In today's competitive global marketplace, manufacturers face a daunting challenge: ensuring production moves seamlessly within integrated supply chains while improving compliance and minimizing costs. To do so, plant managers need a complete view of operations, inventory and resource allocation - and that's exactly what business intelligence dashboards deliver.
Nearly everything in our lives is impacted by rail, from food products to chemicals and energy. Total U.S. weekly rail freight traffic for one week in January 2015 was 548,055 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.1 percent compared with the same week last year, as reported by the Association of American Railroads.
Product development has traditionally been seen as the responsibility of research and development (R&D) or engineering departments. Hand-in-hand with product development comes product lifecycle management (PLM), a function which is often wrongly positioned as product data management and thus rarely used to its full potential.