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July 27th, 2017
eLogic Recognized by Microsoft for Outstanding Performance in Manufacturing Sector; Achieves Prestigious 2017/2018 Inner Circle

eLogic is honored by Microsoft as a top performing partner for delivering high value solutions to their manufacturing customers, enabling Digital Transformation through Azure, IoT, and Dynamics 365.

Categories: News + Events
May 20th, 2015
Mike Shields
CEO & Industry Strategist
The Challenges of Changing Demographics in Manufacturing – and the Role of Technology to Power the Next Generation: Infographic

Here’s a link to a great blog post by Steve Hanna, CIO of Kennametal. He presents an insightful role for technology to help bridge the widening gaps in workforce demographics within Manufacturing. This topic is very much ‘top of mind’ for ...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights, eBooks + Infographics + Video
May 11th, 2015
Infographic: 3 Key Technology Drivers for 100 Top Manufacturing CEOs

In Mike’s post following the 2015 Smart Manufacturing Summit, he reflects on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), CRM for Customer Engagement, and Service Lifecycle for Customer Care.  In this infographic, we reveal 3 of the most important techno...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, eBooks + Infographics + Video
August 6th, 2014
Mike Shields
CEO & Industry Strategist
The Value of Clear Targets for Simplification of B2B Commerce

Part 5 of the 5 part series on Simplification of B2B Commerce. Claude Harmon raised his sons to become great golf professionals.  I had the good fortune to take lessons from one of them, Craig Harmon, at Oak Hill CC in Rochester.  Now, to be clear… I am not an Oak Hill m...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights
July 23rd, 2014
Mike Shields
CEO & Industry Strategist
Got B2B Complexity? Try LEAN & Simple.

"You may hate gravity, but gravity doesn't care."  Clayton Christensen   Part 4 of the 5 part series on Simplification of B2B Commerce So, back to rock-climbing… sometimes during a climb that was turning out to be particularly hard/tricky one of us would say that we we...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights
July 11th, 2014
Mike Shields
CEO & Industry Strategist
The 3 Pillars of B2B Commerce Simplification

Keeping them in balance is the key to winning   Part 3 of the 5 part series on Simplification of B2B Commerce That’s Chrissie Wellington… the best female triathlete ever… four time Kona world champion…winner of EVERY Ironman event she has entered! What does Ironman...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights
July 7th, 2014
Mike Shields
CEO & Industry Strategist
Top 5 Things Oversimplifiers Say

Part 2 of the 5 part series on Simplification of B2B Commerce The new mandate is (Warning: Buzzword Alert!) ‘SIMPLIFY’. As a CIO in complex businesses and now as CEO of a company driving B2B commerce simplification, I’ve gotten up close and personal with complexity. I me...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights
July 4th, 2014
Mike Shields
CEO & Industry Strategist
To Truly Simplify, Get to Know Complexity!

Remove the UNNECESSARY and simplify the NECESSARY Part 1 of the 5 part series on Simplification of B2B Commerce My years as a rock-climber and mountaineer taught me a lot about how to simplify...every unnecessary ounce and gadget presented a downside or risk; BUT leavin...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights
June 4th, 2014
Mike Shields
CEO & Industry Strategist
Driving the Future of B2B Commerce – CRM Platforms Change the Game

It’s true.  The early days of CRM as Sales Force Automation tools are long gone.  In their place have emerged full-function “Demand Creation Platforms” that completely change the game of Marketing and Selling as we once knew it.  Demand Cr...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights
May 9th, 2014
Mike Shields
CEO & Industry Strategist
Consultants - Too Much Vision and Not Enough Ability to Execute?

Why do so many people ‘hate’ consultants?  We are almost as disliked as lawyers!  I say this affectionately because I am one of these and two of my brothers are the other. In my days as an industry executive, and especially as a CIO, I became a consultant-wary leader.  I...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights
December 6th, 2013
eLogic and FieldOne Partner to Serve the Manufacturing Vertical

Superior solutions to drive value across the industrial product lifecycle Two industry leaders have combined capabilities to offer a superior field service management and mobile solution for specialized products manufacturing and service organizations.  This partnershi...

Categories: News + Events
December 5th, 2013
Mike Shields
CEO & Industry Strategist
Listen Up!

“THEY” are talking… Are YOU listening? I was in a strategy meeting with one of our largest customers this week.  During the meeting, the primary objective was to incorporate some of the latest technology enablers into their overall business strategy.  This is a company...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights
September 20th, 2013
Mike Shields
CEO & Industry Strategist
When Complexity is Free

Free Complexity – How can that be? Thomas Friedman had a great article in the Sunday (September 15, 2013) issue of the New York Times “When Complexity is Free”.  His central point was that innovation and automation have dramatically reduced the historical cycle time and c...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights