Operational Excellence: A Data-Backed Guide for Manufacturers

Posted by Mike Roberts on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 06:15 AM

At a high level there are two areas that most every business is focused on: (1) optimizing existing human, capital, time, and technological resources to (at the very least) meet performance expectations and (2) finding new and better ways to leverage those resources to continuously improve existing products, services, market share and operating margins.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Manufacturing Operations Management, Manufacturing Software, Manufacturing Culture

9 Uses for Enterprise IT and MOM Software in Manufacturing Strategy

Posted by Mark Davidson on Wed, May 01, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Manufacturing may be known as the place “where the rubber meets the road,” but that doesn’t necessarily mean that organizations are getting the most out of their production operations. In fact, as I discussed two weeks ago, a considerable number of operations have difficulty with realizing the full potential that manufacturing can generate. While this can happen for a multitude of reasons, in my experience a main culprit can be a misalignment of detailed goals between manufacturing and a company's broader business objectives.

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Tags: MOM Software, Manufacturing Culture, Manufacturing Operations

A Quick Guide to Aligning Business and Manufacturing Goals

Posted by Mark Davidson on Wed, Apr 10, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Largely due to the misalignment of goals and objectives, a considerable number of organizations struggle to realize the full business value that manufacturing can generate. From discussions with executives in a wide variety of manufacturing industries, this challenge seems to in one way or another impact the effectiveness of a majority of their organizations. Goal alignment is an issue that even market leaders struggle with and sometimes fail to successfully address.

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Tags: Manufacturing Operations Management, Manufacturing Culture