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example military awards  can be devastating. For example, if a vendor misses their revenue targets for a given period, a public company loses a percentage of its market capitalization under lowered expectations. To shore-up the stock price, many vendors tap into their cash reserves for a stock buy-back. Lowered cash reserves are typically coupled with trimmed expenses, and revised (and reduced) hiring plans. The next step is a scaled-back research and development agenda, meaning weakened and less frequent upgrades for clients,

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Poor Data Quality Means A Waste of Money


Data quality sounds like a motherhood and apple pie issue, of course we want our data to be right. However, very few enterprises get serious about it. Maybe that's because the cost of data quality is hidden. That cost can be huge.

example military awards  Let's look at some examples. A recent study by the Grocery Manufacturing Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) focused on the impact of data quality in the supply chain. The study estimates that: 12 23% of sales and administrative personnel time is spent correcting invoices, orders, purchase orders, etc. 3 5% of all stock outs, resulting in a loss of sales, are due to data quality issues. Item catalog errors take on average $60 80 per error to fix and catalogs average an error rate of Read More

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 military awards  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

Process Manufacturers--Great Batch, Every Batch


If you run one hundred batches, some will be great, some will be terrible. But what causes some to be great and some to be terrible? Knowing the answer to that question can mean no more terrible batches, many more great ones, and making more money.

example military awards  information? Consider the simple example in figure 4. When we look at parameter 3 of all lots of ingredient D (D3), we see that all lots of were in spec (between the lower and upper limits of the specification). We also see a very high correlation between the actual specification for each lot and the ranking of the corresponding batch (The lower quality batches correlate to the D3 ingredient being on the lower end of the specification). This high correlation means that controlling D3 can increase our Read More

How to Alienate Your Reader: Jargon, Buzzwords, Lingo, and Gobbledygook


This Is For All Us Writers Out There: Oh, and All Us Readers Too! Do you ever feel like you need a jargon buster just to understand what some companies are saying about their software products? I know I’ve needed one, and often still do. I am a content writer and editor for TEC and the learning curve was pretty steep when I started. I mean what is functionality, scalability, dynamic lead

example military awards  ones. The most glaring example of this is the ‘Stack-up/Lay-up and BOM Generator.’ While all ERP systems have some mechanism to generate the stack-up and BOM, they have proven to be cumbersome and lack flexibility and adequate automation, particularly with today’s layer counts and sequential lamination requirements. And, what does this REALLY mean? This example is talking about the lack of integration in customized printed circuit board (PCB) solutions. When you boil it down, that’s really what Read More

The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of pricing and promotions in retailing, was inspired by JDA Software’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers' consumer-centric pricing and promotion strategies and Revionics

example military awards  soft drink product packaging example from Part 1 demonstrates another cannibalistic relationship in which each packing size is potentially a substitute for the others. Conversely, affinity is when the sale of one product has a positive impact on another. This is sometimes also called the  halo effect . For example, a retailer lowers the price on hot dogs and it ends up generating better than usual sales on buns, ketchup, mustard, and relish, all at their normal prices. In other words, complementary Read More

Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Start-Up DeepMind


Google has acquired the artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind. Get TEC Research Analyst Raluca Druta’s perspective on this deal and what this may mean for businesses.

example military awards  such as Amazon, for example. The key difference is that Google's cybernetic friend is being designed to know us better than we know ourselves—a claim that is frightening at best. But, as the technology develops, people’s perception of Google’s products may evolve. Perhaps some of us will treat it as a ‘Super-Ego’—as defined by Freudian classical psychoanalytical theory; someone that we seek approval from and do not want to disappoint. Others may extend their human capabilities with it and Read More

Big Machines for Big Problems? Not Necessarily.


