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Can You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management?
In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing, with regards to the overall supply chain network. The

cost reduction ideas  most effective way of cost reduction in supply chain is through the collaborative effort of the whole organization. As discussed previously, the supply chain has various areas where cost reduction can be done, but for this blog, I want to focus on cost reduction with better or best inventory management processes and practices.Basically inventory can appear in a variety of forms, such as raw material, goods in process, and finished goods. And each form represents funds (money) that are tied up until that Read More...
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The Fast-payback SAP Projects for Saving Money in 2009: Detailed Data for Business Expense Projects
Companies are under huge pressure to cut all SAP-related costs and are seeking every opportunity to exploit their huge investments in SAP to reduce total

cost reduction ideas  projects for SAP operations cost reduction for a technical audience We'll present data for the former half, where there appears to be considerable potential to squeeze further cost savings by exploiting SAP investments, especially in classic ERP and supply chain business process areas. Findings and best practices rising from this data were identified in the SAP Forum Summit Sessions held on April 14, 2009, in Palo Alto, CA and April 28, 2009, in Walldorf, Germany. The fast-payback lowdown: Results from Read More...
The ROI Dilemma - Part 1 - Look at how bad you Look!
If you're going to use ROI in order to find new business or, justify your solution, be careful. ROI is a loaded gun and you might just shoot yourself.

cost reduction ideas  again increase. With her cost reductions and process improvements in place, as sales grow so will her profitability. With that type of information, I can reposition my emails, letters and telephone calls around her mindset. The call might now sound something like this. Karen, this is Bob Riefstahl with Future RFP Software and I've been spending time researching your organization. I noticed that you've been working hard at reducing costs in order to position your organization for future growth and Read More...
Project Management Strategies for a Challenged Economy
As recent media reports suggest, the dreaded “R” word—recession—is looming large across the horizon of most western and global economies. Many organizations

cost reduction ideas  savings generated by the cost reduction efforts, decisions on where to invest may determine which organizations emerge unscathed from a recession, and which organizations fall victim to it and implode.  In a recent Business Week article, Bruce Nusbaum, assistant managing editor in charge of the magazine’s innovation and design coverage says, “Winners always emerge out of recessions, and they almost always beat their competition on the basis of something new.” Nusbaum cited Apple as a powerful Read More...
Establishing Energy as Enterprise Currency: Minimizing Expenses and Risks
CFOs and CEOs face increasing expense burdens. Rising energy costs—one of the fastest growing expenses—can account for up to 80% of operating and maintenance

cost reduction ideas  expense burdens. Rising energy costs—one of the fastest growing expenses—can account for up to 80% of operating and maintenance expenditures. This paper explains how organizations can establish a strategy, program, and culture of managing energy usage of assets that is accurate, repeatable, timely, and cost-effective—financially and environmentally—to establish energy as an enterprise currency. Read More...
The Cost of Employee Web Misuse
In the white paper employee web use and misuse learn how to protect yourself from the wide range of problems your company can run into.

cost reduction ideas  Cost of Employee Web Misuse E-mails, shopping, social networks—it's easy to get distracted with all that the Web has to offer, even when you're at work. But how much is too much when it comes to personal Web surfing on the job? Where should employers draw the line? Web misuse can have serious implications for your business, including reduced employee productivity; security problems; legal risks; wasted bandwidth; unlicensed software; and reputation risk. In the white paper Employee Web Use and Misuse Read More...
Calculating the True Cost of RDBMS Ownership and How Sybase ASE Stacks Up: A Guide for SAP Business Suite Users
This white paper discusses ways in which most user organizations fail to take into account, or even acknowledge, key cost factors as they continually pay for

cost reduction ideas  the True Cost of RDBMS Ownership and How Sybase ASE Stacks Up: A Guide for SAP Business Suite Users This white paper discusses ways in which most user organizations fail to take into account, or even acknowledge, key cost factors as they continually pay for their enterprise database applications. It also contains an exposition of the factors involved in calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a relational database management system (RDBMS). Read More...
How Solace’s Middleware Appliances Cut the Cost of IT Infrastructure
Message-oriented middleware is the cornerstone of modern enterprise information technology (IT) and big data. But the problem is that it’s too complex and

