For most electronics and high tech companies, the bill-of-materials (BOM) is the central hub of product definition activities. It conveys the information needed by various departments, such as Engineering, Procurement and Manufacturing, to get the product built. However, current BOM development processes are not well-suited to today’s realities.
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.
We need to move away from the current environment in which data is treated as separate from (and subservient to) applications and business process-which may require a cultural shift within the IT department.
With tight budgets, it isn't easy to create the operational dexterity needed to thrive in a competitive marketplace. View this demo to find out how IBM® SPSS® solutions for predictive operational analytics help manage physical and virtual assets, maintain infrastructure and capital equipment, and improve the efficiency of people and processes. By using your existing business information, IBM SPSS software can help you: predict and prevent equipment failures that can lead to disruptive, costly downtime; quickly identify and resolve product quality issues to mitigate risks and reduce warranty costs; optimize product assortment planning to increase revenue, reduce working capital requirements and improve the return on inventory investments; and act to retain your best employees by developing predictive attrition models to identify the workers at greatest risk of leaving the organization.
Enterprise Ready Intelligent Capture (ERIC) — a coordinated approach to document input and processing that combines distributed and centralized scanning with fax and electronic conversion across numerous departments. Read on to learn more.
This webcast features a conversation with Tom Lentz, Manager of IT and Finance for the Facilities Department at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD/USA. During this Webcast, Axendia Industry Analyst Daniel Matlis discusses with Mr. Lentz how The Johns Hopkins Hospital uses its Integrated Asset and Service Management solution to improve uptime to support patient care; control costs for procurement, maintenance, labor and materials; support regulatory compliance activities; and use workflow capabilities for internal controls.
With the many widely discussed advantages to cloud computing, including elastic scaling, faster service provisioning, greater IT efficiencies and usage based accounting, businesses are increasingly interested in adopting a cloud computing
First-generation security intelligence and security incident and event management products have promised a lot, but some of these tools require considerable resources to manage the solution. The growth in security-as-a-service offerings, however, offers an opportunity for information security teams to follow the path successfully laid by many other IT departments. Read this white paper, “Security intelligence can deliver value beyond expectations and needs to be prioritized” for an overview of market adoption of security-as-a-service.
In this white paper we will explore the leasing option for technology asset acquisitions and IBM’s particular suitability to this market. We will also use several case studies to provide examples of how this works including the toy company LEGO and the telecommunications services provider, Packet One. By the end of the paper you will be able to see the leasing proposition clearly and understand the advantage of doing business with IBM.
The ability to keep pace with trends like big data, open data, sophisticated analytics, and the de-compartmentalization of data silos and processes, distinguishes leading master data management (MDM) solutions from their counterparts. IBM, one of the five vendors in this evaluation, is positioned as THE leader with the most prominent, widely implemented solution in the market.
Enterprise HR departments are using social technology to improve employee recruiting, onboarding, knowledge sharing, mergers and acquisitions, and learning and development. These innovative applications lead to measurable improvements in job satisfaction, employee retention and the bottom line.
With a wealth of information readily available online, consumers are now better able to compare products, services and prices—even as they shop in physical stores. When consumers interact with retailers publicly through social media, they have greater power to influence other customers or damage a brand. These and other changes in the retail industry are creating important opportunities for retailers. But to capitalize on those opportunities, retailers need ways to collect, manage and analyze a tremendous volume, variety and velocity of data.
If retailers succeed in addressing the challenges of “big data,” they can use this data to generate valuable insights for personalizing marketing and improving the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, optimizing assortment and merchandising decisions, and removing inefficiencies in distribution and operations.
This webcast examines a large government agency struggling to provide stable test environments to support their partner landscape. Learn how service virtualization was used to simulate their department's core systems for a lower risk, less expensive, and stable testing environment.
In an era when human resources departments are constantly being asked to do more with less, it’s clear that something needs to be done. As more and more resumes pile up for each position, HR teams need help to make a quality hire quickly.
Fortunately, IBM Smarter Workforce technology can help, by providing companies the ability to test candidate skills at the beginning of the hiring process. Using simple and convenient skills assessments, it’s easy for HR departments to separate the serious candidates from the rest of the applicants. Once this is done, considering the candidates and making a quality hire becomes much more manageable.
Bringing an automotive product or component to the marketplace can involve complex requirements that must be addressed by numerous teams spread across different departments, companies and geographies. This white paper explores some key challenges that automotive companies face in creating smarter, more sophisticated automobiles that are made up of many systems of systems and how a holistic approach can help address them.
IDC Retail Insights defines omni-channel merchandise optimization as the set of technologies, data assets, skills, processes, and management intent required to develop and maintain sets of targeted and localized offers that best satisfy important business objectives. These goals include customer satisfaction, customer lifetime value, and category, channel, and corporate performance. By "offers," IDC Retail Insights means the broad set of attributes that characterize assortments, products, services, prices, utility, and convenience that match customers' buying criteria and shopping behaviors. Targeted and localized offers present a compelling "choice set" that satisfies and delights consumers.
Download this white paper to read the questions posed by IBM to Greg Girard, program director of Omni-Channel Analytics Strategies at IDC Retail Insights, on behalf of IBM's customers.
A recent Human Capital Institute report found that 69% of respondents are having difficulty filling critical positions and only 20% agree that they have a strong talent pipeline for critical roles. Competition is fierce and the power has clearly shifted from employers to the candidate. Today’s job candidates expect to be treated like consumers, and the most successful marketing teams know that consumers are increasingly suspicious of brands. These marketing teams implement strategies to foster trust and loyalty among their target audience.
Just like marketers, recruiters must have the ability to not only attract but engage candidates as well, and they are tasked with fostering that same trust and loyalty among the candidates they hire as well as the ones they don’t. It’s not enough to just leverage the latest tools and implement trend-setting processes in the recruiting department. Recruiters must also live the employer brand every day.
Living the brand encompasses demonstrating the EV
Analytics has permeated, virtually, every department within an organization. It’s no longer a ‘nice to have’. It’s an organizational imperative. HR, specifically, collects a wealth of data; from recruiting applications, employee surveys, performance management data and it sits in systems that remain largely untapped. This data can help drive strategic decisions about your workforce. Analytic tools have, historically, been difficult to use and required heavy IT lifting in order to get the most out of them. What if an analytics system learned and continue to learn as it experienced new information, new scenarios, and new responses. This is referred to as Cognitive Computing and is key to providing an analytics system that is easy to use but extremely powerful.
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