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Global Trade Hits Home at MegaResistCap-Part II: A Little Knowledge Goes a Long Way
When we left Jim, it was 7 pm, Sunday night. Jim, director of IT at MegaResistCap, had received a message from his CIO. The company’s legal counsel wanted to

jim tully  Way When we left Jim , it was 7 pm, Sunday night. Jim, director of IT at MegaResistCap, had received a message from his CIO. The company’s legal counsel wanted to know if their systems were able to support the company operating as a “deemed exporter.” ( See Part I of this series .) Jim knew he needed to work his magic and offer a solution or at least a direction to management—that’s why they paid him the big bucks. He put himself on a schedule for the evening: 1) Research, 7–9 pm; 2) Proposed

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Global Trade Hits Home at MegaResistCap-Part III: Be Careful What You Ask For


In the first two parts of this series (part I, part II), Jim, director of IT at MegaResistCap, learned that the company’s recently rolled out enterprise resource planning (ERP) system would have to support global trade management (GTM) functionality more quickly than expected. He had sent an e-mail off to his chief information officer (CIO), Mike, suggesting a new project be set up and managed by

jim tully  staff meeting with Mike, Jim brought it up but Mike quickly asked him whether he thought the Giants should consider moving Lincecum down to the minors so he could work on his fastball. What did that mean? Did it mean Mike and the executive committee might be considering moving Jim down to the minors? It was Friday, seven days after the initial e-mail, and Jim was ready to barge into Mike’s office. Just as he was formulating his opening line, the following popped up in his inbox: Read More

Global Trade Hits Home at MegaResistCap-Part I: You’ve Got Mail


Jim, information technology (IT) director of MegaResistCap Inc., was finally getting back to a reasonable schedule 3 months after the “go-live” date of the company’s new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. He was hoping to spend the weekend in the garden, and was looking forward to checking messages on Sunday to get ready for a productive week. That was, until he saw the memo from the

jim tully  Saturday, 8:15 AM To: Jim Subject: FWD: Congrats, you are now deemed an exporter Hi Jim, please see below from Legal. Get back to me with a response by Monday. Tx, Mike. From: Francois Sent: Friday, 2:20 PM To: Mike Subject: Congrats, you are now deemed an exporter Dear Mike, At the Friday meeting of the executive operational committee, the human resources director told us that because of the status of a potential summer intern from India, we need to operate as a “deemed” exporter of our resistor Read More

Global Trade Hits Home at MegaResistCap-Part IV: Blinded Me with Science


At the end of part III of this series, the software selection team at MegaResistCap had turned in their software selection votes to the company’s executive operating committee. Jim, director of information technology (IT), was anxiously awaiting the voting result, which was now being announced by Francois, the company’s chief legal counsel. Francois wasn’t one to mince words, and got right to the

jim tully  responses to the survey. Jim backed up his opinion and choice with decision-making science. His detailed graphs and scientific justification gave us the confidence to move ahead with this decision for the whole company.” With that, Francois moved put the following slide up on the screen: This slide shows the scores of the shortlisted vendors that the team voted on. With this one slide, the looks of defiance from the HR group began to fade away. They couldn’t argue with the science of decision making Read More

The PLM Program An Incremental Approach to the Strategic Value of PLM


Companies that took an early adopter approach to PLM are beginning to show significant reductions in new product introduction lead times and to benefit from meaningful cost savings by executing a series of focused, high return projects

jim tully  PLM Featured Author - Jim Brown - December 21, 2003 Introduction Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a business strategy that is beginning to gain wide acceptance. Companies that took an early adopter approach to PLM are beginning to show significant reductions in new product introduction lead times and to benefit from meaningful cost savings. The results from the early pioneers confirm the business value of the concept and point to a bright future for PLM in helping companies capitalize on their Read More

Customer Relationship Management for IT Professionals


What makes a strong supplier/customer relationship? The bottom line is trust. However, trust needs to be earned through a series of conversations and commitments that have been met.

jim tully  succeed. About The Author Jim Dowling is VP of the Alignment Consulting Practice at TechnologyEvaluation.Com, Inc. located in Woburn, Massachusetts. TEC researches IT products and suppliers as well as the ways companies obtain business value from IT. TEC's consulting services remove time, risk and ultimately cost from IT related decisions. Jim can be reached at jdowling@TechnologyEvaluation.COM . Read More

Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies


ERP software may fail to meet critical business requirements. When companies find that their ERP doesn't meet all of their business requirements, they should investigate niche software vendors who are focused on fixing fatal flaws. This paper discusses one of the potential fatal flaw areas in the CPG industry.

jim tully  a specific industry segment. Jim Stromvig, information services manager at Salem OR frozen food manufacturer NORPAC, has one caveat. Stromvig has found that niche software vendors can provide, functionality that is an improvement over the paper processes but most will require you to make some modification to your existing business practices . In Memoriam Bill Friend was a consultant, writer, and speaker who specialized in the application of IT to business problems in the process industries. He was a Read More

Is Intentia Truly Industry’s First In Food Traceability?


