You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure

Tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) helps ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget, and creates a system for improving accountability. Once KPIs are established, there needs to be a way to easily track this data—otherwise it will become an arduous task that may be done improperly. Learn how leveraging integrated project management software can help drive your business process improvements.

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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

Creating Effective Configuration Rules

When you have a sales catalog that contains configurable products, it can become difficult and unwieldy to manage all of the possible ways that the products can be configured. And yet, you need salespeople to configure products correctly so that their quotes are complete and accurate, and your customers are happy. These best practices can help you create more effective configuration rules that work. Read More

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Certain parallels can be drawn between professional services companies and manufacturing plants when it comes to measuring performance in terms of time and resources. But professional services companies don’t manufacture a physical product or manage an inventory, so it can be a challenge to measure how well the business is really doing. Such companies need to rely on metrics to assess their performance.

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