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The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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High Efficiency in Manufacturing Operations


It can be very challenging for manufacturers to both drive efficiency gains and then translate these gains to bottom line results. This paper examines what is driving manufacturers to focus on creating more efficient manufacturing operations; identifies the mix of strategies, business capabilities, and technology enablers that are most likely to ensure long-term success; and ends with specific recommendations for success.

operations efficiency  Efficiency in Manufacturing Operations It can be very challenging for manufacturers to both drive efficiency gains and then translate these gains to bottom line results. This paper examines what is driving manufacturers to focus on creating more efficient manufacturing operations; identifies the mix of strategies, business capabilities, and technology enablers that are most likely to ensure long-term success; and ends with specific recommendations for success. Read More

Successful Sales and Operations Planning in Five Steps


A sales and operations planning (S&OP) meeting is a critical decision-making activity that sets the overall direction for the company. Executives discuss trade-offs between customer service, inventory investments, production capabilities, supply availability, and distribution concerns, in order to balance generating profit with satisfying operational goals. Learn the five essential steps for successful S&OP planning.

operations efficiency  measured on how efficiently operations utilize available resources (total uptime). When viewed from a silo, running at 98 percent efficiency looks fantastic; however, when viewed from a shared metric perspective, 98 percent efficiency may drive excess inventory in products where there is little or no demand. That is why it is imperative to adopt a shared metric view for S&OP. The ultimate objective of the S&OP process is to leave the meeting with an operational plan that best achieves the company''s Read More

Reducing Costs with Efficient Operations: A Fast Track to More Working Capital


Untamed costs can deplete the precious working capital that’s critical to your ongoing operations. But, you can get a handle on costs by taking steps to improve operational efficiency. By instituting efficient automated processes, you can reduce waste, unnecessary overtime, and many other cost factors. Find out how an integrated business system can help you improve gross margins while offering more competitive prices.

operations efficiency  critical to your ongoing operations and new expansions. But there’s a bright side: you can get a handle on costs by taking systematic steps to improve operational efficiency. By instituting efficient automated processes throughout your organization, you can reduce waste, unnecessary overtime, and a host of other cost factors. Integrated business software systems put this efficiency overhaul within reach, quickly and affordably. As you gain more control of the debit ledger, both sides of the balance Read More

Compliant Manufacturing Operations in Life Sciences Companies: Compliant Operations to Lead the Competition


For many life sciences organizations, a key impediment to compliant manufacturing operations remains the disconnect between enterprise and plant systems. This results in unsynchronized business processes and inadequate use of resources, which in turn increases the risk of non-compliance and inadequate quality of finished products. Find out why simply connecting systems is not enough to fully overcome these challenges.

operations efficiency  Services for Compliant Manufacturing Operations Integrated software and services from SAP and our partners can provide you with the functionality you need to manage compliance across the entire plan-to-produce scenario. These include your key business processes for enterprise planning and control, plant-level operations, manufacturing intelligence and collaboration, manufacturing execution, product quality, safety and environmental compliance, and Six Sigma. Several applications comprise this integrated Read More

Taking an Integrated Approach to Energy Efficiency


The high costs of new or expanded data centers, exponential growth in power costs, increased regulations, and the desire to minimize carbon emissions are all driving the recognition that managing energy is of critical importance. Organizations are focused on deploying more efficient systems and tracking the impact of energy consumption more closely. Learn about the issues associated with “greening” today’s enterprises.

operations efficiency  IT development and IT operations and draw on extensive customer experience, best practices and open standards—based technology. IBM acts as a strategic partner to help customers implement the right solutions to achieve rapid business results and accelerate business growth. Searches related to Taking an Integrated Approach to Energy Efficiency : Energy Efficiency | Managing Energy Consumption | Managing Energy and Risk | Reducing Energy Consumption | Energy Management Measures | Reducing Energy Cost | Read More

Sales and Operations Planning Part Two: Common Scenarios


The nature of an S&OP game plan depends on several factors, such as the need to anticipate demand and the item's primary source of supply. Consideration of these factors can be illustrated with four common scenarios. This is an excerpt from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision.

operations efficiency  and Operations Planning Part Two: Common Scenarios Common Scenarios for Sales and Operations Planning The nature of a sales and operations planning (S&OP) game plan depends on several factors, such as the need to anticipate demand and the item''s primary source of supply. Consideration of these factors can be illustrated with four common scenarios. The first two scenarios reflect stocked end-items, while the next two scenarios reflect make-to-order manufactured products. Replenishment of stocked Read More

Warehouse Control Systems: Orchestrating Warehouse Efficiency


You’re probably already familiar with the role of a warehouse management system (WMS). But a warehouse control system (WCS)? In your warehouse, a WCS can play the role of a conductor by ensuring the individual pieces of material-handling equipment—such as conveyors and sorters—perform with harmony, precision, and efficiency. Find out how implementing a WCS execution system can complement your WMS’s planning abilities.

operations efficiency  Control Systems: Orchestrating Warehouse Efficiency You’re probably already familiar with the role of a warehouse management system (WMS). But a warehouse control system (WCS)? In your warehouse, a WCS can play the role of a conductor by ensuring the individual pieces of material-handling equipment—such as conveyors and sorters—perform with harmony, precision, and efficiency. Find out how implementing a WCS execution system can complement your WMS’s planning abilities. Read More

Evolution for Efficiency: Active Collateral Management


In a post-crisis financial landscape, regulators are implementing policies that are driving firms to secure financial transactions with increasing amounts of collateral and clear more financial transactions through central counterparties. Reactionary industry debates on the effectiveness of these new measures are now giving way to practical discussions on how individual firms can adjust their business practices to succeed in this new environment.

