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Supply Chain Economy
The US Labor Department reported an increase in jobs in June and July ... but the manufacturing industry cut jobs for a third month in a row. We are moving

industries economy  44,000 . Other major industries added jobs. The construction industry added 25,000 jobs. (And we know that with the hurricane there should be a hundred thousand in the building and supply business coming soon.) The service-providing industry added 156,000 jobs. Within that category, the retail-trade industry added 12,000 jobs, getting ready for the back to school and then the Christmas ramp-up. And how about Canada? Well, these days they've got something good going. Canada has always had a liberal Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Soft Economy Dents SAP’s Armored Shield As Well
Since the license revenue plunge in the US, a likely cascading economic slowdown worldwide, and SAP’s high stakes in struggling Commerce One happened much

industries economy  1%) though, while consumer industries remained flat. SAP said that it now expected 2001 revenue to be up 15% versus the 23% previously expected because of the soft economy induced changes in corporate spending timetables. Consequently, the Company is accelerating cost reduction measurements, including the dreaded adjusting of the levels and mix of its employees, particularly in the US. Staffing for the Americas was nearly 7,000 people at the end of the quarter, and it will likely be lower by year's end. Read More...
Are You Ready for the Project Economy?
The multitude of messages and media in this interactive age contributes to a fragmented consumer goods market. Shorter product life cycles, mass product

industries economy  , Indicators Economy , Industries Economy , Information Economy Project , Investment Economy , Knowledge Economy Project , Management Economy , Project Development , Project Economy , Project Management Economy , Project Managment Tool , Project Planning , Project Statistics . Periodically throughout history, the world economy changes in drastic, revolutionary ways. These changes are driven by technology, the spread of new ideas and ways of thinking, cultural changes and the gradual accumulation of human Read More...
Pricing Management in a Down Economy -- Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better pricing management and optimization practices. It also

industries economy  come up in specific industries (mostly retail).  Zilliant, for instance, is really a package for figuring out price elasticity within defined segments .  Obviously, in a recession, price elasticity changes, so the solution might go berserk (or kablooey in nerdy terms) until it acquires enough data, then it goes on as before.  DemandTec would go along similar lines, but since a lot of what it really does is to support retail merchandising, its system won't necessarily blow up initially; in fact, it Read More...
PeopleSoft Remains Rock-Hard And Economy Proof
PeopleSoft again exceeded Wall Street estimates in another stellar quarterly performance, with more than 100 new customers and with more than half the deals for

industries economy  PeopleSoft's offerings for many industries are attractive at first sight and deserve due attention bearing in mind the risks associated with the recent release of the product. In general, global enterprises within PeopleSoft's stronghold (e.g., human resources and non-manufacturing, service industries) should evaluate PeopleSoft as a matter of course. The PeopleSoft 8 value proposition also comes for enterprises that are XML-compliant and/or have data scattered over several different systems/platforms, Read More...
Case Study: Kvichak Marine Industries Inc. Doubles in Size with ERP
A premium aluminum boat builder struggled to fit into a standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. But the company found it difficult to schedule and

industries economy  Study: Kvichak Marine Industries Inc. Doubles in Size with ERP A premium aluminum boat builder struggled to fit into a standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. But the company found it difficult to schedule and track engineer-to-order (ETO) jobs, and it was wasting a lot of time duplicating efforts. Also, it needed effective communication between computer-aided design (CAD) and ERP systems. Read about the solution that helped the company streamline its processes. Read More...
Aligning Sales Territories to Enhance Sales Productivity: Improving Customer Relationships in a Tough Economy
In a tough economy, retaining customers and reducing costs become paramount, and sales force productivity takes center stage. You should also be thinking about

industries economy  in more than 25 industries to achieve excellence in all aspects of customer relationship management. Source : SAP Resources Related to Customer Relationship Management (CRM) : Customer Relationship Management (CRM) (Wikipedia) Aligning Sales Territories to Enhance Sales Productivity: Improving Customer Relationships in a Tough Economy Sales Productivity is also known as : Sales Productivity , Sales Effectiveness , Business Social Software , Increase Retention and Productivity , Increase Sales Calls , Read More...
ERP for Distribution Industries
Enterprise resource planning (ERP)@distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution

industries economy  for Distribution Industries Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce. Read More...
Accounts Payable Takes Center Stage in Cash-constrained Economy
Cash is king in today’s difficult economic circumstances. Chief financial officers (CFOs) and other finance executives are under severe pressure to ensure their

industries economy  Payable Takes Center Stage in Cash-constrained Economy Cash is king in today’s difficult economic circumstances. Chief financial officers (CFOs) and other finance executives are under severe pressure to ensure their cash management practices are top notch—and are placing renewed focus on accounts payable (A/P). Find out more. Read More...
ERP for Distribution Industries RFI/RFP Template
Financials, HR, Process Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Supply Chain Management, Retail and POS

industries economy  for Distribution Industries RFI/RFP Template Financials, HR, Process Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Supply Chain Management, Retail and POS, Web Commerce, and Product Technology Read More...
Case Study: KAMCO Industries, Inc.
KAMCO Industries, Inc. is an injection molder that serves tier-one and -two suppliers to Honda. After years of using stand-alone solutions and spreadsheets to

industries economy  Study: KAMCO Industries, Inc. KAMCO Industries, Inc. is an injection molder that serves tier-one and -two suppliers to Honda. After years of using stand-alone solutions and spreadsheets to manage business and production operations, the company was finding it challenging to maintain and support its IT infrastructure. Learn how KAMCO chose a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that helped it increase efficiency and standardize operations. Read More...
ERP for Distribution Industries Software Evaluation Report
Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution

industries economy  for Distribution Industries Software Evaluation Report Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and Read More...
Pricing Management in a Down Economy -- Part 1
Not long ago, I wrote about the pricing management and optimization software market, and in particular depth about two bullish vendors and fierce competitors in

industries economy  Management in a Down Economy -- Part 1 Not long ago, I wrote about the pricing management and optimization software market , and in particular depth about two bullish vendors and fierce competitors in the business-to-business (B2B) manufacturing and distribution segments:  Zilliant and Vendavo . Look for similar write-ups down the track on DemandTec , Symphony Metreo , and on the Servigistics pricing solution (whereby the last will focus solely on spare parts pricing and planning ). While I do Read More...
Case Study: Garibaldi Glass Industries


industries economy  Study: Garibaldi Glass Industries Read More...
How to Use Technology to Redefine Today’s Economy
Daniel Burrus examines how using technology can not only help organizations lower costs and become more efficient, but also redefine today’s economy. Learn the

industries economy  a wide range of industries, and includes many Fortune 500 companies such as GE, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, DuPont, Google, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble, American Express, Northwestern Mutual, ExxonMobil, and Sara Lee. He has been the featured subject of a PBS Special, has appeared on programs such as Larry King, CNN, and Bloomberg, and is quoted in a variety of publications, including USA Today, Fortune, and Industry Week. Read More...

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