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A New Model for Evaluating Third Party Logistics Providers: Enter Service Oriented Architecture
Third-party logistic (3PL) providers are under pressure to keep costs low, expand services and capitalize on evolving supply chain management technology. As

3pl functions  enterprises are also questioning 3PL providers' ability to be flexible, innovative, and to make use of newer, more efficient technology. But companies are being shortsighted if they are only looking to the outsourcing option for specific logistics functions aimed at simply reducing costs while maintaining existing service levels. Alternatively, bringing outsourced functions back in-house may be a daunting task. Research on logistics services indicates the long-term trend toward outsourcing the management

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Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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Can Lilly Software Get More VISUAL?


Lilly Software’s financial success and double-digit revenue growth during the recent years have been attributable to its strong offerings and efficient distribution model for its target niche. However, the future is not going to be quite so bright unless the company overcomes serious challenges.

3pl functions  industries, VISUAL DCMS' inherent 3PL management functionality places Lilly Software in a solid position to meet this growing demand. Market Impact Lilly Software Associates, Inc. (LSA) is a Hampton, NH, USA-based privately held provider of a line of enterprise and supply chain management solutions for small-to-medium manufacturers and distributors. Lilly Software's financial success and double-digit revenue growth during the recent years have been attributable to its understanding of the requirements Read More

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


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSThe SuperYacht Group selects NetSuite Industry tags: services industry "The holding that includes magazine and Web site publishing, event hosting, marketing consultancy, and creative services has consolidated and centralized all its activities on cloud-based NetSuite ERP. The company has replaced its point solutions—solutions that had obviously become too tiny for them. The

3pl functions  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 Industry tags: cross-industry “Canadian non-profit organization The Salvation Army has chosen SumTotal to help improve efficiency and reliability in its Read More

Logistics.com Becomes The Newest Of Manhattan Associates


Will the acquisition of Logistics.com help outstanding Manhattan Associates round out what might not have been accomplished with its earlier acquisitions?

3pl functions  to enable third-party logistics (3PL) providers to track and bill clients for inventory handling, storage, fulfillment and transportation activities. Market Impact This might be a fairytale marriage, albeit many can point out ill-fated marriages of the sort in the past, both within and outside the IT industry. Manhattan Associates' ability to prudently expand its traditional warehouse management system (WMS) and supply chain execution (SCE) expertise to address increasingly required customers' order Read More

SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Four: Challenges, and User Recommendations


SSA will have its platter full attempting to integrate EXE, as well as its other recent acquisitions while maintaining and improving customer support for EXE's two main WMS products. It certainly cannot postpone the strategy roadmap delivery indefinitely.

3pl functions  EXE's grocery retailers and 3PL customers should strongly demand from SSA GGT to clearly articulate its vertical strategy, while existing and prospective non-SSA GT manufacturing users of EXE products should try to discern whether the vendor will pay adequate attention to the requirements coming from outside its installed base. Users will benefit from approaching SSA GT and informing themselves about what the company plans for future service and support (or discontinuation and/or product stabilization?) Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Five: 3PL Support and SCE Optimization


FourSite 4.4 is an upgrade of its fulfillment solution oriented towards third party logistics (3PL) providers. ViaOptimize, is an advanced step for companies who have already automated their facilities with Provia's WMS and are now looking at optimization as a key area of improvement, efficiency and cost reduction.

3pl functions  Twofold Manner Part Five: 3PL Support and SCE Optimization FourSite 4.4 These days when radio frequency identification (RFID) is constantly on everyone's lips, and when every relevant enterprise application vendor is hedging its bets towards becoming RFID-ready or is even convincing the market that its RFID-compliant solution is exactly what the doctor (such as, Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , and the US Department of Defense [ DoD ]) ordered, the typically quiet Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), a Read More

CAXA V5 PLM


CAXA V5 PDM is a product data management (PDM) platform for collaborative design, process planning, and shop-floor management. Its basic functions include the integration of all major computer-aided design (CAD) systems and data files, bills of materials (BOMs), and workflow management. Advanced functions are also provided for remote collaborative BOM management, online meetings, integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, etc. The platform is scalable and can be customized using industry-specific templates.    

