Technology Record - Issue 28: Spring 2023

130 FEATURE “Business models are blurring. Fuelled by omnichannel solutions, online marketplaces and rapid advances in logistics, many manufacturers are now distributors as well. Business-to-business firms sell direct to consumers. Some companies have even adopted asset-light strategies, positioning themselves as brands. With change as the only constant, every company needs to increase its agility, flexibility and automation. With Cavallo’s marketleading order management solutions for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, companies can quickly transform into omnichannel leaders by adopting robust workflow tools that automate the flow of orders from any source while applying tailored business rules to supercharge competitiveness and profitability.” Matt Abbott Chief Strategy Officer, Cavallo “As manufacturers look to respond to market disruptions, digital manufacturing systems are closing the business-to-plant collaboration gap and improving value chain efficiency. The new release of AVEVA Manufacturing Execution System 2023 cuts value chain costs and complexities by standardising and introducing best practice more quickly and at scale, supporting better operational efficiency and sustainability. The new release supports multi-site manufacturing with a single, centrally deployed manufacturing execution system that connects automated manufacturing systems and industrial internet of things devices over a distributed plant network across different time zones, languages and cultures. With unified visibility, reporting and key performance indicators, manufacturers benefit from agile and resilient systems at a time when they need it most.” Sree Hameed Consumer Products Industry Strategist, AVEVA