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ARC's Operations Management Advisory Service provides the intelligence you need to incorporate the latest developments in operations management, asset management, industrial IT, automation, and safety systems.
Operations Management Overview
Today, companies require operations management tools that work across multiple sites and regions. In response, there is a growing trend for Operations Management solutions to extend beyond the scope of traditional applications such as production management, in-plant logistics, maintenance, or laboratory information systems, and to support a number of applications in a coordinated manner. Newer operations management or execution software delivers real-time, event-based information about people, processes, information, machines and material, and provides tools for taking operations to a higher level of enterprise performance.
To improve performance, companies need a way to drive specific process improvements at each plant, while at the same time monitoring activities and facilitating appropriate operating decisions among complex hierarchies, regions, business units, and operating structures. They need to rationalize spending for maintenance of systems and applications, and at the same time improve information and business process support for their increasingly complex, competitive environment.
Operations Management Topics Covered
ARC has a team of analysts whose focus is researching, analyzing, and consulting in all areas related to operations management including:
- Technology Evaluation and Selection
- Digitalization and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
- Safety and Cybersecurity
- Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
- Real-time Performance Management
- Continuous Improvement Programs
- Predictive Asset Management
- System Architecture
- Governance, Risk, and Compliance
- and more...
Our experienced team of analysts and consultants does more than write reports and analyze market trends; we also offer personal contact and expert consultation customized to your specific needs. You can gain from ARC's thought leadership through our Advisory Services.
Advisory Service clients enjoy direct and immediate telephone and email access to all of ARC's industry experts. The senior ARC consultant assigned to your account, backed by ARC's entire research team, will be an invaluable addition to your staff. You can get answers to questions on emerging technologies, enterprise applications, plant automation, as well as strategic issues. Here are some examples of questions you can ask our analysts:
- What technologies and products fit my industry and should be adopted?
- How should I go about selecting suppliers?
- What type of partnership contract should I sign?
- What method should I use to cost justify my projects?
- Which technologies provide the best ROI?
The ability to speak directly with the ARC analysts is one of the most valuable features of ARC's Advisory Services. The information and assistance you receive is customized to your requirements. ARC can provide an impartial expert viewpoint to help you make strategic decisions. Advisory Service clients also receive preferential rates and priorities for consulting services covering a wide range of activities including vendor qualification, executive technology briefings, product specification, strategic planning, alliances, acquisitions, and market research.
ARC's market research efforts give us a unique perspective and ability to answer wide ranging questions. As an Advisory Service client you will be able to tap into a wealth of product knowledge and industry experience for assistance in making your strategic decisions. If you are involved in the planning, budgeting, specification, or selection of automation products and enterprise applications, ARC can help you make informed, cost-saving decisions.
Your strategy review session with ARC analysts will have an agenda that is tailored to meet your particular needs. In your strategy session, ARC typically presents an assessment of technology and industry trends affecting your business. Then, your team presents their strategic plan. An informed discussion provides the opportunity to gather strategic direction that improves and extends your business initiatives. Also, the ARC team has a better understanding of your needs so they can better serve you. During the Strategy Session, we can:
- Update your executives and staff on the latest trends in technologies, markets, and supplier directions
- Consider the impact of emerging technologies
- Review business practices and organization to meet today's challenges
- Discuss the benefits of new applications in enterprise or manufacturing systems
- Examine integrating enterprise applications with plant control systems
- Obtain an external view free of internal bias
ARC's analysts thoroughly understand enterprise, supply chain, internet of things, and automation systems with both researched industry knowledge as well as hands-on familiarity. Our people have years of personal experience working the business issues you face.
ARC Insights and Views are delivered weekly or as news happens to not only alert you to important events, but also to provide ARC's unique perspective on the impact they will have on the industry.
The dynamic nature of the industrial market can cause changes with immediate impact on your enterprise and automation projects or plans. ARC Insights and Views alert you to important events and trends, with analysis on its impact and recommendations for success. Breaking information can be the difference between costly mistakes or profitable new approaches.
ARC Insights and Views are delivered weekly in PDF format to all Advisory Service clients. They are also available on-line in the Client Only Portal.
ARC Strategies, Best Practices, and Solutions Guides are easy to read, yet packed with valuable information. The reports are praised by Advisory Service clients as being worth the price of the service in themselves. ARC Strategies and Solutions Guides provide in-depth coverage of applications, new technologies, or leading suppliers. ARC Best Practice reports identify the best practices used by the leading manufacturing companies related to specific topics of interest to our clients.
The reports are delivered monthly in PDF format to all Advisory Service clients. They are also available on-line in the Client Only Portal.
What technologies should you adopt and what suppliers should you work with to help position your company to take advantage of the latest round of technology changes while prioritizing your investments wisely? ARC Technology Evaluation and Selection Guides can help a technology selection team find common ground, with lower risk and in far less time.
ARC Advisory Service clients receive free forum tickets which can be used for any of ARC's forums. ARC conducts several executive forums each year around the world. These forums are designed to provide a strategic vision to help industry executives follow the direction of the industry, as well as provide a technology focus for IT, supply chain, engineering, maintenance and operational managers.
Please visit our Upcoming Events section for information on upcoming ARC Forums.
ARC analysts are well known for their expertise and are frequent speakers at many industry leading events. Would content from a premier analyst organization add credibility to your next presentation? Supporting slides from ARC Advisory Group will make your presentation more convincing. Prospects, customers, peers, and your management will value the inclusion of strategic direction from an independent analyst.
ARC analysts put extensive research and creativity into their presentations. Used to advise clients on strategic direction in ARC's world renowned Strategy Forums, these presentations are focused on the cutting-edge issues in enterprise, industrial internet of things, and automation systems. They are available for viewing by our Advisory Service clients on the Client Portal. With appropriate annotation, our clients have permission to use these slides in their presentations. Now, your search for the 'perfect slide' will be easier.
A subscription to ARC's Advisory Services includes access to a collaborative, on-line resource dedicated to ARC's clients. ARC Client Portal contains a vast amount of information based on extensive research conducted over the past decade. This includes all weekly and monthly reports, ARC Forum presentations, and more. Specific information can be easily found via the site's powerful search capabilities.