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Full Automation through ERP Helps Streamline Manufacturing Operations
For job shop manufacturers, managing several different software systems to perform the various necessary tasks important to a business is no longer a viable

streamline operations  Automation through ERP Helps Streamline Manufacturing Operations For job shop manufacturers, managing several different software systems to perform the various necessary tasks important to a business is no longer a viable option. Learn why a business system that integrates business process workflow, inventory, customer service, quoting, invoicing, accounting, and analytics, and that can expand onto the Internet, all using one software system, is crucial in today’s competitive market.

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

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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Leverage ERP for Sales and Operations Planning


Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a practical way to streamline manufacturing operations. With a disjointed view of your company’s departments, it’s impossible to make decisions about where to allocate resources or which parts of the company have excess capacity. S&OP helps fix this by delivering one set of numbers from one planning period to the next, and allows you to track your effort over time. Learn more.

streamline operations  a practical way to streamline manufacturing operations. With a disjointed view of your company’s departments, it’s impossible to make decisions about where to allocate resources or which parts of the company have excess capacity. S&OP helps fix this by delivering one set of numbers from one planning period to the next, and allows you to track your effort over time. Learn more. Read More

Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain


Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help manufacturers optimize pricing capabilities and better understand their markets. Yet to get the most out of these tools, manufacturers must be willing to reorganize their planning processes—and to share the resulting insights with supply chain partners and customers.

streamline operations  solutions that automate and streamline financial, customer relationship, and supply chain processes in a way that helps you drive business success. Source : Microsoft Dynamics Resources Related to Demand Planning : Customer Demand Planning (CDP) (Wikipedia) Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain Demand Planning is also known as : demand forecasting , supply chain performance & management solutions , customer demand planning , supply chain planning , 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.

streamline operations  ERP application helps you streamline your compliant manufacturing process – from planning and scheduling through sequencing and execution to monitoring and analysis – and improve efficiency along your entire value chain. The SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) application enables collaboration, planning, execution, and coordination of the entire supply chain network. The SAP Lean Planning and Operations (SAP LPO) application extends the value of SAP manufacturing solutions by providing lean 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.

streamline operations  more efficient and productive. Streamline Operations, Compress Cycle Time Time is money. If it takes you a week to fulfill an order when it should take a day, your faster competitors will seize the advantage. Order fulfillment is an example of a key cycle that can be compromised by inefficiencies from many sides – such as order entry, picking and packing, delivery service, and staff training and scheduling. Rather than trying to evaluate and overhaul each step separately, you can quickly achieve Read More

Driving New Efficiencies in the Indirect Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies


In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies (also known as indirect materials). But an alternate concept allows you to implement lean processes to create a high-efficiency MRO outsource model. Find out how it offers greater visibility and promotes continuous improvement along the indirect supply chain.

streamline operations  New Efficiencies in the Indirect Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies (also known as indirect materials). But an alternate concept allows you to implement lean processes to create a high-efficiency MRO outsource model. Find out how it offers greater visibility and promotes Read More

Deliver Smarter Products and Services by Unifying Software Development and IT Operations


Unifying development and operations is a critical aspect of enabling a dynamic infrastructure—one that improves service, reduces cost, and manages risk to better meet the evolving challenges of today’s technology, application, and business environments. This white paper introduces a process and product framework to help organizations enable a more dynamic infrastructure for delivery of smarter products and services.

streamline operations  Smarter Products and Services by Unifying Software Development and IT Operations Unifying development and operations is a critical aspect of enabling a dynamic infrastructure—one that improves service, reduces cost, and manages risk to better meet the evolving challenges of today’s technology, application, and business environments. This white paper introduces a process and product framework to help organizations enable a more dynamic infrastructure for delivery of smarter products and Read More

Sales and Operations Planning: A Journey That’s Worth the Effort


In the consumer goods (CG) industry, there has been a notable focus on sales and operations planning (S&OP). This renewed interest is noteworthy because of the impressive benefits that have been attributed to S&OP. Research indicates that S&OP process improvements are a primary starting point for companies seeking to be more demand-driven. This white paper looks at the results of a survey of S&OP in the CG industry.