GeoEye is the leading provider of map-accurate commercial imagery to the US military and intelligence community. In the past, GeoEye lived by the motto that “big problems require big machines.” However, this was presenting the company with significant—and escalating—cost and complexity issues. The solution: a self-managing and self-healing distributed computing environment that required no custom application development.

example military awards  Machines for Big Problems? Not Necessarily. GeoEye is the leading provider of map-accurate commercial imagery to the US military and intelligence community. In the past, GeoEye lived by the motto that “big problems require big machines.” However, this was presenting the company with significant—and escalating—cost and complexity issues. The solution: a self-managing and self-healing distributed computing environment that required no custom application development. 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.

example military awards  I even finished my example with a benefit! In the end, I've differentiated myself from the competition through executive alignment. 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. Quit talking about how bad someone looks and start talking about the opportunities that exist . Use realistic examples. Talk their talk. Do research beyond their Profit and Loss statement or Balance Sheet. When you do find an Read More

Case Study: Big Lots


Big Lots, the largest closeout retailer in the United States (US), needed a way to manage vendors, and get its products to stores as quickly as possible. The company chose Inovis Partner Performance Management—an on-demand, service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based solution—as its supplier management system. Learn how this solution helped Big Lots share data with vendors, reduce errors, and improve its supply chain.

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Justification of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System


Studies that surveyed manufacturers about the impact of ERP systems on firm performance indicate that company size and industry do not affect the results. Benefits have been indicated for large and small firms, whether they make standard or custom products or are in discrete or process manufacturing environments. This section explains the quantifiable benefits in terms of several areas of improvement. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

example military awards  percent of sales (the example will use 75 percent). Using industry averages for each major benefit, the improved business processes and associated information system almost double the current pretax income. Inventory Reduction . A 20 percent reduction in the current inventory of $3 million results in ongoing benefits of lower inventory carrying charges. Using a carrying cost of 25 percent results in $150,000 in lower carrying charges each year, identified here as part of the administrative expenses. Read More

French Government awards ERP contract to Peoplesoft


On October 29, The French government awarded PeopleSoft the first contract of its Accord Mission - a project to integrate computing across all state departments.

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The Why of Data Collection


Data collection systems work; however, they require a investment in technology. Before the investment can be justified, we need to understand why a data collection system may be preferable to people with clipboards.

example military awards  the event happens. An example of this would be forwarding case counts to the production control system as the case goes past the scanner. An alternative example could include a selection of inventory for a shipment gained through a bar code reader on the forklift, and can be immediately used to update both the inventory and the order status. As an aside, when the need is termed real time , we should ask what that really means. It often means as soon as the person needs it , which could be either once a Read More

Is There a Way to Avoid Lengthy Catalog Numbers?


A sales configurator needs to be able to "decipher" products' specifications from a rule-based, constructed catalog number. Part number users should query vendors to determine whether their enterprise solutions cater to the needs of industrial automation manufacturers.

example military awards  even nested sequences. An example to illustrate where intelligent serialization is important would be ensuring that a 480-volt, 5-horsepower, 10-ampere combination of a conductor's features will always be identified with the number 1 in a particular position of the part number. This logic resembles the sequences' and positions' designations in bar codes, where a 480-volt, 10-horsepower, 10-ampere set, for example, annotated with 2 would do the same, and so on. By creating this sort of metadata, one can Read More

Transportation Management Systems: The Glue of the Supply Chain


With manufacturing now a global industry, moving product throughout complex supply chains remains a challenge for most organizations. But transportation management systems are spearheading the way to help solve the dilemmas of today’s manufacturers, offering functionality that eases the transfer of goods from place to place.

example military awards  Can Help Manufacturers: An Example Let’s look at a concrete example to see how a TMS can help organizations optimize their entire value chain. Because the manufacturing environment is now global, this example will involve China, Canada, and Spain as parts of a manufacturer’s complete value chain. Consider the following scenario: A manufacturer of cellular telephones has one DC in China, another DC in Vancouver, two manufacturing plants in China, one retail location in Vancouver, and another retail Read More