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The new era of engineering outsourcing opportunities and benefits

The manufacturing industry has always followed a standard product development and manufacturing cycle to create new products.These stages include ideation, concept design, prototype, pilot, and mainstream manufacturing. Recently, there has been a shift ...

Innovative application of telematics in auto finance

The loan recovery business is increasingly getting competitive. Automotive finance companies are beginning to lean towards advanced technology to reach out to customers directly....

Architecting the real-time enterprise: Telematics service delivery

The manufacturing industry needs systems that can analyze huge amounts of vehicle data and provide precise information. One chapter in this book (Page 24) explains how a telematics platform is...

Decision-making leveraging technology

Given that making the right decisions consistently separates the leaders from the rest of the pack, the real question for any business leader...

Making ECM projects relevant to business

This paper talks about business benefits an enterprise can realize from enterprise content management (ECM) implementation. It describes various factors to be considered while formulating the business case for an ECM project....

Master data management as a solution

SAP Master Data Management (MDM) solution carries features for data consolidation, data management, and data harmonization, which help...

Server-side cache invalidation through Oracle push notification

Caching is considered one of the most effective mechanisms to improve the performance of applications. In order to get the full benefits of caching, equal or more importance should be placed on appropriate invalidation strategies. ...

Smart enterprise experience workplaces of the future

The IT industry is seeing new trends in enterprise and consumer experience, and these are opening the door to never-before opportunities for B2B and B2C enterprises, helping them improve revenue, productivity, and employee satisfaction. ...

Social realization framework

Innovative organizations are discovering new methods to control and make use of social media components to actively engage both customers and employees. In this manner, they are creating social communities that encourage collaboration, participation and contribution. ...

Insights-driven computing: Realizing Web analytics strategy

This paper discusses the techniques to leverage services based on Web analytics with the aim of gaining insights into customer behaviour and enhancing customers' online experience. ...

Migration considerations for Windows 8 style app

Work patterns are evolving rapidly in today’s world due to the growth of smart devices. Enterprises are looking to build a solution that enables a unified experience across all devices...

Search engine evaluation based on relevancy

This viewpoint researches a simple yet effective relevancy evaluation framework aimed at measuring the core qualities – a system’s usability and thereby user satisfaction – of search results. ...

Presentation-tier performance optimization

Most modern applications follow a tiered architecture. This white paper discusses the presentation tier – a critical non-functional requirement – and methods to optimize its performance, along with real-world examples.

Crisis management in the time of global manufacturing supply chains

The recent decade has seen a sudden influx of crisis situations – like the earthquake in Japan, flood in Thailand, and unrest in the Middle East. These natural...

Providing an end-to-end quality assurance process for products

Cost is not the only factor determining the success or failure of a product. High-quality products ensure a long-term relationship between the supplier and the customer, ensuring business benefits for both parties. ...

Integrated part information management: Bridging information gaps across functions

Our experts highlight some key problems that the aerospace industry faces in managing part information. It proposes a solution framework to address those problems. ...

RFID-enabled visibility in manufacturing industry

By adopting RFID, manufacturing organizations and their supply chain partners – such as suppliers, logistics and warehouse providers, and distributors – have a lot to gain in terms...

Virtual Ops Center: Command center for global business operations

Most large organizations require global interactions on a day-to-day, if not hour-by-hour basis. The increasing complexity of such interactions leads to business delays and gaps in strategy. Organizations can facilitate immersive ...

Innovations in digital consumerism for automotive industry: Integrated digital marketing and services

Potential car buyers are making purchase decisions online. The digital footprint resulting from their online activity drives brand perceptions and influences buying...

Business analytics that will change the way we make decisions

Business intelligence systems, as they currently exist, are adept at gathering and analyzing data, but fall short of looking to the future. The Infosys business analytics approach ...

Road ahead for 2012: Trends and idea factories from the manufacturing industry

Several factors are affecting innovation in the manufacturing industry – across processes, product development, outsourcing engagements, and even IT services. Among these factors are digital ...

Automotive dealer-manufacturer data collaboration: The time is now!

The automotive industry lags in its ability to collaborate through the value chain in order to maximize customer satisfaction and efficiency. ...

Enabling innovation and growth in manufacturing – is cloud computing the way forward?

A volatile marketplace and the ever-increasing complexity of supply chain owing to globalization and dispersed operations are making a slew of demands on manufacturers around the world. Manufacturers are turning to cloud to gain a winning edge, majorly for the ability to drive innovation and growth. ...

Product compliance – a necessary evil or an opportunity?

