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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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Breakthrough or bust? What research reveals about machine learning in manufacturing.

The growing momentum for advanced technologies, such as machine learning, deep learning and IIoT in manufacturing is undeniable. At the same time, we all know that just because technologies hold promise for improving processes or productivity, it doesn’t make them a good investment for your business. And figuring out if these types of solutions make…

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What You Really Need to Know About Your Business. Get on Track. Stay on Track.

Winning the year has to start with winning the day. And to do that, you have to know what’s really happening in your business every shift, every hour, every minute. Having instant access to real-time business performance data on key metrics, along with a smart way to visualize that data, lets you know when you’re…

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Machine Learning: The Next Failed ERP?

If you pay attention to industry or technology news, then you’re seeing a lot of predictions for how new technologies, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and solutions for the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), will transform the way business is done. Of course, if you’ve been around awhile, then you’ve heard plenty of…

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Now They See It: How to Make Strategic Vision Clear to Everyone

In theory, your organization’s strategic vision should drive everything everyone does every day. But reality is often a different story. It can be easy for people, even leaders, to lose sight of the big picture when they get caught up in the day to day. And, even if people have a grasp of the company’s…

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How To Get On the Right Path To Using Machine Learning and AI

Whether or not you’ve been to a tech-oriented manufacturing conference lately, you’re no doubt hearing some buzz about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning, edge computing and the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). There’s no denying that the growing potential of these technologies is exciting. Not relentlessly going-after-your-manufacturing-challenges-like-the-terminator-without-any-human-intervention exciting (at least for now), but…

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Automating 4 Subsystems Is Key to OpEx Sustainment

Your 4 Operational Sub-Systems: How to Automate them to Drive OpEx Sustainment Time and again, companies put a lot of hard work into rolling out process improvements, only to see the gains slip away over time. Even if their intentions are the best, it can be hard to sustain operational excellence improvements without process rigor—and…

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Why Companies Struggle to Sustain Operational Gains

Research shows that most companies need help sustaining their gains from operational excellence initiatives. A powerful combination of process rigor and technology enables unbeatable, effective execution. If you’ve recently completed an operational excellence initiative and you’re already seeing the results—standardized processes, reduced costs, improved quality, or time savings, for example—you and your team deserve to…

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Technology & Beyond: Uncover Business Insights in “Dark Data” Using Data Integration

If you were paying attention during the recent total solar eclipse, then you probably experienced an interesting, albeit brief, shift in perspective. Maybe you noticed a soft, eerie twilight or unusual shadows during the peak. Or even a noticeable temperature drop. Even though the experience passed by quickly, you’ll remember those high-quality minutes for your…

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