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PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
PeopleSoft manufacturing customers and J.D. Edwards customers in service industries should assess the vendor's product plans given these customers might benefit

challenges scm  covered manufacturing. Supply Chain Challenges Flow manufacturing does not address synchronizing around the supply chain, multiple partners, and suppliers, since it is merely an execution tool. Thus, it would be too nave to dismiss the need for proper planning, because regardless of how responsive an execution system may be, waiting for chaos to happen and only then trying to act, would be equally disastrous as it has been with compiling nearly ideal plans (through cumbersome algorithms) and never doing a 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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How to Navigate Today’s Supply Chain Challenges
Traditionally, enterprise resource planning (ERP) served as a system of record and managed common tasks, transactions, and disparate business processes across

challenges scm  Navigate Today’s Supply Chain Challenges Traditionally, enterprise resource planning (ERP) served as a system of record and managed common tasks, transactions, and disparate business processes across the organization. However, the role of ERP has expanded to consider new technology forces that impact the way users interact with systems and new models for software deployment. Likewise, as businesses look to establish themselves as preferred trading partners, strive to cope with economic uncertainty, or e Read More...
MAPICS Moving On Pragmatically Part 3: Challenges
MAPICS remains at a critical point in time, where immaculate execution without much space for missteps will determine its future. Despite notable functional and

challenges scm  On Pragmatically Part 3: Challenges Challenges For the last several months, MAPICS, Inc . (NASDAQ: MAPX), a global provider of extended ERP applications for world-class mid-sized manufacturers, has embarked on a painstaking process of producing a strategy going forward that would pragmatically blend the company's traditional values and success factors with new approaches to stay in tune with market trends. All the products mentioned in Part One will have lost their former trademarks. The applications disc Read More...
Supplier Relationship Management: Benefits and Challenges
Properly implemented supplier relationship management solutions can help companies overcome some of today's business challenges by allowing them to restructure

challenges scm  Relationship Management: Benefits and Challenges More and more companies are requesting their suppliers to integrate their business systems and share information online and in real time. Integrated business systems enable sourcing companies to plan and execute their supply schedules within minutes and receive confirmation almost immediately. Integrated systems effectively reduce the cost of purchasing, which may range from $30 to $170 (USD) per order, down to a few cents. In addition, they almost complete Read More...
Challenges for an Expanding Supply Chain Solutions Vendor
Although Click Commerce is a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, it does have to face

challenges scm  to a variety of challenges, some of which are of its own making. Part Four of the series Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor Click in Matrimony? For background information, see Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor Click in Matrimony? , A Supply Chain Applications Vendor Expands Beyond Its Roots , and Method to the (Expansion) Madness: Some Common Threads . In 2005, Lucent Technologies Inc . accounted for 13 percent of Click Commerce's total revenue, where Read More...
Mobile BI: Features, Challenges, and Opportunities
What does your organization need to consider when adopting a mobile business intelligence (BI) or business analytics strategy? What are the enablers, challenges

challenges scm  BI: Features, Challenges, and Opportunities What does your organization need to consider when adopting a mobile business intelligence (BI) or business analytics strategy? What are the enablers, challenges, and opportunities of a mobile BI strategy implementation? In this report, we explore considerations for deploying a mobile BI solution, how to leverage this type of platform to best advantage, and why a mobile BI/analytics solution can be a valuable asset for your company. Read More...
The Top Five Challenges with SQL Server Reporting and BI
Users of SQL Server value its power, speed, and affordability. But research shows that these users often face significant challenges in producing the business

challenges scm  Top Five Challenges with SQL Server Reporting and BI Birst is a comprehensive Business Intelligence (BI) suite - this means that all of the required components for advanced business intelligence are included and fully integrated, so deployment is quick and easy, without compromising on functionality. Source: Birst Resources Related to The Top Five Challenges with SQL Server Reporting and BI : Business Intelligence (BI) (Wikipedia) Structured Query Language (SQL) (Wikipedia) The Top Five Challenges Read More...
How to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges
Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors

