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Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution?
This paper examines the steel service center segment of the wholesale distribution industry as a case in point of the challenges facing distributors and the

jefferson wells  Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who also understand how to use decision support tools to make their work more effective. Advances in information

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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)

The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the lifespan of the venture. This model of ERP systems includes criteria for financials, human resources, production data capture and reporting, maintenance management, and supply chain management (SCM) functionality. 

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Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us


Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an uninformed decision. This part discusses what to do when business analysis skills are lacking.

jefferson wells  the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least Read More

Appointment Scheduling - Achieving the Positive Ripple Effect Part 2: A Solution


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jefferson wells  Scheduling - Achieving the Positive Ripple Effect Part 2: A Solution Appointment Scheduling Achieving the Positive Ripple Effect Part 2: A Solution Featured Author - Rachel Nemecek - June 28, 2002 Achieving A Solution With far-reaching scheduling problems pinpointed and improvements for these problems identified, it must be determined how these improvements can be implemented and desired results achieved. The prime way to achieve these results is an Internet based appointment scheduling system, Read More

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Why are some companies still managing their prices with spreadsheets—and leaving their single most important profit lever to such inadequate if not harmful practices? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic finds out and sits down with two vendor execs to see how B2B pricing software allows companies to detect profit anomalies and take rapid pricing actions, increasing their revenues and profits and gaining business agility.

jefferson wells  Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future) Based on the upbeat results of some business-to-business (B2B) pricing vendors in 2011, one could easily assume that the pricing software market’s value proposition is well known and accepted by companies en masse. At least in the retail sector this assumption could be validated by IBM ’s recent acquisition of the retail pricing and assortment optimization leader DemandTec . But as the title of my recent article intimates, the Read More

GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part One: Event Summary


GXS, a business to business e-commerce pioneer, announced its acquisition of channel management specialist HAHT Commerce. However, despite a good complementary fit, enlarged customer base, and improved cross-selling opportunity (especially to existing customers in the retail sector), some challenges will have to be overcome and a more detailed strategy will have to be fleshed out.

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PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements


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jefferson wells  additional manufacturing facility in Jefferson, OH. The above additions to the roster of around 250 customers might bolster the vendor's indisputably low profile (and a sort of a best kept secret status) despite a solid track record in a deliberately selected segment. This is Part One of a five-part note. Part Two will present the market impact. Part Three will discuss project-oriented organizations. Part Four will cover MRO and spare parts management. Part Five will detail challenges and make user Read More

10 Steps to Better Software Test Automation


Maybe you’re considering software test tools for the first time. Or maybe you have experience but think your existing software test automation process needs retooling. Whatever your perspective, there are tips and tricks you may not know about test design and development. These 10 steps to building software test automation can help you shorten your time to market, improve the quality of your products, and save you money.

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Preparing for Product Development in Process Manufacturing


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Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions Part 3: Conclusion


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Tackling the International Supply Chain


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Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line


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