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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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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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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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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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