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Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management
Today’s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to

inventory and materials management  tied up in existing inventory and unavailable for key activities necessary to properly run the business. This cash crunch, exacerbated by the reluctance of banks to lend on terms that are acceptable to distributors, is putting increasing attention on inventory management. With so much of their working capital tied up in their stocks, distributors are seeking ways to reduce inventory costs without undermining customer relationships and diminishing service levels. Of course, the greatest contributor to Read More
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The Case for Pricing Management
Savvy and dynamically optimized pricing can mean the difference between survival and failure. In many environments it might be smarter, quicker, and more useful

inventory and materials management  APICS in production and inventory management (CPIM), and integrated resources management (CIRM). Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners . He has over twenty-five years of experience as an executive in the software industry. Olin has been called the father of process ERP. He is a frequent author, and an award-winning speaker, on topics such as SCP, gaining value from ERP, e-commerce, and the impact of technology on industry. He can be reached at Olin@ProcessERP.com . Read More
Quality Management
In today’s global market, providing quality products and services is essential for any manufacturer’s continued growth—but maintaining a competitive edge is not

inventory and materials management  carrying costs for extra inventory caused by quality problems Discounting sub-optimal merchandise Change orders to the correction of design Change-induced quality costs   Faillure in the Field   Dealing with customer complaints Refund/compensation/allowance costs Returned goods Warranty costs Recall, retrofit and patch costs Penalties Liability costs Goodwill, reputation degradation Damage control costs Lost sales   Mitigation Quality can not be compromised in the competitive market. Read More
Production Management Research
Primarily due to rapid development of technology in the past thirty years, the market structure throughout the world has changed considerably. Local markets

inventory and materials management  the entire replenishment, manufacturing, inventory and distribution systems. MRP II and JIT are vastly different in their approach to inventory management, customer service and information requirements. More specifically as discussed in previous sections, MRP II is a push-type system that uses demand forecasts to generate production plans, while JIT is a pull-type system that ideally depends on customer demand to trigger production. Generally speaking, MRP II leads to higher inventory costs, but higher Read More
Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment
Small and medium businesses (SMB) need to address inventory challenges by using a tightly integrated approach that reflects the dynamics of the extended supply

inventory and materials management  reduce inventory holdings, increase inventory turns and improve customer fulfillment. Introduction Inventory takes many forms, ranging from raw materials to fi nished goods. While holding large amounts of inventory enables a company to be responsive to fl uctuations in customer demand, the associated costs can be excessive. In order to operate in a lean environment at maximum effi ciency levels, companies must minimize all unnecessary expenses, including those associated with production and storage of Read More
Competency Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management
This white paper examines how to use a competency-based approach to build behaviors, skills, and knowledge. It explains how to integrate competencies into all

inventory and materials management  Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management Plateau delivers a best-of-breed talent management solution with deep functionality for learning management, performance management, compensation management and career and succession planning. This allows organizations to take a unified approach to develop, manage, reward and optimize their talent. Superior best-in-class talent management solutions can be deployed individually or together, enabling current and prospective customer to Read More
Risk Management with Investigation Process Design, Execution, and File Management: The BPS Server Concept
Client processes and risk control contextualization can be greatly improved through investigation process design, process execution, and file management issues.

inventory and materials management  Management with Investigation Process Design, Execution, and File Management: The BPS Server Concept Client processes and risk control contextualization can be greatly improved through investigation process design, process execution, and file management issues. Learn how BPS Server uses process templating concepts, separates fact management activities, and uses COSO centric mechanisms to accomplish this. This the second part to Risk, Risk Mitigation, and Functional Requirements in Dynamic Compliance Read More
Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper

inventory and materials management  and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper examines lean manufacturing workforce management initiatives, the opportunities and benefits they provide, and the enterprise applications available to manage and support them. Read More
Business Performance Management Basics: An Overview of Business Performance Management and Its Benefits to the Organization
Business performance management (BPM) includes setting key performance indicators, using data mining to discover data patterns and using software to help drive

inventory and materials management  their manufacturing process and inventory control. Data mining can also be used to find patterns among multiple tables within relational databases. This is advantageous because data centralization (and having one view of corporate data) enables organizations to set the appropriate metrics. Data mining also allows them to measure these metrics more easily, find patterns which enable proactive corporate planning, and target customers based on pattern recognition. Before identifying more ways in which BPM Read More
Tenrox Project Workforce Management Certification Report: Project Portfolio Management (PPM) for Internal Departments
Tenrox Project Workforce Management is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of PPM solutions in the Project and Process Management Evaluation Center. The

inventory and materials management  Project Workforce Management Certification Report: Project Portfolio Management (PPM) for Internal Departments Tenrox Project Workforce Management is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of PPM solutions in the Project and Process Management Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product Read More
Facilitating Compliance and Intelligent Information Management with Effective Database Management
Data breach is a very real problem in business today. Every day, organizations store massive amounts of data inside database tables—data ranging from credit

inventory and materials management  Compliance and Intelligent Information Management with Effective Database Management Data breach is a very real problem in business today. Every day, organizations store massive amounts of data inside database tables—data ranging from credit card transactions to product inventories. This valuable information is what runs the business. In order to protect this data and stay on top of compliance, an enterprise data management solution that respects information privacy regulations should be Read More
Tenrox Project Workforce Management for PPM for PSA Certification Report
Tenrox Project Workforce Management is TEC Certified for online evaluation of project portfolio management for professional services automation (PPM for PSA

inventory and materials management  Project Workforce Management for PPM for PSA Certification Report Tenrox Project Workforce Management is TEC Certified for online evaluation of project portfolio management for professional services automation (PPM for PSA) solutions in the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, Read More
EMC Documentum: A Brief on Its Content Management Offerings in 2012
The EMC Documentum family of products covers a range of content management, case management, and governance applications, and plays to current shifts across the

inventory and materials management  Documentum: A Brief on Its Content Management Offerings in 2012 The EMC Documentum family of products covers a range of content management, case management, and governance applications, and plays to current shifts across the information management landscape. In this report, TEC's director of knowledge services Josh Chalifour looks at the directions in which EMC is focusing its products and services, and how that relates to requirements you may have for your content management initiatives. Read More

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