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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)
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The Essential Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise

business upstream downstream supply chain  to an increasingly competitive business environment. There are three fundamental limitations of ERP systems in this regard: Execution Focus ERP systems were developed primarily for transaction processing, data collection, and data reporting. Quite predictably, users who accessed the ERP databases hoping for the insight needed to make good decisions were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of content. The true benefit of large amounts of historical transaction data cannot be leveraged for business insight with Read More...
Actionable Supply Chain Intelligence: Leveraging the Services Hub
There’s no doubt that competing in today’s global marketplace is tough. In order to survive, organizations must become more aware of what’s going on throughout

business upstream downstream supply chain  need to define your business processes; define the rules for the thresholds/sequence of events that can cause problems; and finally, add measurable KPIs, either at the departmental or corporate level. Translation: what good is supply-chain visibility if you can''t recognize anomalies and trigger actions? Step 2 - Ask your VAN or Services Hub partner what visibility capabilities it has today that you can use immediately and also extend to your existing trading partners. Identify documents used in your suppl Read More...
Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise
Since supply chains, by definition, are about the end-to-end inter-enterprise process, we highlight the growing importance of looking outside your four walls

business upstream downstream supply chain  a discussion on selecting business intelligence technology products. It was like asking for directions and then being told to go buy a car with a navigation system. Supply chain performance management is bigger than one technology. Process, methods, and technology all play a vital role in getting improvements in performance. Better late than never In all fairness, performance management has taken a back seat, because progress for many in the supply chain journey has not come easily (in which case, just mo Read More...
Demand-driven Supply Networks for Small and Medium Business
Lately demand-driven supply networks (DDSN) are a much talked about topic, yet little is written about SMBs and DDSN. By understanding the basics of DDSN, and

business upstream downstream supply chain  about small and medium business (SMB) in the enterprise applications arena, information about DDSN for SMBs is virtually nonexistent. The irony of this is that SMBs constitute the majority of the supply chain and yet case studies and reports make little or no mention of them. What does this mean? Is DDSN an IT strategy for large enterprises only, or can SMBs also take advantage of the benefits DDSN brings? In this article, we explore the concepts of DDSN in simple terms and discuss how SMBs have the possi Read More...
Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

business upstream downstream supply chain  enterprise users make better business decisions. ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT WITH CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS   Evaluated Receipt Settlement (ERS) ERS is used in accounts payables to create a vendor''s voucher, on the receipt of a purchase order, without receiving an invoice from the vendor. Financial processing automatically records liabilities to the supplier based on quantities received. ERS processing is part of standard MFG/PRO. Accounts Receivable Self-Billing Some suppliers either do not send invoi Read More...
Crossing the Chasm between IT and Business Teams with New Approaches to Business Intelligence
For over a decade, organizations have struggled with a gap between IT and business due to shifts in perceptions of what business intelligence (BI) should be

business upstream downstream supply chain  Chasm between IT and Business Teams with New Approaches to Business Intelligence For over a decade, organizations have struggled with a gap between IT and business due to shifts in perceptions of what business intelligence (BI) should be. Often, skilled IT workers get stuck in low-level reporting roles, while business workers can’t access and analyze information fast enough to make strategic decisions. This discussion with an industry technologist offers some ideas for bridging the IT/business gap. Read More...
Guide for Serious Business Phone System Buyers: What You Need to Know Before You Buy Your New Business Phone System
You’re on a budget and need the right kind of phone for your business. But before diving into the sometimes overwhelming market, there are a couple of things

business upstream downstream supply chain  for Serious Business Phone System Buyers: What You Need to Know Before You Buy Your New Business Phone System You’re on a budget and need the right kind of phone for your business. But before diving into the sometimes overwhelming market, there are a couple of things you might want to know first. This guide offers unbiased information to equip the small business owner with the tools to make the right business phone decision for your business. Download now. Read More...
Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: Fostering Security, Resiliency, and Efficiency
The increased complexity of global supply chains has led to longer lead time, more pipeline inventory, and the need to control downstream and upstream logistics

business upstream downstream supply chain  complexity is a top business pressure, contributing to increased supply chain management costs. This report focuses on gaining visibility into critical elements across the end-to-end logistics network for improving cost and service. Read More...
Service Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain
Moving to a performance-based service business model will have huge implications for the whole value chain. Its principle is to manage for outcomes—procure

business upstream downstream supply chain  a huge amount of business people—is the lack of real information about what happens to products once they leave the manufacturer. From a hot bumpy ride (RFID sensors, anyone) to a lost shipment bound for Iraq, everything that happens has some kind of relevancy to a host of business people, product designers, quality engineers, logistics firms, aftermarket managers... oh, and did you mention the customer? Everyone seems to want the data, yet so little is known. There is a whole series of structural Read More...
Business Intelligence for the Small to Medium Sized Business (SMB)
The analytical capability once reserved for large enterprises has now permeated the world of small to medium businesses (SMBs), providing visibility into what

business upstream downstream supply chain  Small to Medium Sized Business (SMB) The analytical capability once reserved for large enterprises has now permeated the world of small to medium businesses (SMBs), providing visibility into what really matters for these companies. Not surprisingly, there has been a marked uptake in use of business intelligence (BI) solutions in the SMB market over the past year. Follow the road map for SMBs looking to achieve best-in-class performance through BI deployment. Read More...
The New Business of Business Leaders: Hiring and Onboarding
This paper explores the role of business leaders in driving talent management functions, specifically around hiring and onboarding challenges. It discusses how

business upstream downstream supply chain  New Business of Business Leaders: Hiring and Onboarding This paper explores the role of business leaders in driving talent management functions, specifically around hiring and onboarding challenges. It discusses how talent intelligence helps business leaders find better candidates faster, make better build/buy/rent decisions, decrease new hire time-to-proficiency, and decrease the number of new hires who quickly leave. Read More...
Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability
This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and

business upstream downstream supply chain  response time and next business day response time), with thousands of service contract transactions per day. 3—5 echelons consisting of nearly 750 stocking locations (including a central depot, regional warehouses, local warehouses, and forward locations positioned at or near major customer sites) required to position inventory close to the customer to support rapid response. Hundreds of supported products that are mission critical to customers (e.g., net servers, communication systems), with more than Read More...
Mobile Business Intelligence (BI)-The Importance of On-the-Move Business Clarity and Agility
Today’s employees expect to have access to business data in a single mobile device with intuitive tools to quickly perform tasks. If enterprises wish to provide

business upstream downstream supply chain  Business Intelligence (BI)-The Importance of On-the-Move Business Clarity and Agility Today’s employees expect to have access to business data in a single mobile device with intuitive tools to quickly perform tasks. If enterprises wish to provide BI to every end user, they need a BI solution that is flexible, scalable, and practical enough to function on all smartphones and tablet computing devices with all the features and functionality needed to manage the business at strategic, operational, and Read More...
How SMEs Can Tap into Real-time Business Intelligence
Real-time business intelligence (BI) delivers information about business as it occurs. While traditional BI presents historical data for analysis, real-time BI

business upstream downstream supply chain  Can Tap into Real-time Business Intelligence Real-time business intelligence (BI) delivers information about business as it occurs. While traditional BI presents historical data for analysis, real-time BI compares current business events with historical patterns to automatically detect problems or opportunities. This paper explains how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can establish a competitive advantage by tapping into the power of real-time BI. Read More...

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