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News, technical articles and releases

Blog

News, technical articles and releases

Julia Kölsch and Felix Kölsch
The global specialty chemicals group Kuraray has relied on MSO software for years.
19 October 2022
19 October 2022
In the current issue of its employee magazine “numberOne”, the global specialty chemicals group Kuraray reports on how the company succeeds in digitizing its processes with MSO’s software, thus simplifying the management of measures.
Viele Geschäftsprozesse, die heute noch mehr oder weniger manuell ablaufen via Excel, Word, E-Mail und Co, können mit Einsatz eines Workflow-Tools digitalisiert und damit auch zunehmend automatisiert werden. Dies verschafft Unternehmen sowohl einen zeitlichen Vorteil, weil die Prozesse schneller und effizienter durchlaufen werden können als auch einen qualitativen Vorteil durch mehr Transparenz, Steuerung und Compliance.
18 October 2022
18 October 2022
Many business processes that today still run more or less manually via Excel, Word, e-mail and the like can be digitized and thus increasingly automated with the use of a workflow tool. This gives companies both a time advantage because the processes can be run through faster and more efficiently, and a qualitative advantage through greater transparency, control, and compliance.
17 May 2021
17 May 2021
In times of advancing digitalization, data is playing an increasingly important role in the value creation process of products and services or simply in the economy as a whole (keyword Industry 4.0). A successful digital transformation of organizational structures, processes and business models is therefore essential in order to become and remain successful. You have probably also already heard that data is the new oil or other comparisons that emphasize the outstanding position of data in the age of digitalization. In what way it makes sense to compare data with oil, where the similarities and differences lie, and what all this has to do with meaningful reports is explained in the following.
With MSO, you can easily digitize and automate 5S walk-throughs and audits.
17 March 2021
17 March 2021
Vacation or sickness replacements can’t find their way around, material inventories are too high or low for the assembly area, processing times are exceeded due to search times (so-called dead times), equipment can’t be charged due to missing power connections, access points are blocked, safety risks arise, damage to equipment, leaks and faulty or missing tools are detected too late, working in chaos satisfies neither the employees nor the management and is even less suitable for customer views. The motivation to conduct walk-throughs using the 5S method can be manifold. In this blog post, you will learn how to implement it successfully and how you can not only carry out your walk-throughs and 5S audits, but also digitalize and automate them.
Out-of-the-Box (standard) or Custom (individual) software solution? MSO can do both.
28 January 2021
28 January 2021
It is often considered and discussed whether an out-of-the-box (standard) or a custom software solution is the right one. The former is characterized by immediate availability and starting possibility (plug & play), the latter by the fact that it can be developed tailor-made according to the individual needs and requirements. The questions that arise are: Does this have to be an either-or decision? – Must out-of-the-box solutions really forego individual, customer-specific adaptability? [Small spoiler beforehand: No, it doesn’t.] This ultimately leads us to answer the question of why companies rely on freely configurable and scalable no-code software frameworks.
Smart production always describes the seamless connection of the digital and real worlds and the networking of the entire value chain.
25 November 2020
25 November 2020
Digitally connected processes enable more flexible, (energy) efficient, individualized and cost-effective production. Management, administration and support processes should also not be neglected. This blog post will show you how process digitization can be successful.
CIP includes all measures for the improvement of different areas, e.g. production, service or other work processes in the company.
21 October 2020
21 October 2020
Kaizen (from the Japanese “kai” for “change” and “zen” for “for the better”) is a management approach to continuous change and improvement, which has led to great success in the lean production of Japanese automobile manufacturers and has been applied in this part of the world since the 1990s as “CIP” (continuous improvement process) in all areas of production and quality management. In the following, we will introduce you to seven management methods in the continuous improvement process (CIP) that could be useful to you:
2 September 2020
2 September 2020
A future-oriented, international research, development and innovation policy is essential for achieving climate neutrality. For this reason, the EU Commission supports science and research in Europe with the world’s largest transnational funding program for research projects. A prime example is the development of innovative and sustainable technologies for long-life lithium-ion batteries. The goal: to catch up with the EU’s global lag in the production of batteries for electric cars. Read in our Use Case how a German car manufacturer succeeds with the MSO Project Manager in centrally managing research proposals and projects and optimizing them in terms of effectiveness and efficiency.
The evaluation and optimization of complex, extensively networked data and process flows can hardly be managed without artificial intelligence (AI).
15 July 2020
15 July 2020
Big Data and AI offer enormous potential in data processing outside the IT sector as well. This is no longer a secret. However, outdated structures often still exist when it comes to strategy, project, action and task management. But how do you solve this problem? Is it perhaps ultimately all just a question of the right data?
The TRACK tool is the solution for program and multi-project management.
13 May 2020
13 May 2020
Globalisation, technological change, data protection, cyber defence as well as all of a sudden pandemic management, shifts in demand, declining orders, delivery stops and payment defaults – cost reduction measures are indispensable for a lot of companies in view of the current challenges. Effective cost management comprises hereby much more than just reducing costs.
29 April 2020
29 April 2020
Climate change remains a central issue even in the current situation. As a result, the pressure on companies to proactively address climate protection and make a contribution continues to increase. But how can this be achieved? More on this in this article.
MSO Action Management Meeting
13 March 2020
The separation of classic and agile project management often becomes a question of faith. But a strict separation between the different methods is not always reasonable. Why the combination of different project management methods can be promising and what the challenges are, is clarified in our blog.