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Job Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 3
Part 2 of this blog series analyzed the ActiveBatch architecture and evolution in terms of enterprise job scheduling and workload automation functional

it usage in scm  Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 3 Part 2 of this blog series analyzed the ActiveBatch architecture and evolution in terms of enterprise job scheduling and workload automation functional capabilities. This was done for the three older product releases. Particularly impressive was the ActiveBatch V6 release that introduced a few noble concepts like Job Library and Virtual Root . ActiveBatch V7 – The Current State of Affairs The ActiveBatch V7 release (the release has completed the

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Microsoft Axapta: Design Factors Shape System Usage Part Three: Manufacturing Environments


If you are implementing or considering Microsoft Axapta as your ERP system, or providing Axapta-related services, this note provides an overall understanding of how the system fits together to run a business. This section reviews the major design factors affecting system usage in a manufacturing environment.

it usage in scm  calendar of working times. It can be designated as having finite or infinite capacity for scheduling purposes. For block scheduling purposes, a work center's calendar can indicate blocks of working time with a related property. Order-Dependent Bill and Routing . A production order has a separate order-dependent bill and routing that initially reflect the assigned master bill and routing, and the user can manually maintain this information. Scheduling Logic based on Routing Information A production order Read More

SCM Software for Real World Manufacturing: A Case for Mission Critical Use


In an ideal world, we can have an exception free manufacturing operations. And for the most part, it will be a "management by exception" operations with no constraints or bottlenecks to worry about. But in reality manufacturing is all about managing constraints. A lot of constraints! This article discusses the impacts of constraints on manufacturing planning and execution and how a well implemented SCM software can help in overcoming these constraints.

it usage in scm  variance. In this light, it will be very useful for this helpless man, if a software system can take some of the pain away. In my previous articles (see Brain of Supply Chain System and Advanced Planning and Optimization Software: Myths, Facts, and User Perceptions ), I had discussed the definition of APO software, usage, myths, truths, and current and future trends. In a nutshell, they were about planning and planning software. In this article, I will talk about the mission critical usage of SCM Read More

The Role of ERP in Globalization


Globalizing your market reach presents technology and business challenges to profitable growth. Your supply chain strategy for globalization should include an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that provides you with visibility into key performance indicators (KPIs). Find out why standardizing an automated ERP system across multiple sites can result in a 66 percent reduction in total time from delivery to order.

it usage in scm  this convergence is that it enables economies of scale while standardizing business processes. Technology Usage ERP is a mission critical component of any globalization strategy. Yet, this is often overlooked while focus is concentrated on supply chain issues. As a result, the majority of companies today still rely on some element of manual effort and/or spreadsheets in order to consolidate financial reporting and fulfill global trade management, legal, and reporting requirements. However, Best in Class Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 4: Using E-Procurement to Leverage Volume


A straightforward way to drive prices down and obtain increased supplier attention is to leverage total purchasing volume through Internet-based auctions. This part addresses the implications of using e-procurement to Leverage Volume, including leveraging volume through outsourcing.

it usage in scm  volume together, and make it a winner-take-all proposition. Now, however, they can occur in real time with a worldwide supply base bidding interactively and with visibility of other supplier bids, until a winner emerges. As consumers, we are all familiar with auctions, in which the buyers continue to bid up the price for a given item or service until only one buyer remains. Technically, e-procurement uses reverse auctions or downward auctions, where the bidders are the suppliers and prices continue Read More

Keeping Projects in View and Costs in Line


In construction and services, matching the right people to the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining profitability takes time—not a common commodity today. What’s needed are tools to track, identify, and report all contract and project activity—an integrated view of all job details, including the critical factors that determine profitability.

it usage in scm  the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining profitability takes time—not a common commodity today. What’s needed are tools to track, identify, and report all contract and project activity—an integrated view of all job details, including the critical factors that determine profitability. Read More

Seeing through the Fog: Managing Application Performance in the Cloud


Much of a network professional’s time is spent in the weeds—fixing what breaks and trying to keep infrastructure humming so users don’t call the help desk. Climbing out of the weeds to take in the big picture and lay the groundwork for better future performance seems a luxury. This report introduces best practices for improving the performance of mission-critical networked applications and provides pointers for what to look for in a measurement tool in a WAN-optimized environment.

