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.
Find out how operations is a key driver to operational excellence. Operations executives are closest to the processes along the value chain, and as a result are best positioned to drive operational excellence initiatives. However, collaboration with other functions is essential. Data from IT, metrics and measurements from Finance and changing customer and market demand from Sales and Marketing are all drivers for operational excellence. But ultimately, it is the operations function that needs to be responsible for implementation.
This Economist Intelligence Unit report discusses how highgrowth small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) are scaling their organisations to provide resources for growth whilst ensuring flexibility to respond quickly to changes in market conditions; the role of technology in scaling SMEs; and success factors in scaling headcount.
Companies are finding more success with advanced analytics initiatives, allowing for continued innovation and experimentation. Read the report learn key findings from the survey carried out by The Economist Intelligence Unit, with Sponsorship by SAP.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2009
Innovation is no stranger to the information technology function. Armed with increasingly sophisticated applications, IT-led teams have consistently found new ways to streamline enterprise business processes, vastly improving operating efficiency and reducing costs. Corporate leaders, however, are raising the bar: they expect IT’s core mission to expand from cost-cutting to enabling revenue generation within a short period of time.
Published By: SAP SME
Published Date: Dec 10, 2015
Lea cómo cada vez más compañías están ampliando sus empresas para proporcionar recursos para el crecimiento y, a la vez, ganar flexibilidad para responder con rapidez a los cambios en las condiciones del mercado. Aprender más sobre el papel de la tecnología ayuda en esta área y los factores de éxito en la escala personal.
Big data evolution: forging new corporate capabilities for the long term is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by SAS. It explores how far along companies are on their data journey and how they can best exploit the massive amounts of data they are collecting.
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