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Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor
The merger of traditional brick-and-mortar manufacturer Illinois Tool Works with Internet-based Click Commerce is puzzling, but has some method to the madness

large manufacturer  difficult to integrate. The large volume of paper generated by these systems, and the mass of information to be sorted and processed frequently produce hidden costs such as errors and delays in information delivery, as timely changes can be difficult to implement in manually intensive processes. The cost related to such changes can also be significant. For example, a paper-based catalog cannot be quickly or inexpensively updated to inform customers of changes in product offerings, availability, or

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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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The U.S. National Retail Federation annual conference began this week, and software vendors in the retail business segment tend to make announcements during this time. Oracle has already released the news of two new retail customers: Australian footware manufacturer and distributor Deckers Outdoors, which owns such brands as UGG and Teva, and one of the largest Russia-based consumer electronics

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As energy resources become scarcer and more expensive, electrical efficiency is a more important performance factor in the specification and selection of large uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. There are three subtle but crucial factors that can affect the cost of operating a UPS system. Sadly, these factors are often unrecognized. Find out what they are, as well as common errors in evaluating UPS efficiency.

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Manufacturer and Fabricator Merrill Technologies Group Selects IFS Applications for ERP


IFS, the global enterprise applications company (whose World Conference 2012 is currently taking place in Gothenburg (Sweden), announced that Merrill Technologies Group (MTG), a leader in the machining, fabricating, and systems integration fields, has selected IFS Applications as its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. With multiple manufacturing sites located in Michigan

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Just one generation ago, the courier industry was essentially nonexistent. Today, in 2008, it is one of the largest means of transporting daily shipments for all industry sectors. According to the US Department of Commerce statistics, air freight accounted for nearly 40 percent of all international trade merchandise in 2007, equaling about $4.8 trillion (US), with express delivery accounting for

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What Large-scale HCM Software Solutions Are Missing: Enter HCM Niche Vendors


Human capital management (HCM) solutions are relatively recent in the software for business market. Until recent years, most HCM vendors were more or less niche vendors. In fact, the novelty of HCM solutions still permits the emergence of new niche vendors, a phenomenon that does not occur in more mature markets like ERP, where the appearance of brand-new niche vendors is rare.

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Nebraska, US-based Smeal grew to over 315 employees at two sites manufacturing 15 kinds of pumps, 12 types of aerial ladders, and four kinds of aerial platforms—all with over 4,400 custom options each. To increase efficiency and improve inventory tracking, the company installed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that integrated its old manual paper-based systems. Learn more about how the company benefited.

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Food manufacturer Chobani yogurt uses Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP software and Microsoft Dynamics CRM software. Moving from a five-person company in 2005 to having more than 2200 employees today, Chobani's biggest challenge was managing growth, and Microsoft Dynamics helps meet that challenge head on.

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