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Cost Reduction of a Product through Value Analysis and Value Engineering
Value analysis and value engineering (VAVE) is a systematic process for analyzing the functions of a project, product, process, system, design, or service in

cost reduction methods  Reduction of a Product through Value Analysis and Value Engineering Value analysis and value engineering (VAVE) is a systematic process for analyzing the functions of a project, product, process, system, design, or service in order to achieve essential functions at the lowest life cycle cost. VAVE methods are very important and useful in driving down product costs, which helps companies retain market share and sustain their profitability. Learn how. Read More...

Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

cost reduction methods  way to address the cost issue. However, while Open Source BI may save money on license costs, it does not achieve the expected reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) . This is because Open Source does not address the staffing costs associated with deploying and maintaining a BI solution, which according to IDC can constitute 60% of a three-year TCO [Include Reference.] Specifically, Open Source BI generally requires more configuration and integration, as the solutions are typically far less Read More...
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Inventory Reduction: Effectively Turning Excess Into Cash
In virtually all manufacturing companies, there is a direct correlation between inventory levels and overall business performance. In fact, CEO's and CFO's

cost reduction methods  quickly, at a modest cost. This can create an ROI like no other investment you can make. Considering how much money may be unnecessarily flowing into inventory every year mandates that adding the capability to quickly answer the four assessment questions on page one is an absolute necessity. Excess Inventory Is a Problem in Good Times, and Bad Companies hit by a sharp decline in sales all too often experience a significant rise in inventories because of the considerable and unnecessary time that's Read More...
Reducing the Cost of Systems Operations
Disintermediation is the process of removing redundant intermediaries from a systems management infrastructure. Once vital to systems monitoring, proprietary

cost reduction methods  forcing organizations to implement cost reduction programs across their enterprise. IT systems management infrastructure is a prime candidate for cost cutting since significant savings can be made by removing expensive intermediary software products, such as BMC Software PATROL and CA Unicenter. Once a vital part of systems monitoring, these tools are now largely redundant because: The trend among IT vendors - such as Microsoft, Oracle and SAP - to embed systems management subsystems in their base Read More...
Cost-justifying Warehouse Management Technologies in Small and Midsized Warehouses
The warehouse management system (WMS) concept has matured into a collection of time-tested technologies that reduce inventory costs and increase overall

cost reduction methods  effective inventory management and cost savings, and how it is a key component in the end-to-end business management solutions of Sage Software. RF-based Integrated WMS Sage Accpac WMS is a real-time inventory management and order execution system that intelligently directs all warehouse functions by directing operators through their tasks and managing material flow throughout the warehouse. Sage Accpac WMS is radio frequency (RF) based-that is, it operates on a RF network with RF terminals, access Read More...
Process Efficiencies and Cost-cutting Measures for Industrial and Commercial Machinery Manufacturers
The indifference of software vendors to the industrial and commercial machinery manufacturing sector has limited this market’s progress in leveraging IT tools

cost reduction methods  Efficiencies and Cost-cutting Measures for Industrial and Commercial Machinery Manufacturers The indifference of software vendors to the industrial and commercial machinery manufacturing sector has limited this market’s progress in leveraging IT tools to their advantage. This indifference also affects the sector’s success in addressing key business issues. For these manufacturers—and the software vendors that serve them—recognition and response to these issues can no longer be delayed. Read More...
Writing Cost-effective Documentation for Software Systems
As a business employing IT, you may have encountered situations where the software application you purchased didn’t come with a help file. With no time to write

cost reduction methods  Cost-effective Documentation for Software Systems As a business employing IT, you may have encountered situations where the software application you purchased didn’t come with a help file. With no time to write complete documentation yourself and no budget to hire a professional technical writer to do it for you, what do you do? By applying the basic principles of cost-effective documentation, your business can develop impressive documentation quickly—for a minimal cost. Read More...
Logility Unveils Voyager Select For Total Landed Cost
Although Voyager Select is making its debut, the product is actually an amalgam of components drawn from existing logistics applications in the Voyager suite.

cost reduction methods  Select For Total Landed Cost Logility Unveils Voyager Select For Total Landed Cost S. McVey - December 20, 2000 Event Summary Logility, Inc. recently unveiled something old and something new in its Voyager suite of applications for e-business. Voyager Select is billed as a highly scalable solution for determining the total landed cost of a purchase by accurately choosing the best mode and carrier for the order. Voyager Select calculates the least cost for purchases based on numerous attributes and Read More...
Total Cost of Ownership: HyperOffice versus Microsoft Exchange
There are two basic approaches available for organizations to offer their team members collaboration, communication, and intranet functionality: the in-house

cost reduction methods  Cost of Ownership: HyperOffice versus Microsoft Exchange There are two basic approaches available for organizations to offer their team members collaboration, communication, and intranet functionality: the in-house model (also known as “on premise”), and the outsourced model (also known as “on demand”). Learn more about these approaches, with a particular focus on their cost considerations, with a comparison of collaboration tools from HyperOffice and Microsoft Exchange. Read More...
DaVita Sees Cost Savings with Oracle Taleo Cloud Services
People Supervisor Brent Sinn details how software-as-a-service (SaaS) human capital management (HCM) improved productivity and economic benefit at DaVita, a

cost reduction methods  Sees Cost Savings with Oracle Taleo Cloud Services Read More...
State of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate

cost reduction methods  TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate results. Instead of thinking solely about how to calculate and reduce TCO, companies should think about how to manage TCO from a business perspective, in order to leverage solid, results-oriented decisions about IT solutions. 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 methods  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...
Making WLANs Work Reliably and Cost-effectively in a Multimedia World
Wi-Fi has become the access method of choice for users at the office, at home, and on the road. According to research, nearly 200 million Wi-Fi chipsets were

cost reduction methods  WLANs Work Reliably and Cost-effectively in a Multimedia World Wi-Fi has become the access method of choice for users at the office, at home, and on the road. According to research, nearly 200 million Wi-Fi chipsets were sold in 2006 alone. But can Wi-Fi work effectively in a wireless local area network (WLAN) environment? Yes it can. To deliver Wi-Fi more reliably to increasingly diverse devices requires a self-configuring platform that covers larger areas and higher user densities. Read More...
Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing
In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing

cost reduction methods  the True Cost of Sourcing The Shortcomings of Traditional Procurement In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing decisions of direct materials fall short. Procurement history is laden with penny-wise, pound-foolish decisions where the low cost supplier ultimately costs tens or hundreds of millions in lost revenue, lost market share, expedite fees, or write-offs. This goes beyond total Read More...
Moving to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership
Before adopting any applications for key business functions, executives should perform a thorough total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis. Unfortunately, apples

cost reduction methods  Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership Before adopting any applications for key business functions, executives should perform a thorough total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis. Unfortunately, apples-to-apples comparisons can prove challenging. While it may be tempting to compare the initial license price of on-premises software to the annual subscription fees for cloud computing, this methodology fails to account for the ongoing internal operating costs for the on-premises software. Beyond Read More...

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