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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

The Business Case for Marketing Automation


With capabilities that span inbound and outbound marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) integration, and robust measurement, marketing automation offers tremendous value to businesses, including improved operational efficiencies, reduced costs, marketing and sales alignment, more and more-qualified) leads, and increased revenues. This eBook will help you create a compelling case for adopting automation technology.

improved operational efficiencies  value to businesses, including improved operational efficiencies, reduced costs, marketing and sales alignment, more and more-qualified) leads, and increased revenues. This eBook will help you create a compelling case for adopting automation technology. Read More

5 Building Block Scenarios for Understanding the Challenge of GS1 Barcode Label Printing in Your Global Supply Chain


Beyond the operational efficiencies and cost savings of an improved product audit trail, standardized GS1 barcode labels contribute to greater supply chain security by protecting against the entry of counterfeit products into a legitimate supply chain. There are many complications to having fully conforming GS1 barcode labels, however. Find out how to address these issues with five strategies for the global supply chain.

improved operational efficiencies  cost savings of an improved product audit trail, standardized GS1 barcode labels contribute to greater supply chain security by protecting against the entry of counterfeit products into a legitimate supply chain. There are many complications to having fully conforming GS1 barcode labels, however. Find out how to address these issues with five strategies for the global supply chain. 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

The Operational Data Lake: Your On Ramp to Big Data


Companies recognize the need to integrate big data into their real-time analytics and operations, but this poses a lot of technical and resource challenges. Meanwhile, those organizations that have operational data stores (ODSs) in place find that, while useful, they are expensive to scale. The ODS gives real-time visibility into operational data. While more cost-effective than a data warehouse, it uses outdated scaling technology, and performance upgrades require very specialized hardware. Plus, ODSs just can't handle the volume of data that has become a matter of fact for businesses today.

This white paper discusses the concept of the operational data lake, and its potential as an on-ramp to big data by upgrading outdated ODSs. Companies that are building a use case for big data, or those considering an upgrade to their ODS, may benefit from this stepping stone. With a Hadoop relational database management system (RDBMS), companies can expand their big data practices at their own pace.

improved operational efficiencies  Operational Data Lake: Your On Ramp to Big Data Companies recognize the need to integrate big data into their real-time analytics and operations, but this poses a lot of technical and resource challenges. Meanwhile, those organizations that have operational data stores (ODSs) in place find that, while useful, they are expensive to scale. The ODS gives real-time visibility into operational data. While more cost-effective than a data warehouse, it uses outdated scaling technology, and performance Read More

Keys to Operational Excellence in the Process Industries


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improved operational efficiencies  to Operational Excellence in the Process Industries For years, process manufacturers lived by the credo: if you produce it, they will buy it. No longer. The economic crisis has brought back uncertainty in demand, along with downward pressure on prices. Best-in-class companies are responding by reducing operating costs and developing processes to deal with demand variability. But what strategies, best practices, and technologies are they employing to achieve their goals? Find out in Operational Read More

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improved operational efficiencies  Analytics Business Analytics Host Analytics Business Analytics provides easy-to-use self-service analytics for everyone in finance and operational roles. It bridges data silos by connecting to almost any data source. It has operational, financial, and executive reporting, as well as ad-hoc analysis. Being in the cloud, it is quick to deploy and easy to access and does not burden in-house IT resources with support and maintenance. Read More

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The combination of business rules management systems (BRMS), complex event processing (CEP), and business process management (BPM) allows companies to create business solutions with less variability, improved accuracy, and greater environmental awareness. This competitive brief presents a mix of similarities and differences between JBoss Enterprise BRMS and the combined IBM Operational Decision Manager and IBM Business Process Manager Standard software.

improved operational efficiencies  solutions with less variability, improved accuracy, and greater environmental awareness. This competitive brief presents a mix of similarities and differences between JBoss Enterprise BRMS and the combined IBM Operational Decision Manager and IBM Business Process Manager Standard software. Read More

Operational Business Intelligence: Five Things You Need to Know About Improving Your Customer-facing Performance


According to a recent study, 82 percent of respondents are cutting budgets in response to the current recession. Companies are attempting to increase customer loyalty to reduce customer churn at a time when the customer relationship may be the only reliable source of revenue. Discover how operational business intelligence capabilities can help top-performing companies better focus on operational processes and performance.

improved operational efficiencies  Business Intelligence: Five Things You Need to Know About Improving Your Customer-facing Performance According to a recent study, 82 percent of respondents are cutting budgets in response to the current recession. Companies are attempting to increase customer loyalty to reduce customer churn at a time when the customer relationship may be the only reliable source of revenue. Discover how operational business intelligence capabilities can help top-performing companies better focus on operational Read More

HR Automation Technologies: Supporting Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance and the Drive for Operational Excellence


Today, in addition to their usual reporting and operational duties, human resources (HR) professionals are expected to bring value to the company in a number of significant respects, ranging from launching operational efficiency initiatives to providing strategic leadership. And now, compliance with the US Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act has imposed a new set of responsibilities on the HR organization.

improved operational efficiencies  Automation Technologies: Supporting Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance and the Drive for Operational Excellence Today, in addition to their usual reporting and operational duties, human resources (HR) professionals are expected to bring value to the company in a number of significant respects, ranging from launching operational efficiency initiatives to providing strategic leadership. And now, compliance with the US Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act has imposed a new set of responsibilities on the HR organization. Read More

Taking Control: Improved Inventory Visibility Leads to Lean Success


While inventory reduction is a worthy goal for manufacturers, with less “cushion” mistakes and surprises can be costly. When looking at inventory levels and how to reduce them, it is important to understand the role that inventory plays in the dynamics of plant operations. This paper focuses on inventory inside the plant—from receipt of parts and materials to shipment of finished products—to help you safely reduce your inventory.

improved operational efficiencies  Control: Improved Inventory Visibility Leads to Lean Success While inventory reduction is a worthy goal for manufacturers, with less “cushion” mistakes and surprises can be costly. When looking at inventory levels and how to reduce them, it is important to understand the role that inventory plays in the dynamics of plant operations. This paper focuses on inventory inside the plant—from receipt of parts and materials to shipment of finished products—to help you safely reduce your inventory. Read More