Category Archives: Enterprise data management

Benefits of Material Master Data Management-Part 4

In our previous post, we provided an ROI calculator to enable you to quantify the value of improving your Material Master data by reducing inventory holding cost. Today’s post features an ROI Calculator to help you plug in your numbers and estimate reduced stock-outs related downtime.   Reduced stock-outs related

Benefits of Material Master Data Management-Part 3

In our previous post, we provided a calculator to help you estimate the value of improving your Material Master data by avoiding inventory cost. Today’s post features an ROI Calculator to help you plug in your numbers and estimate inventory holding cost reduction.   Inventory holding cost reduction:    

Benefits of Material Master Data Management-Part 2

Material Master Data Quality Improvement can reduce the costs of an ERP or EAM implementation.  They can also improve your cash flow, reduce operational outages, and generally support improvement in business operations.  In this post, we provide a calculator to help you plug in your numbers and estimate the value

Benefits of Material Master Data Management

Our last few posts talked about Operations and Procurement issues that arise from poor Material Master Data quality.  Funding a quality improvement project is never easy.  Let’s look at some ways in which Material Master Data quality improvement can reduce the costs of an ERP or EAM implementation.  In our

The need for effective Material Master Data Management – Part 3

Our last post talked about the Operations issues that arise from poor Material Master data quality. Let’s take a look at purchasing and spend analysis impacts of poor data.   Sourcing Sourcing projects and the make-versus-buy decision process in general require a view of what exists already in the approved

The need for effective Material Master Data Management

The success and measurable impact of many business initiatives depends on consistent, high quality material master data. Two significant business events that underscore the importance of high quality material master data are Merger / Acquisition and ERP / EAM Consolidations.   Merger and Acquisition Activities The synergies driving M&A activities

Material Master Data Governance Teams

Master Data Governance for Materials is unique. The workflow is more multi-domain than any other master data object, the timelines for completion are tight, and the need for accuracy is dire.   We’ve included two charts below from an earlier survey which outline the make-up of Material Master Data Governance

Material Master Data Governance – Keeping it clean

Data Governance represents the symbiotic existence of IT and business–aligned to improve the overall business process. It unifies the compartmentalized information across various departments in an organization to boost data sharing by all concerned. The information sharing results in advantages such as:   •  Revenue growth •  Cost rationalization • 

Requirement for Material Master Data Governance

Often overlooked, providing efficient access to, and maintaining the accuracy of, the material master is pivotal to operational success and protecting your data investment. Data Governance has emerged as the point of convergence for people, technology, and process to manage the crucial data (information) of an enterprise. This is a

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