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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

agriculture commodities  direct trading between companies. Agriculture products such as wheat, barley, maize, dry peas, soybeans, rice, and lentils (along with others) are typically traded within the agricultural commodities trading business—but this list varies largely depending on the country and market segment. Here are some specific attributes of agricultural commodities: a.    Different lots of the same product might have multiple quality characteristics, such as content of foreign matters, chemical composition, Read More...
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Entering the Market in the World’s Largest Democracy
Currently, India’s population is approximately 1.0009 billion. The middle class is large and still growing; wages were low, but now are some of the best in

agriculture commodities  employment and strengthens the agriculture and service sectors. India has the potential to become a manufacturing hub for textiles, automobiles, steel, metals and petroleum products for the world market. India has emerged as a premier global manufacturing hub with the foray of a number of Multi National corporations such as General Motors, Ford, Suzuki, Hyundai, Coco Cola, etc. The current scenario portrays significant improvement in the performance of beverages and tobacco, cotton textiles, textile Read More...
Greening the Organization Profitably with Asset Management
The world is focusing on environmental awareness, and reducing greenhouse gases is now an inevitable part of doing business. But how can you conform to

agriculture commodities  utilities, government, services, and agriculture are all adopting CSR-related policies, processes, and procedures - more often ahead of governmental regulation than because of it. Companies initiating such programs ind that their bottom lines actually improve through greater eiciencies and increases in productivity and through greater consumer patronage in recognition of the company's socially responsible position. In business, one of the keys to successful environmental management is the collection of Read More...
Pricing Management in a Down Economy -- Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better pricing management and optimization practices. It also

agriculture commodities  Management in a Down Economy -- Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series expanded on some of TEC 's earlier articles about companies' need for better pricing management and optimization practices. It also introduced the FUD (fear, uncertainty & doubt) notion about how appropriate these solutions might be in a down market. It appeared that at least the service sector (including spare parts pricing) remains largely impervious to the economic climate (if not even bolstered by a downturn). So, What's in Store Read More...
Managing Time Off Is No Vacation
Companies with a large, complex workforce face distinct management challenges. Not only do you need to determine which employee is best suited to perform a

agriculture commodities  Time Off Is No Vacation Organizations adopting Dark Pool Trading Systems need to ensure rapid internal development of algorithms, since conditions that support algorithmic variables can change quickly and requirements can differ greatly from one financial market to the other and from one participant to the other. Source : AppLabs Resources Related to Testing Dark Pool Trading Systems : Dark Pools of Liquidity (Wikipedia) Testing Dark Pool Trading Systems Trading Systems is also known as : Read More...
Triple Point Technology Acquires WAM Systems
Commodity value chain and supply chain planning (SCP) software apps merged yesterday when Triple Point Technology acquired WAM Systems. Triple Point is a global

agriculture commodities  energy, metals, minerals, chemicals, agriculture, shipping, consumer products, food and beverage, retail, and manufacturing depend on Triple Point solutions. WAM is the premier provider of SCP and optimization solutions for process manufacturing industries including oil and gas, polymers, consumer packaged goods (CPG), food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals. Notable customers include Indian Oil, LyondellBasell, PetroChina, PTT Global Chemical, Sasol Oil, Saudi Aramco , and Solvay . With WAM in Read More...
SAS: Striving to Sustain Leadership
SAS Institute has been successful, moving beyond a business intelligence. Lately, it has lately focused on sustaining its technology leadership, expanding in

agriculture commodities  SAS institute,business intelligence,BI,customer relationship management,CRM,analytics,enterprise,SAS 9,platform,data mining,key performance indicators,activity based management,ABM Read More...
Can ERP Meet Your eBusiness Needs? Part Three: The Effect of eBusiness on Your Business
The ability to market and sell to expanding markets can easily exceed a company's ability to fulfill the demand along with the expectations that are generated.

agriculture commodities  ERP Meet Your eBusiness Needs? Part Three: The Effect of eBusiness on Your Business The Effect of eBusiness on Your Business The need for speed and flexibility has been just one by-product of the Internet Age. Today the Internet allows us to reach more people in more places in a time frame that was previously inconceivable. Where it once took mature companies thirty, forty, even fifty years to penetrate new, international markets, today a tiny start-up can establish a global presence on the Web Read More...
Fatal Flaws and Technology Choices
Food and beverage manufacturers rely on information technology to meet market demands. However, food is one market where most enterprise applications show a

agriculture commodities  United States Department of Agriculture [USDA] requires food processors to be able to trace any portion of, for instance, a processed chicken, from rendered materials to wings, legs, or breasts)—one needs tools for analyzing attributes and accurately comparing the costs and benefits of selling versus disposal. Another fatal flaw is the need to model the disassembly of incoming products or inverted bills of materials (BOMs) entailing many by-products and co-products. For example, in the meat category, 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

agriculture commodities  reverse auction,RA,consumer packaged goods,CPG,e-auctions,e-purchasing application,e-sourcing purchases,cost of goods sold,COGS,sourcing,pre-auction quotation,request for quotation,RFQ,transparency,FMCG Read More...
Two Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future)
Why are some companies still managing their prices with spreadsheets—and leaving their single most important profit lever to such inadequate if not harmful

agriculture commodities  Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future) Based on the upbeat results of some business-to-business (B2B) pricing vendors in 2011, one could easily assume that the pricing software market’s value proposition is well known and accepted by companies en masse. At least in the retail sector this assumption could be validated by IBM ’s recent acquisition of the retail pricing and assortment optimization leader DemandTec . But as the title of my recent article intimates, the valu Read More...
Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions
Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very

agriculture commodities  of Vendors Bearing Solutions Introduction Hype. Years ago we called it leaning into the wind. It was a philosophy—maybe even an art—that enabled software companies to be competitive, to build market share, and to sell sufficient product in a timely enough fashion to fund ongoing development. If you leaned too far into the wind, you fell on your face. If you didn't lean far enough, you would watch their backs as your competition took the market share upon which you built your dreams. Leaning int Read More...
The Impact of the 'Assembler Strategy' in the Enterprise Applications Field
Infor's latest acquisitions and vertically-focused

agriculture commodities  the US Department of Agriculture [USDA] requires food processors to be able to trace any portion or product of, for example, a processed chicken); quality management; variable weight-based costing and pricing throughout the supply chain; regulatory compliance; and a comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) solution for process industries. Challenges The vendor does acknowledge some technological and functional shortcomings, especially with respect to the Adage product, which still lacks a proper Read More...
Security Stocks Burn Rubber
Security technology stocks are burning rubber as they peel out in front of swaggering technology blue chips. Who are some of these security market leaders and

agriculture commodities  the International petroleum and agriculture markets. Backed by the Sarhank Group for Investment, ISS is well positioned to be a leading player in Middle East security solutions. In the last two years, international sales now account for more than 18% of the company's revenues. Cyberguard Corporation (OTC: CYBG), a Ft. Lauderdale based Internet security provider to Fortune 1000 companies, reported last month that its revenues were up 30% over the previous 6 months. With the largest backlog since its Read More...

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