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kpi warehouse  be included in any KPI analysis. Once this information is gathered, it needs to be combined into a common data structure so it can be held in a central Data Warehouse. This provides the main source for all reporting procedures, as well as the base data for the OLAP cubes. Before updating the data warehouse you need adequate tools for cleansing the information and converting it where needed. Preparing for Reporting In order to access the information held in the data warehouse, there needs to be another

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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Has SAP Nailed Plant Level Leadership with Lighthammer?


The acquisition of the formerly loyal composite applications partner Lighthammer bolsters SAP's capabilities of connectivity and visibility into manufacturing plant performance. However, it does not, at this stage, provide much added industry-specific shop-floor functionality per se.

kpi warehouse  in dashboards and other KPI tracking systems. For more information, see Plant Intelligence as Glue for Dispersed Data? . Integral to Lighthammer is the concept of non-intrusive connectivity, allowing legacy data sources to be integrated into the overall enterprise decision support scheme with minimal effort and no disruption to operations. The product's connectivity is not limited to data sources, as it can deliver information to a broad range of Web devices, including all major browsers, handheld or Read More

Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments


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kpi warehouse  utilization of labor. No KPI will be perfect nor will KPIs be immune from the impact of changing business conditions. However, if the underlying business assumptions change, the cash flow projections may be critically flawed but the KPI's can still be relatively reliable indicators of the impact of an IT project. This is Part Two of a two-part tutorial. Part One discussed the difficulty using ROI to evaluate an IT Investment. The Supply Chain Investment Problem Another emerging problem with traditional Read More

Provia Proves Its Way To Success Part Two: Market Impact


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Apriso Launches MPI 3.0 with Quality Intelligence Pack


In line with the theme that more knowledge is better, Dassault Systèmes recently announced general availability of Apriso's FlexNet Manufacturing Process Intelligence (MPI) 3.0. An important update in this release is a new Intelligence Pack for Quality, which lets manufacturers analyze quality data with greater precision. This next-generation operational intelligence product from Apriso, now a part of Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA brand, lets manufacturers better manage and execute quality programs, in real time, to address today’s key production and quality management challenges.

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The Evolution of a Real-time Data Warehouse


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Warehouse Management for Wholesale Distributors: The Adaptive Supply Chain Network


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Can You Hear Me Now: The True Role of Voice-directed Picking in Warehouse Management


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