Achieving Manufacturing Clarity, Agility, And Efficiency Webcast
In today's difficult economy, the drive to realize manufacturing efficiency is vital to sustain the health of an enterprise. As manufacturers drive toward a "perfect plant" framework of doing things better, faster, and cheaper, several challenges can impede a manufacturer's momentum:
Manufacturing operations that are disconnected from the rest of the enterprise
Lack of shop-floor visibility and metrics, which prevents intelligent production decisions
Disparate systems and IT support, which increase TCO and other operational costs
Come online to hear SAP and IBM discuss the reality of deploying best practices across a manufacturing enterprise, including tips on what manufacturers should consider when accelerating improvements within their operations.
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World-class manufacturers are meeting these challenges today using strategies that chart the course towards operational excellence and manufacturing efficiency:
Visibility-Leveraging manufacturing execution system (MES) and other shop-floor solutions enables manufacturers to control, capture, and report on details generated from their product production.
Integration-Integrating systems (e.g., ERP with MES) along with processes strengthens manufacturers by giving them operational control from the shop floor to the top floor.
Acceleration-Implementing best-practice approaches learned through partnerships allows manufacturers to approach the current economic situation as an accelerator to future success, not a hindrance that prevents it.
Adrienne Selko, eMedia Editor, IndustryWeek
John Rassieur, GIO/MES Leader, IBM
Paul Boris, Practice Lead, Advanced, Manufacturing Solutions, SAP