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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  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 Read More
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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

agriculture commodity  and US Department of Agriculture ( USDA ), that are responsible for regulating food products. These agencies help to ensure that foods are safe to eat, and that they do not contain any harmful additives. Correct labeling of food products is strictly enforced, and some countries now exercise strict guidelines relating to product advertising. Food control and safety will only increase with the closer linking of food supplies among countries and regions, especially in light of illnesses such as mad cow Read More
Using Demand to Modulate Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Networks
Traditionally, the consumer packaged goods supply has been driven to market mostly by upstream manufacturers. But progressive companies are realizing the

agriculture commodity  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), tightly regulate the packaged food and beverage sectors on the following mandates: Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HAACP) regulations—quality control records and manufacturing data access Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) requirements—material safety data sheets (MSDS) maintenance, good manufacturing practices (GMP), and safety programs country of origin labeling requirements Increasing power of retailers By leveraging geographical 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 commodity  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
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 commodity  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
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

agriculture commodity  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
J.D. Edwards and Numetrix Ponder the Future as One
Deciding that acquisition is the better part of valor, Numetrix cancelled its IPO to combine fortunes with ERP vendor J. D. Edwards & Company. Though

agriculture commodity  D. Edwards and Numetrix Ponder the Future as One J.D. Edwards and Numetrix Ponder the Future as One S. McVey - September 27th, 1999 Vendor Summary Headquartered in Toronto, Numetrix was one of the pioneers of the advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software market. Founded in 1977 by Josef Schengili, the company introduced its first major product, Schedulex, in 1978. An update to Schedulex in 1983 was one of the first finite scheduling tools to incorporate advanced algorithms and offer graphical Read More
Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness
Increased globalization, volatility in demand and commodity costs, regulatory requirements, and greater dependency on suppliers and other partners have

agriculture commodity  Supply Chain Effectiveness The SAP BusinessObjects Supply Chain Performance Management application helps you measurably improve the effectiveness of supply chain operations and better deliver on corporate mandates, such as lowering costs and improving return on working capital. Source: SAP Resources Related to Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness Supply Chain Performance Management Application is also known as : Supply Chain , SCM Read More
6 Immediate Business Improvements Offered by an Online SRM System: Part 3: Other Points to Consider
Maintaining an effective supply chain is clearly an integral part of a manufacturing company’s livelihood. Using Web-enabled tools, the enterprise is able to

agriculture commodity  Immediate Business Improvements Offered by an Online SRM System: Part 3: Other Points to Consider Other Points to Consider Other points to consider when choosing an online SRM system are: Customization Financial Commitment Speed of Implementation Ability to Integrate with Existing ERP Security This is Part Three of a three-part article. Part One presented the supplier relationship activities. Part Two presented the six immediate business improvements provided by an online SRM system. Customization Each Read More
User-Friendliness Considerations for Enterprise Software
I just read Khoi Vinh's quacking cow dolphin post (by way of Nicholas Carr's blog) about how unfriendly he thinks enterprise software is (both posts are

agriculture commodity  Friendliness Considerations for Enterprise Software I just read Khoi Vinh's quacking cow dolphin post (by way of Nicholas Carr's blog ) about how unfriendly he thinks enterprise software is (both posts are generating insightful commentary). Vinh makes a point about enterprise applications not receiving the same sort of wide-spread critiques that popular commodity applications do. He attributes this to the idea that the software is used by a less-varied base of people, which aren't very likely to be Read More
Boosting Process Industry’s Supply Chain Performance: A Case for Visibility and Control
Economic volatility over the past several years has been illustrated by the highly unstable raw material, fuel, and commodity prices, and has been the cause of

agriculture commodity  Process Industry’s Supply Chain Performance: A Case for Visibility and Control Economic volatility over the past several years has been illustrated by the highly unstable raw material, fuel, and commodity prices, and has been the cause of a majority of supply chain disruptions over the past year. This white paper highlights the challenges and solutions in complex industry supply chains, and best practices in multi-enterprise visibility and supply chain intelligence. Read More
Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT
From Agilisys' fresh start illustrated in new account wins, a profitable quarter, and new product enhancements; the market should expect at least a continuation

agriculture commodity  Continues Agilely Post-SCT Event Summary Agilisys, Inc. , the former Process Manufacturing and Distribution division of SCT Corporation (see iProcess.sct Enters Golden Gate Opportunity ), has been showing us lately that it has swiftly moved beyond expected spin-off tremors, by leveraging its legacy of a prominent pure-process industries enterprise applications provider to 1) gain new customers, and 2) release new products under its new brand name and as an independent company. To that end, on Read More
Cameleon Software to Facilitate Manitou Group’s Global Expansion
Cameleon Software, a provider of configure, price, quote (CPQ)/quote to order (Q2O) solutions for tier one organizations, recently announced that the Manitou

agriculture commodity  of material-handling solutions for agriculture, construction, and industry markets,  chose Cameleon’s CPQ solution to support the global standardization of the Group's configuration and quotation processes. In addition, the Group plans to shift its business model from on-premises to the cloud. Founded in France in 1957, the Manitou Group today has more than 1,400 outlets in more than 120 countries and employs 3,300 people worldwide, manufacturing rough terrain handling, industrial material handling, Read More

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