With the acquisition of 49% of the Norwegian software company Scase, Intentia claims to be the first Enterprise Applications provider to offer an integrated system for origin tracing of food items. The announcement provides potential benefits for the livestock processing industry in the EU, but enterprises that are neither in the processing of livestock nor part of the EU will see limited application.

jim tully  this level of information. Jim Brown, VP of Marketing of SCT Corporation, Process Manufacturing & Distribution Division, states, Our many customers in the meat industries have taught us that product traceability from the farm to the consumer is a key requirement. These customers use Adage to fulfill their traceability commitment to the consumer. We see Intentia's announcement as helping the meat industry and the consumer focus on this critical need. User Recommendations Existing Intentia customers who Read More

When Provider's Value Is Not In Synch With Customer's Value


Embedded knowledge exists in the supply chain to understand and unlock customer value. Integrating the chain is crucial to aligning the goals of customers and provider.

jim tully  loyalty and future sales. Jim Molson says Selectron is thinking through these models, and gave some insights on the insourcing or outsourcing of services. Warranty dollars are shrinking, due to the lower costs of the price of hardware. (But one would assume there is still decent margin here, since the reliability has gone up.) Forces in Outsourcing Versus Insourcing Theoretic Central Control Access to new markets or geographies Customer access to developers and engineers Asset recovery or after market Read More

The Many Faces of PLM Part Two: The Future of the PLM Suite


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jim tully  article. About the Author Jim Brown has over 15 years of experience in management consulting and application software focused on the manufacturing industries. Jim is a recognized expert in software solutions for manufacturing and has broad knowledge of applying Product Lifecycle Management, ERP, Supply Chain Planning, Supply Chain Execution, and e-business applications to improve business performance. Jim served as an executive for software companies specializing in PLM and other enterprise solutions Read More

iProcess.sct Enters Golden Gate Opportunity


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jim tully  Capital, which has appointed Jim Schaper, a 25-year software industry veteran, to be the CEO of the newly independent company, Agilisys (formerly called SCT GMDS ), will retain the existing management team and division staff. Mr. Schaper was previously the president and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Software and was most recently the chairman and CEO of Primis , a financial services company, which was sold to LandAmerica Financial Services Corp. (LFG) . Mr. Schaper has also held senior management positions Read More

Analysis of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS


The advent of menu driven wireless web capabilities for SMS (Short Message Service) will allow carriers to offer their subscribers fully personalized web based menus for quick access to stock quotes and bi-directional transactions such as e-business or gaming.

jim tully  existing data. For example, Jim lives in Costa Mesa and wants to receive a weather report for the Orange County area, given that weather reports change fairly quickly, Jim can select to receive either one update per day, one per hour, and so on. From a carrier perspective, the TCS release is highly customizable, allowing a carrier to define a base set of menus from which a user can select. SMS enabled applications can use the base set of menus to define basic tasks such as dialing emergency response Read More

Can You Hear Me Now: The True Role of Voice-directed Picking in Warehouse Management


Although voice-directed picking may take distributors to higher logistics levels someday, operations managers should try listening to their warehouse personnel for now. Warehouse workers are the real experts on a company's warehouse, its product, and its customer.

jim tully  picker is told, Follow Jim around, and he will show you what you need to know. But how did Jim learn? It reminds me of a story I once heard about a wife who cut the legs off the Thanksgiving turkey before putting it in the oven. When her husband asked, Why? she replied, That's the way my mother and grandmother cook turkey. During Thanksgiving dinner, the husband asked his wife's mother why she cuts the legs off the turkey before putting it in the oven. His mother-in-law replied, That's how my Read More

SAPPHIRE 2014: SAP Simplifies


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jim tully  management and executive boards― Jim Haggeman Snabe will take a place on SAP’s advisory board while Bill McDermott is to have a sole chair as CEO ―to surprising departures such as Bob Calderoni and more recently Vishal Sikka . But “the show must go on” and so the business software giant is already taking the first steps of what appears to be SAP’s next big move in an ever changing business software industry. At SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE NOW event, two themes were clear regarding SAP’s focus Read More

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jim tully  a specific industry segment. Jim Stromvig, information services manager at Salem OR frozen food manufacturer NORPAC, has one caveat. Stromvig has found that niche software vendors can provide, functionality that is an improvement over the paper processes but most will require you to make some modification to your existing business practices . In Memoriam Bill Friend was a consultant, writer, and speaker who specialized in the application of IT to business problems in the process industries. He was a Read More