‘ITIL’ is a term that has gained currency around the IT world. It is often wrongly described as ‘IT governance’ – in fact, on its own, it certainly isn’t this. ITIL is a collection of best practices that helps companies implement an IT Service Manag
Top 5 Keys to a Successful ERP Implementation
- Executive sponsorship, committee, and support
- Select a project manager
- Cross-functional team assigned
- Training for all users
- Test before “Go-Live”
Without the CEO’s or COO’s full sup
One of the more common axioms in the manufacturing world is “Inventory is Evil”, because too much inventory can only lead to problems. The most common problems often sited are the cash consumed purchasing the inventory, increased warehouse costs to s
The three main benefits of lean manufacturing, if implemented correctly, are 1) a reduction in inventory levels 2) it exposes inefficiencies on the production floor and 3) it reduces waste. One of the key elements of lean manufacturing is the deploym
At one level this is a relatively simple tool, requiring the management to select a key area of business activity and to audit performance in that area, comparing to previous performance levels and, ideally, benchmarking against known best practice a
The value of presenting properly cannot be understated. This is your chance to be viewed as a significant value added member of the team and demonstrate your level of expertise.
Over the years, the below practices have worked extremely well for me. In
It's no longer IF your organization should adopt RPA but WHEN.
Is your organization ready to take a leap in 2022?
How Does Robotic Process Automation Work?
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a form of software that integrates with existing systems and automates the execution of explicit tasks that would otherwise be completed by humans.
RPA is used to automate m
The CFO at any company is challenging in both its depth and breadth of responsibilities. At a start-up company, the most precious resource known is CASH. For technology and many other companies, Cash tends to first be allocated to R&D as they are the
Tasks are the industry standard term for activities / follow-up items that are assigned to a CRM user and it is one of the most important features of a CRM system. Tasks are “must haves” for someone using or evaluating a CRM system. If properly used,
If you are new to CRM systems, I highly recommend that you work closely with the implementation company to make sure you understand the pros, cons and consequences of decisions regarding all the processes that need to be considered before you go-live
A plant can save space, time and money with a carousel
Many companies think material handling automation is a nice idea, but something for the big guys. After all, computers and automated systems cost money. Automation is designed for high-volume sho
Recently I was walking through a warehouse with the owner of a small distributor, when one of his employees brought him a widget that had been damaged by a forklift. The owner told him to trash the widget, and tell accounting to write it off; the val
Despite the benefits and flexibility of the cloud, IT decision-makers still have to worry about costs. Although negligible at the outset, businesses often find cloud costs rise exponentially over time and take away valuable resources from other IT pr
Making informed decisions is essential to business success. Managers who have access to information about their own businesses, their competitors, and the market as a whole will be able to set goals and devise strategies more effectively than those w
It is important to know the processes that a company is involved in and master them for a more efficient production output. Logistics management, on the other hand, is a critical component to achieve business goals. This is defined as the organized m
It seems that every manufacturing company is now trying to adapt the Lean Philosophy, invented and mastered by Toyota Corporation. Lean manufacturing has also spilled over into non manufacturing industries.
Unfortunately, many companies don’t complete
As per various surveys done on ERP customers, 70% say that their implementation was a 'success' and only 30% say it is a failure.
Gives a neat quaint picture, doesn't it?
Only 30% failure, thinks a prospective customer. May be all those stories about '
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