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A Definition of Data Warehousing
There is a great deal of confusion over the meaning of data warehousing. Simply defined, a data warehouse is a place for data, whereas data warehousing describes the process of defining, populating, and using a data warehouse. Creating, populating, and querying a data warehouse typically carries an extremely high price tag, but the return on investment can be substantial. Over 95% of the Fortune 1000 have a data warehouse initiative underway in some form.

DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING SOFTWARE: A Definition of Data Warehousing A Definition of Data Warehousing M. Reed - August 18, 2002 Read Comments Biographical Information Bill Inmon Bill Inmon is universally recognized as the father of the data warehouse. He has over 26 years of database technology management experience and data warehouse design expertise, and has published 36 books and more than 350 articles in major computer journals. His books have been translated into nine languages. He is known globally for his seminars on developing
8/18/2002

Which ERP is Best for Your Distribution company?
Find out which ERP for distribution solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC s free ERP comparison reports.

DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING SOFTWARE: is Best for Your Distribution company? Which ERP is Best for Your Distribution company? Does bigger mean better? Not necessarily. Sometimes smaller, less expensive, vendor solutions can equal or outperform their bigger rivals. Find out which ERP for distribution solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC’s free ERP comparison reports . Your TEC software comparison report will rate your choice of vendors on an even playing field*. You’ll get past the marketing hype into what really counts
8/30/2010 4:07:00 PM

The Necessity of Data Warehousing
An explanation of the origins of data warehousing and why it is a crucial technology that allows businesses to gain competitive advantage. Issues regarding technology selection and access to historical 'legacy' data are also discussed.

DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING SOFTWARE: The Necessity of Data Warehousing The Necessity of Data Warehousing M. Reed - August 2, 2000 Read Comments The Necessity of Data Warehousing M. Reed - August 2, 2000 Why the market is necessary Data warehousing is an integral part of the information age . Corporations have long known that some of the keys to their future success could be gleaned from their existing data, both current and historical. Until approximately 1990, many factors made it difficult, if not impossible, to extract this data and turn
8/2/2000

Who Needs Warehousing Management and How Much Thereof?
The warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility. It now has to use virtually real-time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to hold excess inventory, and increase the flow of goods throughout the supply chain.

DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING SOFTWARE: as cross-docking or flow-through distribution further allow products with short life cycles to move immediately to shipping. For instance, cross-docking or direct loading is the concept of packing products on the incoming shipments so that they can be easily sorted at intermediate warehouses or for outgoing shipments based on the final destination. In other words, parts are sent from receiving directly to shipping to be placed in outgoing orders, whereby the items are carried from the incoming vehicle doc
8/30/2005

Best-of-breed Approach to Finance and Accounting
CODA's savvy accounting and financial offerings include budgeting, forecasting, scorecards, and tools that use Microsoft Excel spreadsheets collaboratively and securely. However, CODA must defend its narrow specialist and best-of-breed approach against larger-scale integrated enterprise system offerings.

DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING SOFTWARE: CODA s well developed global distribution channel and benefit from its financial stability, CODA should fill the financial consolidation gaps in its solution. Immediate cross-selling opportunities into CODA s install base will expand further as CODA translates OCRA into more languages. Not to mention, there are opportunities coming from OCRA s prior integration with SAP , Oracle , and other leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. The acquisition also gives CODA a base for strengthening its
11/16/2005

Inventory Control Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Tool You Have for Containing Your Warehousing Costs
Your company's success is not only dependent on sales, but also on your company's ability to say,

DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING SOFTWARE: know little more about distribution today, than Napoleon s contemporaries knew about the interior of Africa - Peter Drucker. If this is not true, then why do economic downturns affect us so? Why doesn t our profitability swing through the roof when the economy comes back, after the downsizing, or should I say dumb-sizing , because we ultimately affect everything except the one thing that needs affecting, the accuracy of our inventory. Now is the time we learned about the interior of that dark
11/26/2005

ERP Plus and Beyond
ERP Plus provides tools that metal fabricators need to streamline their quoting, order entry, inventory control, production, labor collection, shipping, and invoicing processes.

DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING SOFTWARE: Verticent solutions easily manage distribution requirements across multiple facilities, if required. This functionality allows employees in different facilities to access inventory information by tracking movements, allocations, movement histories, and inventory transfers. The product has also been used by industrial machinery and equipment manufacturers and distributors, which tend to value product configuration features, as well as planning and production, inventory control/management, manufacturing
12/15/2005

RFID Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart
HP is making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates. This article describes the key lessons learned.

DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING SOFTWARE: goods to a separate distribution center, before shipping to Wal-Mart. In the initial pilot, pallets were processed in just 11 seconds—down from the 90 seconds it had taken previously. Lessons Inform the End Consumer Wal-Mart, Tesco, Metro, and others have gotten seriously burned by trying to quietly or secretly deploy RFID, and in some cases track consumers behavior without the consumer s knowledge. This only reinforces paranoia about loss of privacy and Big Brother conspiracy theories, in many cases
10/20/2004

SOX and IT
In general, the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requires publicly traded companies to be financially accountable. SOX compliance requires cooperation among many business units—particularly IT, as IT supports SOX compliance by securing and protecting financial data on the network. IT is also required to consistently document this effort. In fact, without IT support, a corporation simply cannot be SOX-compliant.

DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING SOFTWARE: SOX and IT SOX and IT Source: Network Instruments Document Type: White Paper Description: In general, the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requires publicly traded companies to be financially accountable. SOX compliance requires cooperation among many business units—particularly IT, as IT supports SOX compliance by securing and protecting financial data on the network. IT is also required to consistently document this effort. In fact, without IT support, a corporation simply cannot be SOX-compliant. SOX and
4/3/2007 10:05:00 AM

ERP: Origins, Developments, and Trends
ERP first developed as a form of inventory control and later grew to link disparate bodies of information together from across the enterprise. Now, ERP enhancements include SCM, CRM, and e-commerce features, just to name a few. However, where is this technology going? What does it mean now?

DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING SOFTWARE: the shop floor to distribution centers. This includes flow-based manufacturing, work instruction, dynamic dispatching, and other elements. Web-based, service oriented architecture will also have to be factored in. New systems will also have to be more customer-focused, incorporating e-commerce interaction and collaboration with business partners. ERP extension software is also in demand. Users want comprehensive functionality from advanced planning and scheduling (APS), manufacturing execution systems
5/17/2005

American Car Makers and Bad Management » The TEC Blog
Then we have the distribution system involved with vehicle shipments from factory to dealer. Dealer preparation costs are a tax on the consumer. A car from the factory should only require a gas fill-up and license registration. Computer systems today have done away with the manual paperwork that used to be required for each car sale. The car assembly line that integrates components made by hundreds of feeder businesses from the latter’s factories needs to be rethought. While just in time (JIT) and lean

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16-01-2009


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