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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 commodity  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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Maximizing Potential Benefits in Reverse Auctions


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agricultural commodity  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

Are You Ready for the Project Economy?


The multitude of messages and media in this interactive age contributes to a fragmented consumer goods market. Shorter product life cycles, mass product customization, and increasing supply chain complexity are all symptoms of the new project economy. The arrival of this new age must be recognized by business leaders, and the systems supporting business must change to accommodate this reality.

agricultural commodity  from hunter-gatherer economies to agricultural economies, and then later to industrial economies. The industrial age has given way gradually to the information economy. But at this point, all economic sectors are feeling the rise of a new paradigm – the Project Economy. The rise of the industrial economy allowed the mass-manufacture of mass-marketed products. The reduced cost of commodity goods allowed an unprecedented increase in consumption throughout the developed world. Over time, however, Read More

Analyst / SCT Share Vision at SCT User Conference


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agricultural commodity  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

If Software Is A Commodity - Can You Still Win Some Competitive Advantage?


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agricultural commodity  Software Is A Commodity - Can You Still Win Some Competitive Advantage? The Question If most application software is a commodity (see If Software Is A Commodity...Then What? ), why do some companies gain more benefit and competitive advantage than others (see Commodity Software, Best Practice and Competitive Advantage )? Why do two companies in the same industry, using the same application product see two very different results? One gains competitive advantage and the other sees no change or even a loss Read More

The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010


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Revionics and Nielsen Form Global Strategic Alliance


Revionics, Inc., a provider of merchandise optimization solutions, and Nielsen Holdings, N.V., a global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, have signed a multi-year global strategic alliance agreement. The combination of best-in-class competitive market insights with proven demand-based science and predictive analytics should help retailers answer critical

agricultural commodity  and Nielsen Form Global Strategic Alliance Revionics, Inc. , a provider of merchandise optimization solutions, and Nielsen Holdings, N.V. , a global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, have  signed a multi-year global strategic alliance agreement . The combination of best-in-class competitive market insights with proven demand-based science and predictive analytics should help retailers answer critical questions such as whether their prices are competitive, Read More

TEC Talks to the Compiere ERP/CRM ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Three: Compiere/ComPiere


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agricultural commodity  Talks to the Compiere ERP/CRM ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Three: Compiere/ComPiere Introduction Consider that Free and open source software models, as opposed to the traditional proprietary models, may afford end user organizations a direct line to getting the software that is most well-adapted to their specific needs and at a lower cost. If that tends to be the case, one should ask how it is that the groups providing Free and open source enterprise software model their Read More

Is Intentia Truly Industry’s First In Food Traceability?


With the acquisition of 49% of the Norwegian software company Scase, Intentia claims to be the first Enterprise Applications provider to offer an integrated system for origin tracing of food items. The announcement provides potential benefits for the livestock processing industry in the EU, but enterprises that are neither in the processing of livestock nor part of the EU will see limited application.

agricultural commodity  providing tracking from the agricultural source (farms, feedlots and fisheries) to the consumer have not been primarily systems issues. The primary problems are derived from the lack of procedures, both within the company and at all levels of the supply chain, to identify the product (product identification, labeling, location management, etc.) and to gain access to the required information in the first place. To that end, the Intentia's announcement indeed appears to address some of these challenges Read More

The Rise of Price Management


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agricultural commodity  Rise of Price Management The Rise of Price Management The previous note, The Case for Price Management , dealt with explaining the inadequacy of glorified price and discount list capabilities coming from traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) and accounting back-office systems. Given the prospective upsurge of pricing solutions demand, and the fact that an increased focus on change management often leads to better results, many professional services firms have begun to focus on price Read More

Splice Machine


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Sage Analyst Day 2011: Not your Older Brother’s Sage - Part 3


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How RAUCH GmbH Cut Its Publishing Costs by 90 Percent


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agricultural commodity  Percent Until 2004, German agricultural machinery manufacturer RAUCH created its technical publications in-house, relying on a service provider to create and translate operation manuals. The problem: this was a massive, time-consuming effort requiring extensive communication between all parties. Clearly, RAUCH needed to change its approach. The solution: incorporating Arbortext IsoDraw into its technical publications workflow. Read More

The Fatal Flaws for Process Manufacturers


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agricultural commodity  Fatal Flaws for Process Manufacturers Introduction In the TEC article Find the Software's Fatal Flaws To Avoid Failure , we explored the concept that software can have fatal flaws that can result in anything from discomfort to disaster. Fatal flaws are defined as the gap between what a software product offers and the critical functions that a company needs. Many fatal flaws are the result of a company's industry. The process manufacturing industries, including food, CPG, chemical, pharmaceuticals Read More

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Deciding that acquisition is the better part of valor, Numetrix cancelled its IPO to combine fortunes with ERP vendor J. D. Edwards & Company. Though technologically adept in the areas of supply chain planning and optimization, Numetrix has lacked a successful marketing strategy, a primary factor in its demise as an independent company. Now, the marketplace scrutinizes the new combination, strategies for integration of Numetrix, and the growing footprint of J. D. Edwards.

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