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Hershey's Halloween Nightmare All Too Common for Supply Chain Implementations
On October 25, Hershey Foods Corporation announced a sharp decline in revenue and earnings for its third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 1999. Consolidated

hershey  1, 1999 Event Summary Hershey Foods Corporation announced a sharp decline in revenue and earnings for its third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 1999. Consolidated net sales were $1,066,695,000 compared with $1,217,237,000 for the third quarter of 1998. Net income for the third quarter was $87,578,000, or $.62 per share-diluted, compared with $107,533,000, or $.74 per share-diluted, for the third quarter of 1998. Hershey Chairman and CEO Kenneth L. Wolfe blamed the lackluster results on problems Read More...
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The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 1: Inexorable Statistics
We take the liberty to expand further on the findings of a report, which was recently released by a renowned research organization, and which pinpoints

hershey  companies (e.g., FoxMeyer , Hershey Foods , Whirlpool , PetsMart , Sobey's , Allied Waste Industries , W. L. Gore & Associates , W. W. Grainger , Nike , etc.) having reported their troubled implementations, some of which have been analyzed on this site, as follows: Food Producer Files $20m Lawsuit Against Oracle Business Software Firms Sued Over Implementation - Lawsuits Bring ERP Problems to Light Hershey's Halloween Nightmare All Too Common for Supply Chain Implementations PeopleSoft Programs Cause Read More...
Business Software Firms Sued Over Implementation - Lawsuits Bring ERP Problems to Light
Although glitch-plagued software implementations are nothing new, the growing number of brand-name firms reporting big troubles with their multimillion-dollar

hershey  This grim list includes Hershey Foods, Whirlpool, Allied Waste Industries, and the maker of Gore-Tex, W.L. Gore & Associates. Other stories of troubled enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations are also leaking out from additional companies, colleges and universities across the country. Some companies are even turning to lawsuits, alleging the software doesn't work and pointing a finger at the ERP software makers and consultants who install the systems intended to automate their Read More...
Nike Blames i2 For Finish In Losers Bracket
The sports apparel maker’s Big Bang implementation was more than it could chew.

hershey  to mind those that Hershey Foods Corporation blamed for its weakened third quarter results back in October 1999. Hershey Chairman and CEO Kenneth L. Wolfe attributed the poor showing to problems encountered switching over to new systems for customer service, warehousing and order fulfillment. In Hershey's case, the software scapegoats were SAP, Manugistics, and Siebel, but one potential mistake stands out in both cases: a Big Bang implementation. Market Impact Companies choose Big Bang approaches, Read More...
USinternetworking: One Suite ASP
USi Delivers Complete Set of ASP Enterprise Solutions for Buying and Selling over the Internet.

hershey  high tech such as Hershey Direct, HPshopping, Cornerstone Brands, and BroadVision. USinternetworking's Application Services Suite announcement is exciting. Companies considering e-commerce solutions now have more choices. Not only are single solution e-commerce offerings available, ERP, CRM, and asset management companies are also coming to market with comprehensive solutions. In parallel ASP's are emerging that support a full compliment of ec solutions. Thus organizations have new application and Read More...
Business Software Firms Sued Over Implementation - Lawsuits Bring ERP Problems to Light
Although glitch-plagued software implementations are nothing new, the growing number of brand-name firms reporting big troubles with their multimillion-dollar projects is starting to look like a Who's Who of the Fortune 500.

hershey  This grim list includes Hershey Foods, Whirlpool, Allied Waste Industries, and the maker of Gore-Tex, W.L. Gore & Associates. Other stories of troubled enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations are also leaking out from additional companies, colleges and universities across the country. Some companies are even turning to lawsuits, alleging the software doesn t work and pointing a finger at the ERP software makers and consultants who install the systems intended to automate their accounti Read More...
USinternetworking: One Suite ASP
USi Delivers Complete Set of ASP Enterprise Solutions for Buying and Selling over the Internet.

hershey  high tech such as Hershey Direct, HPshopping, Cornerstone Brands, and BroadVision. USinternetworking s Application Services Suite announcement is exciting. Companies considering e-commerce solutions now have more choices. Not only are single solution e-commerce offerings available, ERP, CRM, and asset management companies are also coming to market with comprehensive solutions. In parallel ASP s are emerging that support a full compliment of ec solutions. Thus organizations have new application and hosti Read More...
Robust Systems are Built from the Bottom Up
Information technology infrastructure takes a back seat to applications investments for lack of a cost justification method. However, the infrastructure systems are breaking down in public; bringing significant attention to an issue that has been set aside far too long.

