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Accenture (nee Andersen Consulting) Marries New Business Model to Make its Mark
Accenture has moved from its former identity Andersen Consulting to a new mark and strategy aligned to its competitors in the market place. Since the

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Is Baan Clinically Dead?


On January 4, 2000 Baan, Europe's No. 2 business software company, sank deeper into trouble as its CEO resigned and it forecast a fourth quarter loss of $240 million to $250 million after restructuring. Its shares plunged over 30 percent as analysts cut recommendations on the loss-making vendor, which has yet to name a replacement for Mary Coleman, who is returning to her Silicon Valley home after taking charge only last May.

blackrock careers  get back in the black in 2000, even allowing for a shift in its product pricing. I'm really surprised by Coleman's departure because [investors and customers] had perceived Coleman as very positive for the shareholders, said Jeroen van Harten, an analyst at Rabo Securities. Some analysts saw Baan as a possible takeover target if its stock were to weaken to around its 12-month low of just over 6 Euros ($6.19) dating from last March. Market Impact This dj vu situation comes at a most unfortunate moment Read More

Frankie Does ERP, Part 3


[Editor’s note: Frank is a real person, employed at a real company. However, I’ve changed certain identifying particulars for a variety of reasons. This interactive series is an exercise in what-if analysis based on ongoing interviews with Frankie as well as your feedback. You may find Frank’s use of language a little colorful. I have toned it down. It’s still colorful.] Previously

blackrock careers  expertise. He has a black belt in six-sigma ass-covery, which means that as political circumstances warrant, he will not only cover his ass, but also insulate it, brick it in, bury it in lead casing, and surround it with a tasteful picket fence and a barbecue for guests. He’s especially busy now, with some weird C-level shake-ups over the last couple of weeks. Not only is our CEO conspicuously absent from the premises lately, but we’ve also got a new CFO, Greta Samson, parachuted in from a start-up Read More

E-mail Marketing vs. Spam: A 10-round Smack-down


Whether you’re a heavy e-mail marketer, or thinking about using e-mail to market to prospects and customers, there are plenty of challenges to work through, including anti-spam compliance, single- and double-opt-in methods, text vs. HTML formats, white-listing, black-listing … In order to increase your success as an e-mail marketer and not get tagged as a “spammer,” learn about the ten rounds you’ll need to fight through.

blackrock careers  vs. HTML formats, white-listing, black-listing … In order to increase your success as an e-mail marketer and not get tagged as a “spammer,” learn about the ten rounds you’ll need to fight through. Read More

Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part I


I have done blog posts lately on how some supply chain management (SCM) applications could fare in a down economy. One was about pricing optimization solutions while the other one was about how sourcing and procurement can help enterprises in a down economy. But in the meantime the global credit crunch has dawned with a vengeance. This has not only promoted the economic downturn and recession

blackrock careers  homes, etc. Meet Joe Black: Global Credit Crunch (or Cash is King) This gloomy scenario is exactly what the politicians and experts have failed to explain from the very beginning. If grocery stores don't have access to short-term credit to buy goods to stock shelves, there is no food; if farmers don’t have credit to buy seeds and fertilizers, there will be no crops, and so on and so forth. Almost every industry that common folks use every day is tied into this short-term credit market. And it was (or Read More

CORTEC Fluid Control Finds "Black Gold" with Infor ERP Visual


In researching a new system, CORTEC considered five ERP products, but selected Infor ERP VISUAL for several reasons. CORTEC serves oil and gas production companies as well as drilling contractors with specialized equipment and services, and needed a fully integrated systeme to maintain the aggressive pace of customer demands.

blackrock careers  Fluid Control Finds Black Gold with Infor ERP Visual In researching a new system, CORTEC considered five ERP products, but selected Infor ERP VISUAL for several reasons. CORTEC serves oil and gas production companies as well as drilling contractors with specialized equipment and services, and needed a fully integrated systeme to maintain the aggressive pace of customer demands. Read More

NAPM Puts The Spotlight On Change


TEC VP, James F. Dowling is quoted in the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) magazine Purchasing Today on the meaning of “Value”. The quote was in the context of how the understanding of the meanings of words change over time.

blackrock careers  Planning Projects Morph Into Black Holes i2 Technologies Lives Life In The Fast Lane These articles and more can be found in the TEC Research Channels. Read More

Intel Tries to Give it Away - AMD Says "No Way"


Intel Corp. has disclosed a problem involving its 820 and 840 chip sets that has spurred the company to scrap plans for three motherboards it had on its server road map.

