Your goal is clear—produce high-quality goods while optimizing resources at every step of production. And in today's uncertain economy, cost-control efforts may never have been more important. Unscheduled downtime because of equipment failure can have a serious impact on your organization's bottom line. Download this white paper from IBM, and learn the basics of predictive maintenance, the benefits it provides manufacturing operations and the underlying technologies that make it possible. Predictive analytics helps you in a number of ways: identify when equipment is likely to fail or need maintenance and take action to maximize up time and reduce future warranty claims costs; optimize allocated labor resources and spare part inventories, helping eliminate undue maintenance, prevent downtime and reduce inventory costs; and determine why certain production runs fail more often than others, identify the cause and analyze whether those runs warrant a recall.
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Great customer service hinges on efficient order fulfillment — especially the initial processing of a customer’s order. With thousands of sales orders coming into most large organizations monthly, this mission-critical process can demand a significant portion of customer service representatives’ (CSRs') time and attention in the quest for near-perfect input accuracy and order fulfillment.
But such intensive personnel support isn’t necessary for effective order processing. Great customer service doesn’t have to be cumbersome. Sales order automation can transform customer service and operations which provide quantifiable benefits to the organization.
Automation provides an opportunity to improve order management by:
• Reducing error rates and decreasing costs per order
• Improving process transparency from receipt to archival
• Reducing reshipping and inventory problems
The data center is getting bigger and more complex and so too is the asset inventory. Every new asset has an impact on the day–to–day operations of the data center – from power consumption and problem resolution to capacity planning and change management.
This white paper outlines some of the major factors affecting inventory and supply chain management, and covers practices and capabilities that distinguish the most successful approaches to this complex process. You'll learn the factors to consider as you evaluate the maturity of your organization's supply chain and inventory management processes as well as recommendations for incremental improvements that can enable you to cost-effectively upgrade your inventory management system, one step at a time.
Because all processes should be aligned to customer metrics,process improvement is an important goal for organizations in every industry. This paper illustrates the impact analytics can make on business processes through real-world examples based on IBM client experiences, and describes the steps organizations can take to refine quality, warranty, financial,inventory and other processes that are essential to achieving operational excellence.
End users expect to be able to work anywhere, at any time, and from any device. Additionally, they expect a similar experience for accessing work apps and data across all their devices—desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone. Meeting these expectations is becoming more and more complex for IT teams that continue to use multiple disconnected tools to manage mobile and desktop devices.
A unified endpoint management (UEM) solution provides a holistic and user-centric approach to managing all endpoints. VMware AirWatch® Unified Endpoint Management™ provides IT with a comprehensive view of asset inventory and full lifecycle management of endpoints across the organization.
Read more to learn why leading organizations around the world rely on VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management for their enterprise mobility solution.
This analyst report provides guidelines for how to plan an effective Enterprise Asset Management strategy, including maturity levels, processes, and technologies in context of IT Asset Management advances.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jan 29, 2016
Distributing your software through online and wireless channels brings substantial benefits: You can save money, get your code out faster, and bypass the inventory and fulfillment constraints of shipping out discs and getting space on retailers’ shelves. But how can you make best use of those digital channels to circulate your code as widely as possible?
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Jul 22, 2016
In this paper you’ll learn five steps to implement and maintain PCI DSS compliance at your organization by:
Determining your true business requirements
Inventorying locations and assets
Automating controls and control reporting
Demonstrating compliance with PCI DSS is far from a trivial exercise.
This checklist will help you on your quest to achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
Maintaining Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance can be both difficult and expensive. For most small to medium sized organizations, it doesn’t have to be as long as you have the right plan and tools in place. In this paper you’ll learn five steps to implement and maintain PCI DSS compliance at your organization by:
• Determining your true business requirements
• Inventorying locations and assets
• Segmenting environments
• Operationalizing controls
• Automating controls and control reporting
Demonstrating compliance with PCI DSS is far from a trivial exercise. This checklist will help you on your quest to achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance.
When bound to regulation and compliance, process manufacturers find opportunities to grow through enterprise resource planning (ERP). However, 50% of process manufacturers execute non-integrated ERP strategies. This Aberdeen Group research study reveals best practices to help you adapt or select an ERP vendor that improves your business performance.
Companies are trying to improve efficiencies and performance of many real-time operational business practices, including customer experiences, inventory & purchasing, manufacturing yield, BAM and BPM. This white paper explores strategies and capabilities that best-in-class companies are employing to improve operational performance.
Published By: SeeControl
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Facing increasing customer demands for equipment uptime and rapid service response, many companies servicing critical equipment and machinery are turning to on-customer-site spare parts inventory strategies. To maximize the benefits of this approach, leading companies are 'reverse engineering' their service chains to build restocking plans and manage performance based on parts consumption, not distribution, patterns.
A fast-growing supplier, NEI's delivery performance was declining, creating a significant problem with past-due shipments, even though the company had an excess of finished goods. Access this case study to learn about how they addressed their challenges.
SupplyWEB® is an advanced, web-enabled Supply Chain Management and Execution solution from Infor. It is designed to reduce supply chain costs, reduce inventory and increase operational efficiencies. It delivers significant ROI by increasing supplier visibility, enabling inter-enterprise communication,and providing a high level of systems integration.
This white paper report describes an innovative, simple and effective approach to Lean Manufacturing. Simplified Market Pull (SMP) includes a 'pull' scheduling mechanism with appropriate controls and buffers that supports dramatic reductions in production lead-time and work-in-process inventory while freeing up available capacity and improving on-time performance and reliability.
Wherever there is a label on a product, there is a potential need for printer applicators. Download this whitepaper now for a thorough analysis of the complete labeling requirement, from part production to end user application, which must to be completed to determine the correct printer applicator.
Companies that purchase fuels, chemicals, solvents and other products often have to make a choice: either reduce costs by keeping inventory levels low, risking run-outs and lost sales, or keep enough surplus inventories on hand to be prepared for unforeseen spikes in product demand, which tends to drive up inventory costs and market price risks.
Wholesale sales representatives sell TaylorMade golf clubs, clothing and accessories to more than 10,000 retail outlets. TaylorMade executives concluded that if the company could automate these value-added sales force services, which were requiring more than 60% of the company's 100+ wholesale representatives' in-outlet time, the overhead savings and increase in sales revenue could be significant. Read how TaylorMade addressed this challenge in this case study.
A leader in its industry, adidas America recognized that it could increase its sales potential by automating many components of the sales process. Tim Oligmueller, sales force automation manager for adidas America, wanted to reduce the number of calls from sales representatives in the field to check on product availability, enabling them to capture "at-once" business and show customers that the company is on the cutting edge not only in footwear and apparel design, but also in customer service.
Published By: CA ITAM
Published Date: Sep 09, 2008
Learn more on how improving the efficiency of software inventory and license management processes can provide you with a host of benefits, including improved IT governance through stronger software compliance standards and processes, automated correlation of relevant software products within an organization’s infrastructure to their respective licenses, and reduced costs in the areas of license procurement, use rights and software purchases.
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