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Hitting the Moving Target of Operational Excellence


Accessing the right information is a crucial step in achieving operational excellence. But companies can examine performance in so many ways—and deliver that information through so many platforms—that it’s hard to know where to begin. Learn how your company can move toward operational excellence, following the three key steps of internal assessment, competitive benchmarking, and resource prioritization and acquisition.

improved operational efficiencies  how performance can be improved. IDC has found that certain technology attitudes and philosophies are associated with competitive success among midmarket firms. While investments in IT resources can often be linked to effective operational results, the attitudes rather than the dollar amount spent set the stage for success. These attitudes can be directly tied to information management practices that work, which, of course, raises the next question: How can companies best nurture the attitudes that are Read More

Operational Excellence: The New Lever for Profitability and Competitive Advantage


Better. Faster. Cheaper. Every company is grappling with these concepts today as economic uncertainty spreads. Though many are focusing on what to eliminate in their operations, leading firms are redoubling their efforts to find new ways to execute with greater efficiency—to achieve operational excellence without sacrificing the value their customers expect. Learn more about improving your strategic competitive advantage.

improved operational efficiencies  revenue growth in fact, improved customer experience was the predominant form of operational excellence reported. Cost efficiency was reported as the primary driver of increased profitability (reported 37% of the time).The respondents view the various drivers of success differently, depending on the specific measure of success they are working toward. Reducing cost is also the most frequently cited driver of overall measures of return (e.g., ROI, ROA) and EBITDA. As we begin to peer into the operational Read More

ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations


IT is often characterized as distinct groups pursuing individual agendas and launching disconnected initiatives to increase operational efficiencies. To overcome this, organizations need a set of capabilities that can help improve coordination between IT and the rest of the business while facilitating effective service management. Adopting foundational technologies and a best-practice benchmark is a good place to start.

improved operational efficiencies  corporate policy for significantly improved IT performance. Powerful decision support If IT decisions are really business decisions, IT needs to find ways to align resources with business objectives on a consistent basis. With powerful analytics, HP DecisionCenter software makes it far easier for your IT organization to, on an ongoing basis, measure and understand service performance as it relates to business goals, helping to drive continual service improvement. Additionally, HP DecisionCenter Read More

Maintenance Tips For Improved Profits: Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation


Does it really make sense to spend money to save money? The answer may surprise you when it comes to maintenance of large capital assets including Facilities, Fleet, Plant Equipment and yes, even computers. It makes even more sense when you consider that today more and more companies are adding a new line item in their financial statements called "Deferred Maintenance Revenue Write Down". A lack of preventive maintenance affects the shareholders of all companies due to aging assets and reactive maintenance practices. A complete preventive maintenance program consisting of better business practices and a simple tool such as a Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) or Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) package can streamline the process and result in immediate savings in both time and money. So how do you justify the initial investment and where can the cost savings be seen across the enterprise?

improved operational efficiencies  manpower and paper flow. Improved Work Flow - An integrated package includes automated data transfer between other software packages such as accounting, fuel card systems, HVAC monitoring and much more. Shared Knowledge Base - One centralized system integrated with accounting, purchasing and other legacy systems can streamline the ability to share real time information across the enterprise. These are just a few of the many benefits of a comprehensive maintenance program and what a centralized CMMS Read More

Engineering Change Management 2.0: Better Business Decisions from Intelligent Change Management


Traditionally, change management in product development and engineering has been viewed as a way to control cost and improve efficiencies. But companies are becoming aware that better change can drive top-line benefits—and are developing processes with an eye towards improving speed-to-market. Find out why good change management is becoming more important—and how you can use it as a tool to increase product profitability.

improved operational efficiencies  a key enabler of improved change decision making. At an almost elementary level, the Best-in-Class are 37% more likely to use virtual meetings or meeting collaboration technologies as Industry Average companies (Figure 3). This gap extends to over three times when comparing the Best-in-Class to Laggards. Given the trend towards global design and manufacturing, the need to extend personal collaboration and decision-making to the virtual team is critical. As identified earlier, Best-in-Class take a more Read More

Mobility in the Manufacturing Workplace: 8 Must-have Mobile Application Qualities to Increase Operational Efficiency


Can mobility redefine the way manufacturing companies run their businesses and increase their competitive advantage, while also creatively cutting costs? With the correct enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Find out about the eight qualities a first-rate ERP mobile application should offer.