cost reduction ideas  Middleware Appliances Cut the Cost of IT Infrastructure Message-oriented middleware is the cornerstone of modern enterprise information technology (IT) and big data. But the problem is that it’s too complex and expensive to own and operate, especially as data volumes climb. This paper explains how Solace’s innovative solution can significantly reduce the total cost of ownership of your messaging middleware platform and IT infrastructure. Download the white paper and get the details. Read More...
Enterprise Applications: The Cost of Keeping Current… Or Not
During difficult times it may be tempting to postpone upgrades, treating them as discretionary or optional projects, when in fact they could very well provide a

cost reduction ideas  Applications: The Cost of Keeping Current… Or Not In order to make the best use of your organisational resources, you need a comprehensive Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution that can act as an organisation-wide control centre. This 'control centre' will collect status information and progress reports from different divisions and make them available to other departments. Information is updated by the users in real-time and accessible at any time to anyone who needs it. Source Read More...
Dematic Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management
Dematic, a supplier of automated warehouse logistics and material handling systems, selected aPriori to control new product costs by providing real-time insight

cost reduction ideas  Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management Dematic , a supplier of automated warehouse logistics and material handling systems, selected aPriori to control new product costs by providing real-time insight to cost projections in design and sourcing.   Dematic designs, builds, and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow, from receiving to shipping. A typical Dematic solution is built around process improvements, material handling technology, and software, whereby system Read More...
LTL Purchasing Best Practices: The 10 Essentials for LTL Efficiency and Cost Reduction
At first glance, less-than-truckload (LTL) purchasing seems like a straightforward process. However, purchasing approaches that save you money in the short term

cost reduction ideas  for LTL Efficiency and Cost Reduction At first glance, less-than-truckload (LTL) purchasing seems like a straightforward process. However, purchasing approaches that save you money in the short term also introduce your company to financial and operational risk. A truly successful LTL bidding process is data-driven and has very different financial outcomes for shippers, 3PLs, and their customers. Discover more about this and other LTL best practices. Read More...
Whirlpool Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management
Whirlpool Corporation, a world renowned manufacturer of major home appliances, recently announced it would use aPriori to automate its product cost estimating

cost reduction ideas  Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management Whirlpool Corporation , a world renowned manufacturer of major home appliances, recently announced it would use aPriori to automate its product cost estimating processes , drive global consistency in costing practices, and provide a central cost management database for use by cross functional product development teams. Using aPriori’s real-time product cost assessments, employees in design, engineering, sourcing, cost engineering, and manufacturing can make Read More...
Oracle Releases In-Memory Cost Management Add-on for Oracle EBS
The in-memory arms race continues in full force. Having recently delivered high-performance Value Chain Planning solutions, Oracle has introduced Oracle In

cost reduction ideas  Releases In-Memory Cost Management Add-on for Oracle EBS The in-memory arms race continues in full force. Having recently delivered  high-performance Value Chain Planning solutions , Oracle has introduced Oracle In-Memory Cost Management for the Oracle E-Business Suite  to help organizations address their strategic cost management objectives. Existing tools are often unable to perform complex cost analysis on the ever-expanding volume of cost data within and across organizations, preventing Read More...
IBM's Four-CPU Wintel-Based Rack Servers High Performance, High Cost
IBM's four-CPU servers, the Netfinity 5500 M20 and 7000 M10, yield top notch web-focused benchmark figures, but also very high price/performance figures for

cost reduction ideas  Servers High Performance, High Cost Product Background IBM's high-end Intel (four CPU) rackmount servers, the Netfinity 5500 M20 and 7000 M10, are generally used for larger installations, such as data centers/warehouses, and by large companies wanting to minimize the floor space their computers use. Rackmount servers provide the ability to put a large number of CPUs in a small footprint, or to combine CPUs with a large number of peripherals (usually disk drive subsystems). These compete primarily in the Read More...

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