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Proven Practices to Manage Compliance in Manufacturing Operations


April 13, 2011 - BOSTON, MA

Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), announces the release of its latest report, Compliance Management in Environment, Health and Safety. The study correlates specific business capabilities and technology enablers to create a socially responsible culture.

Organizations are often challenged with the myriad of Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) regulations that need to be complied with across the enterprise. While finding information in a timely fashion is a constant challenge, the uncertainty surrounding change in future regulations and the complexity of managing regulations across different regions consistently haunts industrial organizations. Companies are looking for ways to reduce the cost of compliance, improve the safety of people, products, and processes, and surpass corporate goals around sustainability.

"The most successful firms are responding to these pressures by enabling visibility into key compliance data and utilizing this information to improve production processes," explains Nuris Ismail, research associate, Aberdeen Group. Adds Matthew Littlefield, senior research analyst, Aberdeen Group, "By creating visibility into this key information, these top performers are impacting their operations by reducing the number of regulatory citations by 12%, achieve a 0.3 recordable injury frequency rate, and over-achieve operating margin goals by 13%." This new research will examine how manufacturers can intelligently increase production and performance with an eye towards EH&S compliance. Readers can use this report to understand the lessons learned from the top performers while avoiding the pain points and obstacles encountered by their peers.

A complimentary copy of this report is made available due in part by the following underwriters: Dakota Software, IHS, Intelex, KMI and SAP. To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=6991&camp=2.

Find out where your company's EH&S capabilities rank among the top performing companies. Take our Compliance Management in Environment, Health and Safety Assessment Tool: http://assessment.aberdeen.com/4VmSB0pQng/index.aspx

Visit Aberdeen.com for additional access to complimentary Manufacturing Research.

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

Aberdeen provides fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having queried more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen for insights that drive decisions.

As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (Information - Opportunity - Insight - Engagement - Interaction) extends The Client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit Aberdeen.com or call (617) 854-5200, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748.

© 2011 Aberdeen Group, Inc., a Harte-Hanks Company
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Boston, Massachusetts 02210-1928
Telephone: (617) 854-5200
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