LIVE ANALYSIS OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT BENCHMARK DATA REVEALS BEST-IN-CLASS MANUFACTURING STRATEGIES Tuesday 15 April 2008 PDF Print Senior Analyst Matthew Littlefield to analyze Aberdeen Group’s operations management survey data live on the Web, attendees invited to perform own analysis on-line Spotfire, a division of TIBCO Software Inc., and Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks company, today announced they will jointly present a live analysis of the data behind Aberdeen’s benchmark Manufacturing Operations Management study. Matthew Littlefield, a senior manufacturing analyst for Aberdeen, will field questions and interact with the data live to illustrate technology and operational strategies that Best-in-Class manufacturers have pursued to outperform Industry Laggards. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to investigate how their companies’ particular operational approaches and technology roadmaps compare to Best-in-Class using a Spotfire on-line analytics tool, pre-loaded with the benchmark data. Of the 250 manufacturers surveyed, 20% can be classified as Best-in-Class, these having achieved on average: 97% on time delivery, 89% overall equipment effectiveness and 97% raw material utilization. The data show these results to be associated with an emerging generation of manufacturing systems, with Best-in-Class twice as likely as others to deploy manufacturing analytics, and nearly three times more likely to provide real-time, role-based data visibility to decision makers. The presentation will not be slide-ware, but instead a visual, interactive dive into the data, allowing attendees to see, and analyze for themselves how their peers, by industry, geography, revenue etc. are adopting new technology to achieve Best-in-Class performance. “Event-based, real-time, analytical systems that interoperate across maintenance, production, quality, inventory and financial systems are becoming critical for success, but they are also becoming easier to use and deploy. Given today’s technology landscape, Laggards have few excuses for not improving their competitive position” states Matthew Littlefield. “As a matter of fact, our presentation will leverage analytics to explore the benchmark results – laggards should take note.” To register for the webcast, please visit: http://goto.spotfire.com/aberdeenmom About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company Aberdeen is a leading provider of fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having benchmarked more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is uniquely positioned to educate users to action. As a trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to AberdeenTM for insights that drive decisions. For additional information, visit Aberdeen http://www.aberdeen.com or call 001 617 723-7890. About Spotfire Spotfire, a division of TIBCO Software Inc., is a leading provider of enterprise analytics software for next generation business intelligence. Spotfire offers a visual and interactive experience that helps professionals quickly discover new and actionable insights in information. Distinguished by its speed to insight and adaptability to specific business challenges, Spotfire rapidly reveals unseen threats and new opportunities, creating significant economic value. Spotfire customers include industry leaders among the Global 2000 that have deployed Spotfire analytics to gain an information advantage over their competitors. For more information, visit http://spotfire.tibco.com. ### Contact: Penny Flood Ascendant Communications Tel: 07956 425 938 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Ascendant Communications in the following categories: Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.