Published By: ManufactOn
Published Date: Mar 27, 2017
Today, the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry is on the edge of a tremendous shift — beginning to learn and benefit from the newly nimble manufacturing trends of what is being identified as the Third Industrial Revolution, and further fueled by a culture of innovation and expectation that technology will help construction.
The Travis Perkins Group is a leading supplier of building materials to the UK’s building and construction industry. For more than 200 years, the company has grown to deliver more than 100,000 products through 2,000 branch and store locations nationwide. Changing market demands, shareholder expectations and competition demand that the company continually enhance its performance. Yet, changing more than 200 years of tradition can be complicated. Traditional planning practices had led the company down the road to a bureaucratic project management office (PMO), and with the introduction of agile and CA Technologies, the once controlling environment has shifted into a service-oriented centre.
With more and more homes and commercial buildings popping up all over North America, it’s clear that the construction industry is picking up. Collectively, this is good news, because expansion means prosperity. However, if everyone else is growing, then your lumber and building materials (LBM) business needs to as well. During this era of recovery and growth, it’s imperative for LBM dealers to keep asking themselves three questions:
1. Is my business’ growth keeping pace with my local market and my competitors?
2. Is my company able to do more with less during this era of growth?
3. Do I understand why my customers buy from me, and am I outperforming my competitors in those areas?
For years, Epicor has helped LBM businesses reach their full potential by providing them with the tools they need to compete and grow. You want to outperform the competition. Read this white paper to learn how Epicor solutions can help.
Published By: Logicalis
Published Date: Mar 12, 2014
Where’s the data center going? Industry analysts are
pointing to modular computing. Designed for rapid
deployment, energy efficiency and high-density
computing, modular data centers deliver capacity at a
lower cost than traditional construction methods. With
significantly reduced construction time—from years to just
a matter of months—and industry-standard components
that are designed to meet immediate needs and slightly
more, modular technology offers economies of scale that
are particularly important in the new global economy. Learn more about modular computing in this whitepaper from Logicalis.
In November 2002, Skanska embarked on the construction industry’s largest consolidation effort. Having acquired numerous companies in the previous 12 years — ranging in size from $100 million to $1 billion and comprising the $3.9 billion Skanska of today — CIO Chris Stockley was charged with migrating all the companies onto the J.D. Edwards application platform already in use by a few of the organizations.
In the construction industry, as in business generally, risk management involves identifying risks, assessing them and then developing strategies to manage them. Organizations that manage risk well enjoy financial savings, greater productivity and service quality, improved success rates of new projects and better decision making. It is clear that, in today's complex business environment, risk factors are wide reaching, and are intrinsically linked to achieving organizational objectives.
How implementing online collaboration and project management technology can revolutionize the architecture, engineering and construction industry's communication, efficiency and overall project completion
This whitepaper reveals how Oracle recognises that the forces reshaping the engineering and construction industry require technology that can meet these demands. Oracle is committed to supporting the industry with innovative solutions, such as Primavera P6 EPPM Cloud Service.