Whether an organization manufactures or resells a product, the responsibility to comply makes the manufacturer and the reseller legally accountable. Product compliance is a constantly evolving process, whose role is enhanced in product proliferations and complex supply chains. ...

Mobilizing SAP enterprise applications

Smart organizations are focusing on increasing workforce flexibility and productivity by enabling information access for critical decision-making anytime, anywhere. While mobile solutions are imperative across domains and verticals, several parameters need to be considered while choosing a platform or middleware to implement the mobile solution. ...

Business value architecture for cloud computing

As business models continue to evolve, organizations realize that there is no single approach towards enterprise architecture. Business landscape, employees, and their experience influence enterprise decisions. ...

Automotive customer engagement: Orchestrating digital consumer solutions

In the era of the digital consumer, automotive enterprises must put an end to ‘accidental interactions’ and strategically realize business benefits from disconnected interactions. Our experts recommend solution suites that address prominent areas of customer interaction friction. ...

Automotive customer engagement: Putting the digital consumer in the driver's seat

Post-recession, the U.S. automotive industry faces a new challenge of engaging the digital consumer on a customer-centric and satisfying path. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and dealers seem to encounter increasing incidence of interaction friction owing to their inability to engage digital consumers in positive vehicle sales, financing, service, and support interactions. ...

The digital consumer – are automotive OEMs ready for the digital ‘Autobahn’?

The influx of multiple brands in the market has forced the automotive industry to stay on top of emerging technologies. Our experts describe how Infosys Automotive eBusiness Maturity Model draws out a well-planned e-business strategy to raise original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to the highest level of competitiveness by leveraging the power of Web 2.0. ...

Software as a commodity product – the AUTOSAR effect

The Automotive Open System Architecture (AUTOSAR) provides an open, standardized methodology for commoditization of automotive software. Infosys experts illustrate how functional parts of automotive software such as Controller Area Network (CAN) convert to commodity items without any qualitative differentiation. ...

Challenges and opportunities in outsourcing product design and engineering

Manufacturers must reduce the cost of product development and R&D to compete effectively. Automotive, machine tools and equipment, and mechanical and electronic sub-system manufacturers have successfully adopted outsourcing strategies. ...

Offshore models for engineering product development: Captive center vs. vendor partner

Adopting the right sourcing model – captive center vs. vendor partner – can reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) and provide long-term flexibility for engineering product development.

Warranty management: New rules to apply?

The ability to manage change provides companies with a distinctive competitive advantage. Applying flexible business rules management to warranty management systems offers an agile platform for business users to develop, maintain, simulate, and amend changing business policy decisions (rules) that drive the warranty management process. ...

RFID in automotive and aerospace

Archaic data, manual entry, untimely data updates, low visibility, and complex compliance requirements can impede the performance of your enterprise. In this paper, Infosys experts demonstrate how RFID provides a collaborative environment to synchronize the physical flow of goods and related information. ...

Warranty: From liability to competitive advantage

Warranty management is an enterprise-wide challenge that impacts departments of quality, customer service, product development, finance, and procurement. The Infosys approach to warranty management strikes a balance between automation, ...

Improving effectiveness of the IT function

In today's business environment, companies leverage IT through a series of continual temporary advantages. The IT function must improve its effectiveness by balancing technology, processes, and skills. ...

The collaboration imperative on quality in manufacturing

In the manufacturing industry, the cost of quality is not confined to process assurance, product inspection, rework, and rejects. It encompasses the impact on performance and the perception of the product and the company. ...

Anti-submarine performance of an automotive seating system

The anti-submarine performance of an automotive seating system depends on many factors such as seat characteristics, occupant position, impact speed and restraint systems. This paper presents the optimization of seat structure for a complex anti-submarine performance using the Design of Experiments (DoE) approach. MADYMO software's hybrid approach is utilized to evaluate anti-submarine performance. ...

Enabling collaboration in automotive retailing

This paper provides a contextual layout of the auto-retailing segment in North America and Europe. It outlines the challenges and the business impact posed by the current information technology (IT) landscape. ...

Europe Auto: Need for OEM-dealer integration accelerated by changes in block exemption regulation

Changes to the Block Exemption Regulation (BER) are intended to increase the competitiveness of the automobile retail industry in Europe. These changes relate to allowing either selective or exclusive distribution arrangements and multi-branding, disengaging dealerships and service, providing greater role for intermediaries, and a broader definition of original spare parts. ...

Value delivery through customer integration In the automotive supply chain

Infosys believes that the advent of green-field areas such as telematics and embedded systems result in the integration of the customer into the automotive supply chain. To achieve this, the automotive industry must focus on customer management on the demand side. ...

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