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Winning Users' Hearts & Minds via Usability: A Retail Example
My recent blog series entitled “Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction?” established that WFM systems have evolved from point

example kepner tregoe  via Usability: A Retail Example My recent blog series entitled “Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction?” established that  WFM  systems have evolved from point solutions (i.e.,  time and attendance [T&A] , workforce scheduling,  absence  management,  human resources [HR] ,  payroll , etc.) into unified solutions with a common  user interface (UI) , integrated WFM modules, and centralized management. For virtually for every kind of business, the benefits of WFM

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Lose the Starry-Eyes, Analyze:An Ideal Customer for Relevant INFIMACS


This is an example, using Relevant Business Systems, of how you can use the TEC ERP Evaluation Center's WebTESS tool to locate vendors that consider your company their ideal candidate.

example kepner tregoe  for Relevant. If, for example, your company will not need its system to address personnel management or benefit management, but does need it to take care of payroll management then the Relevant solution might initially look like a good fit for your company. Suppose your company is seeking a solution that offers excellent support for payroll management but does not need any of the other features under the human resources criterion. In Relevant's case, you will notice that every rating in the Earnings and Read More

Evaluating Financial Management Software: Is It Time for a Change?


Before you decide if you need to update your financial management software, you should ask some questions about five key areas of your operations. For example, does your current system generate the types of reports you need? And does it allow your processes to support your policies? Evaluate all the challenges you face with your current financial management software—and find out how you can overcome them with an upgrade.

example kepner tregoe  of your operations. For example, does your current system generate the types of reports you need? And does it allow your processes to support your policies? Evaluate all the challenges you face with your current financial management software—and find out how you can overcome them with an upgrade. Read More

Modern ERP Processes Behind Historic Scotch Whisky


The whisky industry is an example of a process industry where it is impossible to accurately predict demand for the final product. Goods stocked must also be meticulously accounted for, in both intermediate (partially finished) and bulk forms.

example kepner tregoe  whisky industry is an example of a process industry where it is impossible to predict what consumer demand will be when the product is ready for delivery. It is also an industry where companies must meticulously account for goods stocked as intermediates (partially finished) and as bulk goods (both finished and partially finished). A good example of how an enterprise applications vendor addresses this microvertical is Strategic Systems International ( SSI ) ( http://www.ssi-world.com ). SSI's knowledge Read More

Dassault Systèmes Acquires SFE


The integrated conceptual engineering trend is taking hold. Autodesk’s Simulation 360 cloud software would be one example. The concept phase is critical and difficult, as it requires the combination of multiple disciplines and skills, and the collaborative effort of several individuals and teams. Accordingly, Dassault Systèmes, a leading provider of 3D design software, 3D digital mock-up and

example kepner tregoe  software would be one example. The concept phase is critical and difficult, as it requires the combination of multiple disciplines and skills, and the collaborative effort of several individuals and teams. Accordingly, Dassault Systèmes , a leading provider of 3D design software, 3D digital mock-up and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions under the 3DEXPERIENCE brand, has  acquired SFE GmbH , a leader in body conceptual engineering and performance evaluation and optimization. The addition of Read More

Why Systems Fail - The Dead-end of Dirty Data


If your data does not reflect reality, the system can never be effective. In today’s world of collaboration, showing a trading partner dirty data is giving them the wrong message and tearing down the trust called for in a collaborating partnership.

example kepner tregoe  case of our inventory example, one of the potentially many transactions that change the on-hand data could have been inaccurate. For example, a receipt may have had an incorrect quantity. Alternatively, the physical act may have been flawed, for example, an order called for 100 units to be picked, the transaction may have been recorded as 100 but the physical picking resulted in more or less than 100 being picked. Perhaps worse, when the material was placed in a location within the warehouse, the Read More

How the iPad Is Changing Retail POS Systems


The face of retail point-of-sale (POS) systems has changed dramatically over the last couple years. iPad technologies, for example, have become integrated into the payment process at retail and other types of stores. See how one start-up is changing the retail game with its iPad POS solution and taking on the old-school traditional POS players on the market today.

example kepner tregoe  Outfitters provides a great example of a “mobile first” policy in retail—the retailer’s associates use mobile devices for sales, product search, inventory management, pricing/labeling/signage, order processes, markdown management, workforce management (WFM), task management, etc.   iPad (and tablets, in general, for that matter) technologies have become integrated into the payment process at brick-and-mortar restaurants, retail, and grocery stores. Now, transactions can be mapped back to Read More

Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics


One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a collaborative allows companies to save money and streamline operations.

