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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 commodity traders  Business The Business of Agriculture Commodity Trading Recently, I had the opportunity to take a detailed look at the agriculture commodity trading and risk management industry after being involved in a project. In this article I will share some considerations on agricultural products trading specialties and software that supports it. While I have experience dealing with the securities market—which is sometimes classified as the commodities trading market—my impression of agricultural commodities

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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 provider of cloud and on-premises commodity management software that delivers advanced analytics for optimizing end-to-end commodity and energy value chains. Its solutions manage volatile commodity trading, procurement, enterprise risk

agriculture commodity traders  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

Keeping Projects in View and Costs in Line


In construction and services, matching the right people to the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining profitability takes time—not a common commodity today. What’s needed are tools to track, identify, and report all contract and project activity—an integrated view of all job details, including the critical factors that determine profitability.

agriculture commodity traders  Projects in View and Costs in Line In construction and services, matching the right people to the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining profitability takes time—not a common commodity today. What’s needed are tools to track, identify, and report all contract and project activity—an integrated view of all job details, including the critical factors that determine profitability. Read More

Margin Squeeze and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry


In the food and beverage industry, the channel master makes final volume decisions and mostly controls the unit price, with the manufacturer having limited power to increase or maintain prices. The only real variable the manufacturer does control is cost.

agriculture commodity traders  Squeeze and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry Fastidious Food Service Channel Many food distributors act as commodity brokers, negotiating annual supply contracts for the major retail chains for a range of food products. Often, these are private-label products sourced from different growers or food processors around the world to guarantee supply year-round. The logistics planning and documentation must be precise if costs are to be kept under control. Furthermore, if the quality is Read More

PROS’ Acquisition Streak Signals Pricing Market Consolidation


After the recent acquisition of Cameleon Software, PROS Inc., a sales big data software company, recently announced its acquisition of SignalDemand, Inc., a privately held software company headquartered in San Francisco. Under the terms of the all-cash transaction, PROS will pay $13.5 (USD) million to acquire SignalDemand.

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Jumping on the Cloud - A Measured Approach


There’s a lot of hype about companies moving to the cloud, but are they actually doing it? Cloud adoption is not as rapid as some providers might lead you to think, but TEC data shows that interest in cloud computing is picking up. The 2012 TEC Market Survey Report for Discrete Manufacturing shows that cloud computing has moved beyond the early adopter phase and is now moving into the early

agriculture commodity traders  on the Cloud - A Measured Approach There’s a lot of hype about companies moving to the cloud, but are they actually doing it? Cloud adoption is not as rapid as some providers might lead you to think, but TEC data shows that interest in cloud computing is picking up. The 2012 TEC Market Survey Report for Discrete Manufacturing shows that cloud computing has moved beyond the early adopter phase and is now moving into the early majority phase of the technology adoption lifecycle. The question now is Read More

The Demand-Driven Supply Chain and Demantra


Demand-driven supply chains focus on pulling demand and maximizing effectiveness and profitability while traditional supply chains push products and create efficiencies. This difference is the key to improving all supply chain processes and generating significant cost savings and growth.

agriculture commodity traders  Demand-Driven Supply Chain and Demantra Introduction Demand-driven supply chains focus on pulling demand and maximizing effectiveness and profitability while traditional supply chains push products and create efficiencies. This difference is the key to improving all supply chain processes and generating significant cost savings and growth. The concept of the Demand-Driven Supply Chain is the convergence of marketing and supply chain management. In the consumer products industries, this is of key Read More

Microsoft Dynamics: ERP as a Platform


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Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of December 13, 2013


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TRADEPAQ


TRADEPAQ Corporation is a global provider of supply chain and financial execution, workflow, document generation and collaboration software as well as web-enabling technology. TRADEPAQ offers an innovative framework of solutions with the products OpenTrade, ERP Extreme Makeover, Enterprise Document Management (EDM), Enable and Trade Risk Management (TRM). The company delivers solutions to Banks, Enterprises, Logistic Service Providers, Exchanges and to the physical and financial commodity traders, producers and distributors.      

agriculture commodity traders  TRADEPAQ Corporation is a global provider of supply chain and financial execution, workflow, document generation and collaboration software as well as web-enabling technology. TRADEPAQ offers an innovative framework of solutions with the products OpenTrade, ERP Extreme Makeover, Enterprise Document Management (EDM), Enable and Trade Risk Management (TRM). The company delivers solutions to Banks, Enterprises, Logistic Service Providers, Exchanges and to the physical and financial commodity traders, Read More

Food Safety, Government Regulations, and Brand Protection


Many food companies are investing significant funds in building awareness for their brands in the market, which can pay off amply in competitive, commodity markets. One highly publicized recall, however, can turn an established brand asset into a liability.

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The Rise of Price Management


New analytical software tools have recently emerged to combine and condense a wealth of information that should give the salesperson a more definitive "yes or no" answer fairly quickly when it comes to offering specific pricing, while also giving management a higher-level view of business efficiency and profit/loss drivers.

agriculture commodity traders  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

Internet Makes SCP All That It Can Be


The Internet is reshaping the supply chain planning marketplace. Several clear trends have emerged in recent years that capitalize on the possibilities for collaboration, information sharing, and instantaneous communication that the Internet provides.

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Is Enterprise Resource Planning Becoming a Commodity?


All was fine, methodical, and elegant until enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors started aspiring to new customer acquisitions in the hundreds per annum. And with the advent of "ERP for small to medium businesses," the numbers are simply mind-boggling.

agriculture commodity traders  Enterprise Resource Planning Becoming a Commodity? Transition of Value into Volume Business Model Enterprise resource planning: ERP . The three once-paranoid letters are emerging out of their value shell to reach out to the masses. All was fine, methodical, and elegant, until ERP vendors started aspiring to new customer acquisitions in the hundreds per annum. With the advent of ERP for small to medium businesses (SMBs), the numbers are mind boggling. Product management researchers case-studying the Read More

How to Optimize Your Oil and Gas Shipment Scheduling


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