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Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge during Tough Economic Times --A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part One: Introduction
Follow up with analysis on the recent executive panel titled

introduction to jit  Discussion Analyzed Part One: Introduction Introduction At the IFS Executive Forum , which took place on March 29 and 30 in Orlando, Florida (US), leading research analysts and industry experts discussed how companies can still leverage technology to maintain their competitive edge, even during tough economic times. The event was held in conjunction with IFS World Conference 2004 , and it included six panel discussions, with each panel including top executives, analysts, and journalists. Some of the Read More...
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Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

introduction to jit  reliance on new product introductions, and the shrinking time to market, is the collapse of margin contributions that new products can offer most companies. In many dynamic industries, such as high-tech and consumer electronics, the lion's share of profitability occurs in the first six months of new product introduction, which makes maintaining an efficient supply chain from day one essential in order to capitalize on this limited window of high-profit opportunity. Even less dynamic industries, however, Read More...
Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology Part Two: Just-in-Time to Extensible Markup Language
As enterprise applications systems developed over time, a continuous stream of new terminology surfaced. This is a glossary of those terms.

introduction to jit  product passes through from introduction through growth, maturity, and decline. 2) The time from initial research and development to the time at which sales and support of the product to customers are withdrawn. 3) The period of time during which a product can be produced and marketed profitably. product lifecycle management (PLM) : A process for guiding products from idea through retirement to deliver the most business value to an enterprise and its trading partners. The applications that support the Read More...
Quick Response Manufacturing: ERP and Value Chain Acceleration
Whatever the reasons for pursuing a lead-time reduction strategy, time compression across all company processes is critical to growth, and in some cases means

introduction to jit  processes to shorten the introduction of new products and revisions that with a level of form, function and fit because they are jointly developed with suppliers, manufacturers and customers. cCommerce brings collaboration to the manufacturing cycle to provide two-way visibility between manufacturers and their customers and suppliers. Simplistically speaking, suppliers see what?s needed, when it?s needed and customers see the up-to-date status of their orders. There?s more to it, obviously, but the idea Read More...
Leveraging A Demand-Driven Manufacturing Model to Enhance Profitability
Successful demand-driven fulfillment manufacturing, include optimal channel and customer relationships, informed on-line buying and selling, order fulfillment

introduction to jit  For many suppliers, the introduction of confi gured products has provided new ways of fulfi lling the demand-driven concept and retaining competitiveness without price cuts in standard products or without the high cost of engineering involvement in complex products. In addition, confi gured products simplify order entry and improve the ability to effectively schedule production and delivery to meet customer requirements. Confi gured items also facilitate the shift towards demand-driven strategies needed Read More...
CallidusCloud Connections C3—Focusing on Sales and Marketing to “Lead to Money”
This year’s CallidusCloud Connections C3 conference in Las Vegas furthered CallidusCloud’s efforts to push the market awareness of its Lead to Money suite

introduction to jit  Connections C3—Focusing on Sales and Marketing to “Lead to Money” This year’s CallidusCloud Connections C3 conference in Las Vegas furthered CallidusCloud’s efforts to push the market awareness of its Lead to Money suite. While the incentive and compensation and configure price quote (CPQ) modules remain two main entry points for most customers, at the conference the vendor focused on the ability of the suite to make sales and marketing work as one in order to close deals faster. Read More...
Ariba Network to Move to SAP HANA
In keeping with its strategy to move everything to the cloud—and to the in-memory SAP HANA platform—SAP recently announced plans to move the Ariba Network to

introduction to jit  Network to Move to SAP HANA In keeping with its strategy to move everything to the cloud—and to the in-memory SAP HANA platform—SAP recently announced plans to move the Ariba Network to HANA by the end of 2014. With 1.5 million companies in over 190 countries conducting over half a trillion in commerce on an annual basis, the Ariba Network is by far the largest and most global business-to-business (B2B) trading platform in the world. And with the move to HANA, it is expected to become the fastest Read More...
Do You Want Your App to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 2
In Part 1 of this blog series I admitted to being a late adopter of a sort, in part for not immediately jumping onto the social media bandwagon. In particular

