Meeting Business Needs with IT Solutions: A methodology and toolset for implementing and maintaining MES systems
Manufacturing companies need to continuously strive after standardisation of manufacturing processes and IT solutions, particularly in large-scale multi-site MES platform implementations. Effectively utilising MES allows business needs and targeted cost reductions to be identified and subsequently tracked through the lifecycle of the MES system. These business KPI's can, at any time and phase of the project, be compared to the latest cost estimates of IT modules required to achieve the anticipated cost reductions.
Methodology for MES (M4MES), the proprietary methodology of Atos Origin, is supporting manufacturing companies to effectively implement MES systems. It is a best-practice methodology, based on several recent implementations of MES systems by Atos Origin in various parts of the world and for various types of manufacturing companies. It has been tested extensively in large multi-site MES projects in both the US and Europe.
• MES projects are more and more large-scale multi-site platform implementations which require a structured approach to reach the targeted business goals
• Business needs and targeted benefits should drive MES projects in all its phases, not just during the initiation phases for acquiring the budget(s)
• Today's MES solutions are first and foremost enablers of manufacturing operations improvements, which is why MES projects cannot be treated as solely IT projects anymore
• M4MES is defined by AtosOrigin to effectively meet the needs and requirements of today's MES platform implementations
Time: 16:15 GMT
Introduction of AutoStore - The Game Changer
High labour and storage costs and the number of pick faces required to service a high volume SKU centre all work to push up your overall operation costs. Heavy use results in poor efficiency and mechanical performance again at cost to your operation.
However, piece picking operations continue to represent the fastest growing segment of the overall order fulfillment process. This is due to a variety of factors including SKU proliferation, growth in the direct-to-consumer channel, continued decline in average customer order size, increased demand for more value added services eg individual customization.
Attendees to this webinar will gain an understanding of:
•The latest technology available for a good-to-person piece picking which also provides very dense inventory storage.
•The advantages of lower labor costs and improved order fulfillment quality that can be achieved without the trade-offs associated with other automated solutions.
Intended audience: Senior engineers and managers involved with piece-picking operations in dot com, mail order, electronics, media, retail, pharmaceutical, jewelry, cosmetics, and spare parts distribution industry sectors
Time: 14:15 GMT
You can plan to match supply and demand, but can you do so profitably?
As the world moves out of recession, business leaders are examining the systems and processes that offer protection, resilience and growth. Topping this list is Sales & Operations planning. S&OP is not just a technology; it’s a comprehensive process that spans departments from finance to demand planning, encompassing design, production, sales and marketing.
Join this webinar to understand:
•What are the key capabilities you should be looking for in S&OP technology to support a truly repeatable, collaborative S&OP process
•How can your company benefit from technology that lets you plan demand and supply chain scenarios and lets you choose the most profitable plan
•Technology can even support a simple S&OP process, and grow with your company as your needs change.
This is a must attend webinar for senior level executives in Process & Discrete Manufacturing, Distribution across EMEA and the U.S.
All WTG Webinars are now CPD accredited and you are welcome to request a certificate upon attending.
Time: 14:15 GMT
There are many models of leadership and theories of how leaders define strategy, engage followers and deliver success. How do you choose the right model and make it work for your organisation? Then, how do you translate theory into practice?
Join our hosts with combined experience across IT, Telecoms, Health services, Manufacturing, and Finance sectors. You will learn how readily available leadership models actually work, and hear about the business benefits that are achieved through business and HR partnerships.
The webinar features a case study presented by Paul Helms, Director of Solution Support from SAP (the world's leading provider of business software), who increased his department tenfold by using the Talent Management tools and techniques to align people to their organisational goals and empower them to succeed.
•Leader's Personality and Values
•Group's Culture and Values
•Roles and responsibilities
This is a must attend webinar for HR managers in IT, Finance, Construction, NHS, Business Services, Transport, Property, Manufacturing, Telecoms, and Pharmaceutical industries
All WTG webinars are now CPD accredited training sessions. You are welcome to request a certificate upon attending.
Time: 14:15 GMT
Increase the value HR provides to the business - by driving a sustainable approach to HR process excellence.
The current economic climate makes HR process excellence more important than ever. Organizations that get this right make work easier, faster and more valuable for all employees.
As an HR leader the chances are you need to evaluate your sourcing strategy for HR service delivery. HR Process Excellence provides a foundation on which you can build an appropriate and agile HR sourcing strategy and successfully drive transformation programs, then sustain continuous improvement.
In this webinar Rick Boughton, Programme Manager at Serco will share the organization's experience of driving process excellence across multiple functional areas including HR.
You will learn:
•How HR processes can be made engaging, relevant and measured
•How HR processes support the day to day tasks of line managers and employees
•How a self service process portal reduced calls to the HR shared service centre by 87%
•How the approach Serco adopted saved time and money throughout the transformation program
Intended audience: Directors, Programme Managers and senior level managers in HR
Time: 14:15 GMT
The intelligent supply chain and the benefits of sustainability
The economic downturn has forced many companies to review their local and global supply chain strategy. Today the majority of these reviews and improvement initiatives are focused on:
•Reducing supply chain risks and costs
•Improving efficiency and profitability
To future proof your supply chain, decrease risks, and reduce the TCO you will have to incorporate and then dominate the Sustainable Supply Chain Triangle (SSCT).
