Find out how discrete manufacturers are becoming truly customer-centric by pursuing or planning a variety of initiatives, including the improvement of customer service and the closer integration of customers into product design.The greatest impact is expected from plans to implement demand-driven manufacturing.
Compliance and Traceability in Manufacturing has traditionally been viewed as "cost of business" but this perception is changing as automation and integration gains traction across industries. This report will benchmark the ways manufacturers are using compliance and traceability programs as a competitive advantage in the market place.
This paper discusses some important considerations for A&D manufacturers in the context of enterprise information systems and how they can help in addressing five important areas of concern-compliance, control, communications, competitiveness, and cutting cost, waste and complexity.
Thinking about licensing a brand for your product and not sure what it entails? This free report is the perfect place to start. Learn about brand licensing, why companies license their brands and the licensing process
Published By: Gladson
Published Date: Aug 25, 2010
Informational Retailing - transformation of shoppers taking control of the way that they research, select and buy products by using a diverse array of sources to gather product information when and where they want it.
Published By: Balihoo
Published Date: May 28, 2010
One of the major challenges facing manufacturers' marketing teams in their efforts to make reseller co-op marketing more effective is at the very heart of what defines the century-old co-op marketing concept -- the coordination and execution of programs and financial transactions across two separate organizations. Today, when the manufacturer is working with hundreds if not thousands of different resellers, the scale and breadth of the effort can be overwhelming. However breakthroughs are not only possible today,but quite achievable by applying specialized and fully integrated technology solutions, bringing co-op marketing management into the modern age.
Published By: Zilliant
Published Date: Apr 09, 2010
Read this paper to understand the opportunity for optimizing shipping fees and freight charges in B2B and learn how one $5.0B distributor used advanced pricing science and technology to generate 34% more margin-dollars on its shipping fees.
Published By: Zilliant
Published Date: Apr 08, 2010
Learn how downstream value-chain players scoop-up margin-dollars manufacturers leave on the table through sub-optimal pricing and discover how technology enables "leapfrogging" to the more-advanced pricing capabilities that can stop it from happening.
Published By: Lionbridge
Published Date: Nov 18, 2009
The IEEE is trying to cope by introducing the 802.11n standard-but it's still in draft form. Meanwhile, how can manufacturers cope with the confusion and promise surrounding 802.11's future? The situation is outlined, and a forward path, based on strategic testing, is proposed.
Faced with degrading network performance and the need to drive global expansion, Measurement Specialties partnered with Virtela to design, implement and manage a high-performance, multi-carrier MPLS network across all twelve of their global sites.
In challenging economic times, companies look for new ways to control costs and improve efficiency.
To address these issues, manufacturers are taking a hard, strategic look at Maintenance, Repair and
Operations (MRO) supply. Commonly known as "indirect materials," MRO supply includes a vast array
of items that support internal operations, ranging from safety gloves and office supplies to spare parts for mission-critical industrial equipment and tooling.
Published By: RuleStream
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Manufacturers of products with highly configurable and ever-changing customer requirements must confront specific challenges and operate far differently than traditional product development environments.
In today’s competitive embedded markets, manufacturers need to find ways to differentiate without adversely impacting development time and cost. This is particularly true in relation to embedded devices that are designed for use by consumers. As such products become more sophisticated, user interaction via traditional switches, dials, and basic displays becomes less desirable for a number of reasons.
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.
This white paper explores requirements engineering and its groundbreaking role in product development and engineering for the industrial segment. It discusses the best practices and benefits of requirements engineering, and how automotive manufacturers can overcome today's quality and cost challenges using those best practices supported by IBM solutions. Learn more today!
For most high tech companies, the Bill of Materials (BOM) is the central hub of product definition activities. It conveys the information needed by various departments to get the product to market.During this one-hour web cast, the AberdeenGroup will discuss how Best-in-Class companies are not only addressing these challenges but are excelling in their product development processes. In addition, PTC and IBM Rational will show how high tech manufacturers' can synchronize system requirements, multiple design disciplines and internal systems to provide a single definition of a product - 'a single source of truth' - throughout the product development process.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Feb 23, 2009
Networked printers and multifunction peripherals often require a high level of support and manual intervention. Secure remote monitoring platforms reduce device downtime through automating service alerts, providing proactive toner replenishment and automatic meter reading. End users benefit through improved device uptime, and manufacturers and their service partners can build proactive service relationships which can drive greater customer loyalty.
The dynamics of today’s global supply chain are changing rapidly because of volatile fuel costs, increasing wages in overseas locations, post-9/11 security concerns, and global economic issues.In this environment, some U.S. manufacturers and parts suppliers are exploring ways to claim a competitive advantage by bringing operations back to, or near to, the United States.
Dedication to Lean requires a focus on change, the identification of areas of improvement across the enterprise and a commitment to monitor continuously. The real challenge to Lean, however, requires this first change, a shift in the culture.