introduction to jit  You Want Your App to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 2 In Part 1 of this blog series I admitted to being a late adopter of a sort , in part for not immediately jumping onto the  social media  bandwagon. In particular, my initial reaction to  Salesforce Chatter (a.k.a. Collaboration Cloud )  was tepid. To be frank, Marc Benioff, salesforce.com ’s flamboyant and engaging CEO, gave an atypically incoherent and dry keynote speech when he  introduced Chatter at the Dreamforce 2009 Read More...
Top 10 Reasons to Take Your Field Service to the Cloud
Field service organizations both large and small are flocking to the cloud. They are abandoning on-premise software and simplifying technology so they can focus

introduction to jit  10 Reasons to Take Your Field Service to the Cloud Field service organizations both large and small are flocking to the cloud. They are abandoning on-premise software and simplifying technology so they can focus on what’s important: making customers happy. Here are 10 reasons why they have made the switch and why you need to take your field service organization to the cloud . . . or get left behind. Download the white paper and find out. Read More...
Informix to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor's Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing
Informix« (NASDAQ: IFMX) and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT) today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their operations in a

introduction to jit  to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor's Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing Event Summary MENLO PARK, Calif. and WESTBORO, Mass.-December 1, 1999-Informix (NASDAQ: IFMX), the technology leader in the software infrastructure for the i.Economy, and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT), the leading provider of data integration infrastructure software for data warehouse, business intelligence, and e-business applications, today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their Read More...
Autodesk and Jitterbit Partner to Increase Access to PLM Data
Autodesk continues its foray into the cloud product lifecycle management (PLM) game after its recent launch of Autodesk PLM 360 and acquisition of Inforbix. The

introduction to jit  and Jitterbit Partner to Increase Access to PLM Data Autodesk continues its foray into the cloud product lifecycle management (PLM) game after its recent launch of Autodesk PLM 360 and acquisition of Inforbix. The focus of the Autodesk PLM 360 offering (bolstered by Jitterbit’s data integration) is to connect and orchestrate data transfers between systems. On the other hand, the focus of Inforbix is to index and mash up data across the systems for further discovery and analysis. In other words, Read More...
CMS Is to Content as SOA Is to Enterprise Applications
There’s no disputing the fact that content management systems (CMS) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) are closely related. From reuse, the ability to

introduction to jit  Is to Content as SOA Is to Enterprise Applications There’s no disputing the fact that content management systems (CMS) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) are closely related. From reuse, the ability to loosely couple service and functions, to being able to combine services into a new form, SOA and CMS share many common threads in the enterprise world. Find out how the forces that have made SOA so important today are now doing the same for CMS in web site management. Read More...
Want to Know How to Survive in a Down Economy? Then Look in Your Warehouse!
When I speak with distribution executives nowadays, they all say the same thing: “We are struggling to keep our heads above water because of the economy

introduction to jit  to Know How to Survive in a Down Economy? Then Look in Your Warehouse! When I speak with distribution executives nowadays, they all say the same thing: “We are struggling to keep our heads above water because of the economy.” However, before the economy took a turn for the worse, they talked about low profit margins, high inventory levels with low turns, and an erosion of their profitability because of their warehouses. I am often forced to ask, “Is the economy really that bad? Or, is your Read More...
Using ERP to Deliver E-commerce for Engineer-to-order Companies
Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies can use e-commerce strategies in order to improve customer service, reduce waste, and increase profits through a lean approach

introduction to jit  ERP to Deliver E-commerce for Engineer-to-order Companies The term “e-commerce” is most commonly associated with the retail environment. And indeed, the ability to browse, search, and order products remotely has forever changed how we buy things. In the business-to-business world, companies selling commodity items have also erected storefronts, and those selling to large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are engaged in e-commerce through electronic data interchange (EDI). But what of more Read More...
From Promises to Proof: How to Demonstrate Value to Your Customers
For managed services providers (MSPs) aiming to serve small and medium-sized businesses, the ability to capture and retain lasting customer relationships is a

introduction to jit  Promises to Proof: How to Demonstrate Value to Your Customers For managed services providers (MSPs) aiming to serve small and medium-sized businesses, the ability to capture and retain lasting customer relationships is a determining factor for long-term profitability. Only by clearly and consistently communicating your value to your customer can you hope to attain the role of trusted advisor—a position that will help protect you from losing business to lower-priced competitors. Learn how an Read More...

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