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.
For nearly two decades, analysts, journalists, and industry experts have warned manufacturers about the consequences of a disconnect between the shop floor (the production line) and the top floor (senior management up to C-suite). With all that has been written on the subject, it's surprising that few manufacturers have even tried to connect the shop floor to the top floor to enhance the extended supply chain.
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.
This Whitepaper describes the benefits and process of transition from a cost-based to a value-driven supply chain, why mid-market companies should make the move as quickly as possible, and functional areas that can help increase supply chain value and decrease wasteful spending.
This ebook explores:
1. Typical gap areas between revenue & expense operations
2. Strategy for what to address and in what order
3. Leveraging the majority of existing tools & systems
4. Benefits of integrating revenue & expense data
TAKE's tailored solution for Applied Materials delivered real-time information and enhanced controls from the initial order to just-in-time parts delivery to the manufacturing shop floor.
Results include a 10-15% increase in on-time delivery, 30% reduction in premium freight costs, 25-30% reduction in receiving discrepancies, and an ROI of nearly 500% and $2.5 million in recurring annualized savings.
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.
This white paper outlines ways that technology can help manufacturers meet these challenges, increase operational efficiency, and step ahead of competitors with more proactive planning, greater shared visibility, and more agile and more profitable responses to change.
Until recently, many high-tech manufacturers – especially small and medium-sized businesses – have been able to survive by applying 80% of their operational focus to 20% or less of their critical customers and suppliers. That was then. The new mandate from channel masters is for more intense, collaborative relationships with fewer suppliers.
This white paper addresses business and technical decision-makers for ambitious companies in which product distribution and transportation play key roles in daily operations and profitability. It describes how the comprehensive, integrated management solution represented by Supply Chain Execution for Microsoft Dynamics AX can help build an integrated logistics solution.
The CPG manufacturing industry is large and thriving; however, margins are slim and competition is furious. There are hundreds of product categories, and to compete, firms must constantly innovate. How can the small-to-medium CPG manufacturer survive in the face of the same external pressures and fewer resources?
This paper introduces various supply chain concepts and explains their importance. It describes initiatives being undertaken by the largest retailers and reviews what small and mid-size firms need to do to compete.
Demand planning software packages can help manufacturers to: establish baseline sales forecasts, incorporating multiple inputs; perform sophisticated analysis that improves their use of human and capital resources; optimize pricing capabilities; and better understand their markets and customers.
Virtually every organization understands that its successful operation depends on the continuous
availability of its applications. Most companies rely on internal applications-ranging from enterprise resource planning to payroll systems-to keep the wheels of their enterprise turning. They also depend on external-facing applications for everything from selling products to their customers to automating the supply chain with suppliers and partners. The failure of any of
these mission-critical applications could be catastrophic to a business.
In the past decade, procurement and finance executives have become generally aware of the potential impact of supplier insolvencies, supply disruptions, commodity pricing volatility and the impact that these-not to mention a range of other dangers lurking within their supply chain can have on their business.