Category Archives: Supply Chain Management

Grow From the Right Intro

Partnerships and alliances often fail, but are essential to business success. This report examines strategies and best practices for business partner matching and opportunity sourcing. This study, based on a survey of 330 senior management executives by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, […]

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How 3D Printing Could Help Spare Parts Suppliers Avert Disaster

The new and increasingly popular technology of 3D printing could pose a huge opportunity for manufacturers, especially those in need of spare parts in short order. Duncan Stewart, Director of Research TMT, Deloitte, says that 3D printing might be a way that manufacturers can avert disaster when a critical part […]

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Four Ways To Better Production Efficiency

Four Ways To Better Production Efficiency Imagine what you could do with real-time monitoring and control for your production and process manufacturing operations. You could improve productivity, work more efficiently and profitably, and make better decisions based on the manufacturing performance of your plant or entire enterprise. You can do all this with the […]

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New Economy In, Old Strategies Out: A Fresh Look at MES

New Economy In, Old Strategies Out: A Fresh Look at MES MES can deliver consistent, accurate, and visible metrics. Operations management can use those metrics to identify underperforming and high-performance machines and then optimize asset utilization accordingly to eliminate bottlenecks. They can propagate best practices enterprise-wide from lessons learned. Performance efficiencies gained with MES […]

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Myths and Realities of “Top to Shop” in Manufacturing

Myths and Realities of “Top to Shop” in Manufacturing Manufacturers that address the fundamental requirements—single version of the truth, an actionable strategic plan, insight for those who need it, closed-loop supply chain, and connected flow of information—know that “Top-to-Shop” isn’t an urban legend any more. Those that have eliminated the disconnect between the […]

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How to Successfully Select An ERP System in Eight Simple Steps

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a series of software applications or modules that collects data from your sales, purchasing, finance, inventory, supply chain, manufacturing and quality functions into a common database so that your company can share the information, coordinate activities and collaborate. If you’re looking for your […]

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Why More CFOs Are Banking on Cloud-based PLM

ROI Studies Show How Much What solution helped a lighting manufacturer reduce engineering change order (ECO) cycle times by 75%, a networking company improve ECO cycle times by 70%, and a digital processing business accelerate time to market by 20%? The answer? Product lifecycle management (PLM) software. In this whitepaper, […]

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Product Change Management

Three Challenges, Five Fixes Often small to medium-sized businesses make do with the tools they have to manage their product data. Paper, spreadsheets and email are often used throughout the product development and engineering change management processes. These tools can wreak havoc when product information is released into production. But […]

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Beyond BOM 101: Next Generation of Bill Materials Management

Learn how engineering, manufacturing and their extended supply chains can work better together. In the world of product design and manufacturing, the bill of materials (BOMs) is a critical product information record for both the engineering and manufacturing teams. Managing BOMs with the wrong tools can cause product errors, delays […]

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Gain Insight Into Your Intellectual Property Supply Chain

Discover how to optimize and organize your intellectual property. This free trial offer includes:Access to all of Lecorpio’s highly flexible intellectual property management software modules, including Lecorpio Invention Disclosure Management, Lecorpio Patent Management, Lecorpio Trademark Management, Lecorpio Licensing Management, and Lecorpio Spend Management.A business consultation with one of Lecorpio’s experts […]

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ERP Facts and Information

Learn the six common ERP implementation problems that determine the success or failure of a project. ERP systems now lie at the heart of current attempts at improved supply chain integration and customer relation management. For better or worse, ERP systems are here to stay. The challenge, therefore, in any […]

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How to Reduce Regulatory Delays by Formalizing Design Processes

The path to market for a medical device is fraught with potential obstacles and pitfalls. In this whitepaper, we outline how Arena PLM can help medical device companies achieve the following: Improve design collaboration among global supply chain teams Formalize design and document controls procedures and product record management Streamline compliance […]

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