While the benefits of server virtualization at the corporate data center are receiving a great deal of attention, its ability to address lifecycle management issues may make virtualization even more compelling at the manufacturing plant. Along with the advantages, however, come additional challenges and risks. This paper offers best practices you can use to benefit from server virtualization today, while avoiding mistakes that could affect the availability and performance of business-critical manufacturing IT.
Typically New Product Development (NPD) projects are recognized for their rigorous gated process. In conjunction, at the heart of every successful NPD project lies a talent pool that is responsible for driving this process. Consequently, it is crucial that the project activities and input of the project team and stakeholder’s are aligned with the overall vision of the project. In this paper, I will be focusing on the impact people have on the successful launch of a new product and the important role the effective planning of these people can impact a new product’s final acceptance in the marketplace.
Successful new product development (NPD) projects start with a great idea and are executed with the right plan. Prototyping, more than any other stage in the lifecycle of a NPD project relies on the people and talent behind the product to validate theories and execute on activities that will lay the foundation for a product’s successful market launch. In this paper, I will be focusing on the impact resources have on the prototyping stage in new product development projects and the future role project stakeholders can have on the final results of a new product’s success or failure.
Product development organizations live and die by the product development projects they select. Prioritizing and selecting the best projects are as important to these organizations’ success as the products themselves. Although most organizations are diligent in building a framework to evaluate a product's viability, many fall short on the human element ultimately responsible for successfully delivering a product to market. In this white paper, I will be focusing on the impact resources have on new product development projects and the critical role project and portfolio management plays in providing complete visibility when deciding on your next great product idea.
Projecting and planning are two main components in today’s product and facility lifecycle. To ease the process, three technological breakthroughs are incorporated; embedded sensors that pass information in real-time, wireless communication and Cloud computing.
Zebra Accelerates Your Path to the Internet of Things: Create a Visible Value Chain across your critical business operationsMay 29, 2014 10:33 am | by Zebra Technologies | White Papers
Having universally accessible data throughout a value chain is no easy feat for any organization. However, it’s key for Big Data. The Internet of Things (IoT) makes that visibility possible in real-time.
Zebra takes your organization into the future with products that connect wirelessly, integrate seamlessly and provide wall to wall visibility. Knowing what is happening, where it’s happening and why it’s happening is key in better understanding your business’s needs.
Want to increase your sales but not sure where to start? Forget about new sales reps, better products or lower prices. Focus on market segmentation to improve your close rate. Our new eBook, 4 Ways Better Market Segmentation Leads To Higher Sales, will show you how to get more from your market segmentation efforts.
Give your business a competitive boost by optimizing your pricing strategy. By focusing on four key areas, you can make sure that your sales team is selling on value and not depending on discounting to close deals.
Leading facility managers and operations professionals are scrutinizing energy use and re-evaluating traditional lighting choices — even HIF — in search of energy savings.
If you’re using HID or HPS fixtures, your lighting energy costs are probably in the range of $1 per square foot per year -- meaning that your 200,000 square foot facility likely costs $200,000 annually.
LEDs have unique and compelling characteristics that make them ideal for industrial lighting applications. But there are a variety of misconceptions about LEDs, how well they work, how long they last, and more.
The PLM Software provider, Professional Systems Associates, Inc. (PSA), announces the return of CMPROficiency+ 2014.
Selecting an ERP solution can be a high-risk/high-reward decision. While a successful ERP implementation can lead to substantial gains, a poorly selected and implemented solution can add complexity to an organization.
The role of ERP is crucial to improving customer experience. The research indicates that an improved customer experience can be gained through investments in modern, fully-integrated, flexible, and easy-to-use ERP systems that streamline operational processes.
Your organization can meet increased demand by freeing up needed resources within your current operations. The key is identifying areas of improvement within your existing operations with real-time manufacturing information.
The metals industry is a cyclical business that rides the ebb-and-flow of raw material pricing and mounting pressure from global competition. The homegrown legacy systems currently in place can’t keep pace with the changing market dynamics. But as metals producers turn to ERP vendors for help, there are industry-specific best practices to take into account. Read this paper to learn how two metals companies pursued a metals-specific solution and how it helped them compete and achieve efficiencies.
More than 100,000 industrial decision-makers, including many of your competitors, attend the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) to get ideas and find answers to their manufacturing problems.
In 2014 (7–11 April), the trade fair under the HANNOVER MESSE umbrella will focus on key current issues – for example, the networking of industrial processes across existing technological and corporate boundaries.