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Back to Basics
You may have noticed that we’re steadily adding new content to our Evaluation Center pages (check out our CRM page to see what I’m talking about). We’ll be giving them a new look soon, but for now we’re focusing on refreshing the text for each page.<!--more--> What this means: for each kind of enterprise software, you’ll find brief explanations of what the software does, why it’s useful, and

apics basics  Back to Basics » The TEC Blog TEC Blog     TEC Home     About TEC     Contact Us     About the Bloggers     Follow TEC on Twitter    RSS   Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts here. Learn more about TEC s software selection Read More...

The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems
Global competition means more choice for consumers and increasing customer demands. Manufacturers and distributors must develop a better understanding of what customers want so that they can configure, produce, and deliver products and services faster and more cost-effectively.

apics basics  The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems P.J. Jakovljevic - November 28, 2008 Read Comments It is not breaking news or an earth-shattering revelation that the days of mass production of commodity products (called widgets ) are numbered for manufacturers and distributors that want to compete on value, and thus strive for higher profit margins. Certainly, the demand for some catalog-based items that are mass produced (in high-quantity production characterized by specialized Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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APICS 2009 Convention: Day 1
Arrived in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) to attend the APICS international convention and expo—hats off to the Canadian weather (cold!!!!!!!). This first day is dedicated to the development and organization of APICS members and partners. We gained an understanding of the APICS footprint, internationally speaking, through the general session.  <!--more-->The general session was a great way for us to

apics basics  APICS 2009 Convention: Day 1 » The TEC Blog TEC Blog     TEC Home     About TEC     Contact Us     About the Bloggers     Follow TEC on Twitter    RSS   Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts here. Learn more about TEC s software Read More...
Optimizing the Supply Chain: Back to Basics
As economic conditions worsen, organizations are stumbling on variety of customer demands ranging from superior services to lower costs. These extra requirements not only cause added strain on the organization’s supply chain, but makes achieving financial goals difficult. <!--more-->Already many organizations are struggling to respond to customer demands due to shrinking margins caused by

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Rethinking, Revisiting, and Removing Obstacles in Process Manufacturing
In today’s hyper-competitive markets, the process manufacturer/distributor faces extremely challenging opportunities that require re-visiting the once-thought basics in their industry. Global competition, with information technology riding on a backbone of totally new communications infrastructure can return great rewards for the early adoptors, users, and masters. We will explore the set of economic drivers specific to process manufacturing/distribution and how important that they be satisfied for an appropriately fitting ERP solution. We are not discussing common process/discrete ERP features or functionalities, only the major ones needed for process manufacturer and distributors.

apics basics  Rethinking, Revisiting, and Removing Obstacles in Process Manufacturing Rethinking, Revisiting, and Removing Obstacles in Process Manufacturing Source: Software Works, Inc Document Type: White Paper Description: In today’s hyper-competitive markets, the process manufacturer/distributor faces extremely challenging opportunities that require re-visiting the once-thought basics in their industry. Global competition, with information technology riding on a backbone of totally new communications Read More...
NCR's Teradata Database Meets Windows 2000. A Match Made in Redmond?
NCR Corporation announced it will support Microsoft Windows 2000 across its entire offering of products. In addition, NCR will present a full suite of consulting and support services to help businesses migrate to the Windows 2000 environment. The question is whether the power of Windows can keep up with Teradata.

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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of vertical vs. horizontal integration. The analysis then moved onto the generally embattled retail sector, where a select group of innovative retailers has found a “happy medium” approach to stay well above the fray. Kurt Salmon Associated (KSA

apics basics  Module One of the APICS CSCP Learning System , the appropriate supply chain for functional products should emphasize predictability and low cost with key performance indicators (KPIs ) such as the following: High average utilization  rate in manufacturing; Minimal necessary inventory with high inventory turns ; Short lead times (consistent with low cost); Suppliers chosen for cost and quality; and Product design that strives for maximum performance and minimal cost. Conversely, the supply chain for Read More...
Microsoft Goes Their Own Way with Data Warehousing Alliance 2000
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced that 47 applications and tools from 39 vendors throughout the industry have qualified for Microsoft« Data Warehousing Alliance 2000. Alliance members and partners are committed to delivering tools and applications based on the Microsoft Data Warehousing Framework 2000, an open architecture based on the open standards and services built into the Windows« 2000 operating system, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Office 2000.

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How to Plan and Manage in Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! – Part 2 »
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apics basics  their talks at Boston APICS Chapter ’s meetings that I’ve attended recently. Some specific process and policy changes that these companies have instituted in response to the recession and volatility challenges are as follows: “Sales-ify” your forecasts six months in the future based on the product info, recent sales history, run-rate, deals for new products, revenue forecast vs. budget, etc. There must be a short-term focus with attention to a critical few accounts and items, which must be Read More...
Commerce One to Procure for the Antipodes and Elsewhere
Procurement vendor Commerce One and Cable &Wireless Optus sign a deal to establish an electronic marketplace in Australia and New Zealand. Commerce One is reinforcing its presence in the Pacific and in Europe.

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Commerce One Goes High, Wide and PeopleSoft
E-procurement powerhouse Commerce One creates business-to-business marketplaces in Canada and Latin America It has also launched a phalanx of portals in partnership with PeopleSoft.

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