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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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High Performance Winners – Where Process Management and Technology Meet

David Pate | October 10, 2016 | 

The manufacturing press is always buzzing about the latest and greatest Industry 4.0 and the connected enterprise are getting  lot of attention for good reason. The performance data that manufacturers can gather through the cloud computing and big data analytics is truly invaluable. And the idea of connecting data, technology, process rigor and people across…

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Case Study: Improving Companywide KPI Metrics Visibility and Accountability

September 20, 2016 | 

Even for small manufacturers, effectively capturing and using key performance indicators metrics, or KPI metrics, to take corrective actions can be difficult. But when a global company using a mix of manual, spreadsheet-based processes adds new acquisitions to the mix, the process challenges quickly compound. Learn how Dploy Solutions helped this manufacturer better track and…

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3 Reasons Why Annual Operating Plans Fall Short in Manufacturing

Ken Koenemann | September 7, 2016 | 

When it comes to maintaining and growing gross margins, manufacturers face consistently stiff headwinds.[1] Currently, a mix of market factors are proving especially challenging: global growth has stalled, while wages in the U.S are rebounding—and it’s all happening during one of the biggest productivity slumps in recent U.S. history. While it may seem like achieving year-over-year…

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3 Best Practices for Harnessing Big Data Analytics in Manufacturing

Ken Koenemann | June 21, 2016 | 

Quick, define big data and give a few examples for how it can be used to improve manufacturing operations. If you’re struggling with the answers, you’re far from alone. For example, the detailed Wikipedia entry on big data says that “big data is a term for data sets that are so large or complex that…

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Dploy Project Management

October 28, 2015 | 

Formerly Dploy Alignment, Dploy Project Management allows you to track and manage your improvement projects and link them to your KPIs and strategic initiatives. You can assign team members, create goals, and assign action items for achieving those goals. Then create reports to see how you’re doing at achieving—and sustaining—your planned performance.

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