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As businesses look for a competitive advantage that can help fuel growth, they will continue to pursue operational excellence and better business execution best practices. Here, we bring you the latest insights on these topics along with real-world examples of how businesses like yours use software like ours to more quickly realize their strategic vision.

 
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Which Technologies Should Come First, Second, Third?

Advancedmanufacturing.org Written by Ken Koenemann, VP of Supply Chain and Technologies, TBM Consulting Group Analytics solutions. The industrial Internet of Things. Robotics. Automation. Manufacturers looking for tech solutions that will help them control costs and gain a competitive edge have many great options. In fact, deciding what type of technology to invest in and why…

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Smart Automation Prompts Need for Skilled Workforce

Design News Written by Rob Spiegel Featuring Ken Koenemann, VP of Supply Chain and Technology, TBM Consulting Group Can advanced manufacturing deliver a clear ROI? This may be an especially thorny question when it comes to retrofitting a plant with aging assets. According to TBM Consulting, a from that helps manufacturers balance their technology and…

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Why Strategic Planning Success Is All About Core Operations Strength

If you search on the fitness routine for a top athlete in practically any sport, you’ll likely turn up stories or anecdotes about the critical importance of core strength and flexibility to their success. Tiger Woods, at his prime, emphasized core and flexibility routines to stay at the top of his game for so many…

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Dig Deeper for Smarter Strategic Planning & Better Execution

Dashboards are not enough As technology solution providers, we’ll be the first to tell you that the right dashboarding or analytics solution can be invaluable for providing insights on opportunities for improving company performance. But as consultants we’ll also be the first to warn you that without the right knowledge, metrics, and effective processes to…

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Why the Cloud is the Fastest Path to Flexible Operations

Manufacturing Business Technology By Ken Koenemann It’s no secret that timely insights about what’s happening across the business can help to dramatically improve operational flexibility and efficiency in manufacturing organizations. Hence the constant buzz about the Internet of things (IoT) and cutting-edge solutions designed to continually share data and optimize operations. No doubt these new…

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5 Mistakes Supply Chain Companies Make that Affect Success

Supply and Demand Chain Executive By Ken Koenemann The world is changing. Nationalism is growing in popularity both domestically and internationally; here in the U.S., corporate tax reforms are gaining momentum, while trade agreements are increasingly at risk. Each of these developments threaten to impact supply chains—and the people who manage them—significantly in the months…

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Halfway Through 2017—Still on Track for Meeting Your Business Goals?

How poor daily management can derail annual goals and how to avoid the pitfalls to effective execution Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year? Now that we’re almost halfway through 2017, are you still sticking to your goals? If yes, congratulations! But if you’re like most of the world, that resolution likely fizzled…

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Getting Started with Daily Management

4 Steps For Ensuring Daily Management AND the Health Of Your Business If you’re like most people, you’re well aware of the benefits of exercise. You also probably have a myriad of health and fitness goals. Maybe you want to lose a few pounds, lower your cholesterol, or even train to run your first marathon. You…

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