Case Study: United States Army

The United States military is continually looking for ways to cut costs by reducing staff, closing down facilities, and terminating programs that are found not to be cost effective. Learn how the United States Army’s Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) improved employee productivity by upgrading its business intelligence (BI) solution and creating a competency center for BI-related best practices.

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An Earned Value Management (EVM) Success Story

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Earned value management (EVM) is not a new concept, having its origins in United States government agencies during the 1960s as a way to ensure accountability among contractors working on long-term, complex projects. But in this century, EVM has become standard required practice. Learn how to get certified in earned value management (EVM) and compete for government aerospace and defense contracts. Read More

MRP II and the U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance

The United States manufacturing industry is more productive than that in many countries, and jobs are growing. But for these trends to continue, U.S. manufacturers will have to keep their edge by investing in technologies that allow them to do what they do better, faster, and more efficiently. One of the key components of enterprise resource planning (ERP) packages is called manufacturing resource planning (MRP-II) or, as it is also known today, sales and operations planning (SOP). Download this... Read More

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Case Study: The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), US Army

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