In the digital era, manufacturers are realizing that "data gaps" present in their supply chains can hurt the organization's ability to stay competitive. Up until relatively recently, fragmented, inconsistent, or even inaccurate data was seen as a necessary evil due to the sheer complexity of manufacturing supply chains and the amount of data that needed to be collected. A patchwork of localized solutions and manual processes worked well enough to keep production going and that was really all that was important.
Once an organization lands a new account, field service technicians are usually the ones with the most face time with the customer, as they are the ones responsible for tasks such as installing and taking care of different solutions.
The success of lean as a philosophical orientation to manufacturing operations can be seen in its broad adoption – and in the success of those companies that have employed it vis-à-vis those that have not.
Connected Lean® includes software, implementation methodology, perspectives and guidance to enable your lean transformation to happen more successfully using digital information and technologies – while protecting you from the damaging effects of traditional push planning that resides in the design of parts of these systems.
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Have you ever asked yourself if you have the necessary IT infrastructure that allows your business to identify opportunities for growth? Today, in the highly competitive Life Sciences and Food & Beverage industries, remaining compliant while optimizing your manufacturing process to meet the demand is a tough challenge.
Over the years, the role of the HR department has shifted. It’s no longer merely responsible for hiring people. They’re now responsible for retention, engagement, training, and a host of other tasks. At the same time, they must make do with fewer financial resources as well as employees.
What can they do in a situation where they’re asked to do more (in some cases, much more) with less? Technology offers the answer. Specifically, analytics help HR departments understand vital metrics quickly and easily. Read on to learn about how analytics has affected the HR department.