Raw materials for all generations – certificates of sustainable forestry

by Stefan Riedl on 01/09/2020

Companies take advantage of certificates in order to demonstrate their sustainable behavior. How does this look like in the forestry business? Our expert Stefan Riedl will tell you about that in detail, read our current blog:

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ERP

Predictive maintenance for a seamless value creation chain

by Michael Wilp on 01/08/2020

Nowadays, a product’s entire value creation chain can be described and represented digitally. From production to intelligent monitoring during installation and down the line to predictive maintenance. Long gone are the days when such end-to-end scenarios sounded like science fiction. Here at COSMO CONSULT, we can help you get there, too, and bring your product lifecycle management to the next level!

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Industry 4.0 & IoT

Packaging 4.0? Augmented reality in packaging

by Benjamin Pöll on 12/11/2019

Imagine that you're walking through a supermarket. Suddenly, a packaged product catches your eye and talks to you. Maybe talking would be overstated, but what packaged goods already can do, is interacting with you. In our current blog article, our AR specialist Benjamin Pöll tells you how it works!

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ERP

Optimally preparing ERP projects in sevens steps

by Claudia Claßen on 12/11/2019

ERP projects are often complex – regardless of whether they involve replacing an old system or an initial implementation. Those who understand the importance of the preparatory phase – i.e. the stage prior to software selection and implementation – increase their chances of project success. But what should you pay particular attention to during preparation? We have compiled the most important points.

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ERP,
Digitization

The best way to get started in digitalization

by Tim Bennemann on 12/05/2019

Ever since the word “digitalization” became popularized in the media, more and more companies have been taking an interest in the subject. First off, it’s important that we start with the definition. What does this term actually mean? Many companies believe that introducing a new IT system already counts as a digitalization initiative. While a modern IT infrastructure certainly is crucial to data security and process optimization, we think digitalization is a bit more than that. For most sectors, digitalization signifies fundamentally transforming the business processes with an eye towards developing a service-oriented economy. So we’re shifting focus from the physical product itself to the services based on that product.

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Digitization

Reducing Production and Warehouse Costs with Optimum Batch Sizes

by Michael Hering on 12/02/2019

How much should you produce of a particular product in one batch? How high can the stock level be? Does it make sense to increase the machinery capacity? Challenging questions like these can only be answered reliably with intelligent data utilization. Traditional models for batch size optimization (such as the formulas developed by Harris and Andler) produce initial indications, but they cannot provide comprehensive optimization taking into account all relevant articles, costs, and restrictions. The processes are simply too complex.

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Data & Analytics,
Industry 4.0 & IoT,
ERP,
Digitization

Electronic scrap – a challenge with potential

by Melanie Rainer on 12/02/2019

What happens to an old smartphone after you get rid of it? Join our friend “Susi” the cell phone on her journey after life as a talented organizer, assistant and source of unlimited knowledge. Click here to find out where Susi’s final trip takes her!

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ERP

Production controlling reduces costs and increases quality

by Michael Hering on 11/20/2019

Planning plays a major role in discrete manufacturing. Manufacturing and assembly are often divided into individual steps that have to be linked together in a multi-stage planning process. But good planning is not the same as fighting half the battle. After all, discrepancies can occur during production that influence the due dates, quality, or costs of the end product.

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ERP

How to align innovations in the market

by Saskia Burns on 11/20/2019

Who hasn’t seen this happen? A product comes out that’s so technically complex that it burns right through the biggest budgets. So the market rejects it. An entrepreneur starts with a good idea... that, unfortunately, no one was waiting for. In an in-house competition of ideas, the entries are judged by Management but not by any potential buyers. The companies end up with countless innovations and not the faintest notion of what their target groups are.

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Digitization

How to shed some light on your cost structures

by Michael Hering on 11/18/2019

Cost transparency is the biggest factor in simultaneous costing. If you ask business owners in the machinery and plant construction industry, they’ll tell you that a lack of transparency is often the reason why no definitive information is available on profit margins. Without cost transparency, deviations go unnoticed until it’s too late to react.

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ERP