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The Wizardry of Business Process Management: Part 5
Part 1 of this blog series started a lengthy discussion about the value proposition and parts-and-parcels of business process management (BPM), with an ensuing

3pl disadvantage  shipping), through third-party logistics (3PL) networks or the company’s own fleet, through a third-party service network, etc. As seen in TEC ’s previous article Retailing Trends—Shopping Anyway and Everywhere , Internet-based technological advancements have caused consumers to expect interchangeable multichannel (e.g., retail store, catalog, call center, commercial contractor, Web site, kiosk) inquiry, shopping, and goods return. In fact nowadays, a consumer expects a true cross-channel

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The Five Sure-fire Strategies for Gaining Management Approval for WMS Projects


Despite the consensus that warehouse management systems (WMS) offer many benefits, getting approval for a new system is challenging. You need to get key decision makers in operations, IT, and finance—as well as the executive team and the board of directors—to see value in the proposed WMS. But how can you improve your chances of getting management approval? Discover five strategies for information-gathering and approval.

3pl disadvantage  software evaluation/selection, site selection, 3PL evaluation, myShipINFO to monitor shipments  and carrier performance, and RateINFO, a carrier rate analysis and contract negotiation service. To learn more: Phone: 877.684.7700;  Web: http://www.envistacorp.com This document has been created and published by HighJump Software, a 3M company. This document is copyrighted property of 3M with all rights reserved. This information may not be copied in whole or in part without the prior written consent of Read More

Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies


As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a company can achieve quick gains and receive a fast return on investment.

3pl disadvantage  to consider for the 3PL model is lack of inventory control. The company to whom the inventory belongs has no visibility into the management and execution of fulfillment of product to its customers. The originating company cannot easily track the data generated from the purchase transaction, as this information does not belong to the primary company—which means that it has difficulty in tracking total units sold at a particular time. This causes further planning and procurement headaches, since Read More

IBM Jumps on the Linux Bandwagon with Both Feet, Sort Of


IBM is refocusing its corporate-wide Internet software efforts around Linux, creating a new Linux Group within the Enterprise Server Division.

3pl disadvantage  Jumps on the Linux Bandwagon with Both Feet, Sort Of Event Summary January 10, 2000 12:30 PM ET - IBM is refocusing its corporate-wide Internet software efforts around Linux, a move it hopes will legitimize the open-source movement for large corporations while reviving its own flagging enterprise server business. In the process, IBM has dismantled the four-year-old Internet Division and has established a new Linux group under the Enterprise Server Division. The new group will be headed by former Read More

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Petersen Inc. Selects Cincom ERP


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3pl disadvantage  services, and third-party logistics (3PL), selected the Cincom Business Suite , an advanced version of Microsoft Dynamics AX for complex and project-centric manufacturers, produced by Cincom Systems . Petersen designs, manufactures, installs, and refurbishes a range of equipment including tunnel boring machines, waste treatment equipment, industrial process equipment, pressure vessels, nuclear plant equipment, custom mining equipment, and more.   Named as Boeing's supplier of the year in 2012, Petersen Read More

Future Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 1: Disruptive Innovations


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What’s New at MCA Solutions?


Service supply chains remain complex. MCA Solutions can help service companies of all sizes improve their bottom line. In today’s feature interview, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down with MCA Solutions CEO Bob Salvucci to discuss the current state of the market, MCA’s approach and focus on service parts planning and optimization, and the new offerings behind MCA’s growth that are expanding this software space.

3pl disadvantage  software provider for its 3PL services. Its low-cost recurring revenue business model and on-demand only offerings are attractive to many companies, although the vendor appears to drop out of deals when customers opt out of a so ftware-as-a-service (SaaS) solution. In contrast, MCA has several customers paying over a million dollars in annual maintenance—a quite different model.   Meet MCA’s CEO I recently had the chance to discuss MCA’s current state of affairs with the company’s chief executive Read More

Project-oriented Software: Many Choices, Many Differences


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3pl disadvantage  oriented Software: Many Choices, Many Differences Introduction The most precious resource for consultants, architectural and engineering firms, and similar organizations is time. Revenue is generated when this time is billed to clients, and profits are generated when the cost of doing business is less than revenue. Profits are maximized when individual employees can bill more of their time, at higher rates. While this formula sounds simplistic, achieving the goal is difficult. The business managemen Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 23rd, 2012


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3pl disadvantage  RedPrairie solutions Industry tags: 3PL The NCR label solution is very well suited to high-volume parcel shipping, and RedPrairie logistics solutions have more than proven themselves for 3PL operations. Accuristix has made a smart move by integrating the technology of these two vendors. —Philippe Reney, TEC SCM Analyst Compare TMS solutions now Compare WMS solutions now TEC profile for RedPrairie Corporation Press release Salvation Army selects SumTotal Cloud for payroll, benefits, and HR management In Read More

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3pl disadvantage  enviable foothold in the 3PL market during its initial years as HS&E — over 2,200 installed AS/RS systems worldwide. As a result, ViaWare can be found in the IT infrastructures of blue-chip 3PL providers like: Fedex Logistics , Menlo Logistics , Total Logistic Control , Emery Worldwide , and USF . Provia's recent focus has also been on the Tier 1 private warehousing space and high-profile client base there would include large Tier 1 private warehousing clients like Gillette and Graybar Electric . Read More

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3pl disadvantage  At the same time, 3PL providers need to view themselves as business process managers that can capitalize on today's evolving supply chain management (SCM) technology. Most 3PLs have a significant inventory of applications to host business process outsourcing for order services, warehousing, pick-pack-ship operations, inventory control, kitting, light assembly, transportation, consolidation, international trade logistics, reverse logistics, and many other functions for requesting clients and prospects. Read More

Single Version of the Truth


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3pl disadvantage  Procurement Supplier Carrier or 3PL Broker Consolidator Transportation from supplier Product movement data (where is stuff in the supply chain) Condition monitoring—e.g., temperature, pressure, etc. for sensitive goods in transportation and storage Supplier Carrier Consolidator Logistics department Compliance department Brokers Banks Consolidation stage Condition monitoring Shipment dimensions - size and weight Packaging requirements Carrier Supplier Consolidator Storage location Brokers Shipment with Read More

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Not all integrated accounting and point of sale (POS) systems are created equal. If sales prices aren’t updated, or if on-hand stock isn’t managed properly, you will be at a major competitive disadvantage. Fully integrated accounting systems move information smoothly from one module to another—but what does integration as it applies to accounting and POS software really mean?

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