challenges scm  to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors’ revenues, competitiveness, and profits. To make timely and informed decisions that can impact your business, you need answers to questions like “How can I offer value-added services to improve customer loyalty?” Get the answers to this and other key questions. Read More...
Inprise/Borland Challenges Other Vendors to Open-Source Their Database Code
In a move which will challenge other database vendors to open-source their SQL databases, Inprise/Borland Corporation has announced it is releasing the source

challenges scm  Borland Challenges Other Vendors to Open-Source Their Database Code Event Summary SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - January 3, 2000 - Inprise Corporation (Nasdaq: INPR) today announced that it plans to jump to the forefront of the Linux database market by open-sourcing InterBase 6, the new version of its cross-platform SQL database. Inprise plans to release InterBase in open-source form for multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows NT, and Solaris, make the database available at no charge, and spin the Read More...
Migrating to Linux: Application Challenges and Solutions
Linux operating systems are taking the world by storm, and have seen double-digit growth rates for seven consecutive quarters. With its promise of higher

challenges scm  to Linux: Application Challenges and Solutions Linux operating systems are taking the world by storm, and have seen double-digit growth rates for seven consecutive quarters. With its promise of higher performance and better stability and security, Linux has become the alternative to traditional Windows-based servers. By deploying Linux in key strategic areas and taking advantage of application publishing solutions, you can lower your costs and speed time-to-market. Read More...
The Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study
The University of Illinois provides a good example of extensive integration of its business intelligence (BI) solution and data warehousing environment with its

challenges scm  Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study Company Background More than 70,000 students enroll each year at the University of Illinois , which offers more than 150 fields of study in 30 colleges, free-standing schools, and institutes across 3 campuses: Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana-Champaign (US). The university, one of the original land-grant colleges, opened its doors in 1867, and since then has awarded more than 500,000 degrees. The Urbana-Champaign campus houses the Read More...
Growth and Complexity: The Challenges Ahead for Midsize Manufacturers
Most midsize manufacturers are as capital-intensive and as subject to global cost and price pressures as large companies@yet they lack the resources to exploit

challenges scm  and Complexity: The Challenges Ahead for Midsize Manufacturers Most midsize manufacturers are as capital-intensive and as subject to global cost and price pressures as large companies—yet they lack the resources to exploit revenue and sourcing opportunities around the globe. However, many midsize manufacturers are optimistic about growth prospects in spite of rising costs and downward price pressure, according to a recent study. Find out how they plan to overcome these challenges. Read More...
Extending VoIP to Remote Locations: Challenges and Solutions
In the past, the growing pains of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) centered on voice quality. However, VoIP solutions are now attractive alternatives to

challenges scm  VoIP to Remote Locations: Challenges and Solutions Extending VoIP to Remote Locations: Challenges and Solutions If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Quintum has developed a complete line of intelligent Tenor VoIP access switching and gateway solutions that are deployed in enterprise and service provider networks around the world. Source : Quintum Technologies Resources Related to Extending VoIP to Remote Locations : Voice Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1
Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms

challenges scm  Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1 Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s,  Manhattan Associates  was the epitome of a well-managed  supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Simply stated, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors.  The Long Trail of Excellence The company was founded in 1990 in Manhattan Beach, California, Read More...
The Challenges of the Lawson-Intentia Merger
The new company forged from Lawson and Intentia will have to carefully blend their different corporate cultures, which has traditionally been proud of in-house

challenges scm  Challenges of the Lawson-Intentia Merger Challenges The new management team for the company resulting from the merger of Lawson Software , Inc . (NASDAQ: LWSN) with Intentia International AB (XSSE: INT B) will have its work cut out for it. Both companies serve different markets, which will hopefully extend, not cannibalize each other's client base, but combining two companies with financial and revenue growth issues is not exactly a recipe for success. Although recent quarters for both companies have Read More...

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