The ERP universe is filled with buzzwords, made-up vendor terms and acronyms. BPM, CoC, MES, M2M, OEE, PPV ... the list is extensive. Even worse, the frequently evolving terms often create more questions than answers. Empower yourself with these definitions to increase communication and make informed decisions about your future ERP solution.
A big data initiative in your manufacturing facility can greatly assist your organization. But the increase of information does not come without challenges. For example, once you have the data, what do you do with it? Collecting data for data’s sake, especially outdated data, can cause more harm than good without a plan for using the data as failure to correctly analyze and apply the data can produce a negative outcome. Find out three rules to follow to make the most of your newly acquired information.
Is real-time data all that important? It is not like you are pulling money from an ATM or booking a flight. This whitepaper discusses the importance of actual data and demonstrates how a lack of real-time information can cause crippling effects throughout your entire enterprise. Download the white paper today to learn how live data can help you reduce the loss of time, resources and ultimately money from your bottom line.
An upturn in the economy has brought a welcome increase in manufacturing demand. And while optimistic about the future of the manufacturing industry, many companies are exercising caution when it comes to expansion. This prudent attitude has prompted many to ask: How can I grow capacity without adding floor space, equipment or personnel? IQMS has been collaborating with its customers to solve this familiar question for years and recently had the opportunity to discuss this issue with industry expert, Cindy Jutras, president of research and advisory firm, Mint Jutras.
More than ever, the manufacturing industry is challenged with corralling and understanding massive amounts of data to drive operational efficiencies, higher levels of service, and support. Like it or not, manufacturing is moving faster, and the good-enough status quo is fading as old business systems no longer supply decision-makers with need-to-know information. This white paper discusses four ways leading manufacturers are revolutionizing their industry with data.
Organizations have increased their global presence by entering new markets, outsourcing to global suppliers and contract manufacturers, and through mergers and acquisitions. This offers competitive advantages but also increases risk due to the lack of visibility of quality processes across the value chain. As a result, industries have seen considerable increases in product recalls, which has increased regulatory attention and requirements. Increases in rework, disposals and scrap attributed to poor quality also increased cost and reduced profitability for companies in an already struggling economy. This eBook will highlight trends in both the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and quality management systems, as well as discuss key issues that should be considered by those looking to better manage quality across the enterprise.
How many companies use fleet management? What do today’s fleet professionals think of GPS tracking technology? More than 1,100 business owners, fleet operators, and general managers participated in a recent survey regarding their biggest fleet management challenges – and how they use technology to solve them. Responses indicate that telematics provides many benefits, including lower costs, improved productivity and enhanced customer service.
The most efficient fleets are those that ensure their drivers operate safely. Advanced telematics solutions - including GPS tracking hardware that can be installed across your fleet vehicles. Download now to learn more!
GPS vehicle tracking provides a powerful tool for managing your fleet more effectively. You can control fuel, labor and other operational costs; streamline maintenance; improve driver safety; and a lot more. For many private and public fleets, getting to the customer location or job site as quickly as possible sets the tone for the whole customer service experience. Download to learn more!
Whether public or private, large or small, every fleet can use help in controlling costs. That’s why more and more fleet operators are turning to telematics as an effective solution for managing their fleets within limited budgets. When properly implemented, GPS vehicle tracking systems can generate positive results in many areas, including employee productivity, driver safety and more. But for most fleet managers, what really stands out is telematics’ ability to help lower operational expenses.
If you employ a fleet of vehicles – whether five, 500, or 5,000 – you’ve likely heard of global positioning system (GPS) vehicle tracking technology. This innovative “telematics” technology can transform the way you manage your fleet, resulting in significant cost savings, productivity enhancements, and other operational improvements.
A well-maintained fleet is a safer and more efficient fleet. And with today’s sophisticated GPS vehicle tracking and engine diagnostic systems, keeping your fleet in good condition is easier and more cost-effective than ever.
Cloud computing is changing the way the world does business; it's even affecting the manufacturing industry. In this informative white paper sponsored by Exact JobBOSS, you will learn everything you need to know about the Cloud's role in the manufacturing industry.
GPS vehicle tracking systems provide fleet operators with a powerful tool to help cut costs and operate their vehicles more efficiently. But there's another benefit to a telematics solution that's often overlooked – improving productivity. And not just with your drivers, but throughout your entire fleet. Download this eBook to learn more.
New possibilities are born of new capabilities. The ability to dramatically lower production times and costs on complex, low-volume components, often while increasing functionality, is a game changer. What’s at stake for manufacturers are the prospects to improve current operational efficiencies and reduce costs, as well as capitalize on new product and market opportunities.
In a world of exploding market complexity, being relevant to customers by providing the best possible customer experience and service is indispensable in growing the business. In practical terms, this means companies have to become more agile and responsive to customer needs.
Manufacturers are hungry for growth. Following a debilitating recession and sluggish recovery period, many manufacturing leaders are ready to play for higher stakes, take bigger risks, go all the way in for the big payoff. Growth has to be just around the corner, they predict. Is it idealistic, wishful thinking?
Analyst firm MPI discusses growth opportunities for manufacturers and why targeting micro-markets is a growing trend. The paper examines the issues around micro-markets and how technology solutions can help manufacturers meet specialized needs, such as regulation and compliance requirements specific to a vertical industry. Download this insightful paper and learn how you can leverage modern ERP solutions to target new verticals in today’s quickly evolving global economy.
Manufacturers today face a volatile environment that requires a highly agile and flexible IT infrastructure. As a result, many organizations are turning to cloud computing to streamline and simplify IT while reducing overall costs. Cloud deployment offers straightforward ways to introduce new applications, remap business processes, and transition from legacy systems to advanced IT infrastructures.
Today’s manufacturers face a wider range of challenges than ever before—most notably, greater, more varied competition and the complexities of a globally extended supply chain. At the same time, the opportunities for success have never been more far-reaching.