it usage in scm  improving the performance of mission-critical networked applications and provides pointers for what to look for in a measurement tool in a WAN-optimized environment. Read More

ERP in Manufacturing 2011: Defining the ERP Strategy


Most manufacturing enterprises use enterprise resource planning (ERP) as their main business system. It has always been assumed is that companies strive to have one single ERP system to unify all their parts and processes, but a survey shows that the average manufacturing company has 1.9 separate and distinct systems. This paper looks at how overall ERP strategy relates to companies’ performance.

it usage in scm  their main business system. It has always been assumed is that companies strive to have one single ERP system to unify all their parts and processes, but a survey shows that the average manufacturing company has 1.9 separate and distinct systems. This paper looks at how overall ERP strategy relates to companies’ performance. Read More

Role of In-memory Analytics in Big Data Analysis


Organizations today need to handle and manage increasingly large volumes of data in various formats and coming from disparate sources. Though the benefits to be gained from analysis of such big data are immense, so are the inherent challenges, including need for rapid analysis. In his article, TEC BI analyst Jorge García discusses how in-memory analytics helps address these challenges and reap the benefits hidden in big data.

it usage in scm  Basic Framework What does it mean to have an in-memory technology in place? It means that all the data in a computer is stored within a computer’s random access memory (RAM), rather than in the hard (physical) disks. The storage of data in-memory improves its management in the following ways: By using a semiconductor storage media, as opposed to using physical disk storing, the data is read and processed much faster. By minimizing or avoiding mechanical read and writes, the latency time for performing Read More

Metadata Standards in the Marketplace - Why Do I Care? (And Where Does Godzilla Fit In?)


Metadata (“data about data”) is essential for data warehousing. Metadata standards allow different products to interact. Without standards, different vendors’ tools cannot work together seamlessly and the customer’s warehousing effort is greatly complicated.

it usage in scm  dollars, yen, or euros. It could be a mail stop at a company. It could be the height in meters of a member of the Boston Celtics. Nothing about the number itself can tell you what it means. To interpret an item like this, you need metadata. Metadata is a description of data that tells you how to interpret it. Sometimes the metadata description can be deduced from the structure or the column names in a database; sometimes it is found in the programs that use it, and sometimes it resides only in comments Read More

Competing in a Big-box World: How Retailers Can Leverage Technology to Thrive in Today’s Retail Environment


Industry analysts and retail executives agree that, although competitive prices are a must, “low price” as a leading strategy will no longer lead to long-term business success. To successfully compete, midsized retailers must carve out a niche based on creative strategies, including better and more localized product assortments, flawless price management and execution, and optimized inventory down to the store level.

it usage in scm  executives agree that, although competitive prices are a must, “low price” as a leading strategy will no longer lead to long-term business success. To successfully compete, midsized retailers must carve out a niche based on creative strategies, including better and more localized product assortments, flawless price management and execution, and optimized inventory down to the store level. Read More

Supply Chain RFID: How It Works and Why It Pays




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CMMS in the Aviation Industry


There are many CMMS systems in the market that specialize in detailed maintenance, repair, and overhaul. When selecting a sysems for an airline, decision-makers have to be extra careful.

it usage in scm  the system are selected. It can be distracting if a selected system includes several modules, because decision-makers may focus on trying to implement a solution that has more modules than the organization requires. It can also create uncertainty among the employees who are in charge of evaluating the system, especially in the aviation industry since an aircraft's maintenance process involves several specialty areas. There is the risk that the person who is knoweledgable and best able to answer questions Read More

Best Practices in Food Traceability: Be Able to Respond to Audits in Just Minutes


Today’s ever-increasing frequency and cost of food and beverage recalls harm not only the companies directly affected, but all processors in the industry. See how leading food processors are turning to innovative software solutions, like Plex Online, to develop a complete food safety management system that enables them to achieve best practices in food and beverage processing quality and a high level of traceability.

it usage in scm  Practices in Food Traceability: Be Able to Respond to Audits in Just Minutes Today’s ever-increasing frequency and cost of food and beverage recalls harm not only the companies directly affected, but all processors in the industry. See how leading food processors are turning to innovative software solutions, like Plex Online, to develop a complete food safety management system that enables them to achieve best practices in food and beverage processing quality and a high level of traceability. Read More