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APICS 2010 Conference: Right Path to Smart Software Selection
Join TEC for this free educational seminar: 2010 APICS International Conference & Expo Session: Getting on the Right Path to Sm...

apics  experts at the 2010 APICS International Conference & Expo in Las Vegas to find out how to minimize your risk in a software selection project—while reducing your time and cost in the process. Attend this APICS educational session and learn how to create an internal strategy for software-related decision making, choose the solution that best satisfies individual business requirements, and offer rational financial justifications in order to provide a clear audit trail. Get the information and tools you Read More...
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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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As the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference
Companies can get the latest on supply chain management trends—from inventory management, forecasting, and sales and operations planning—at the annual APICS

apics  Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference Industries around the world have seen quite a number of changes from globalization, regulations, and technological trends, such as software as a service (SaaS). All of these factors have caused organizations to seek ways to adapt to ongoing change in order to better manage their supply chains in this global context. The theme of this year's Association for Operations Management (more commonly known as APICS) International Conference and Expo , which took place in Read More...
APICS 2009 Preview Webinar Series, Session 5: Managing Inventory in a Changing Economy
The 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo is starting next week in Toronto (Canada). One of the educational tracks is focusing on how to manage inventory

apics  Changing Economy The 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo is starting next week in Toronto (Canada). One of the educational tracks is focusing on how to manage inventory in a changing economy. As inventory is a challenging issue for all types of manufacturing organizations, regardless of industry. If an organization can manage its inventory without losing focus on demand and where its dollars are being spent, it may achieve its inventory objectives. Gary Gossard (president of IQR International) Read More...
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

apics  (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.  The general session was a great way for us to meet the board of directors, as well as a variety of members, instructors, partners, and APICS volunteers (this year, APICS holds its first Read More...
APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog post series talked about my attendance at the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October. I attended only a

apics  my  attendance at the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October.  I attended only a few education sessions, as my visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that the main value propositions this year revolved around the flavors of  demand management , most notably  sales and operations Planning (S&OP).  This made me think about the reasons for the concept’s (and Read More...
Enterprise Software Conferences: Why Bother?
If you did not get the chance to read the article about the 2009 APICS Conference, I thought I should share with you some of the things we (Khudsiya and I) did

apics  article about the 2009 APICS Conference , I thought I should share with you some of the things we (Khudsiya and I) did or learned there. I thought I would start by imagining a conversation about imaginary analysts, between two imaginary people, in an imaginary kitchen of an imaginary company: Imaginary man (IM): “Where did G the analyst go? I haven’t seen him around for at least a couple of days!” Imaginary woman (IW): “Oh, he’s gone to a conference in Toronto. I wonder what they do there.” Read More...
Fast-track ERP Implementation: Advice from the Field
The common perception is that top-tier enterprise software takes years to implement. This is true for more complex solutions. But other applications, when

apics  our managers who are APICS certified immediately understand a lot about how the applications work. Tips for Rapid Implementation Implementing a powerful enterprise application on a tight timeline requires discipline, skill and support from higher management. Here are some specific tips Michaels offers to those who would, like Colfax, roll out ERP in weeks instead of months or years. 1. Distance the process from the existing system One hobgoblin that plagues too many implementation projects is the Read More...
Weather the Recession with Project ERP
There’s a notable difference between management by project and project management. By using project-centric software, organizations can implement the former and

apics  team. In the meantime, APICS sees a blurring of this line between projects and operations, as do many companies in both project-intensive and repetitive industries. More and more, manufacturers want to use projects to manage product families so they can see how the associated costs accumulate and shift over time. Management by project is also attractive to these manufacturers because they can separate and track their use of resources as they bring a new product online; as the cost to produce or demand Read More...
APICS 2009 Convention: Day 2
The conference really started today, with a general session featuring guest star speaker Jason Jennings, business thought leader and best-selling author. And

apics  really doing badly before APICS training), we are really worried for companies not using APICS’s training and learning services. Another aspect that seems to be general to any company, no matter what industry or business they’re in, is that people or employees are the main problem, but also the answer to the major issues which make a company inefficient. We hear so many stories about failed software implementations, selections of the wrong tool for a specific job, lack of vision, etc., but in the end Read More...
The Retail Battleground for Pricing Management
The imperative to respond to constantly-evolving customer requirements more efficiently is driving retailers to look at applications giants to provide

apics  resources management (CIRM) by APICS. Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners . He has over twenty-five years experience as an executive in the software industry. Thompson has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from ERP, SCP, e-commerce and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com . Read More...

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