Planning for Manufacturing Exceptions
No matter how sophisticated your ERP solution may be, the most critical factor in its success will be how well it handles exceptions--the seemingly quixotic mission of planning for the unplanned. These issues outside your established operational parameters can include supply, operational and demand exceptions, and can have a "butterfy effect" on your enterprise--impacting customer service, purchasing, plant scheduling, shipping and accounting. How well you respond depends on four critical factors: The speed at which you identify these exceptions; how thoroughly you communicate them within your enterprise, the business rules you have in place to handle these exceptions and how responsive your ERP system is to handling the above four factors. In this white paper, we will explore how you can manage these four factors in planning for exceptions in your enterprise.
7 Practical Sales Tips
These days, nobody goes it alone. We all can use a few new techniques to help us close tough deals. This ebook outlines key sales strategies and gives you the resources you need to put them into action. Some recommendations are simple; others require thoughtful business decisions. But all guarantee an immediate and long-lasting impact on your sales organization. Get a few quick sales tips you can use anywhere, anytime.
How to Create Dashboards People Love to Use
Dashboards have become a standard business tool over the last decade. Dozens of dashboard-building solutions have sprung up to meet the demand. Yet in the flurry of technology and enthusiasm, little attention has been paid to how to design focused, thoughtful, and user-friendly dashboards. This guide will show you concepts and best practices for creating a high-impact dashboard that people love to use.
It Isn't the Fall, It's the Sudden Stop
Written By: J. Dowling
Published On: January 10 2002
Skillful management of transitions is essential for IT professionals. It is not simple and it not recognized when it is done right, but when done wrong, the noise of the sudden stop rings in everyone's ears for a long time.
TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 6)
Written By: David Clark
Published On: August 14 2008
Welcome to TurtleSpice ERP! We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end—with a twist: It’s up to you to make sure comptroller Mike Chelonia stays on track and selects the right ERP system for the company. Cast your vote at the bottom of this post, and next week I’ll move the scenario forward based on the winning answer.
The story so far: Mike
A Tour of the Clouds
Written By: Jorge Garcia
Published On: June 22 2010
The term “cloud computing” might be the next biggest trend in the IT industry. Jorge Garcia explains some of the basic ideas behind cloud computing—and how it may help your organization in the future.