example kepner tregoe  In other industries, for example the bulk commodities industries (cement, asphalt, chemical) commodities do not lend themselves well to potential information and asset related logistics costs reduction opportunities. Understand and analyze the optimization problem for inbound logistics practices. Do not create an optimization problem you cannot solve. Pick your constraints and your optimization time buckets judiciously. Different types of industries face different logistics management problems. For Read More

To ERP or Not to ERP, that Is the C-level Question


Whether your organization is looking to take the leap into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for the first time or seeking to add to the current ERP system’s functionality, your organization no longer must be bound to a one-size-fits-all ERP solution. One can pick and choose from the best of the best from ERP component vendors to fit your needs.

example kepner tregoe  by your organization. An example high-level view of an ERP system broken down into its composite application modules is shown below. In this example, an ERP system that would support the needs of the organization includes the functional modules of financials, human capital management, customer relationship management, transportation management, manufacturing management, and inventory management. ERP Component Examples Let’s look at a couple of examples where a best-of-breed, component approach to an ERP Read More

Extending Quality's Reach to Manage Quality in the Supply Chain


Quality does not start at the receiving dock and end at the shipping dock. The focus on the supply chain demands that the quality department be involved from the beginning to the end of the supply chain.

example kepner tregoe  taken into account. For example, many enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that work at the plant level now consider quality characteristics to be part of the material's inventory record. Software Suppliers Software suppliers addressing the needs of the quality department fall into two categories, ERP vendors and independent suppliers. ERP vendors typically have a module called quality management that provides functions for specifications, samples, tests, etc. These modules are tightly integrated Read More

What You Should Know Before Selecting a WMS


Before an important game, you create a game plan. Before you start building a house, you have a blueprint. And before you start looking at a warehouse management system (WMS), you must define how you want your warehouse to be organized and function. This article looks at basic warehouse strategies that need to be understood to ensure that the WMS software effectively and efficiently supports the activities of the warehouse, now and in the future. This is not to say that you will not consider the best practices of the new

example kepner tregoe  override mode. A simple example can help illustrate how effective suggested putaway can be. Let's say your company was food products manufacturer where formulas can use ingredients A and B separately but a large number of formulas use ingredients together in a premix operation. To accommodate both possibilities, you would want the WMS to suggest locations where these ingredients can be co-located; not together but as close as possible to reduce warehouse travel time. To satisfy this and other putaway Read More

Salesforce to Shut Down Do.com


For a product to be acquired and later shut down is not uncommon. One famous example is Gist—a professional contacts management tool—acquired by RIM (now BlackBerry) in 2011 and shut down one year later. Do.com will be sharing the same fate; salesforce.com announced that Do.com will be discontinued on January 31, 2014. Built on the Salesforce platform and developed on the Manymoon software

example kepner tregoe  not uncommon. One famous example is Gist—a professional contacts management tool— acquired by RIM  (now BlackBerry) in 2011 and  shut down one year later . Do.com will be sharing the same fate; salesforce.com announced that  Do.com will be discontinued  on January 31, 2014. Built on the Salesforce platform and developed on the Manymoon software acquisition, Do.com is a project and task management application, which was expected to extend Salesforces’s reach beyond its traditional sales-centric Read More

Acronyms Can Simplify Your Life, or Drive You Insane


Acronyms seem really convenient, at first. It’s great using ERP instead of enterprise resource planning, for example. You save precious time (not typing enterprise resource planning a million times) and there’s no way your reader won’t understand what ERP means, right? Well, for ERP this may be true, but all acronyms are not as tidy as they appear. What about BPM, for example? Does it

example kepner tregoe  enterprise resource planning, for example. You save precious time (not typing enterprise resource planning a million times) and there’s no way your reader won’t understand what ERP means, right? Well, for ERP this may be true, but all acronyms are not as tidy as they appear. What about BPM, for example? Does it stand for business process management or business performance management or business process modeling? Aha…the troubles begin. And what if you want to talk about two different BPMs in one doc Read More

Aligning Information Technology with Corporate Strategy


Aligning information technology (IT) with corporate strategy is key to maximizing the business impact of IT investments. Tree Top's structured process of reviewing proposed IT investments will allow an enterprise to understand this alignment, and prioritize investments.

example kepner tregoe  reviewed industry metrics, for example the return on equity, or days sales outstanding of competitive companies. Improvement estimates were made by the executives and associated team members who owned each business process. They estimated improvement goals at three levels: an optimistic goal; what they really expected to happen; and a conservative goal. Using the mapping data, OA converted the improvement of the specific KPI into financial impact. It considered the impact to revenue, costs, and working ca Read More