Friday January 27, 2012  |  Vol.5 Issue 4  |  Web version  |  En español  |  Chinese Follow TEC Follow TEC on Twitter    TEC on Facebook    TEC's RSS Feeds
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The Benefits of Running Your Business Software in the Cloud: Strategies for Success
With the growth of cloud computing, businesses must understand their application footprint, how applications and business processes cross departments and lines of business, and how to optimize their applications architecture around collaboration and process. This white paper shows how businesses can position themselves for cost-effective growth and improved competitiveness by combining an integration applications strategy with cloud delivery.
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Compliance and Traceability in Manufacturing
Plex Systems
Manufacturers focus on compliance and traceability initiatives for a variety of reasons, including compliance to regulatory mandates and mitigating risk of product recalls. Companies are increasingly focused on reducing manufacturing costs and particularly the cost of poor quality with end-to-end traceability of product and processes. Read here to know the key capabilities that help compliance and traceability initiatives.
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Focus on Financials: Comprehensive ERP and Financial Management for a Manufacturing Competitive Advantage
Plex Systems
Manufacturers face many challenges with scarce credit, pricing pressures, and increasing costs. Critical to success is a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that aligns operations and production with finance to understand risk, allowing manufacturers to deliver quality products at competitive prices. Discover how to create value and profitability through real-time monitoring of financial conditions.
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Beating Complexity, Achieving Operational Excellence
Our global study of small and medium-sized discrete manufacturers worldwide revealed the industry is struggling with increasing complexity, global competition, rapidly changing business environments, and volatile raw materials prices. While manufacturers worldwide face similar challenges, this study clarifies how strategic initiatives and priorities vary by sector, geography, and job description.
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Lean Operations: Software Strategies for Manufacturing's New Normal
Throughout the 2000s, manufacturers were giving up on Lean. A "build it and we can sell it" attitude was adopted. Manufacturers responded to the 2008 economic collapse with aggressive cuts to inventory and head count. The worst is over. This research examines what's changed and how to intelligently ramp up production and inventory, with an eye towards recapturing core Lean principles while also adopting a new technology.
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Think Your Organization Is Too Small for ERP? Think Again
While many believe ERP to be out of reach of SMBs, a well-managed ERP implementation can be a continuing source of cost savings and operational improvements which help companies grow and thrive. Even small companies can document the business benefits of ERP, not only in terms of quantifiable cost savings and schedule improvements, but also in terms of standardizing, streamlining, and accelerating business processes.
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Featured White Papers
SAP How Web 2.0 Is Transforming CRM: Leveraging Social Media to Improve the Customer Experience
Infor Beating Complexity, Achieving Operational Excellence
HireRight, Inc. Employment Screening Benchmarking Report: 2011 Edition
Riverbed Technology Network Performance Management Comes of Age
SAP Think Your Organization Is Too Small for ERP? Think Again
IFS Databases and ERP Selection: Oracle vs. SQL Server
Sage BRM System-Using Information to Enhance Supplier, Customer, and Employee Interactions
Plex Systems Barcoding 101 for Manufacturers: What You Need to Know to Get Started
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