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Itasca, IL 60143
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Manufacturing status report: Legacy software infrastructure can hurt security, ability to change - Story

October 15, 2020

By Matt Medley, IFS

There are many pitfalls to keep an eye on when assessing whether a current or potential enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is fit-for-purpose in defense and aerospace manufacturing. Making the wrong choice could leave a manufacturer hamstrung when looking to transform their operations, with existing software requiring expensive customizations, providing limited deployment options, offering little business intelligence or – a very bad situation – compromising security.


ITAR compliance and the great regulatory maze - Story

September 03, 2020

Substantial penalties wait for global defense and aerospace manufacturers and contractors that fail to comply with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which exist to track military- and defense-sensitive material and to keep that material out of the hands of adversaries. Many organizations opt to mitigate this regulatory-heavy environment by using manual, labor-intensive internal processes or employing third-party compliance entities. Another approach: Enterprise software built on ITAR principles can help organizations overcome compliance concerns and ensure data, supply-chain information, products, and services are available to a global audience.