Discover how to complete more application integration projects by delivering in days what used to take months of custom programming. Find out how an appliance-based approach to application integration uses “configuration, not coding” to dramatically simplify and accelerate integration projects, while cutting costs by up to 80%.
Manufacturing evolved from manual to automated, ad hoc to repeatable. From art to science. Manufacturing has been forced to "industrialize." Aiding in the effort are product lifecycle and supply chain management tools for streamlining manufacturing process and linking together previously isolated stages in the value chain.
While globalization was once the exclusive domain of the large multi-billion dollar companies, today even small to medium size enterprises cannot escape the issues associated with global trade and offshore manufacturing. Whether you view the world as flat or round, it is definitely shrinking. Download this whitepaper to learn more.
Learn what is driving manufacturers to focus on creating more efficient manufacturing operations and which manufacturers are most successful in achieving these efficiency gains. This Aberdeen paper also highlights specific and actionable recommendations to achieve more efficient manufacturing operations.
It's a near-daily occurrence: Companies of all sizes in all geographies are going out of business, which has a ripple effect both upstream and downstream. Learn in this AMR Research article, what you can do to monitor and minimize supplier risks.
Your logistics network is continuously changing and is more complex than ever before. The need to control costs, meet sustainability goals and satisfy internal and external customer demands requires new thinking.
The most recent decade has seen rapid advances in connectivity, mobility, analytics, scalability, and data, spawning what has been called the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0. This fourth industrial revolution has digitalized operations and resulted in transformations in manufacturing efficiency, supply chain performance, product innovation, and in some cases enabled entirely new business models.
This transformation should be top of mind for quality leaders, as quality improvement and monitoring are among the top use cases for Industry 4.0. Quality 4.0 is closely aligning quality management with Industry 4.0 to enable enterprise efficiencies, performance, innovation and business models. However, much of the market isn’t focusing on Quality 4.0, since many quality teams are still trying to solve yesterday’s problems: inefficiency caused by fragmented systems, manual metrics calculations, quality teams independently performing quality work with minimal cross-functional own
The Internet of Things enables retailers to do three basics better
1) Sensing who customers are and what they’re doing,
2) Understanding customer behavior and preferences, and
3)Acting on that insight to create a more engaging customer
- There are high-potential IoT applications in supply chain, in
“smart store” operations, and especially in providing an engaging
experience to the “connected customer.” IoT data can anticipate
where the customer is headed and how to meet her there.
- Much of the IoT ground, in both data management and analytics,
may be unfamiliar. Retailers and their IT organizations have to be
realistic about the technological challenges, their own capabilities,
and where they need assistance.
- To differentiate through IoT, focus on the analytics. Devices and
their data — and even their platforms — are commodities.
Advantage goes to the retailer who does the most with the data to
engage the connected customer.
This paper explores what cross-channel transparency looks like through the consumer's eyes, the costs retailers incur by maintaining the status quo, and key steps retailers need to consider as they undertake cross-channel initiatives.
This white paper provides a top-level overview explaining what business analytics can do for your company - and the 8 key steps to accelerating product innovation, optimizing pricing and discovering drivers of financial performance.
The traditional managed reporting approach to BI is challenged to keep up with changing demand for business information. This research finds that providing business users with highly visual/interactive tools can help ensure they get what they need.
This white paper reveals the results of a Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services survey of 930 respondents globally on the current state of business analytics within organizations. You'll discover how and why the use of analytics is growing!
Learn what criteria distinguished certain companies as top performers within the SMB sector, the factors to consider when assessing your organization's BI competency and the required actions to achieve best-in-class performance.
How does an organization make the best use of data, and what is the proper role of IT? This paper describes how organizations can foster a culture of data analytics that promotes cooperation and collaboration between IT and business.
This paper defines predictive analytics, then details ways this type of analytics can be applied to marketing, risk, operations and more. It also includes information relevant to a wide variety of industries - from manufacturing to hospitals.
The banking sector routinely manages massive amounts of data, ranging from financial transactions to customer, operational and regulatory data. All this data means big challenges - but also big opportunities - for the industry. Find out more now!
Inteva replaced legacy & ad hoc systems (SAP & Covisint) once used to manage a global enterprise of 2,500 suppliers and now uses Plex to manage supply chain management success. The Plex SQM portal empowered the entire enterprise with up-to-the-minute information.
In this first-release MQ, Gartner evaluates providers on service delivery, B2B Network/Collaboration, Integration Functionality and success in capitalizing on vision. Rated against an extensive 15-criteria evaluation, IBM earned one of only three Leader positions, and outpaced the competition in "completeness of vision," signifying our strength in delivering the most competitive solution to the marketplace.
Watch this video with Bryan Ball, Vice President and Principal Analyst for Supply Chain Management with the Aberdeen Group to find out why so many companies are turning to B2B collaboration to reduce costs, increase margins, and keep up with the escalating pace of business.
Saddled with a home-grown business-management tool originally designed for its retail business, the Best Buy for Business sought a solution that would support its extensive outside sales force and would provide a commercial CRM solution it could sell to business customers. Best Buy for Business found both in Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
In this white paper we do not make specific recommendations for manufacturers to follow; rather, we present suggestions for competing effectively in a fast-paced industry. From adopting lean manufacturing practices to strengthening bidding and quoting processes, opportunities exist for companies to grow and thrive despite relentless cost pressures.
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