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Commerce One Meets GM: Web Now Has A Really Big Parts Department
General Motors will use Commerce One's E-commerce systems to build a global purchasing marketplace for its buyers and suppliers.

ford motors  a similar announcement by Ford and Oracle. (See TEC News Analysis article: Oracle is Word One at Ford , October 5th, 1999). Market Impact If one takes the narrow view that Commerce One and its competitors such as Ariba and Concur Technologies are selling software systems, then this is a great deal for Commerce One. We believe the correct view is quite different. What these E-commerce companies are selling is their networks. A supplier who signs up with one Commerce One network will be tied to Commerce Read More...
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Business Activity Monitoring - Watching The Store For You
Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) can bring significant business value in the world of technical data, but its justification must be derived from business

ford motors  Motors, Telecom Italia, Henry Ford Health Center Vistera MassMutual Recommendations Users — Business Activity Monitoring holds significant potential for end user organizations. It can accelerate the velocity of the business and deal with the details of everyday needs. Users should determine if BAM has a role in their business and if so, develop a plan to learn about the concept and launch a pilot operation. They are urged to use a pilot to more fully understand the benefits and limitations of the Read More...
Russian Automotive Parts Manufacturer Selects QAD ERP
Sharp vertical focus is helping QAD win in the Russian market against the fierce local competitor 1C. QAD recently announced Saturno-TP, a manufacturer of

ford motors  General Motors , and Ford —Saturno-TP is deploying QAD to optimize operations and comply with vendor performance mandates. Using QAD, Saturno-TP will get an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports audit-ready, workflow, and business process best practices—factors that lead to achieving preferred supplier status and meeting the stringent requirements of their automotive manufacturing customers. Saturno-TP will benefit from features built into the Automotive Edition of QAD Enterprise 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

ford motors  Porsche, Fiat, Chrysler, Daimler, FORD, BMW, Volkswagen , and others. Read More...
Oracle Flying High on Q3 Report: Is Gold All That Glitters?
On March 15, shares of Oracle surged after the company plowed past Wall Street estimates and reported strong database software sales fueling a solid third

ford motors  deals with General Motors, Ford Motor and DaimlerChrysler to create an online exchange so suppliers in the industry can cut procurement costs. In the retail industry, Oracle formed an alliance with Sears and Carrefour, two of the world's largest merchants, to match up retailers and suppliers. Ellison said he expects the company to grab a greater chunk of the e-commerce software market. Everything runs on the Internet. We have a complete suite, Ellison said. Never has one company become dominant in a Read More...
Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability
This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and

ford motors  flexibility. Service organizations cannot afford to neglect the potential to deliver business value in today's hyper-competitive, customer-centric world where service is often the key competitive differentiator. This article is from Parallax View, ChainLink Research's on-line magazine, read by over 150,000 supply chain and IT professionals each month. Thought-provoking and actionable articles from ChainLink's analysts, top industry executives, researchers, and fellow practitioners. To view the entire Read More...
Catalyst International Ties Fate to SAP
In what may be the most significant event since the company's launch, Catalyst International has lashed its corporate ship to ERP leviathan SAP in a new

ford motors  has explored growth opportunities afforded by porting its WMS to other platforms, though without success. In the late 90s, the company made two attempts to port its Unix-based software to Windows NT, but eventually conceded that technologies acquired for the port lacked feasibility. Catalyst has also tried selling its scalable WMS product to mid market wholesalers and distributors, however, the 1998 launch of CatPack, a scaled down version of its WMS for the mid market failed to generate significant new Read More...
Lean as a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges
The recent trend of manufacturing companies in outsourcing their production tasks to other parts of the world has certainly been effective in reducing

ford motors  20th century by Henry Ford and has greatly evolved in the second half of the century largely through its adoption by Toyota—where the lean model is known as the Toyota Production System [TPS])—it is still not widely accepted by businesses. Reasons for this are rooted in fundamental differences between the lean methods and approaches and traditional management. The potential difficulty in adopting the lean approach lies in the distinct nature of the lean management model. Some key differentiators Read More...
CAD-centric PLM, ERP-centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What's Right for You? - Part 1
In this day and age of globalization, ever-shorter new product introduction (NPI) cycles and overall product lifecycles, partner collaboration, and whatnot

ford motors  (GM), Chrysler , and Ford via innovation and a departure from their former gas guzzlers with numerous quality issues, it is difficult to debate the importance of product development and its enabling technologies. But not all PLM solutions are created equal, especially given their different origins. The first and possibly the most prominent PLM group are the so-called “Big Three PLM” solutions that come from stalwart computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) providers: Siemens Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 6, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSAccuride Corporation selects cloud-based Plex Online ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing

ford motors  than 100 countries. Monte Ford, president of Aptean, said 'Consona and CDC have complementary solutions in key application areas, including CRM, ERP, and SCM.' The merger of these two companies will bring CDC's enterprise software expertise together with Consona's diverse portfolio of applications. —Ted Rohm, TEC Research Analyst See the CDC profile See the Consona profile PTC acquires Servigistics PTC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Servigistics, Inc., developer of a broad suite of Read More...
The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

ford motors  Stream Mapping , Henry Ford Lean , Lean Problem Solving , Seven Wastes Lean , Lean Toyota Production System , Lean Process Design , What Is Lean Production? , Lean Sigma Programs , Lean Production Simplified , Applying Lean Production . Lean Works! For some… Lean Manufacturing as a management tool has taken the manufacturing industry by storm, and companies around the globe have adopted Lean methods in many forms and by many names. Large enterprise companies like Toyota, Dell Computer, and Pratt & Read More...
i2’s Aspect Acquisition Not Overpriced
In March, i2 Technologies announced it would acquire Aspect Development Corporation and a smaller vendor, Supplybase, Inc. Though the record offer price – $8.6

ford motors  1999 when it and Ford Motor Company launched a high-profile venture, AutoXchange, an e-market serving Ford and its suppliers. The venture is on a par with i2's iStarXchange, a joint effort of i2 and Toyota announced in late February. User Recommendations i2 had previously announced Aspect as a preferred content supplier for TradeMatrix, but with the merger, i2 plans to incorporate Aspect data catalogs into TradeMatrix immediately, giving users a substantially enhanced selection of parts and suppliers. A Read More...
Peregrine Polishes the Old In-Out-and-In-between
Peregrine entered into partnerships that improve its solutions for customers buying new goodies or disposing of old ones. In addition, the company will develop

ford motors  whose other investors include Ford Motor Company and Dow Chemical. The partnership will enable Peregrine customers to transfer the complete history of their disposable capital assets to ZoneTrader; the procurement, maintenance and repair record kept by Peregrine's Get.Resources! and AssetCenter software is predicted to make these assets more desirable in the market than other less documented ones. Peregrine customers will also be able to acquire assets through ZoneTrader. The logical next step, having Read More...

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