Posted in Operations Improvement on March 29, 2013
Sustainability is a business necessity and an opportunity. That’s advice from an article on the MIT Sloan Management Review website. Companies that make even moderate sustainability changes to their business model through green supply chain management are seeing a big payback. Just be sure to know how you’ll track the effectiveness of the program.
Posted in Project Management on March 28, 2013
Too many companies are struggling to achieve benefits from a manufacturing ERP software implementation. A post on the Panorama Consulting Solutions 360-degree ERP blog advises that companies start with a quantifiable business case, realize their business processes must be reengineered and use organizational change management for business benefits.
Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on March 27, 2013
Strong manufacturers focus on strengthening their supply chain. Still, many executives don’t recognize the importance of supply chains, according to a post on the Supply Chain Movement blog. Manufacturers need a business strategy. One such execution is excelling at product leadership through subcontract manufacturing.
Posted in Operations Improvement on March 26, 2013
Sustainability is no longer just a tagline that companies throw out there. Resource scarcity, green legislation and public environmental consciousness are “making environmental responsibility a necessity,” according to an article on the CleanTechnica website. Green supply chain management must start with a green manufacturing analysis.
Posted in Operations Improvement on March 25, 2013
Companies are getting creative with their green supply chain management, turning a profit through sustainability-driven innovation. An article on the MIT Sloan Management Review website explains that this sustainability must be integrated into operations and planning, thus requiring management changes and engagement with leaders.
Posted in Subcontract Manufacturing Trends on March 22, 2013
American manufacturing is enjoying a resurgence, but it’s a quiet one. What’s the key to long-term growth in the U.S.? A Forbes.com article highlights four challenges facing the industry, from a shaky economy to an uneducated workforce and lack of innovation. Manufacturing resource planning software is a key tool to enhance skills and resources.
Posted in Operations Improvement on March 21, 2013
Are you green because you merely outsource your IT systems to a third party? Well, that’s just allocating energy use from one company to another. You need to make meaningful changes to excel in green supply chain management, according to an article on the Digital Supply Chain website. ERP software must monitor your supply chain for green risks.
Posted in Operations Improvement on March 20, 2013
Manufacturers should consider implementing cloud-based manufacturing resource planning software using a vendor specific to the industry. A post on the Rickscloud blog shares four reasons that ERP solutions can accelerate your business. An ERP system can integrate internal and external business data and functions.
Posted in Project Management on March 19, 2013
The most important parameter that makes an ERP project successful is a good business partner. Do you have one? A new study featured in an article on the ZDNet website found that the actual success rate of manufacturing ERP software implementation is elusive. Many respondents likely were ignoring the company’s main objectives.
Posted in Operations Improvement on March 18, 2013
Is off-the-shelf manufacturing resource planning software the best solution for your framework? Or is the answer an in-house solution? The answer lies in a variation of the two, according to a blog post on the Aberdeen Group website. Companies benefit from a combined perspective of manufacturing operational data systems.