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Midwest Healthcare Provider Achieves Efficiency Boost and Cost Reduction


To better manage its rapidly growing and diverse employee base, Medica required an advanced performance management process that would link employee goals to the organization and corporate mission. Medica selected SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform to automate its performance management and goal setting processes. Find out how Medica realized a significant boost in efficiencies after just one review cycle.

operations efficiency  Healthcare Provider Achieves Efficiency Boost and Cost Reduction To better manage its rapidly growing and diverse employee base, Medica required an advanced performance management process that would link employee goals to the organization and corporate mission. Medica selected SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform to automate its performance management and goal setting processes. Find out how Medica realized a significant boost in efficiencies after just one review cycle. Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains of E-Procurement


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

operations efficiency  for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their performance on this important upstream supply chain activity, both for indirect or support items and, increasingly, for materials that are direct components of the products and services that businesses make and sell. As in many areas of e-commerce, the wide variety of alternatives can be confusing. This article outlines some of the major recent Read More

Sales and Operations Planning Part Three: Game Plan Guidelines


Effective game plans lead to improved firm performance and bottom line results. Metrics include reductions in stock-outs, delivery lead-time, missed shipments, partial shipments, expediting efforts, and improvements in customer service. This is an excerpt from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision.

operations efficiency  and Operations Planning Part Three: Game Plan Guidelines Sales and Operations Planning Part Three: Game Plan Guidelines Featured Author - Dr. Scott Hamilton - December 13, 2003 Guidelines Concerning S&OP Game Plans Effective game plans lead to improved firm performance and bottom line results. Metrics include reductions in stock-outs, delivery lead-time, missed shipments, partial shipments, expediting efforts, and improvements in customer service. The lack of effective game plans is typically cited as Read More

Driving SMB Efficiency with Business Intelligence


In the coming year, many companies will shift focus to business growth. However, continued economic volatility means that they will also need to keep costs in check to maintain healthy margins. Many small to medium businesses (SMBs) are investing in business intelligence (BI) solutions to assist with this effort. Find out what tools are necessary to provide BI and how a suite of BI tools can help SMBs improve efficiency.

operations efficiency  SMB Efficiency with Business Intelligence In the coming year, many companies will shift focus to business growth. However, continued economic volatility means that they will also need to keep costs in check to maintain healthy margins. Many small to medium businesses (SMBs) are investing in business intelligence (BI) solutions to assist with this effort. Find out what tools are necessary to provide BI and how a suite of BI tools can help SMBs improve efficiency. Read More

Bhar Boosts Efficiency 30 Percent and Improves Customer Satisfaction


Custom injection-molding manufacturer Bhar, Inc., realized its key systems were disconnected from one another and its business processes were inefficient. The company knew what it needed out of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to improve the conversion of increased revenues into higher profits. Bhar needed a system that would enhance its information flow, speed decision-making, and streamline business processes. Find out why Bhar opted for cloud ERP.

operations efficiency  Boosts Efficiency 30 Percent and Improves Customer Satisfaction Custom injection-molding manufacturer Bhar, Inc., realized its key systems were disconnected from one another and its business processes were inefficient. The company knew what it needed out of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to improve the conversion of increased revenues into higher profits. Bhar needed a system that would enhance its information flow, speed decision-making, and streamline business processes. Find out why Read More

How to Transform Your Operations Today with the Technology of the Future


Radio frequency identification (RFID) is the most rapidly growing segment in today's automatic identification industry. The creation of the Auto-ID Electronic Product Code (EPC) Standard coupled with affordable RFID tag costs, and Wal-Mart's mandated adoption of the standard for all its suppliers, will drive rapid deployment. Learn how RFID will evolve as the cost and capability of deploying the system becomes more operationally feasible and economical, and of the benefits it will bring.

operations efficiency  to Transform Your Operations Today with the Technology of the Future Radio frequency identification (RFID) is the most rapidly growing segment in today''s automatic identification industry. The creation of the Auto-ID Electronic Product Code (EPC) Standard coupled with affordable RFID tag costs, and Wal-Mart''s mandated adoption of the standard for all its suppliers, will drive rapid deployment. Learn how RFID will evolve as the cost and capability of deploying the system becomes more operationally Read More

Decentralize Your Business Operations with Hosted VoIP Phone Systems


Phone systems are the communications lifeblood of all businesses, but can be limiting in several ways. This is certainly true for legacy telephony, where phone systems were not just expensive but inflexible. They did a great job with telephony service, but created a centralized environment that posed challenges for businesses looking to expand beyond their four walls.

The "Decentralize Your Business Operations with Hosted VoIP Phone Systems" guide explains how hosted voice over internet protocol (VoIP) system brings greater flexibility for small businesses and frees them from the limitations imposed by legacy telephony. These freedoms, however, bring business-level implications, which are also explored in this guide for a balanced perspective.

operations efficiency  Your Business Operations with Hosted VoIP Phone Systems Phone systems are the communications lifeblood of all businesses, but can be limiting in several ways. This is certainly true for legacy telephony, where phone systems were not just expensive but inflexible. They did a great job with telephony service, but created a centralized environment that posed challenges for businesses looking to expand beyond their four walls. The Decentralize Your Business Operations with Hosted VoIP Phone Read More