cpg

December 17, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Analytics: Building a Winning Strategy in Manufacturing

Machinery, supply chains, and raw materials have always been core concerns in manufacturing. Today, another asset is just as critical — data. General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt said it well: “The industrial world is changing dramatically, and those companies that make the best use of data will be the most successful.” I certainly […]

December 4, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

As Manufacturers Go Digital, Customer Value Expands

Every single day, I’m reminded that a digital revolution is taking place—from researching local coffee places on the dashboard of my car to ordering coffee on my mobile device—it’s clear that our lives are becoming more digitized. This is also apparent for the businesses and industries that manufacture the goods that we use everyday. In […]

October 22, 2015

MANUFACTURING

Introducing “The Smart Bottling and Distribution System” from Cisco

When it comes to the Internet of Everything, few industries have as much opportunity, or as much at stake, as manufacturing. Specifically, certain verticals such as Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Food and Beverage manufacturing face unique challenges and opportunities. According to the Price Waterhouse 2015 Consumer Goods Report , the current market is seeing […]

October 16, 2015

MANUFACTURING

IoT for Food Manufacturing: Beyond Food Safety to Savvy Marketing

Recently, Cisco announced a very cool partnership with pasta maker and Italian foods provider Barilla Foods, ‘From the ground to the grocer, Barilla makes use of Cisco’s IoE to give consumers insight into the journey of their food’.   This partnership is the result of working together across the food industry as well as Barilla’s vision […]

July 23, 2013

MANUFACTURING

Industrial IP Advantage the IT and OT Broker

The IT (Information Technology) and the OT (Operational Technology) “worlds” are requiring convergence to meet the growing complexity of a more informed customer driven market. Not only in the technical sense, but also organizationally.  I don’t know about you, but trying to keep up with the alphabet soup of acronymous in one world is difficult enough, but when […]

June 27, 2013

MANUFACTURING

Cisco Live 2013 – Great feedback for Industry Sessions, and it’s not over yet…

Wow, one of the best Cisco Live events yet: Cisco has its mojo back (analyst comments!); attendees engaging in great dialogue, and Cisco and Partner Presenters and demonstrations better than ever! The keynote sessions are always packed, and with the big-name executives on show that’s hardly surprising. I, for one, was also impressed at how […]

June 24, 2013

MANUFACTURING

14.4 Trillion (Reasons!!) To Visit Booth #1558 At 2013 CiscoLIve!

Last week I went to one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco…. Swan Oyster.  It’s an old school “dive” with the authentic rustic ambience you would expect from a 100 year old SF oyster bar.  I waited in line for 2 HOURS for four reasons……well 3.8 reasons.  First, you can’t find fresher oysters anywhere, […]

June 19, 2013

MANUFACTURING

Cisco Live 2013 – Manufacturing and Industry Sessions

As Global Industry Director for Manufacturing at Cisco, Chet Namboodri is looking forward to joining you and more than 20,000 of your colleagues at our 2013 Cisco Live event in Orlando, Florida, during June 23-27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZSs4svkY4Q As part of this year’s Cisco Live on Tuesday afternoon, June 25, I’ll be hosting a one hour break-out […]

BYOD: The Newer-Better-Faster Edge You Need in Retail and Consumer Products

In the fast-changing, thin-margin world of consumer products, new winners and losers are created every day. Speed of innovation, time-to-market, and employee productivity can mean the difference between the next hot trend and a warehouse full of excess inventory. Success in the highly competitive consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail industry depends on broad-ranging collaboration, […]