In the vast majority of cases MRO spending is managed by procurement. Virtually all categories of MRO are covered within the definition, from maintenance, through janitorial, electrical, contracting, waste, HVAC, plumbing, installation, etc.
Growth & Innovation, Research & Development, Strategic Planning
Ask innovation and product development executives at U.S. manufacturers and they will agree — advanced analytics will change the face of innovation. Two-thirds of executives surveyed expect that analytics will improve their innovation performance in the near future. The trouble is that few companies are resourcing analytics well enough to use it to leapfrog their competition or maintain their market position in the future. Why?
In 2013, MAPI surveyed the Sales and Marketing Councils to get a pulse on the state of CRM systems. Since then, CRM’s have expanded capabilities used by other functional groups within an organization. This year’s data collection effort was extended to the Engineering, Research & Development, IT, and Quality Councils. This survey reflects the evolution of CRM software and includes new questions related to business processes and implementation. Learn how organizations are using their CRM and measuring success in the State of CRM in 2017.
During this interactive panel session, members of the MAPI Sustainability and Engineering, Research and Development (ERD) councils will kick of the discussion by touching on their company approaches to innovation and the drivers for it.
Overview of a set of practical tools and techniques to successfully manage a business’s innovation process. From ideation through commercialization, the methodology and related framework has served as a foundation to differentiation and an enabler to profit able and sustainable organic growth.