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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

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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 compliance regulations and still remain competitive? Green-centric asset management implementations—valuable tools in resource conservation—are helping companies increase productivity and improve their bottom lines. Maybe getting greener isn’t so hard after all.

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

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.

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

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 number of "fatal flaws"—capabilities whose omission can impede operations to the extent of complete failure.

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

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 enduring value of being driven by the market, and they are starting to use demand as a guiding light.

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

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  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

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


In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come.News item: Oracle

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ERP & Co.: How Process Manufacturers Use Technology to Scale New Heights


In this blog post, I’ll examine how growth-oriented organizations will build their IT infrastructure around ERP, and then integrate systems in other related areas to optimize their ERP capabilities. In the Beginning There Was ERP The recent TurtleSpice ERP series featured on the TEC blog features a fictionalized company within the process industry going through the decision process to

agriculture commodity  & Co.: How Process Manufacturers Use Technology to Scale New Heights In this blog post, I’ll examine how growth-oriented organizations will build their IT infrastructure around ERP, and then integrate systems in other related areas to optimize their ERP capabilities. In the Beginning There Was ERP The recent TurtleSpice ERP series featured on the TEC blog features a fictionalized company within the process industry going through the decision process to determine what ERP system would best meet its Read More

Case Study: U.S. Department of Agriculture


In 2004, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was using seven separate systems to manage training for nearly 140,000 employees worldwide. Learn how the department decreased training costs by implementing a single learning management system (LMS) for all USDA training—including mandatory, mission specific ,and discretionary training, and additional training for USDA’s 29 agencies and staff offices.

agriculture commodity  Study: U.S. Department of Agriculture In 2004, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was using seven separate systems to manage training for nearly 140,000 employees worldwide. Learn how the department decreased training costs by implementing a single learning management system (LMS) for all USDA training—including mandatory, mission specific ,and discretionary training, and additional training for USDA’s 29 agencies and staff offices. Read More

Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of December 13, 2013


Bob Eastman, senior SCM analyst, brings you a round-up of news from Syspro, American Software, and SERUS.

agriculture commodity  Chain Shorts for the Week of December 13, 2013 A round-up of news from Syspro, American Software, and SERUS. SYSPRO I had the pleasure this week of seeing SYSPRO . While Joey Benedetti and Harold Katz always bring some terrific insights with them, this week SYSPRO’s Scott McMaster, who is national sales manager, came prepared to talk about the SMB food space like an analyst. Of course, we have always known about SYSPRO takes a passionate approach to small-to-midsize manufacturing. This coming year 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 of the past but more likely its improvement.

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

WorldCom SPRINTs, Nokia/Visa Pays Bill, & Service Providers Gear for Wireless Tsunami


Ready for another Internet Tsunami? Broadband and Wireless ubiquitous infrastructures are coming into place at a rapid rate. Digital Business Service Providers (DBSPs) are scrambling to get ready. Users should be thinking now about the impact on their digital business.

agriculture commodity  for an overview of agriculture sites). The Internet will provide a boost to rural areas where jobs are scarce, and high technology is generally lacking, provided skill sets are available to drive it. This is likely to follow in other parts of the world as they are opened up with wireless and broadband coverage, albeit much more slowly in developing countries. International Activity Europe and Asia have not been overlooked by U.S. based DBSP's, since it is in these regions mobile phone use is expected to 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 Group, a global provider of the design, assembly, and distribution of material-handling solutions for agriculture, construction, and industry markets, chose Cameleon’s CPQ solution to support the global standardization of the Group's

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