blackrock careers  This is a short-term black eye for Intel, but in the longer term it will weather the impact from this problem. If Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) had a server offering, Intel would pay a significantly higher price, both in terms of the hit to its reputation and the advantage AMD would gain. Since Intel is the only game in town for the x86-architecture servers, AMD will not gain anything other than a PR bullet for taking potshots at Intel. (More on this below.) Market growth will be dampened for the next few Read More

Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge


The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software meant to assist in managing this complexity has itself become too complex to use—and too expensive to cost-justify. Discover the benefits of using a less complex supply chain solution that better supports a collaborative effort along your supply chain.

blackrock careers  further engaged by the black box approach to supply chain management that most software solutions deploy today. This black box approach often disengages a company's internal supply chain experts — people with deep historical knowledge of a company's specific supply chain needs — from the overall supply chain management process, thus ensuring that a forecast or plan that is otherwise statistically valid will be inadequate or incomplete. The result of these problems is a supply chain customer base Read More

Continuous Improvement Case Study: Taking Baby Steps towards Tangible Benefits


To improve supply chain operations with a fresh look and new ideas, Harris Tea worked with a consulting firm, Supply Chain Consultants. The objective was to optimize the entire supply chain, not just the pieces.

blackrock careers  support. Harris produces private-label black and specialty teas for a wide variety of retail and food service customers. It has three production facilities in California, Georgia (US) and New Jersey (US), as well as one in Kolkata (India). Shah offered insight into the process behind the product: The tea business sounds simple to some: source, blend, and package. In fact, it can be a challenge. We have both make-to-order and make-to-stock models. We source many varieties of tea from many parts of the Read More

Michael Jackson: Greatest Hits for ERP Users


... or songs you should listen to while working with an ERP system:You Are Not Alone – a customer representative will be with you shortly. Please hold the line! Beat It – I’ll fix the label printer myself! Dangerous – The old server is on fire because your boss decided that a new one is not necessary. In the Closet – Where’s that interface the vendor promised us? Black or White – As

blackrock careers  the vendor promised us? Black or White – As a project manager, you probably already know that implementation can only be a success or a failure Remember the Time ... when you could still track inventory without having to go check in the warehouse? Who Is It ... that sent all invoices to the wrong customer? Keep the Faith – Still waiting for those bugs to be fixed? Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough ... sales orders into the system and then please try NOT to use the delete all   button. Heal the Read More

Dassault Systèmes Gets into Supply Chain via Quintiq


Dassault Systèmes announced its intent to acquire Quintiq, a provider of supply chain management (SCM) and operations planning and optimization software. This acquisition extends Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform with new capabilities and in particular its DELMIA brand’s value proposition beyond digital manufacturing and production to the optimization of business processes.

blackrock careers  ERP may become a black box, with CRM, SCM, MES, human capital management (HCM), etc. owning most of the users. When will other large PLM vendors accelerate their move into SCM and then CRM? I could see one of them even picking up Plex or NetSuite to embed cloud ERP into their suites. Read More

Applying the Power of Social Networks to Customer Relationship Management


Customer relationship management (CRM) is rapidly morphing from a customer management model to one of customer engagement. Social networks, podcasts, blogs, and wikis are enabling customers to become advocates, and not simply the targets they were in the traditional CRM process. The same techniques are also being used within the CRM industry itself to create a content-rich, social media environment for CRM professionals. Find out what these sweeping changes mean to businesses and CRM professionals alike, as TEC's director of research Wayne Thompson sits down with Paul Greenberg and Bruce Culbert of BPT Partners, a leading CRM consulting firm.

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BIS ProStaff gets TEC Certified


Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with the folks at BIS as part of TEC’s Certification process. For BIS, the value-add of TEC Certification was clear—and all they had to do was complete a detailed questionnaire/request for information (RFI) and demonstrate certain solution-specific features and functions that I outlined for them in a demo script. I sat down for the three-hour session with

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How Supply Chain Projects Morph Into Black Holes


For all but a few astronomers, black holes are unknown in the realm of ordinary experience. Analogs do exist, however, in the more terrestrial domain of business process reengineering and take the form of supply chain management implementations. Real-life examples offer insights that may help prevent your supply chain project from collapsing into oblivion and taking your enterprise with it.

blackrock careers  Chain Projects Morph Into Black Holes How Supply Chain Projects Morph Into Black Holes S. McVey - October 19, 2002 Introduction A black hole is an object whose gravitational pull is so strong that nothing - not even light - can escape from it. Although predicted by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, the existence of black holes in our galaxy and elsewhere has only recently been confirmed. A black hole forms when a massive star dies and collapses under its own mass. For all but a few astronomers, Read More