hershey  that caused revenue shortfalls. Hershey experienced lost sales orders and delayed shipments as did Whirlpool and Volkswagen in a rush to bring their Enterprise Resource Planning Systems on line. ASD Catalogs and Knight Ridder Shared Services had to deal with the proliferation of desktop computer models, configurations, and vendors before they could address business improvement initiatives. Business Implications All of the incidents listed above caused companies to waste money. Shareholders lost value from Read More...
The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 4: User Recommendations
System integration service provider selections and project planning should involve the same amount of due diligence as business IT strategy definition and software evaluation.

hershey  enterprises will risk experiencing Hershey s Halloween nightmare or Allied Waste Industries garbage within their environment. This concludes Part Four of a four-part report. Part One summarized a report titled ERP Trends by The Conference Board. Part Two commented on the major key success factors (KSF s) for enterprise applications projects. Part Three discussed the causes of enterprise systems implementation failures This part contained User Recommendations based on this information. Read More...
The 7 Deadly Sins of Software Selection
Q: How many doomsday prophets does it take to change a light bulb? <!--more-->A: None. The light is still on. “Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “The Raptured. SURPRISE!” Thank you, thank you, don’t forget to tip the archangels, I’ll be here all week (according to best estimates). You may have heard recently about Harold Camping, the radio host who predicted that The Rapture would take

hershey  long-term cost? Just ask Hershey [PDF download].  Deadly Software Selection Sin #2: Failing to get user buy-in. The Harold Camping sin: As anyone who watches television knows, “enough belief in something will actually cause things to happen” (source: Clap Your Hands If You Believe ). Sadly for Camping, however, his brand of theology failed to garner the support of a number of believers, including the Protestant and Catholic churches, thus undermining Camping’s inevitable fall-back position. You kno Read More...
JDA FOCUS 2010 Impressions – Part 1 » The TEC Blog
Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection

hershey  the first was at Hershey, who blamed i2 for badly planning its Halloween 1999 season. At least there i2 could share the blame and point fingers at SAP and the former Siebel , due to the mishmash software implementation . Soon after came  the problematic project at Nike in 2001. Nike filed a lawsuit, which, unless I am mistaken, was settled . At one point, as rumor would have it, K-Mart/Sears did file a lawsuit, but then dropped it (perhaps taking pity on i2’s own sad state of affairs at the time). Oth Read More...
JDA FOCUS 2010 Impressions - Part 1
<!--StartFragment--> Last year I attended the JDA FOCUS 2009 conference to realize that Scottsdale, Arizona-based JDA Software (NASDAQ: JDAS) has become a force to be reckoned with in the vast supply chain management (SCM) space. Although far from being a vocal or touchy-feely company, throughout its history JDA has been run fairly effectively by applying basic principles of sound management

hershey  the first was at Hershey, who blamed i2 for badly planning its Halloween 1999 season. At least there i2 could share the blame and point fingers at SAP and the former Siebel , due to the mishmash software implementation . Soon after came  the problematic project at Nike in 2001. Nike filed a lawsuit, which, unless I am mistaken, was settled . At one point, as rumor would have it, K-Mart/Sears did file a lawsuit, but then dropped it (perhaps taking pity on i2’s own sad state of affairs at the time). Oth Read More...
Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season
Does Manugistics’ acquisition of a small ERP vendor confirms a further degree of integration and convergence between ERP, SCM and CRM applications in 2002 and beyond, with SCM and CRM moving towards the transactional aspects that have until lately been the prerogative of ERP?

hershey   Elemica, Ewals Cargo Care, Hershey Foods, Kohl s Corporation, Kraft Foods, NAVTRANS, Staples, Inc., Subaru of America, The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P), The Limited, Inc., The TJX Companies, RadioShack Corporation, Toys R Us, Inc., Tronicus and Winn-Dixie have all turned to Manugistics for solutions to address their logistics challenges. This is Part One of a two-part analysis of news from Manugistics. Part Two will continue the Market Impact and make User Recommendations. Market Impact Read More...

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