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Best Practices for Transporters and 3PL Service Providers
The business of transporting goods is risky, complex, and effort-intensive. Despite the continuing rise in fuel prices, employee salaries, and other overhead

3pl providers  Practices for Transporters and 3PL Service Providers The current state of the goods transport business is such that most transporters and third party logistics (3PL) service providers are forced to offer their services at lower rates while faced with the continual rise in costs for doing business (e.g., increasing fuel prices, employee salaries, and other operating expenses). This scenario calls for transporters and 3PL service providers to streamline business processes and provide value-added services

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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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 customers are becoming more discerning, 3PLs can leverage service oriented architecture to meet customer needs.

3pl providers  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

Transportation & shipping management system


Transportation and third-party logistics providers have become embedded in the new economy of the last decade. As a result, unprecedented industry growth and consolidation has driven 3PL providers to find even more efficient and effective processes for running the enterprise, while at the same time managing an explosion in the proliferation of services delivered to customers. In recent years, many businesses have been built that rely completely on 3PLs to manage a significant portion of their business processes. With this strategy, companies eliminate major infrastructure investment, gain access to world-class processes, improve their agility in reacting to a dynamic marketplace, share risks with a strategic partner, and reduce operating costs. To match these new market realities, 3PLs often provide services beyond the traditional – multi-modal transportation (air, land, and sea), warehouse management services, vendor-managed inventory, and labor services. Newer services include pick and pack, inspection, kitting, packaging, labeling, product returns and reverse distribution, packaging and re-packaging, salvage and scrap disposal, and even customer service and telemarketing. Ramco 3PL and Transportation solution is designed to address the expanding array of services offered by these companies. Based on Ramco VirtualWorks, Ramco 3PL and Transportation provides companies with the flexibility they need to rapidly respond to evolving corporate imperatives, regulatory changes, and market conditions. Rather than re-deploy enterprise systems as the company reacts to these changes, the underlying platform can leverage business process models to quickly compose new business assets for true “change on demand.” Ramco 3PL and Transportation is comprised of: Inbound Logistics Outbound Logistics Warehouse Management Vehicle Management Inventory Human Capital Management Financials  

3pl providers  and consolidation has driven 3PL providers to find even more efficient and effective processes for running the enterprise, while at the same time managing an explosion in the proliferation of services delivered to customers. In recent years, many businesses have been built that rely completely on 3PLs to manage a significant portion of their business processes. With this strategy, companies eliminate major infrastructure investment, gain access to world-class processes, improve their agility in reacting Read More

Best Practices: Inbound Logistics - Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain


This paper discusses best practices observed from the most successful inbound logistics programs of manufacturing organizations in the automotive industry and among consumer packaged goods manufacturers. It also discusses the role of third-party logistics (3PL) service providers in terms of transportation and warehousing.

3pl providers  role of third-party logistics (3PL) service providers in terms of transportation and warehousing. Read More

RedPrairie - New Name For A Brave New Value Proposition Paradigm Part Three: Continued Market Impact


RedPrairie's solution for the first time enables both private & third party logistic providers (3PLs) to meet the needs of multiple vertical industries within a single WMS solution

3pl providers  discrete standards to drive 3PL productivity gains, and enable 3PLs to granularly measure activity-based costs (ABC) and determine actual cost-to-serve individual customers or perform individual warehouse operations, all to make better service pricing decisions. DLx Transportation , which provides network-based transportation planning and execution, enabling 3PLs to optimize and manage freight movements into and out of their own facilities as well as to offer transportation management as a hosted service Read More

High Availability and Interoperability for Telco Class Applications


Interoperability and performance are key market enablers for providers of network equipment. The relationship between performance and time-to-market has been widely studied, and a strong correlation has been defined. However, the performance gap that exists between an interdependent (proprietary) design and a modular (standards-based) design has not been explored to the same extent.

3pl providers  Availability and Interoperability for Telco Class Applications Interoperability and performance are key market enablers for providers of network equipment. The relationship between performance and time-to-market has been widely studied, and a strong correlation has been defined. However, the performance gap that exists between an interdependent (proprietary) design and a modular (standards-based) design has not been explored to the same extent. Read More

Healthy Savings for Aurora Healthcare: Capital Asset Lifecycle Management


Like many health care providers, Wisconsin (US)-based Aurora faces pressures to improve care quality, while monitoring its bottom line. Asset optimization remains elusive for most such enterprises, but Aurora devised a plan to use a centralized service management call center to facilitate service requests, and dispatch resources. Aurora was thereby able to attain higher efficiency, and still strengthen service levels.