This webinar will:
•Explain the key aspects of SSCT
•Outline the major supply chain issues that need to be addressed now
•Give a structured approach on how to start to incorporate sustainability
•Look at business process synchronization and supply chain visibility
•Show the importance of adopting an holistic view of your supply chain
Intended Audience: Senior Supply Chain Managers in Oil&gas, FMCG, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Consumer products, and Utilities industry sectors
Time: 15:00 GMT
Join us for this interactive webinar on how to reduce cost, improve efficiencies, leverage technology to automate processes and implement best-in-class practices with Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).
Featuring a case study by FedEx, one of the world's largest shipping and logistics companies.
Attendees to this Webinar will gain an understanding of:
•Cost and process efficiencies with outsourcing
•The guidelines for a successful BPO partnership
•Concerns or issues that companies might be wary of while considering outsourcing
This is a must attend session for senior managers in Freight Forwarders, Air Carriers, Courier/Express/Mail companies, NVOCC, Ocean Carriers, Ports/Terminals, Railroad Companies, Shippers (Manufacturer/Retailer), Trucking Firms, and Warehousing
Time: 14:15 GMT
More and more organisations are using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) as a means of developing their leaders and improving results and performance. As Richard Bandler, one of the co-creators of NLP, says “our job is to create excellence in the performance of human beings, no matter what they do”. NLP is a methodology, a set of attitudes and a tool box of techniques that enables people to be at their best more often.
• What would it mean to your organisation if people were at their best more often?
• How is it that despite careful selection and training people still don’t perform to their fullest abilities?
• How is it that even though people have feedback about their performance they still don’t change?
• How can leaders communicate, inspire and influence their teams to help them overcome blocks and achieve even more?
If you are intrigued by these questions and would like to find out Neuro-Linguistic Programming can bring to achieving more in your organisations then please join this webinar to discover:
• How what happens in our minds impacts on our results
• Key constructs that help people to change themselves and others
• Why personal development is important
• What Neuro-Linguistic Programming is
• What NLP has to offer leaders and HR
Intended audience: HR Directors and Managers, HR Project Managers, Training and Development Managers, and those working in the area of Leadership Management
The speaker: Jane Stubberfield is the Managing Partner of Leading Edge Development which is a business that specialises in training in NLP, coaching, training coaches and facilitating change in organisations. She has worked with many organisations including: Cornwall County Council, British Aerospace, Brittany Ferries, Toshiba, Toyota, Rural Development Agency, The National Trust, and the Royal Navy.
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- PC speakers
- Broadband Connection
Time: 14:15 GMT
The majority of conventional maintenance is executed under a long term contract with a general contractor, who provides a wide range of services, fixing nearly all common repairs. However a few problems can only be fixed using a specialty high risk solution and that is where technology can bring value. Equipment upgrades also exceed maintenance services and require engineering support to define the best design: metallurgists, corrosion experts, FEA experts, welding engineers but also tooling engineering capacity.
Through a risk analysis process we can propose a technology based safer solution and provide a long term improvement on the critical corrosion issue of major components: safety in design, safety in execution, safety in service operation.
Featured case study:
A recently executed project with the most recent overlay technology used in situ on a distillation column suffering from corrosion on the shell. The specificity of this project is that another area of the same column was also suffering from corrosion and the shell has been replaced by windows in parallel with the overlay during the same turnaround.
The different steps of this project will be explained:
•Identification of the corrosion
•Selection of repair solution
•Selection of metallurgy
•Execution and safety
What will I learn?
•How technology can be utilised to repair and improve the reliability of existing major pressure and mechanical equipments
•Assess alternative solutions to the traditional maintenance approach and even more interesting solutions instead of replacing existing equipments due to process changes
•Optimise investment and improve the performance of production tools through innovating technology
Time: 16:15 BST
Contamination with chemical or biological adulterants can occur from natural, accidental or intentional events however effective detection is paramount. An integrated approach encompassing collection, sampling, sample preparation, detection and tracking will be described offering a unified holistic approach to managing contamination.
Participants will learn about new technologies which can help food commodity suppliers and food processors manage contamination in a timely and cost effective manner and help reduce or eliminate costly recalls.
Webinar attendees will explore:
•Sampling of dry goods, fluids and surfaces
•New biosensor approaches
•A secure web-based tracking tool enabling farm-to-table view for contamination monitoring
•Which contaminants need to be monitored to ensure a holistic food safety protocol exploring bacteriological types and strains
Key issues addressed:
•Importance of managing contamination before products enter the food supply chain
•Sampling and collection is critical to an effective contamination detection strategy
•Unique detection strategies enable timely, specific and cost effective food protection
•Importance of a complete a contamination portfolio - biological strain
Register now and submit your food safety questions to be answered live, go to
Intended Audience: Senior level managers and Directors responsible for food safety and/or QA/QC within food or beverage manufacturing industry