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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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Agricultural Commodity Trading - Quite a Different Business
The Business of Agriculture Commodity Trading Recently, I had the opportunity to take a detailed look at the agriculture commodity trading and risk

agricultural commodities  trading market—my impression of agricultural commodities trading is different from any other commodity trading business. I believe that it deserves to be classified as a stand-alone cluster within the trading and risk management business. There are some particular qualities that make it distinctive from similar business models that trade other commodities, and it can be very different from other encountered types of businesses such as: manufacturing, retail, etc. Generally, commodities are products

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics


One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a collaborative allows companies to save money and streamline operations.

agricultural commodities  some chemical and most agricultural products, are perishable and must be delivered to customers within a fixed time. The allocation of freight resources to ensure timely delivery is less a question of cost than it is of customer service Many bulk products are produced in continuous 24/7 production processes in which plant shutdowns are costly, and in some instances, create health and safety risks. For instance, the shutdown of large petrochemical plants may cost as much as $500K to $1M daily - far more Read More

Maximizing Potential Benefits in Reverse Auctions


Reverse auction (RA) has emerged as a strategic tool for consumer packaged goods companies pursuing cost efficiencies in their sourcing programs. This article presents a framework to structure and gain maximum mileage out of the RA process.

agricultural commodities  is especially prevalent with agricultural commodities, whose source base is small in geography and limited in time. It would be infinitely better for the procurement specialists to undertake a comprehensive vendor credibility exercise before awarding the contract. This could assume the shape of a vendor credibility matrix , in which vendors would be ranked not only on cost, but also on period of association and business stake in the organization, increase in supply value and volume over time, ratings for Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

agricultural commodities  such as fuel and agricultural products can be bought using horizontal or vertical exchanges. Dealing With Multiple Marketplaces or Exchanges In most major categories of goods and services, and in most major industries, multiple marketplaces or exchanges now exist. The land grab in business-to-business e-commerce has largely been completed, with dot-coms having obtained venture capital financing, recruited leading industry and category experts, locked up the best Internet addresses, and established Read More

PLM Is An Industry Affair - Or Is It?


The question, 'Do vertical industry needs play a significant role in a PLM software selection?' should be a simple question to answer. Instead, it is a question best answered with a series of questions.

agricultural commodities  sugar content of an agricultural product. Still others are based on traditions and legacy of the industry, such as the need to produce and sell paper rolls by the foot, but to price them by the pound. Regardless of the history of the requirement, these differences must be supported by the software application in order for the software to support the business effectively. These unique industry characteristics often drive additional, or even conflicting requirements for the software applications when Read More

Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Three: Product Differentiators


Of all the MBS' products, Solomon is apparently the purest in terms of a standard Microsoft technology stack, and without any proprietary additions. Furthermore, its sharp focus solely on Microsoft technology from ground up, coined in ''the power of one'' motto (one OS platform - Windows XP/NT/2000, one database platform - MS SQL Server, one development environment - MS Visual Basic, etc.), also presents an attractive, risk-adverse option for penny-pinching mid-market customers. Solomon IV has consequently been very competitive in speed of implementation, feasibility of customization, total cost of ownership (TCO), and price/performance ratio.

agricultural commodities  Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Three: Product Differentiators Product Differentiators Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon , formerly Solomon IV and Microsoft Great Plains Solomon IV , is a prominent business management and e-business suite of applications for small and mid-market companies. Most recently, in summer 2003, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) announced the availability of Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon 5.5 , which includes several new features and Read More

Will Intel Take a Loss on Each CPU, but Make It Up in Volume?


There are reports that Dell may buy AMD’s Spitfire chip. If the reports are true, then look for competition to produce lower prices.

agricultural commodities  intel,amd,dell,spitfire,cpu,Advanced Micro Devices,Dell Computer Corporation,low-end CPU,AMD chips,AMD multiprocessor servers,dell system Read More

Thou Shalt Manage (and Cherish) Thy (Best) Suppliers


In its recent report, Shifting C-level Business Priorities as the Recovery Takes Hold, Saugatuck Technologies claims that top business priorities are returning to a pattern more consistent with a growth economy. Read this in-depth report from TEC Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic to find out why supplier management is crucial.

agricultural commodities  Shalt Manage (and Cherish) Thy (Best) Suppliers Thou Shalt Manage (and Cherish) Thy (Best) Suppliers In its recent report Shifting C-level Business Priorities as the Recovery Takes Hold , Saugatuck Technologies claims that top business priorities are returning to a pattern more consistent with a growth economy. This was the case in the company’s 2006 research, wherein sales/revenue growth, which led the list of top business goals, was followed by reaching new customers. However, a sign of the trying Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 14th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ IMPLEMENTATIONSGirl Scouts of the USA selects NetSuite ERPIndustry tags: Non-profit organizations "Shifting software systems to the cloud is a current trend for organizations of many types, especially for non-manufacturing and service management organizations. Girl Scouts of the USA is a great example of such a move. Dispersed across the country, the organization needs to

agricultural commodities  one of the oldest agricultural producer cooperatives in the US, will supplement its existing JD Edwards ERP software with the NetSuite OneWorld cloud-based system in order to provide a single platform for all its domestic and international subsidiaries and joint ventures. This approach is interesting, as it offers a combination of parallel ERP systems (on-premise and SaaS-based) serving two business directions—internal production, and subsidiary businesses. I'll be curious to know how this project is Read More

Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


Microsoft's reticence to comment on any timelines of product integration and operations mergers, to our belief, stems from their genuine inability to foresee it at this stage. Still, although the indications that the business will continue to be as usual are strong, Microsoft may eventually decide to streamline its diverse, likely redundant, product mix, staff, and channel. Once Microsoft figures it out and gets a much clearer picture, it should emerge as a mid-market leader making its competitors scramble to better its value proposition.

agricultural commodities  'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations Event Summary On May 7, after couple of weeks of the press' speculations, and the parties' courting and 'playing hard to get' game, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), the world's largest software provider, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Navision (CSE: NAVI), a Danish provider of enterprise business solutions for mid-sized companies. The acquisition is seen to bring together Read More

Analyst / SCT Share Vision at SCT User Conference


The SCT User Conference featured industry analysts from Gartner Group, AMR Research and Meta Group each sharing its vision for the future of enterprise systems with the audience. Customers, in special interest groups and in presentations discussed their success with SCT’s products. SCT showed both their existing product set plus their vision for the future with a series of product announcements and prototypes of future products.

agricultural commodities  oils, citrus and other agricultural areas. The complexity of its management challenges included dynamic freight rates, grain elevator movements, variable quality, customer blending requirements, etc. Cargill uses the Fygir product and claimed significant gains. A presentation by New Balance Shoes on its success in forecasting, production, and capacity planning was especially interesting given the recent press on competitor Nike's difficulties in a similar area. The New Balance presentation demonstrated Read More

Dead Heat: Corporate Buyers Gain Analysis Tools in Leading e-Procurement Products


Commerce One has partnered with Sagent Technology to add analytic tools to its enterprise e-purchasing application. Also, Ariba has partnered with Informatica to add analytic tools to its enterprise e-purchasing application.

agricultural commodities  Heat: Corporate Buyers Gain Analysis Tools in Leading e-Procurement Products Dead Heat: Corporate Buyers Gain Analysis Tools in Leading e-Procurement Products D. Geller - July 20, 2000 Event Summary Ariba and Commerce One have each enhanced their buyer-wide products with analytic capabilities. Commerce One and Sagent Technology, Inc. have announced the immediate availability of the BuySite Business Intelligence Kit. This add-on to Commerce One's BuySite provides corporate buyers with information about Read More

Can ERP Meet Your eBusiness Needs?


Businesses cannot afford simply to respond to the next technological innovation; they must learn to respond to change as a constant state. As difficult as it may appear, it is not enough to react to the eBusiness challenges the World Wide Web is presenting today. Companies must position themselves to be able to respond to and take advantage of the next technological advance, whatever that opportunity may be.

agricultural commodities  ERP Meet Your eBusiness Needs? Introduction Can ERP meet your eBusiness needs? This is a deceptively simple question with no singular, simple answer. While businesses today cannot operate effectively in today's economy without it, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) alone cannot meet the needs of businesses that are undergoing, or have undergone an eTransformation. Which companies are those? Quite simply, the only companies that need not transform themselves are those that do not intend to be in business Read More

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Productization of services is accomplished by associating tangible features with intangible service offerings. Tangible features may take the form of personnel, collateral, methodologies, pricing, facilities, or other attributes. Automation tools like enterprise service automation, database, and project management tools serve as enablers to service productization. By associating tangible features with intangible services, the professional services firm can build client confidence.

agricultural commodities  Productization Service Productization If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Epicor is introducing a new approach to the way enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are designed, built, and used. We've redefined enterprise application software: gone are the technology barriers, integration barriers, and accessibility barriers that stifle productivity. In their place is a newfound sense of collaboration, compatibility a Read More

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Sure, by now most of us have heard about the importance of strategically managing talent and human capital, but how many of us are convinced that companies truly buy into those lofty concepts in droves? Some of us will even have read McKinsey’s now classic study from the late 1990 that coined the term “the war for talent.” In other words, now in the new millennium, we find ourselves in the

agricultural commodities  wins.” Conversely, during the agricultural and brick-and-mortar age of the 19th century, the economy was based on land, and on truly physical and very tangible assets, whereas people were regarded as a mere labor expense. The industrial age of the 1930 followed with a manufacturing-driven economy and a need for specialized workers. Then came the automation age of the 1960 that introduced the concept of human resources (HR) management. Still, higher business performance was derived through the most Read More