Achieving Efficiency and Effectiveness with Your Master Data

Master data is instrumental in determining how an organization produces, buys, and sells its goods and services. Inaccurate master data can lead to improper business decisions, loss of revenue, and noncompliance with regulatory and quality mandates. Find out how an Enterprise data management (EDM) strategy can help your company avoid these pitfalls by achieving clean, consolidated, and consistent master data.

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How to Use Projects to Master Asset Management

  • Source: IFS
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IFS co-founder Ulf Stern and senior advisor Anders Wilhelmsson discuss how project management functionality that is tightly integrated with enterprise asset management (EAM) and asset lifecycle management (ALM) tools is essential to executives of asset-intensive industries. Lacking this integration, valuable asset data is lost and asset utilization cannot be maximized. Read More

11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. Read More

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Overall Equipment Effectiveness: Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Your Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturers looking to optimize production processes are turning to overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) measurement and analysis in order to reduce lost production time and improve performance. OEE sheds light on the percentage of production time that is truly productive, using the latest advances in sophisticated measurement and analysis tools. Discover how OEE can help you increase efficiency and profitability. Read More

Madness? Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures

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