Lower costs and faster response times with the right KPIs

by Daniel Gburek on 04/30/2020

In manufacture, planning plays a major role. Manufacturing and assembly are often divided into individual steps that have to be linked together in a multi-stage planning process. But good planning is not the same as fighting half the battle. After all, discrepancies can occur during production that influence the due dates, quality, or costs of the end product.

Categories:
Data & Analytics,
Digitization

Better decision-making with mathematical models

by Daniel Gburek on 04/30/2020

Do you know the difference between conventional and intelligent ERP systems? Intelligent ERP systems utilize intelligent assistants to help make complex operational decisions. Instead of relying on gut feeling and past experience, you can use data-based calculation models to help you make the right decisions.

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Data & Analytics,
Digitization

Corona: What your data can do for you

by Judith Lichtlein on 04/24/2020

The corona crisis has been a heavy blow for the economy. Factories, retailers and service providers, companies great and small – everyone is feeling the impact, and some are even struggling to stay afloat. There are steps you can take, however – steps that can help your business get through the current situation, as well as prepare you for the future. One example is data-based crisis management.

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Data & Analytics,
Digitization

Navigating the corona chaos with intelligent ERP

by Daniel Gburek on 04/24/2020

In times of crisis, companies are more keen than ever to find ways to spare resources and do business more efficiently. Just as with the financial crisis of 2008, we’re seeing more interest in digitalization and process automation. We're going to tell you how companies can use forecasting and optimization functionalities to navigate safely through the corona crisis.

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Data & Analytics,
Digitization

Reducing Production and Warehouse Costs with Optimum Batch Sizes

by Michael Hering on 12/02/2019

How much should you produce of a particular product in one batch? How high can the stock level be? Does it make sense to increase the machinery capacity? Challenging questions like these can only be answered reliably with intelligent data utilization. Traditional models for batch size optimization (such as the formulas developed by Harris and Andler) produce initial indications, but they cannot provide comprehensive optimization taking into account all relevant articles, costs, and restrictions. The processes are simply too complex.

Categories:
Data & Analytics,
Industry 4.0 & IoT,
ERP,
Digitization

Production controlling reduces costs and increases quality

by Michael Hering on 11/20/2019

Planning plays a major role in manufacturing. Manufacturing and assembly are often divided into individual steps that have to be linked together in a multi-stage planning process. But good planning is not the same as fighting half the battle. After all, discrepancies can occur during production that influence the due dates, quality, or costs of the end product.

Categories:
Data & Analytics,
ERP

It doesn’t always have to be 100 %. How to use agile tools in conventional projects.

by Peter Burghardt on 09/05/2019

You hear it all the time: “You can’t make a project 100 % agile! There are always some parts that aren’t agile. It’s best to do hybrid projects.” But what constitutes a hybrid project? Is there even such a thing as hybrid projects?

Categories:
Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

No one tells me what to do – how self-organized teams work

by Peter Burghardt on 08/29/2019

Self-organized teams – the dream of every project manager (and every manager). In agile practices, they’re essential. In conventional projects, not so much. Now, I'm going to tell you how to get a self-organized team and why it usually doesn’t work that well in conventional projects (for now).

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Data & Analytics,
CRM,
ERP,
Digitization

The top 10 misconceptions about the agile working approach

by Peter Burghardt on 08/14/2019

Agile this, agile that... Everything is turning agile. Everyone is talking about it, but many people don’t really know what it means. Recently, I have come across the term agilitis. I think it pretty accurately describes how agility is perceived. But will everything be better if we use the agile method? Does every business need to be agile in order to even function properly? And what on Earth does it even mean to take an agile approach? It’s time to clear up a few misconceptions!

Categories:
Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP

Everything comes to an end... except projects?

by Peter Burghardt on 08/13/2019

Everyone is beaming with pride! We did it – the software is up and running. The project team and the customer have made it through the go-live. Everything is gradually going back to normal. It’s time to relax. Or at least it would be, if we didn't still have 1000 things to do.

Categories:
Data & Analytics,
CRM,
Collaboration,
ERP