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Get insight into manufacturing production metrics and best practices in the US, and benchmark your operations to better understand how to improve in today?s difficult economic climate. The Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) presents its findings, comparing and contrasting the responses of plants that rate themselves closest to?and furthest from?world-class status. See how your manufacturing facility stacks up.
Related to Executive Summary: Best Practices, Competitive Analysis, Discrete Manufacturing, Energy Analysis and Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Management, Operations Planning, Process Manufacturing, Production Planning, ROI and Success Measurement, Infor
True multi-service, multi-vendor global networks are the future of the telecommunications industry. However, mazes of international standards and protocols can create barriers rather than solutions. For service providers and system suppliers alike, implementing standards for interoperability is far from simple. The MultiService Switching Forum (MSF) fills the void by developing implementation agreements that take standards from theory into practice.
Related to Executive Summary: Interoperability-Connectivity, IP Telephony/Voice over IP (VoIP), Networking, Performance Measurement, Standard, Standards, Switch, Testing, MultiService Forum, Internet Service Providers, Web Search Portals, and Data Processing Services, Telecommunications
This second annual survey of the warehousing and distribution industry, conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers, explores the metrics, management practices, and business concerns of over 200 US warehouse and distribution facilities. This data is presented in easy-to-understand tables and charts, and may be useful for companies currently facing distribution center challenges.
Related to Executive Summary: Discrete Manufacturing, Engineer-to-Order (ETO), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Process Manufacturing, Product Information Management (PIM), Quality Management, Infor, Manufacturing, Transportation and Warehousing
In a world with few constants, sustaining growth and outpacing competition are key concerns for just about every company, regardless of industry, geography, or size. Globalization puts pressure on companies to find the best talent and use best practices. Discover the corporate attitudes to the risks and opportunities of global competition?and how you can overcome the challenges of outsourcing your business processes.
Related to Executive Summary: Business Process Outsourcing, Business Process Re-engineering, Decision Making Considerations, Economic Analysis, Executive Views, Outsourcing, Profit Optimization, Strategy, Workforce, EquaTerra
This executive summary presents combined data from these surveys, aimed at helping manufacturers meet future challenges.
Related to Executive Summary: Communications, Infrastructure, and Transportation Planning, Discrete Manufacturing, Engineer-to-Order (ETO), Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Operations Planning, Process Manufacturing, Purchasing Management, Infor, Manufacturing, Transportation and Warehousing, Wholesale Trade
It?s no secret that there is a bevy of deployment options available with most customer relationship management (CRM) solutions today?ranging from customized to out-of-the-box. But with choice comes complexity. In order for CRM buyers to choose wisely, they must find a deployment approach that best matches their needs while delivering superior performance, application integration, and functionality. Find out how.
Related to Executive Summary: Application Development, Application Server, Application Service Provider, Contact Management (CM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Data and Application Distribution, Data Management and Analysis, Electronic Distribution and Storage, Marketing Automation, Networking, Operating System, Sales Force Automation (SFA), Storage Area Network (SAN), Oracle, Finance and Insurance, Information
Aside from the apprehensions discussed in the executive summary, an SMB customer decision-making depends on weighing the options between a large, well established vendor or a SMB vendor itself.
Related to Executive Summary: Asset Management, Consulting and Services, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IT Asset Management (ITAM), Knowledge Management and Collaboration, Outsourcing, Practices and Business Issues, Project and Process Management, Risk Management, inek
It?s a sad but well-known fact that many software implementation projects run out of time and money. Certain crucial activities tend to have striking effects on the cost of an implementation. But it?s possible to stick to plans and budgets, provided that you do the right things and avoid the traps. Discover which parts of a software implementation are worth spending extra money on in order to minimize risk and cost.
Related to Executive Summary: Supply Chain Management (SCM), Warehouse Management System (WMS), CDC Software
As a result of publicized food contamination and product recalls, food safety regulations are under increasing scrutiny. Process manufacturers in the food and beverage industry may soon be facing stricter rules. But food manufacturers can prevent contamination by using existing technology to automate and ensure the effectiveness of the hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) food safety program. Learn more.
Related to Executive Summary: Formula/Recipe, Manufacturing Management, Material Management, Process Manufacturing, Regulatory and Compliance, Infor, Food and Beverage Products
Improving workforce performance can drive corporate performance. Even seemingly small changes in workforce productivity can have a huge impact on the bottom lines of large organizations. Learn how deploying workforce management (WFM) technology can transform your company?s operations, and provide data that improves core human resources (HR) applications like workforce planning, recruiting, and performance management.
Related to Executive Summary: Human Resources, Performance Management, Recruitment Management, Workforce, Infor
How can you get the most out of a customer relationship management (CRM) solution while reducing operating costs and increasing overall profitability? By purchasing a hosted CRM solution that?ll provide the benefits of an on-premise CRM solution without the need for a complex implementation or the assistance of an in-house IT team. Hosted CRM is a cost-effective solution that promises a quick return on investment (ROI).
Related to Executive Summary: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Data Management and Analysis, IT Monitoring and Management, Return on Investment (ROI), Sales Force Automation (SFA), Total Cost Analysis (TCO), InsideCRM, Finance and Insurance, Information, Retail Trade
A survey of professional services firms shows a serious disconnect between the desired operational state of the firms and their current ability to achieve that state. But firms are recognizing that automating resource planning and management, including human or talent resources, is crucial to continued success. Learn more about how to improve the management of your talent inventory to improve service-line profitability.
Related to Executive Summary: Career Management, Competencies Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Employee Appraisal and Reviews, Human Capital Management (HCM), Human Resources, Performance Management, Professional Services Management, Recruitment Management, Staffing, SAP
Long-term cost savings and extensive feature sets make voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) phone systems an attractive option for many businesses. But with prices for a single VoIP phone ranging from $150 to $700 (USD) or more, switching to VoIP can be an expensive proposition. Find out what to look for in a VoIP phone system, how to buy, what you can expect to pay, and how to get the most out of your investment.
Related to Executive Summary: Decision Making, IP Telephony/Voice over IP (VoIP), IT Infrastructure, Needs Analysis, Technology Tools and Methods, Telephony, Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), VoIP-News, Internet Service Providers, Web Search Portals, and Data Processing Services, Telecommunications
Financial performance management?often categorized as one aspect of enterprise performance management?can help chief financial officers (CFOs) maximize their companies? profitability, protect against non-compliance, and optimize efficiency by ensuring delivery of information when it is needed, in context. Learn more about a solution that can help you adapt to rapid business change and predict future financial performance.
Related to Executive Summary: Accounting and Financial Management, Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), Compliance Management/Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Data Management and Analysis, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)/Balanced Scorecard, Risk Management, SAP
Sales force automation (SFA) solutions hold plenty of promise for companies looking to empower their sales representatives. In addition to providing timely data, SFA solutions can help managers better forecast future sales, and provide senior-level managers with accurate performance assessments. Find out what to look for in a SFA solution, what you can expect to pay for it, and how you can get the most value from it.
Related to Executive Summary: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Field Sales, Sales Force Automation (SFA), Sales Management, InsideCRM