As a subsidiary of the world’s largest food company, Nestlé USA is laser-focused on doing more with fewer resources and adopting highly efficient technologies and processes, including machine learning and prescriptive analytics. With 64 brands consisting of numerous products in each brand, maximizing payload and minimizing transportation costs is an extremely complex problem – particularly when you factor in demand forecasts and current supply levels.
Manufacturing companies have been using supply chain optimization (SCO) solutions?to solve complex operational challenges and improve their supply chains for years now. To reduce the costs of servicing customers and improve performance, manufacturers have made significant investments in supply chain optimization (SCO) solutions over the past decade or more. But why do some companies have had better results than others?
Now you can make sound business decisions in a matter of minutes that increase productivity, maximize operating benefits, improve product lifecycle management and reduce manufacturing costs. Find out how advanced analytics provides a desirable path to help manufacturers power up their capabilities, drive efficiency and better leverage machine and customer data.
Want to solve rapid application development platform for building solutions across the entire lifecycle of manufacturing and supply chain business challenges? Optimizing supply chain strategies helps businesses readily account for massive amounts of data as well the myriad constraints and conflicting objectives within your business. This easy-to-modify solution incorporates strong and proven optimization engines, flexible workflow and usability at every level to drive consistent, transparent and profitable decisions, which ultimately drive the best action(s) for your business.
Historically, manufacturers have “looked to the past” to help predict what they need to do in the future. This would include basic business intelligence, powered by spreadsheets, and even manual processes.
Midsize Aerospace and Aviation manufacturers need to choose a system that quickly delivers the core capabilities they need to streamline product development but also gives them room to grow value over time.
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can help. It drives better product development performance by managing product-related data, processes and projects. While smaller companies may be able to control, access and share product data with relatively simple Product Data Management (PDM) tools, larger manufacturers rely on full featured PLM systems that help automate processes and share data across global Aerospace and Aviation companies.
A recent study by Engineering.com indicated there is a significant gap between how Industrial Equipment Manufacturing companies value specific aspects of their project execution and how they judge their performance. In order to address the challenging aspects of product development projects, it was determined that projects with a web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution will perform higher.
Learn how PLM solutions with embedded project management can uniquely provide the following operational best practices:
• Full alignment between projects and the product portfolio in order to leverage common technology platforms and launch products to market faster
• Coordination of a project’s schedule and resources, with its scope as defined by requirements and development constraints, in order to meet market expectations
• Automatic project task updates as development work is completed to provide a real-time understanding of project status and progress
Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) have captured the imaginations of business and technical leaders alike: computers besting human world-champions in board games with more positions than there are atoms in the universe, mastering popular video games, and helping diagnose skin cancer. The AI techniques underlying these breakthroughs are finding diverse application across every industry. Early adopters are seeing results; particularly encouraging is that AI is starting to transform processes in established industries, from retail to financial services to manufacturing.
"If you’re an online retailer, you’re already familiar with the selling power of Amazon. With more than 310 million active user accounts and 44% of all online retail sales in the US going through the marketplace, this e-commerce giant’s influential position continues to expand.
But for brands and retailers that want to succeed on Amazon, simply listing your products on the site is not nearly enough. In addition to being proactive and up-to-date with Amazon’s ever-evolving trends and requirements, you must also to take steps to ensure your products and brand stay one step ahead of competitors.
In this eBook, we’ll share some of the most important strategies that online retailers and manufacturing brands should employ to succeed on Amazon including how to optimize your search terms and listings, maximize your advertising options, keep your products competitive and more.
What does a minute of downtime cost you? Reduce inefficiencies and improve worker safety by future-proofing your communications. Ensure manufacturing teams can reliably communicate day-to-day and instantly respond when exceptions and emergencies arise.
Industrial enterprises around the world are retooling their factories with advanced technologies to boost manufacturing flexibility and speed, achieving new levels of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), supply chain responsiveness, and customer satisfaction in the process. This renaissance reflects very real pressures industry players face today. For years, traditional factories have been operating at a disadvantage, impeded by production environments that are “disconnected”—at the very least strictly gated—to corporate business systems, to supply chains, and to customers and partners.
Managers of these traditional factories say the feeling is akin to flying blind. These are operations where plant floors, front offices, and suppliers operate in independent silos, where managers have only hazy visibility into downtime and quality problems, and where the root causes of inefficiencies are rarely understood or addressed.
Gain Immediate Value from Your Connected Factory Architecture!
Imagine if you could reconfigure your production line in days instead of weeks. Or if you could cut long search times for parts in half using factory wireless across a connected factory architecture.
These are only a few of the reasons why leading manufacturers deploy Cisco’s Connected Factory Solution.
Now you can try out these new technologies and capabilities on a small scale, with low financial risk in your own plant with the Cisco Connected Factory Starter Kit. Create a living lab and test out one or more specific use cases. Use it as a demo to get buy in from stakeholders. Or get one production line up and running immediately and roll out a more comprehensive deployment later on.
This case study highlights how one of the world's leading manufacturing companies employed a Mission Critical architecture to protect their most important systems. Learn how this customer achieved 99.99% availability of their systems for 4 straight years. As a result of adopting a high availability strategy, this HP customer saved 97 million Euros, by avoiding lost downtime.
This case study highlights how a leading transportation firm uses executive financial incentives to insure the highest system uptime for its customers. With the need to keep thousands of vehicles and employees on the move and process millions of daily transactions, keeping mission critical systems running is essential for financial performance.
Published By: Motorola
Published Date: Apr 08, 2010
MOTOTRBO, a digital communications system with repeaters that are linked via Internet Protocol (IP). Leveraging the existing Internet infrastructure provided an economical way for Georgia Nut Company to meet their communication needs for today and tomorrow.
Mobile printing provides a series of quality improvements and timesaving benefits that are often overlooked in route automation, but can have a significant impact on the bottom line. This white paper will: • Describe uses for mobile printing in route accounting applications;
•Provide return on investment calculation tools to measure the financial impact mobile printing can have; • Demonstrate how mobile printing processes can improve billing, distribution, and customer service operations; • Detail how on-demand thermal printing can reduce forms expenses; • Provide an overview of mobile printer and wireless communications options for route accounting systems. Read on to see how your route delivery and sales staff can make more stops and fewer errors each day by using mobile printing to support their work.
In today's competitive global marketplace, Application Management Services (AMS) have become increasingly important for international companies to comply with country-specific markets and regulations, and ensure high-quality operations of SAP solutions in a sustainable, cost-effective manner.
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