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Seidor Consulting


 For more than 30 years, we have been working with leading solution providers to ensure that all projects are completed on time, to the desired specifications, and that performance goals are met. We are a SAP Gold Channel Partner having nearly 1,250 SAP customers worldwide for SAP Business One, SAP Business All-in-One and SAP Business ByDesign.

3pl providers  Consulting  For more than 30 years, we have been working with leading solution providers to ensure that all projects are completed on time, to the desired specifications, and that performance goals are met. We are a SAP Gold Channel Partner having nearly 1,250 SAP customers worldwide for SAP Business One, SAP Business All-in-One and SAP Business ByDesign. Read More

Got Big Data? Net Big Dollars!


Data is growing at unprecedented rates. Data on customers, producers, underwriting, claims, and service providers is just part of the picture. This increase is being driven by social media and mobile devices adding text and other nonstructured, as well as structured, data. Read this report to find out about the tremendous payback that comes from managing huge repositories of data.

3pl providers  Big Data? Net Big Dollars! Data is growing at unprecedented rates. Data on customers, producers, underwriting, claims, and service providers is just part of the picture. This increase is being driven by social media and mobile devices adding text and other nonstructured, as well as structured, data. Read this report to find out about the tremendous payback that comes from managing huge repositories of data. Read More

Capgemini


Capgemini is one of the leading global providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. In 2013, the Group reported a total revenue of 10.1 billion euros. 

3pl providers  Capgemini is one of the leading global providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. In 2013, the Group reported a total revenue of 10.1 billion euros. Read More

Customer Process Management Drives Profitability in Financial Services


As competition in the financial sector increases, many financial services providers are seeking ways to improve customer service and profitability through process efficiency. By developing rich integration between customer data and allowing that data to be managed by the business users, customer process management (CPM) enables financial services organizations to adapt to changing market demands and maximize their competitive edge.

3pl providers  Process Management Drives Profitability in Financial Services As competition in the financial sector increases, many financial services providers are seeking ways to improve customer service and profitability through process efficiency. By developing rich integration between customer data and allowing that data to be managed by the business users, customer process management (CPM) enables financial services organizations to adapt to changing market demands and maximize their competitive edge. Read More

Power and Thermal Management Considerations for Network Telecom Solutions


As telecommunications networks grow in size and complexity, enterprises and service providers are faced with an increasing burden on operating expenses. In particular, the amount of power consumed and heat dissipated within even a single rack of communications servers is now a very real budget consideration. Clearly, lowering these numbers is the concern of all communication platform designers.

3pl providers  and Thermal Management Considerations for Network Telecom Solutions As telecommunications networks grow in size and complexity, enterprises and service providers are faced with an increasing burden on operating expenses. In particular, the amount of power consumed and heat dissipated within even a single rack of communications servers is now a very real budget consideration. Clearly, lowering these numbers is the concern of all communication platform designers. Read More

Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part III


Part II of this blog series allowed members of the two global trade management (GTM) software providers, TradeBeam and Precision Software, to voice their outlooks on the market (in light of the recent global trade decline). But at the end of the post I introduced the question of the possible threat to GTM providers coming from the large enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers. Given that

3pl providers  Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part III Part II of this blog series allowed members of the two global trade management (GTM) software providers, TradeBeam and Precision Software , to voice their outlooks on the market (in light of the recent global trade decline ). But at the end of the post I introduced the question of the possible threat to GTM providers coming from the large enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers. Given that SAP, Infor and Oracle now have their own GTM Read More

What Are the Support and Maintenance Options?


Enterprise software licensees do have a choice when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers, with several, less expensive options existing for any company that is considering discontinuing S&M for an application product.

3pl providers  Are the Support and Maintenance Options? Enterprises can remain at the mercy of vendors' high-priced support and maintenance (S&M) agreements for only so long. If vendors continue playing hardball with their customers, they are likely to face substantial customer defections, with customers seeking alternative options. To learn more about software maintenance and support, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Read More

Application Software Outsourcing: Buyers Are Seeking More Expertise from Providers


In a previous blog post, based on TEC’s outsourcing selection criteria, I summarized 6 types of experiences that a buyer should consider when choosing the best provider for application software outsourcing projects. Since then, my interest has been raised to the level of taking a further look into outsourcing buyers’ requirements for their potential providers’ expertise in a real selection process

3pl providers  Software Outsourcing: Buyers Are Seeking More Expertise from Providers In a previous blog post , based on TEC’s outsourcing selection criteria, I summarized 6 types of experiences that a buyer should consider when choosing the best provider for application software outsourcing projects. Since then, my interest has been raised to the level of taking a further look into outsourcing buyers’ requirements for their potential providers’ expertise in a real selection process. Thanks to TEC’s Read More