‘A complete IT system that lets us easily couple with other software offers us a range of benefits’
Eduard Otten, Controller, Dutch Rescue Vehicles
We’ve recently seen increasing numbers of manufacturing companies recalling production processes from (previously) lower wage countries like China. However, this doesn’t mean that they’re committed to carrying out these operations again themselves. Even at home, outsourcing them to the right partner can be a smart move.
Making a profit isn’t easy in the current economic climate, particularly when you even lose money on some of the work you do. With services firms having to deliver profitable work to succeed, these are my 8 top tips to stop projects heading into the red.
‘We wanted a completely integrated software solution. Everything needed to be linked together.’
Ton Slagboom, Finance and operations manager
A Warehouse Management System supports the digitizing of all aspects of inventory control, driving reductions in both cost and fulfillment times. That said, it can’t streamline the operation on its own. In order to achieve maximum productivity and accuracy, its needs to be integrated with wider ranging business processes.
As of February 1st 2014, existing domestic and international euro credit transfer and direct debit schemes will be replaced by SEPA Credit Transfer (SCT) and SEPA Direct Debit (SDD). In terms of the implementation of a solid SEPA-proof ERP solution, there are a number of key points to keep in mind if you’re yet to begin.
‘Everything to hand and significant time savings thanks to our new software’
Miriam de Mari, Head of personnel and finance, Stichting VO Haaglanden
Tablet computers, smartphones, and other communications technologies are rapidly changing the way we do our business. And this doesn’t just apply to the office. Studies from analyst firms like Gartner have shown that some manufacturing businesses are also successfully boosting efficiency by adopting this technology on the shop floor.
A professional service company is all about people – human capital the resource that allows the business to create value for its customers. As such, using the right people on the right projects is one of the most important fundaments of realizing continued, sustainable growth.
With around 13,000 students, Wellant college is one of the larger education institutions in the Netherlands. The college offers practical secondary education through 27 separate locations throughout Holland, the students following courses ranging from animal care to flower design and food technology. With the diversity or both personnel and information that needs to be managed effectively, an efficient IT solution for the college’s administration is essential.
Lean organisations are well equipped to manage a complex network of professional relationships efficiently and effectively. Thanks to their IT setup, Assist ensure full integration of their financial administration with HRM, CRM, payroll and the workflows of their employees. Mobile technology means that all stakeholders can update the system in real-time, wherever they are: in the office, at the customer or on the road. Everyone has access to the information they need and double entry of information is now a thing of the past.