3pl functions  V5 PLM CAXA V5 PDM is a product data management (PDM) platform for collaborative design, process planning, and shop-floor management. Its basic functions include the integration of all major computer-aided design (CAD) systems and data files, bills of materials (BOMs), and workflow management. Advanced functions are also provided for remote collaborative BOM management, online meetings, integration with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, etc. The platform is scalable and can be customized Read More

Outsourcing as a Revenue Enabler


The scope of business process outsourcing (BPO) has moved beyond back-office functions. Outsourcing is increasingly being seen as a partnering tool for the generation of revenue and not just cost savings. In this white paper, Manish Dugar, Senior Vice President, Wipro BPO, talks to Outsourcing Center about how BPOs can transform themselves into revenue enablers and help organizations do business better.

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Transportation Control and Transportation Optimize


Nulogx Transportation Control is an end-to-end third party logistics provider (3PL) solution that supports the activities necessary to manage and execute the full life cycle of the transportation process across multiple 3PL customers. From order management to financial settlement, transportation professionals can consolidate orders and optimize shipments throughout the transportation network. Transportation Optimize is designed to plan the best way to move high volumes of inbound and outbound shipments from one point to another. Transportation Optimize considers the entire shipment plan and applies all operational and physical constraints, leveraging its solving techniques to help decrease overall transportation cost  

3pl functions  transportation process across multiple 3PL customers. From order management to financial settlement, transportation professionals can consolidate orders and optimize shipments throughout the transportation network. Transportation Optimize is designed to plan the best way to move high volumes of inbound and outbound shipments from one point to another. Transportation Optimize considers the entire shipment plan and applies all operational and physical constraints, leveraging its solving techniques to help Read More

Software Selection: A Third Alternative Part One: The Buyer’s Perspective


There are two prevailing approaches for selecting enterprise-wide software: the functions and features approach and the business processes approach. Yet a third alternative does exist—one that takes the best aspects of these two to provide the assurances needed by the buyer and the efficiency desired by the vendor.

3pl functions  Selection: A Third Alternative Part One: The Buyer’s Perspective Experience has taught many of us that selecting a piece of enterprise-wide software is more of an art form than a science. In software selection, “2 + 2” may equal “4”—if the software selection process is successful and the right software, in all aspects, is selected. Or, “2 + 2” could equal “3” if it is partially successful in that the software meets many of the company’s needs but places a technological burden Read More

Adaptive Logistics and Transportation


Innovative companies improve efficiencies by integrating logistics and transportation functions with critical operating processes. By factoring transportation constraints into the planning and execution of warehousing, production and fulfillment, these companies are outperforming their competition.

3pl functions  Logistics and Transportation Innovative companies improve efficiencies by integrating logistics and transportation functions with critical operating processes. By factoring transportation constraints into the planning and execution of warehousing, production and fulfillment, these companies are outperforming their competition. Read More

Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress


ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SSA Global, Geac, Intentia, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products.

3pl functions  Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress Software Product Groupings for Retail Part One of this note described the distinct software requirements of retail enterprises, retail stores, and suppliers to the retail industry. Aspiring software vendors offer some or most of the following groupings of products: 1) As the modern retail enterprise is required to rapidly collect, organize, distribute, analyze, and optimize information throughout its organization, retail enterprise systems Read More

Transportation Management System (TMS) RFI/RFP Template


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3pl functions  Management System (TMS) RFI/RFP Template The Transportation Management System (TMS) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 168 features and functions found in Transportation Management System (TMS) software solutions. This Transportation Management Systems Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Transportation Management System (TMS) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Transportation Read More

American Software - A Tacit Avant-Garde?


Throughout June, American Software, Inc. continued to announce additional functions that broaden the scope of its e-intelliprise application suite. It also announced financial results for fiscal 2000.

3pl functions  Software - A Tacit Avant-Garde? American Software - A Tacit Avant-Garde? P.J. Jakovljevic - July 24, 2000 Event Summary According to its press release on June 19, American Software announced that e-intelliprise, its fully web-based ERP solution with complete front-to-back office integration, now includes a customizable Business Intelligence Portal that provides secured role-based views of key performance indicators (KPIs). The Portal is a knowledge management system throughout the supply chain, Read More