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Measure Your Manufacturing KPIs

Measure Your Manufacturing KPIs
If you can measure it, you can understand it. If you can understand it, you can control it. If you can control it, you can improve it. Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement! - H James Harrington.  In this article, we are going to discuss the importance of KPIs for manufacturing companies and examples of various manufacturing KPIs that can be used to monitor, control, analyze and optimize the processes as well as meet the objectives of your organization. What are the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)? Key Performance Indicators or KPIs measure how...
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How to use ERP to become a Customer Centric Organization?

How to use ERP to become a Customer Centric Organization?
"Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need, well before they realize it themselves" - Steve Jobs How to use ERP to become a Customer-Centric Organization? Before we dive into how to use ERP to become a customer-centric organization, let us first understand what is a customer-centric organization; what are its characteristics, and why it is important to become a customer-centric organization? What is a customer-centric organization? Customers, as we all know, can either be individuals or businesses, who purchase goods and services from another compan...
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How ERP helps implement Knowledge Management culture?

How ERP helps implement Knowledge Management culture?
How ERP helps implement Knowledge Management culture? The most precious advantage of any organization is the knowledge, experience, and capability of its employees. However, it will not be possible to make the best use of this knowledge, if it resides, only in the heads of these respective employees. Every organization should, therefore, develop a culture for collecting, processing and sharing knowledge to gain a competitive advantage.  Let us now see how ERP helps implement Knowledge Management culture in manufacturing industries. What is Knowledge Management? Knowledge management is the ...
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How to use ERP to become a data driven company?

How to use ERP to become a data driven company?
How to use ERP to become a data-driven company? Before we explore how to use ERP to become a data-driven company, let us briefly understand; What is a data-driven company, What are the steps to become a data-driven company and then how to use ERP to become a data-driven company What is a data-driven company? Organizations that gather digital data across all areas of the business are able to use a combination of data, analysis, and insights to make decisions. They use data to understand what happened, analyze why it happened and determine the next steps. These companies make strategic decisi...
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How to get maximum benefits of ERP implementation?

How to get maximum benefits of ERP implementation?
How to get maximum benefits of ERP implementation? Implementing ERP software is just the first step taken by manufacturing companies to improve current processes and achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Once you have gone through the enormous task of implementing an ERP successfully, it is up to the company, how to reap the utmost benefits of ERP implementation across all processes, functions, departments, locations. Remember, successful ERP implementation does not transform an organization overnight. Companies that make optimum use of the software are able to r...
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Key Learnings from our successful ERP Implementations

Key Learnings from our successful ERP Implementations
Key Learnings from our successful ERP Implementations Before we explain the key learnings from our successful ERP implementations, let us first discuss what are the primary reasons for implementing, what are the expected outcomes and what are the steps involved in the implementation process. This will help us to outline the leanings at each and every step of the Implementation.  Why Implement ERP? What are the expected outcomes of ERP Implementation? At the heart of an ERP Implementation lies the burning desire for success. Adopting an ERP is a big decision for an organization. Companies ad...
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How to create a Lean Enterprise with ERP?

How to create a Lean Enterprise with ERP?
How to create a Lean Enterprise with ERP? Before we get into the details of how to create a Lean Enterprise with ERP, let us briefly understand the origin of Lean, principles of Lean, and how it expanded its focus to a Lean Enterprise. What is Lean? Lean is a way of thinking. It is a persistent effort towards minimizing waste for achieving continuous improvement. The Lean philosophy originated with Toyota putting into practice the Lean Production System to minimize waste without sacrificing productivity. They were able to achieve significant improvement in productivity, efficiency & pr...
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Strategy for successful ERP implementation

Strategy for successful ERP implementation
Strategy for successful ERP implementation Before we delve into the Strategy for successful ERP Implementation, let us understand why manufacturing companies need an ERP? What are the goals of an ERP implementation, how to define the success of an ERP Implementation, and what are the components of a successful ERP implementation strategy What is ERP? Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software applications integrate all important processes of an organization such as planning, production, purchasing inventory, sales, marketing, finance, human resources into a centralized system. ERP automate...
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How to use ERP as change driver in organization?

How to use ERP as change driver in organization?
How to use ERP as change driver in the organization? "Change is the only Constant in Business. Those who are able to adapt will win"  Alfred Herrhausen Changing Business Landscape The business landscape is changing very rapidly due to new and emerging technologies, digitization and automation. Hence embracing change is the need of the hour for any organization to survive the competition in the long term and succeed. Companies that are early adopters of ERP, digitization, automation have gained a significant edge over their competitors in terms of resource utilization, process transparenc...
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Cost Reduction in Manufacturing

Cost Reduction in Manufacturing
Cost Reduction in Manufacturing Industry  "Costs do not exist to be calculated. Costs exist to be reduced" - Taiichi Ohno In this age of aggressive competition, manufacturing companies are struggling to improve their bottom lines. Hence it is imperative to achieve cost reduction in key business processes such as production, procurement, inventory, and so on, to ensure and improve profitability. What is Cost Reduction? Cost Reduction is the process to identify and remove unnecessary expenses from businesses to increase profits without impacting product quality. I recently had an oppor...
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