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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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How Kelly Moore Paints Simplified Its ERP Software Evaluation and Selection


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complete evaluation and selection  months in which to complete the project, which included requirements-gathering, evaluation and selection, and implementation. Project Challenges Beyond the need to consolidate all business activities into one company-wide platform, Kelly-Moore also wanted to : standardize reporting at the store level resolve inventory issues manage product development and quality control Above all, the system requirements-gathering and gap analysis processes had to be conducted in a cost-effective way. Kelly-Moore had Read More

Software Selection Slagging


Consulting firm, 180 Systems, posted a little note regarding an article we recently published on some parts of the evaluation and selection process that we promote. I'd recommend checking out the 180 site for additional information. In fact they have a brief list of steps that tend to be very similar to commonly recognized selection best-practices, and are in many ways, close to what we at TEC

complete evaluation and selection  help clients through a complete selection process we''ll go through the scripted scenarios with the vendors and the clients. Aside from these specific hands-on selection consulting projects, we regularly certify vendors, in which a part of the process involves asking them to demonstrate criteria. So yes, we have vetted thousands. With all due respect, I think the 180 Systems blog author ought to do a bit more in-depth research before casting doubt. The 180 Systems methodology correctly recommends defining Read More

Software Selection: An Approach


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complete evaluation and selection  functionality. After team members complete their evaluations, a consensus must be reached and vendors are ranked. This is your preliminary list of vendors and sequence in which you will continue to probe the validity of the vendor''s claims. Finalize Vendor Selection You have now ranked the vendors and have accepted the vendor''s responses with little or no question. You are ready to confirm your selection and responses by participating in demonstrations of the vendor''s software. Prior to the visit and to Read More

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complete evaluation and selection  planning system. When finally completed, executive support for the supply chain planning system had eroded and the project was shelved. Over $2M in software, hardware and consulting services was wasted. Prototype the software BEFORE buying! During the heyday of application software sales in the mid-to-late 1990''s, large application software contracts were being signed regularly and without rigorous buyer evaluations. Except in certain circumstances (i.e., large buyer in strategic market), software Read More

How Flakeboard Aligned Its Multisite Organization by Applying TEC's Evaluation and Selection Methodology


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ERP Selection Case Study: IVT


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