Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Role Of IT In Process Improvement And Preventive Maintenance

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By Vivek Bhachawat Have you ever wondered what is missing in your manufacturing plant? Why are operational costs still high? What is causing redundant expenses in the production line? Why is it that TPM efforts are not succeeding in your facility? These questions haunt Operations Managers on a daily basis. The abovementioned problems exist in all facets of the manufacturing industry and some implications remain the same irrespective of industry, but vary as per the level of industrialization. Even in factories that have completely automated equipment, there might be similar problems to the factory that has a completely manual process. … Continue reading

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IT & Its Role In Implementation Of Management Theories & Strategies

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By Vivek Bhachawat TQM, Lean, Lean-Six-Sigma and Six Sigma are various theories of Operations Management or management on the whole that are helping organizations become more efficient and profitable around the world. I believe that these theories or management philosophies have a lot in common and should be pursued in spirit. We should try and understand the end goal of these theories rather than trying to implement them blindly without proper consideration. These theories should be treated more like guidelines rather than a set of rules or do’s and don’ts. What all these theories tend to stress on is the … Continue reading

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The Parameters Of Productivity In Manufacturing- An IT Perspective

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By Vivek Bhachawat Quality, Speed, Dependability, Flexibility and Cost, these are the vital competitive priorities that are considered most crucial for Organizations today. All these parameters are dependent on the availability of relevant and potent information. It is the acquisition and manipulation of the right information that has helped market leaders get the no. 1 spot in their respective industries. To acquire correct information, data collection, database management and data processing is mandatory. Organizations today lay a great emphasis on collection of data generated both inside the organization and outside. Let’s first consider the importance of Data, its management and … Continue reading

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An Organizational Overview Of Big Data And Requisites For Successful Implementation

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By Vivek Bhachawat The biggest requirement of Big Data Analytics can be considered the paradigm shift required in the perspective of the Top Management of the organizations wanting to implement the same. The management has to realize that the economy has become heavily dependant on information and the work force needed for survival in such an economy has to be a knowledgeable workforce. This means that the organization has to make Analytics an active part of Strategy making, where information obtained is used to strengthen competitive position. We have seen in previous Blogs, what are the challenges that lie in … Continue reading

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