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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 Read More...
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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

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

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...
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

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...
Geac Hopes To See System21 Shine Again Like 'Aurora' Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations
One is only to hope that the Geac’s renewed interest in alliances and acquisition will be to the point of effectively enhancing prosperous product lines as

agricultural commodities  Hopes To See System21 Shine Again Like 'Aurora' Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations Geac Hopes To See System21 Shine Again Like 'Aurora' Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - September 18, 2002 Event Summary Lately, Geac Computer Corporation Limited (TSX: GAC), a large and until recently struggling Canadian supplier of enterprise management software, has indicated it might have finally gotten its ducks in the row not only has it posted a few stable and profitable Read More...
Talent (Human Capital) Management and Sports? Sign Me Up, Please! - Part 1
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

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...
Managing Global Trade Flows
In global trade, the flow of information must support the tracking and management of the goods to enable the secure and compliant entry and exit to and from

agricultural commodities  Global Trade Flows Global Trade Flows There are a multitude of complex interactions between the global trade flows within a secure supply chain. Namely, across the few dozens pertinent processes, global trade requires managing the flow of goods, funds, and information. That is to say, the flow of information must support the tracking and management of the goods to enable the secure and compliant entry and exit to and from countries for the correct funds to flow to eligible business and trading Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 21st, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTED, IMPLEMENTED, AND PUT TO GOOD USEHorticultural tools distribution business goes live with Sage ERP X3Industry tags: wholesale and retail

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Service Productization
Productization of services is accomplished by associating tangible features with intangible service offerings. Tangible features may take the form of personnel,

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...
Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
MAPICS hereby joins the raft of enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that are making their way into the product lifecycle management (PLM) market by

agricultural commodities  MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations How Magik! Fits with MAPICS For over two years or so, MAPICS , Inc . (NASDAQ: MAPX), possibly the largest global solution provider of extended enterprise applications for discrete manufacturers after acquiring its former competitor Frontstep (see MAPICS to Leap Forward in a Frontstep Way ), has shown both signs of significant changes and a persist number of historically recognizable and invariant tenets of operation. During Read More...
TOTVS Protheus ERP Is Now TEC Certified
The most recently certified enterprise resource planning (ERP) software product by TEC analysts is offered by the Brazilian company TOTVS and is called Protheus

agricultural commodities  10 major vertical industries—from agricultural and manufacturing businesses to health care and retail trade. Specific implementation methodologies have been developed for each of the series, depending on the client's size. Currently, an ultimate goal of TOTVS is to become a global reference with an international reputation. TOTVS invests heavily in technology, ready-to-use industry–oriented solutions, and social network solutions, which will eventually become an interface for all TOTVS software Read More...
The Ghost in the Machine: Where Has Process Automation Left the Consumer?
Business process automation is all very well and good. After all, nothing succeeds like success, especially automated success. But what is the effect of

agricultural commodities  Ghost in the Machine: Where Has Process Automation Left the Consumer? The Ghost in the Machine: Where Has Process Automation Left the Consumer? David Clark - June 9, 2006 A Background of Conflict and Malaise There is a growing trend in business circles towards customer advocacy as a means for enterprises to manage customer experience branding. Today's consumers are generally better informed (and in some respects more militant) than their counterparts from fifty years ago, and marketers and customer Read More...
Leave No Farmer Behind
Insights on the evolving policies and socioeconomics of the two largest countries in the world--China and India--and the impact for global business.

agricultural commodities  No Farmer Behind Liberalizing the Global Economies While the US sports our leave no children behind , which ultimately could impact US competitiveness, by making sure we educate our youth to a higher standard , Asia problems are more systemic. The economic engines on China and India that so dazzled and frighten the US have left the rural populaces out of the picture. In fact, rural citizens are literally willing to live on the streets of the big cities in order to get a crack at a job-any job-in Read More...
Managing the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain
Recent uncertainty in the global economy is not only having a negative impact on international economies, but an equally deleterious effect on global supply

agricultural commodities  the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain Recent uncertainty in the global economy is not only having a negative impact on international economies, but an equally deleterious effect on global supply chains. As with the international economies they serve, global supply chains are interwoven and inextricably linked to one another. For instance, if one link is severed in the supply chain it can cause a ripple effect which could collapse the entire chain. I’ll look at some of the concerns for potential Read More...

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