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Early Lean Adopters Embrace Technology
Many aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturers are enjoying a competitive advantage because of early adoption of lean manufacturing tools. However, considerable

early adopters  A&D manufacturers being historically early adopters of Lean have led this approach. This can clearly be seen in Figure 4, where A&D manufacturers have overtaken the general population in adopting Lean tools, such as Kanban, Level Loading, Supermarket Sizing and Value Stream mapping across the enterprise. The Aberdeen Group attributes this increased adoption of Lean tools to the industry’s early adoption of Lean philosophies and the utilization of ERP as a foundation of Lean, all of which precede Best Read More

ERP for Municipalities
In this model, we assume the municipality controls water, sewers and roads. We assume also that it collects municipal or county taxes and manages many of its own assets such as vehicles and wate...
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Time for an A/P Makeover
As with payroll before it, the actions of larger enterprises and early-adopters have made it possible for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) to benefit from

early adopters  of larger enterprises and early-adopters have made it possible for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) to benefit from accounts payable (A/P) automation and outsourcing. It’s important to recognize, however, that you now have several choices if you are an SMB leader that hopes to address this challenge. Find out more. Read More
Integrated Innovation in Microsoft Dynamics NAV
As one of the very early adopters of Microsoft products and technologies, Microsoft Dynamics NAV continues to use Microsoft products and technologies to help

early adopters  one of the very early adopters of Microsoft products and technologies, Microsoft Dynamics NAV continues to utilize Microsoft products and technologies to help customers increase productivity, collaboration and business insight. Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft products and technologies boost partner productivity and profitability, too. Instead of wasting valuable resources on integration, partners can focus on adding more customers and developing unique solutions that help small and medium-sized Read More
Early Adopters Show Massive Advantages with Mobile
As the key technology that defines consumerization of technology, mobility has proven its qualitative benefits. However, the ROI on mobility remains elusive at

early adopters  Adopters Show Massive Advantages with Mobile As the key technology that defines consumerization of technology, mobility has proven its qualitative benefits. However, the ROI on mobility remains elusive at a quantitative level for many organizations. Results from more than 400 individual interviews, electronic surveys, and case studies show that organizations that successfully deploy mobility at the business process level have created an unfair advantage. Find out how successful mobility programs are Read More
RFID--A New Technology Set to Explode? Part Two: Early Adopters, Challenges, and User Recommendations
Radio frequency identification or RFID has a potential of becoming a new technology inflection point. It can be a missing piece in the long-lasting puzzle of

early adopters  Challenges, and User Recommendations Early Adopters Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology could potentially replace bar coding in the long term, if global technical standards develop. While the radio transmitter technology has been around for decades, the technology got a major endorsement this past fall when both the U.S. Department of Defense and retailing giants Wal-Mart and the METRO Group decided to make RFID tags a key part of their logistics. To that end, Wal-Mart has recently Read More
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.

early adopters  programs. The Pilot In early May, 2004, Hewlett Packard began shipping EPC-tagged printers and scanners to Wal-Mart's Dallas/Fort Worth distribution center as one of eight suppliers in Wal-Mart's initial trials. HP expects to ship its entire range of consumer products sold through Wal-Mart many weeks before the January 2005 deadline. At HP's Memphis manufacturing plant, tags are placed on the underside of product labels for each individual printer or scanner, as well as on the pallets themselves. HP made Read More
CRM is Busting Out Of Its Britches: Operational, Analytical, and Collaborative CRM Are Born
Back in the early 90’s, ‘CRM’ wasn’t even a trendy acronym. You had a few players thinking beyond 'stovepipe' enterprise applications, but not much beyond

early adopters  of CRM  In the early 90's, paralleling the publication of Hammer and Champy's Reengineering the Corporation , there were three Northern California companies that each had similar visions of incorporating BPR (Business Process Reengineering) concepts into Front Office applications. They were set to break down departmental barriers, focus on the customer, and enable corporate workers to serve their customers in new, streamlined, and friendly ways. Those three companies were Clarify , Vantive , and Scopus . Read More
Virtual Interview Software: Under the Hood with InterviewIQ
A phone interview is one of the most effective ways of assessing an applicant’s communication skills early in the hiring process. It’s often better than the in

early adopters  an applicant’s communication skills early in the hiring process. It’s often better than the in-person interview because the candidate tends to be more at ease than with a face-to-face interview. However, phone interviews can be time-consuming and costly for the hiring company. US-based virtual interviewing software company HireIQ uses a different approach with its InterviewIQ  solution [see TEC’s competitor rating analysis of HireIQ ], by allowing the candidate to be interviewed over the Read More
Wipro Spearheads a Global HR Transformation Program for Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse, a global banking and financial services company, embarked on a global HR transformation program in early 2008 to create a number of shared

early adopters  HR transformation program in early 2008 to create a number of shared service centers primarily focused on back-office HR operations. After evaluating a number of vendors for delivery capabilities, cost effectiveness, and a host of other factors, Wipro was awarded the contract. This case study by Everest Group provides a 360-degree view of this engagement. Read More
PeopleSoft Building Muscles To Overcome The Rough Patch Part 2: Market Impact
With a large investment in architecture made early, PeopleSoft has so far resisted the downturn in the market and has gained ground by making its core

early adopters  has exhausted all the early adopters in its customer base, or that there is really a temporary lull in upgrades due to the overall spending anxiety. Still, reportedly, only a third of PeopleSoft customers have licensed PeopleSoft 8 so far, leaving a large group of customers that will probably license version 8 before support for version 7.5 ends in 2003. Although that seems a promising revenues booster, one would rather want customers to jump on an upgrade due to their infatuation with new functionality Read More
An Introduction to E-learning and Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Not so long ago (or, back in the early ’90s, when I was a first-year college student) there were two ways to get a post-secondary education: by attending

early adopters  (or, back in the early ’90s, when I was a first-year college student) there were two ways to get a post-secondary education: by attending classes at a university or college with hundreds of other coffee-stoked students, or by signing up for what used to be called “distance” learning (or even before that, “by correspondence,” as though courses consisted of a series of letters exchanged between the student and the professor, and delivered by the Pony Express). Distance courses still exist, of Read More
5 Steps to Improve Change Request Management in Software Delivery
Change request management has become an integral part of modern day software delivery. While changes in the early design phase can be addressed without much

early adopters  While changes in the early design phase can be addressed without much effort, unforeseen changes during the later phases of software delivery can compromise the quality and delay the delivery of the software. Download this white paper and find out the five technology-driven steps that can facilitate the management of change requests. Read More
SciQuest and eMolecules Partner to Deliver Reagent Management Solution
In its early days in the 1990s during the first wave of trading exchanges (anyone still remember the crash and burn of Commerce One?), SciQuest used to help

early adopters  Management Solution In its early days in the 1990s during the first wave of trading exchanges (anyone still remember the crash and burn of Commerce One ?), SciQuest used to help manage procurement and inventory management for reagents, those substances or compounds that are added to a system in order to bring about a chemical reaction (or are added to see if a reaction occurs). SciQuest’s Enterprise Reagent Manager (ERM) is a procurement-focused chemical inventory solution used by seven of the Read More

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