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Expanding the Enterprise: Breaking the Barriers to Collaborative Product Development
Product development has never been easy, but in today’s global market, the pressures facing industrial manufacturers are even greater. With more stakeholders

cultural barriers  time zones, language barriers, cultural differences, and in-county laws and regulations, among other factors. Despite these inherent challenges, many manufacturers see multiple reasons to engage global resources. Some firms are setting up design centers in low-cost areas so as to lower operating costs and increase profit margin. Some are tapping into overseas labor markets because of a shortage of skilled engineering resources in their own geographies. Some are acquiring companies overseas, then Read More...
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What's Holding Back Online Appointment Booking?
False myth and common misconceptions are preventing hospitals and clinics from adopting online appointments.

cultural barriers  into two main categories: cultural barriers and technological barriers. As you might imagine, it is the cultural barriers which are always the biggest challenge. Once they are overcome, the right technological solution can always then be found. If you are thinking about adopting an online appointment scheduling system, the following paragraphs will give you some useful tips to address both the real and the imagined problems. Obstacle 1: Cultural Barriers It 's too complex. We're too complex. They're not Read More...
Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part III
Part II of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better links between the plant floor and the enterprise offices

cultural barriers  even help to overcome traditional cultural barriers between the enterprise and the plant, which are well depicted in the recent Optimal Solutions’ article : “…Many plants, particularly those over a decade old, began as quasi-independent entities. As these plants evolved, a culture of isolationism often took hold. Inside manufacturing plants, engineering, operations and information technology (IT) established fiefdoms. Over time, plant engineers, plant managers, process control operators and Read More...
Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing adoption. The article ended

cultural barriers  challenges, starting with the cultural challenges of embracing this new way of doing things. For one, there is a new vendor’s identity that requires establishing a new communication strategy as a SaaS provider. In fact,  will a new brand be required (e.g., Coda 2go vs. traditional Coda Financials ) ? How will they go about handling the new user community, collaboration, and customer intimacy principles? Planning a smooth organizational transition plan is a closely related issue here. In other words, Read More...
Nearshoring: Looking Closer to Home
Companies looking for savings but worried about the risks and cultural barriers involved in offshore outsourcing, whose business processes have a strong

cultural barriers  about the risks and cultural barriers involved in offshore outsourcing could benefit from nearshoring. Danny Bradbury investigates the pros and cons If your company balks at the cost of outsourcing... ... its IT to a UK provider but is nervous about the risks associated with offshore projects, the outsourcing industry has a third way: nearshoring. Nearshoring involves outsourcing work to companies with the economic benefits of an offshore location, but a closer cultural, linguistic and geographic fit Read More...
When will RFID Hit Main Street?
The desire for improved visibility, tracking, etc. stands out as a critical issue to global firms. Most firms don't know how to get started. But as the cultural

cultural barriers  started. But as the cultural knowledge begins to spread, training comes on-line, and success stories start to get out the swimmers will start to signal to those still on the shore that the water is fine! Addendum Addendum 1: CTPAT CBP TIGHTENS C-TPAT PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW IMPORTER APPLICANTS US Customs and Border Protection has announced new, stricter requirements for importers applying for membership in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program. Although C-TPAT Read More...
Inventory Management Report: Driving the Fastest ROI for the Mid-market
Large enterprises have different warehouse management and inventory management needs than do small and mid-market companies. Find out about the key factors to

cultural barriers  Management Report: Driving the Fastest ROI for the Mid-market Large enterprises have different warehouse management and inventory management needs than do small and mid-market companies. Find out about the key factors to success for mid-market companies, identify big-picture trends and needs that can help you overcome barriers to enjoy inventory management as a true strategic advantage—and learn about an inventory management solution specially designed for the mid-market. Read More...
The Cost of Culture Clash: Building a Collaboration Model for Twenty-first Century Globalization
Offshoring is well-entrenched in most global corporations today and has in fact become a necessary means of supporting business growth. And as companies

cultural barriers  delivery, content, outcomes, and cultural organization of your enterprise. Download this white paper to learn more now. Read More...
7 Ways Service Culture Can Drive Revenue
Every field service manager and executive strives for the same goal: delight customers while increasing profits. But achieving this holy grail of field service

cultural barriers  solving issues while ignoring cultural changes that are equally important. Know 7 ways to build a strong culture in your service business so you can achieve your business goal. Read More...
Going Vertical? Know the True Capabilities of Your Software
Vertical integration occurs when two companies in different parts of the supply chain merge to capture a larger share of the market. Such mergers often lead to

cultural barriers  Vertical? Know the True Capabilities of Your Software Vertical integration occurs when two companies in different parts of the supply chain merge to capture a larger share of the market. Such mergers often lead to operational cost reductions, increased entry barriers to competitors, and expansion of core competencies. Vertical integration strategies are a key consideration for organizations looking to expand and control more of the supply chain. For example, consider a shoe manufacturer that merges Read More...
Four Reasons Why You Need to Consolidate Your Various ERP Packages
If your business is running more than a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package, you need to consolidate down to one. In this white paper, we

cultural barriers  Reasons Why You Need to Consolidate Your Various ERP Packages If your business is running more than a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package, you need to consolidate down to one. In this white paper, we’ll provide you with four good reasons for making this move, and how to get around the various organizational barriers to doing so. Read More...
Securing Top Talent: Finding and Retaining Highly Skilled Technology Professionals
Today, highly skilled technology professionals should not only be able to handle day-to-day technology needs, but also understand their company’s business to

cultural barriers  talent by hiring for cultural fit, exposing people to the broader business and, above all, breaking down silos. Find out how. Read More...
Managing Global Supply Chain
As international competition becomes more intense and as national barriers for trade gradually reduce, the era of global business is here to stay. Increasingly

cultural barriers  Global Supply Chain As international competition becomes more intense and as national barriers for trade gradually reduce, the era of global business is here to stay. Increasingly the difference between success and failure in the global marketplace will be determined not by the sophistication of product technology or marketing communication, but by the way in which the global supply chain is controlled and managed.A global supply chain has to be agile and flexible enough to cope with differences Read More...
Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
Even if Agile continues to deliver superior products, its competition against single-vendor, pre-integrated ERP suite products will force Agile to aggressively

cultural barriers  integration at sales and cultural levels will be challenging. Also, neither company excels in marketing, while cultural dissimilarity and power clashes between two strong matrimony partners have often flawed software mergers. Still, although Agile's flamboyant Silicon Valley supply chain collaboration culture will clash with Eigner's German engineering ethos, these differences should not threaten the merger since the companies have common business goals, complementary strengths, and both have demonstrated Read More...
Lessons Learned on the Inca Trail
Peru, a country with a glorious past and an uncertain future, stands at the crossroads. The inability to attract significant trade or investment due to the

cultural barriers  was established as a cultural and spiritual center over 500 years ago. When the Spanish discovered Cusco, they were greeted by stone structures, massive boulders flawlessly matched together to create temples to worship the deities of that time. Clad in pure gold, ceilings and walls reflected the power and grandeur of a culture that clearly understood both nature and science. In the harsh mountain terrain, aqueducts had been crafted to create an endless supply of water. Terraces filled with fertile soil Read More...

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