Manufacturing Strategies that Win: Executive View of the Cloud

Manufacturers have been slow to embrace the cloud. But the proven success of cloud-based solutions, along with the promise of a less expensive and more responsive business solution infrastructure, is prompting many manufacturers to take a closer look. This report explores how manufacturers can use cloud-based solutions to transform how they manage their supply chain and internally improve operations, leveraging the cloud to gain real-time visibility into all information across their company.

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The Case for Cloud ERP in Manufacturing: Alleviating Outdated Concerns

Manufacturers have been slow to accept enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment options other than the traditional on-premise model, but the motivation behind the reticence is unclear. This report illustrates trends in cloud deployment, lays out the reasons for manufacturers to consider cloud ERP, and notes performance advantages for organizations using cloud.  Read More

Improve Scheduling, Production, and Quality Using Cloud ERP

The cloud model of application delivery is an excellent way for manufacturing companies to get the benefits of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems without the need to build additional IT infrastructure. ERP functionality delivered from the cloud avoids the complexity and costs that often accompany on-premises ERP implementations, and typically provides a much more favorable total cost of ownership. Learn how cloud ERP facilitates the top practices for a top-performing production floor.  Read More

An Assessment Breakthrough that Will Change the Way You Think about Your Workforce: Identifying Organizational Culture Can Drive Business Performance

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What if you could give your organization, as a whole, a personal assessment? What if your organization could gain the same insight into its culture that we can gain from a personal assessment?

The IBM Kenexa Cultural Indicator assesses an organization’s internal culture—helping leadership drive performance and align employees, managers, departments, and locations with the overall company strategy. It can help an organization transform its values and strengths into specific strategies to... Read More

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Get Closer to Your Best Customers: A Shift in Customer Strategies in a Time of Crisis

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