There are several challenges facing operational management in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

The changing workforce, new technology, availability of data, and the often numerous systems that generate it have added to the pressure companies feel to harness data and optimize people, process, and technology.

At CE Strategy we understand the need to continuously optimize operations and it is our goal to assist clients in turning data into insight, and insight into business strategies that can be measured for operational excellence. Aggregating operations data gives you a single source of truth that can be accessed by those who need it, when they need it.

Today there are several systems within enterprise operations that generate data. These systems can at times resemble black boxes that hinder or limit the ability to create a comprehensive view of overall operational effectivity. This includes legacy and modern applications.

We specialize in the extraction, aggregation and visualization of operational data sources such as ERP systems, CRM platforms, E-Commerce solutions and POS systems, and other cloud or locally based data stores. This is done in conjunction with data overlays from other functional areas of the enterprise such as HR and Finance.

Bringing data together is just the first step, discover operations value through data science

More companies than ever before suffer from being data rich and insight poor, otherwise known as D.R.I.P. Without developing insight and operations strategy from your data, investments on storage and aggregation will never be realized.

Traditional thought in addressing the challenges of operations management has focused on models for understanding, mostly at a strategic level, for how firms should operate. Spurred by the growing availability of data and recent advances in machine learning and optimization methodologies, an increasing application of data science to problems in operations management is currently underway. At CE Strategy we are ready to address this demand on multiple levels.

You have data insight, now use it to impact your marketing strategy and generate ROI

In order convert data insight into operations management strategy there are several key area within operations that could be positively impacted. When developing data-driven business strategies for our clients we focus on areas including:

  • Planning – Operations managers must constantly forecast, plan, and adjust to optimize processes based on conditions.

  • Process – Production of goods or services requires having strong, repeatable processes.

  • Efficiency – Managers must troubleshoot bottlenecks, inadequate resources, and down times to create optimal efficiency.

  • Cost Control – Production is typically a major part of a company’s cost structure, and you must manage it wisely.

  • Quality – Quality control is necessary to maintain customer satisfaction and the company’s reputation. Companies can greatly suffer without it.

  • Continuous Improvement – To remain competitive, companies need to have processes in place to consistently seek better ways of doing things.