improved operational efficiencies  in the Manufacturing Workplace: 8 Must-have Mobile Application Qualities to Increase Operational Efficiency Can mobility redefine the way manufacturing companies run their businesses and increase their competitive advantage, while also creatively cutting costs? With the correct enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Find out about the eight qualities a first-rate ERP mobile application should offer. Read More

Four Operational Strategies to Boost Your Business


When questions arise among manufacturing operation teams, members are often left scratching their heads in wonderment as to why current strategies are not working. Routinely they are looking at complex solutions that require much of their time and resources that, in the end, do not provide the desired results. Download this white paper and learn how one tool offers multiple benefits throughout your organization.

improved operational efficiencies  Operational Strategies to Boost Your Business When questions arise among manufacturing operation teams, members are often left scratching their heads in wonderment as to why current strategies are not working. Routinely they are looking at complex solutions that require much of their time and resources that, in the end, do not provide the desired results. Download this white paper and learn how one tool offers multiple benefits throughout your organization. Read More

Operational Business Intelligence: The Lawson Approach


Traditional business intelligence (BI) software has not been available to line-of-business managers, frontline employees, or external stakeholders, but that is no longer the case. New BI solutions unite transactional and analytical worlds. Knowledge workers and executives can now analyze operational processes in real time. Decisions can be made and entered back into operational systems combining BI and performance management strategies.

improved operational efficiencies  Business Intelligence: The Lawson Approach Traditional business intelligence (BI) software has not been available to line-of-business managers, frontline employees, or external stakeholders, but that is no longer the case. New BI solutions unite transactional and analytical worlds. Knowledge workers and executives can now analyze operational processes in real time. Decisions can be made and entered back into operational systems combining BI and performance management strategies. Read More

Case Study: Meridian Achieves Operational Excellence with Infor ERP XA




improved operational efficiencies  Study: Meridian Achieves Operational Excellence with Infor ERP XA Read More

Saint-Gobain Semiconductor Equipment Improves Efficiencies with Sage ERP X3 Discrete


Formed by a merger, Saint-Gobain Semiconductor Equipment decided to replace its dual systems with a single application that could handle many users, but be supported by just five people. Sage ERP X3 was chosen for its enterprise-wide capabilities, ability to interface with SAP general ledger software, and ability to accommodate a large concurrent user population on a single client/server system.

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Enterprise Information Management: In Support of Operational, Analytic, and Governance Initiatives


In most organizations today, corporate information is managed by many tools and teams, but there’s a trend toward enterprise information management (EIM), a practice that coordinates teams and integrates tools. EIM is a best practice for creating, managing, sharing, and leveraging information in an enterprise, holistic manner that’s aligned with strategic, data-driven business objectives. See how you can achieve this.

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Five Critical Software Requirements for Improved Product Safety and Traceability


Food, beverage, chemical, and pharmaceutical companies are being forced to leverage new technology to meet evolving product safety and lot traceability requirements related to stringent FDA and USDA regulations. For you to take advantage of these sophisticated new tools, there are five critical software requirements your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software should meet. Download this white paper to find out what they are.

improved operational efficiencies  Critical Software Requirements for Improved Product Safety and Traceability Food, beverage, chemical, and pharmaceutical companies are being forced to leverage new technology to meet evolving product safety and lot traceability requirements related to stringent FDA and USDA regulations. For you to take advantage of these sophisticated new tools, there are five critical software requirements your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software should meet. Download this white paper to find out what they are. Read More

Operational Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution


This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a culture, philosophy, process, and methodology. A main goal in becoming more lean, to become more efficient and profitable at every iteration, can be brought about in ways such as analyzing end-to-end processes and determining how to deliver more with less and becoming more organized. Improved results from lean distribution can include increased profits, improved delivery performance, better customer satisfaction and supplier relations, and shorter lead times.

improved operational efficiencies  and becoming more organized. Improved results from lean distribution can include increased profits, improved delivery performance, better customer satisfaction and supplier relations, and shorter lead times. Read More

How Biometrics in ERP Can Enable Cost Savings and Increase Operational Efficiencies


One technology that is currently flying under the radar in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) space is biometrics. Biometric solutions aren’t currently getting as much press as say the cloud or big data. But, when properly integrated with an ERP system, biometrics can help an organization reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies. And best of all, a company doesn’t need a

improved operational efficiencies  Biometrics in ERP Can Enable Cost Savings and Increase Operational Efficiencies One technology that is currently flying under the radar in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) space is biometrics. Biometric solutions aren’t currently getting as much press as say the cloud or big data. But, when properly integrated with an ERP system, biometrics can help an organization reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies. And best of all, a company doesn’t need a huge budget to take Read More