streamline operations  and Operations Planning: A Journey That’s Worth the Effort In the consumer goods (CG) industry, there has been a notable focus on sales and operations planning (S&OP). This renewed interest is noteworthy because of the impressive benefits that have been attributed to S&OP. Research indicates that S&OP process improvements are a primary starting point for companies seeking to be more demand-driven. This white paper looks at the results of a survey of S&OP in the CG industry. Read More

Managing the Process of Process: Establishing the Right Goals and Improving Operations and Systems to Hit the Mark


North American process manufacturers face increasing challenges related to heightened security, pricing pressures, global competition, and rising costs. Thus, continuous improvement of processes is imperative to remaining competitive. How close is your company to world-class? And how focused are you on process improvement? Find out how get started on a process improvement strategy that will have long-term benefits.

streamline operations  the Process of Process: Establishing the Right Goals and Improving Operations and Systems to Hit the Mark North American process manufacturers face increasing challenges related to heightened security, pricing pressures, global competition, and rising costs. Thus, continuous improvement of processes is imperative to remaining competitive. How close is your company to world-class? And how focused are you on process improvement? Find out how get started on a process improvement strategy that will Read More

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Sales and Operations Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction


All companies use some form of sales and operations planning (S&OP) to synchronize market data with production output. But most practice a planning process based on logistics rather than strategy. Taking a more strategic approach, however, the S&OP process can be designed to bring together a company’s marketing, finance, sales, and operations departments to continuously monitor—and meet—customer demand.

streamline operations  and Operations Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction Sales And Operations Planning: The Key To Continuous Demand Satisfaction If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP® xApp™ Sales and Operations Planning Aligns the Enterprise on Unified Plan to Meet Production Targets, Sales Goals and Customer Demands Source : SAP Resources Related to Sales And Operations Planning : Sales and Operations Planning Read More

Applying an Economic Model to IT Management: Operations Management in the Virtual Data Center


Virtualization systems have been replacing traditional, silo-based IT architectures to consolidate resources and workloads, but virtualization requires resource and performance management technologies designed to handle dramatically different, complex behaviors. This white paper describes a supply chain economy approach, which combines monitoring, analytics, and actions to enable proactive virtualization management.

streamline operations  an Economic Model to IT Management: Operations Management in the Virtual Data Center Virtualization systems have been replacing traditional, silo-based IT architectures to consolidate resources and workloads, but virtualization requires resource and performance management technologies designed to handle dramatically different, complex behaviors. This white paper describes a supply chain economy approach, which combines monitoring, analytics, and actions to enable proactive virtualization Read More

A New Prescription for Improving Global Labeling and Packaging Operations


In the life sciences industry, marketing operations (in particular the packaging, labeling, and final steps of new product development) remain virtually untouched by the computerized systems integration pervading the rest of the sector. However, cost-effective approaches do exist for digital workflow and asset management software and services, and can provide you with a wealth of cost savings and operations efficiencies.

streamline operations  New Prescription for Improving Global Labeling and Packaging Operations In the life sciences industry, marketing operations (in particular the packaging, labeling, and final steps of new product development) remain virtually untouched by the computerized systems integration pervading the rest of the sector. However, cost-effective approaches do exist for digital workflow and asset management software and services, and can provide you with a wealth of cost savings and operations efficiencies. Read More

Case Study: Pentair Anticipates Huge Cost Savings by Streamlining Service Operations with ServiceMax


Pentair, a leader in the design and manufacturing of thermal management products and enclosures that house and protect sensitive electronics and electrical components, had little visibility into partner performance and inventory usage, and was unable to accurately determine customer service entitlements. By using ServiceMax—and automating and streamlining its service business, Pentair expects to save about $5 million annually.

streamline operations  Study: Pentair Anticipates Huge Cost Savings by Streamlining Service Operations with ServiceMax Pentair, a leader in the design and manufacturing of thermal management products and enclosures that house and protect sensitive electronics and electrical components, had little visibility into partner performance and inventory usage, and was unable to accurately determine customer service entitlements. By using ServiceMax—and automating and streamlining its service business, Pentair expects to save about Read More