on manufacturing for years to come. Manufacturing 4.0 Manufacturing

Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles

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This project management style is commonly used by scientists and manufacturers because there is such a heavy emphasis on task duration. This project management style is commonly found in developmental processes and manufacturing.

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Lessons Learned as a First Time Medical Device Project Manager

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Advice Featured Leadership LiquidPlanner Manufacturing Project ManagementIn 2001, I joined Calypso Medical as employee number 18. Our goal was to create a remarkable medical device that could track the location of the prostate to a millimeter of accuracy during prostate cancer treatments.

How to Succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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We’re talking about a future that’s being heralded as the Fourth Industrial Revolution : an exciting time where technology-meets-manufacturing to change the way we work and live. Featured Manufacturing ProductivityMany organizations and their teams aren’t prepared for the future.

What Does a Project Management Tool of the Future Look Like?

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Radical technological advancements combined with manufacturing are taking us into an exciting future: robotics, automation, 3-D printers. Smart software moves with the unpredictability inherent to manufacturing projects—and moves work forward. Featured Manufacturing Productivity

Comparing agile project management frameworks

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The manufacturing and technology principles that are used to reduce waste and increase learning and integrity. Originally applied within manufacturing industry, but now applied within many others. Originally applied within the manufacturing supply chain process, but now applied within many other industries. In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology.

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Project Management Career Outlook – Growth Across Industries through 2027

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The AEG PMI study reported the following list: Manufacturing and Construction. Have you ever considered a career in project management? If so, I’ve got great news. The project management career outlook continues to show growth and increased opportunity for the next ten years.

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How Cognex Uses LiquidPlanner to Manage Projects

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They are the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors, and industrial ID readers used in manufacturing automation. Featured LiquidPlanner ManufacturingCurious to see how other teams use LiquidPlanner?

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

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It is also a characteristic of lean manufacturing. Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. You have to change some elements, and retain others, as you redefine the context.

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What Is Management in the Context of Agile

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. There's a meme going around in some parts of agile that management is inhumane. This is an extreme view of course, likely informed by anecdotal experience with Bad Management, or worse lack of actual management experience.

Good Enough

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An enterprise software rule of thumb would suggest the manufacturer could raise prices between $200 and $300. We hear a lot about building products which are “good enough” or “just barely good enough.”

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Why We Need Estimates

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. The ability to generate reliable cost and schedule estimates is a critical success factor necessary to support business projects. Without this ability, business value is at risk of experiencing cost overruns, missed deadlines, and performance shortfalls—all recurring problems that projects assessments too often reveal.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Project Management

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. Mike Cohn, one of my favorite blogger and author, made a post awhile back about Agile and the Seven Deadly Sins of Project Management. With some posts this week on tweeter about not needed project management or estimates to be the market leader (without says the market leader in what market), I thought it'd be good to revisit Mike's original post. You don’t need agile to avoid the seven deadly sins of pm from Glen Alleman.

Quote of the Day

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. It is wiser to find out, than to suppose - Mark Twain. And how can we find out in the presence of uncertainty? We have to estimate, forecast, project - or some means of revealing possible future outcomes to some level of confidence, accuracy, and precision. Anyone suggesting that decisions can be made in the presence of uncertainty WITHOUT estimating, is supposing the outcomes they are working on will turn out well.

Successfully Implementing Change

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. Two Critical Videos for Agile Transformation. Here's Part 1. Here's Part 2. . So when we hear estimates are the smell of Dysfunction - what are the actionable outcomes needed to address these dysfunctions?

A Look Inside Project Management at StarFish Medical

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Before a medical device reaches a patient’s bedside, it must go through a rigorous multi-step process that includes design, development, testing, regulatory review, and manufacturing. How does StarFish Medical help clients from move medical devices from ideas to manufactured products?

What Project Teams Need to Succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Productivity is on the rise in manufacturing, and employment is down. The smart factory marks some unprecedented changes for the manufacturing project team, such as: Flexible production capabilities to respond to changing world markets for your company’s products.

Planning is King

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. There has been lots of buzz in the project management space lately about the benefits of planning. Planning is one of the Five Immutable Principles of project success.

The Economics of Decision Making on Software Projects

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. The classic paper “ Software Engineering Economics,” Barry Boehm, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering , Vol SE-10(1), 1984, pp.

Quote of the Day

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. While this quote appears inverted in our self-centered world, the expert has eliminated the nonsensical, naive, amateur, simple minded options and narrowed the choices based principles, practices, and processes of her profession.

Quote of the Day

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Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. Without a Plan, you're making it up as you go. If you make it up as you go, it's the basis of getting it horribly wrong - Salman Rushdie. Related articles. IT Risk Management. Why Guessing is not Estimating and Estimating is not Guessing. Planning Quotes

Being Productive is a State of the Mind

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Companies were following the traditional manufacturing through the process of measuring resource output against hours. The context of productivity has gone through a world of change in the last decade. That’s the productivity formula anyway. Today productivity means a lot more than just more done output per resource. Productivity has evolved into a more holistic concept with a focus on collaboration, process innovation, and business outcomes.