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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

knowledge based inventory management  distributors must have intimate knowledge of both customer demand and available stocks. They must directly confront the dilemma of reducing stocks without undermining customer relationships. Distributors that do overcome this hurdle have the opportunity to stand apart in the marketplace, enhancing customer service levels even as they increase their own profitability. Business Solution: Advanced Inventory Management To remain profitable, competitive, and operationally effective in the coming years,

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments RFI/RFP Template

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Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 2: A Timesaving Solution


Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not quite a viable possibility, almost every product can win provided a certain set of requirements. The Catch 22 for both buyers and vendors/VARs is to pinpoint the right opportunity in this ongoing 'dating game'. An RFP/RFI selection process can streamline the initial phase of an ERP selection process while addressing many of the buyer's vital questions.

knowledge based inventory management  its Discrete Manufacturing ERP Knowledge Base (KB) , which includes 21 vendors rated on approximately 3,500 functional and technical criteria. The criteria have been isolated as meaningful to best differentiate ERP packages, based on TEC's past selection experiences. As the functionality scope covers many modes of discrete manufacturing (make-to-order (MTO), engineer-to-order (ETO), make-to-stock (MTS), lean manufacturing, etc.) and it goes beyond core ERP functionality as well (into e.g., sales force Read More

Cash Management 101


Cash management is an essential business process all organizations must perform to survive. Though cash management uses automation for much of the “grunt” work, it is human intelligence in the financial decision making that does the rest.

knowledge based inventory management  knowledge, gut feelings, and knowledge of the levels of risk. Computer applications that feed business decisions do not think and do not have knowledge. Rather, they apply the kind of logic needed, for example, to compare .001 to .0001. They cannot do what the human brain can do, and that is think. Humans make the final business decisions, not machines. Some ERP applications have better financial capabilities than others; they have financials which include analytical applications that go beyond the Read More

Evaluating Enterprise Software-Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? Part Three: Knowledge Bases and User Recommendations


RFPs and selection tools typically focus on features and functions. The business process protagonists consider this focus old fashioned. However, users want and need an inventory or check lists of the functions to understand if the business process will work. One always has to start from somewhere, and there is no better place to start researching enterprise software than from its functional and technical capabilities.

knowledge based inventory management  feature/function approach. Using a Knowledge Based System Experience has shown that close to 95 percent of functional and technical requirements show up time and time again, and TEC has attempted to capture these, which provides repeatability and saves everyones time. The remaining 5 percent or so are requirements peculiar to your business and industry, which may happen to be fatal flaws (e.g., Wal-Mart electronic data interchange [EDI] standards in retail, or multiple-children bills of material [BOM] in Read More

Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 3: Comparing Three ERP Vendors


This part illustrates how selecting the right ERP product depends on each client's requirements. Epicor, QAD, and Ramco Systems' rank can change with different sets of client requirements.

knowledge based inventory management  those areas of the Knowledge Base that have been prioritized highly. QAD An appropriate client for QAD would have the following priorities: Figure 4: The rank and weighted average of the vendors given these priorities is as follows: Figure 5: Rank Vendor Weighted average 1 QAD  79.70 2 Ramco Systems   77.92 3 Epicor   67.46 Note the differences the priorities between Figures 5 in Part 2 and Figure 4 (above) and the impact that has on the results in Figures 6 in Part 2 and Figure 5 (above) . QAD's Read More

Top Three Learning Management Trends for 2011


Learning management is a growing market in certain geographical areas and within specific industries. The availability of mobile and collaborative learning devices and tools, as well as the wider adoption of Web 2.0 technologies, is opening up a whole new world of opportunities for people to learn. Read this article on user interest in learning management systems and learn about three learning management trends for 2011.

knowledge based inventory management  learning.” Users have vital knowledge to share and know that others have specific knowledge that they seek. We’ve all become accustomed to the terminology of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C). It’s now time to realize the new concept of “learner-to-learner” (L2L). Today’s organizations are beginning to recognize the value of this two-way knowledge, as it is within the grasp of their own employees. They are also beginning to understand that the use of Web 2.0 Read More

Logility Voyager Solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Report


Logility Voyager Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of supply chain management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) 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 analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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Business Process Management as a Blueprint for Mobile Workforce Management


As service organizations strive to achieve business objectives with limited resources, there is a growing need for greater visibility into business process effectiveness. This is made more difficult by ever-changing business processes and exceptions management. This white paper explains how business process management (BPM) benefits mobile workforce management and outlines how a service-focused BPM solution enables faster BPM adoption.

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Portfolio Management


Portfolio management provides insight into what is the best way to distribute resources among the various innovative options/projects to ensure that a maximum yield is realized against acceptable risks; there is a good fit between the projects and the various strategic themes; and there is a good mix between the various types of projects. Read this paper to learn about the different approaches used n portfolio management.

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The Channel Management Shuffle


Executives and middle management are constantly faced with determining policy, process, and technology around managing one or multiple channels. What is critical to successful channel management?

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Revamping Data Management: Big Data Proves Catalyst to Updating Data Management Strategies


Data management plays a key role in helping organizations make strategic sense of their data and how to best use it. Organizations with data management maturity have ushered in clear data goals, but many obstacles persist. This white paper reports survey results that help to establish a clear picture of how organizations are capitalizing on data management today, as well as what challenges and opportunities remain.

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A Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader


ClickSoftware, rooted in field service workforce scheduling and optimization, provides automated workforce management and optimization solutions, on-demand and on-premise, creating business value through higher productivity, customer satisfaction, and operational efficiency. Its patented concept of “continuous planning and scheduling” covers the entire service lifecycle management realm. TEC presents a candid Q&A session.

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Oracle Announces Transportation Management 6.3 and Oracle Global Trade Management 6.3


Oracle has announced the release of v6.3 of its Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) and Oracle Global Trade Management solutions. Oracle’s new Transportation Management release includes enhancements to: fleet management transportation sourcing, transportation business intelligence transportation operational planning rail transportation workflow and event management

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Asset Management


Enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) enable the planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events and maintenance tasks as they pertain to plants, equipment, and facilities. EAM/CMMS systems span all phases of the asset life cycle across all services, including investment planning, specification, design, operations and maintenance, and disposal. EAM/CMMS systems help managers better allocate equipment and resources, and ensure that proper and timely maintenance is carried out.

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IBM Lotus Web Content Management software is IBM’s Web content management system offering. Lotus Web Content Management software provides tools to apply business rules and processes to content, helping to ensure that specific information assets from across the enterprise are delivered via Web sites and portal. This factsheet provides a detailed overview of key Lotus Web Content Management features.

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