Posts tagged: BPA

Ricoh Convergence 2013…My First, Second and Third Take

David Ramos
 Nov 3, 2013

With over 1,200 attendees and representation from 597 Ricoh dealerships, Convergence 2013 was Ricoh’s largest dealer event of all time. The executive team was very accessible and honest in their self-evaluation of where they have been, mistakes made along the way and creating specific plans for addressing the issues and growing the company.

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Manufacturing Industry Ripe for Automation Opportunities

Other Posts
 Aug 28, 2013

InfoTrends recently published its second in-depth primary research study on the manufacturing industry within the Business Process Automation Consulting Service. The manufacturing industry is a dynamic market with several sub-industries that can vary greatly in size and output demand, and because of these widespread differences, certain processes may require more exhaustive and paper-intensive workflows. InfoTrends broke down the manufacturing industry into four key workflow areas: 1) Product Planning/Design, 2) Procurement, 3) Production, and 4) Fulfillment. Within those areas, we broke down the industry further and discovered several major manual processes that demonstrate the biggest areas for automation opportunity for vendors: 1) Sample testing and trials, 2) Quality assurance/product inspections, 3) On-site supplier audits, and 4) Warehousing.

The following chart is an example of one of the most paper-intensive areas in manufacturing — Sample Testing and Trials. Due to the high frequency of the sample testing and trials process (occurring on average of five times per product) and paper being used roughly 38% of the time, automating this area will improve processing times and compliance initiatives (both of which are the top goals and objectives for manufacturing organizations today).

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Was your state given an “F” in digital learning?

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 Apr 8, 2013

Most likely. Only six states — Utah, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Virginia, and Kansas — received an “A” or “B” on the 2012 Digital Learning Report Card, whereas 37 states received a “D” or “F.” What does this mean? Well, states have a lot of work to do. But vendors have a lot of opportunities to help digitize and automate this market. 

 

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