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Inventory and Lead Times - Understanding Decoupling Points
While inventory is necessary in manufacturing, most companies would like to reduce their inventory, but only if that did not cause problems. Managing inventory

lead times  and Lead Times - Understanding Decoupling Points While inventory is necessary in manufacturing, most companies would like to reduce their inventory, but only if that did not cause problems. Managing inventory according to decoupling theory is the most effective approach to reducing (the wrong kinds of) inventory without damaging service level—without increasing the risk of shortages that disrupt production (components and materials) and hurt customer service (finished goods). Read more. Read More

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IT Vendor Management in Hard Economic Times
During a recession, successful businesses change their approach to managing information technology (IT) sourcing. The challenge is to become more efficient and

lead times  and your vendors can lead to increased efficiencies, reduced costs and better customer service. We develop a carefully designed set of activities between partners to ensure clarity and alignment around your goals and strategy. Outsourcing IT or components of IT has been an effective strategy for business to reduce costs in the short run. Troubled economic times have taken their toll on these relationships and many outsourcing customers are re-evaluating or exiting these contracts. About Estrella Partners Read More
These are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed two white papers entitled “Customer Relationship Management: The Winning Strategy in a Challenging Economy” and “Maximizing

lead times  basis for more accurate lead scoring  and effective sales engagement. Marketing teams should be able to easily create nurturing programs via guided campaign wizards and send out a steady trickle of relevant information about new products or offers to keep the sales pipeline primed. Sales and marketing organizations can then jointly track revenue generated and tailor marketing programs based on the real-time results of those marketing programs. Certainly, maximizing customer profitability is not just Read More
These are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 3
Part 1 of this series analyzed two white papers entitled “Customer Relationship Management: The Winning Strategy in a Challenging Economy” and “Maximizing CRM

lead times  growth and take the lead when the times improve. By focusing on their existing customers first and then expanding onto other remaining CRM strategies, companies can continue to nurture the business, strengthen critical relationships, and better capitalize on revenue opportunities. Focusing on these practices and behaviors now will not only help an organization steer through this recession, but will also prepare it to seize opportunities in the next expansion. Dear readers, what are your views, comments, Read More
The Fuzzy Logic Between Lead and Lag Indicators
Analog Devices was the first company to implement a balanced scorecard company-wide on an Executive Information System. In fact, it has been running for 13

lead times  Fuzzy Logic Between Lead and Lag Indicators Business Management Issue External financial reporting and internal operational control represent two fundamentally different functions. The former is guided by GAAP, tax laws, and the needs of stockholders and are lagging performance indicators. Operational control, on the other hand, is a leading performance indicator, and is guided by business strategy, and how well customer expectations are met. Satisfying these two needs are related but measured Read More
10 Keys to Managing Risk in Perilous Times
In the economist intelligence unit white paper managing risk in perilous times: practical steps to accelerate recovery, you'll find ten key recomme...

lead times  Keys to Managing Risk in Perilous Times Risk management was hardly front page news—until last year, when financial markets around the world began to melt down. Now businesses in every industry are scrambling to find ways to address potential weaknesses in their risk identification, assessment, and management policies. In the Economist Intelligence Unit white paper Managing Risk in Perilous Times: Practical Steps to Accelerate Recovery , you'll find ten key recommendations for avoiding the risk Read More
Beating IT Recession Blues
IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT

lead times  IT Recession Blues IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT investments are most effective when they improve business performance. Find out the degree to which organizations in the United Kingdom (UK) understand what IT is doing for their businesses, and in particular how some companies measure this and benefit from it. Read More
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge during Tough Economic Times --A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part One: Introduction
Follow up with analysis on the recent executive panel titled

lead times  in Orlando, Florida (US), leading research analysts and industry experts discussed how companies can still leverage technology to maintain their competitive edge, even during tough economic times. The event was held in conjunction with IFS World Conference 2004 , and it included six panel discussions, with each panel including top executives, analysts, and journalists. Some of the renowned panelists were Geoff Dodge, vice president, Business Week ; Dave Caruso, SVP, AMR Research ; Barry Wilderman, vice Read More
Sales and Operations Planning Part Three: Game Plan Guidelines
Effective game plans lead to improved firm performance and bottom line results. Metrics include reductions in stock-outs, delivery lead-time, missed shipments

lead times  Plans Effective game plans lead to improved firm performance and bottom line results. Metrics include reductions in stock-outs, delivery lead-time, missed shipments, partial shipments, expediting efforts, and improvements in customer service. The lack of effective game plans is typically cited as a leading cause of poor system implementation. The following guidelines provide suggestions for improving the effectiveness of sales and operations planning (S&OP) game plans. Minimum Planning Horizon for Each Read More
These Are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 1
Some previous TEC blog posts have discussed the benefits (but also the inevitable caveats) of white papers, including the all-too-common vendors’ self

lead times  than a fifth of “leadership companies” fell to the bottom quartile. Forward-looking companies maintain their unwavering focus on investing in and optimizing existing assets throughout both good and bad times, coupled with a concerted effort to exploit operational efficiencies.  A study by the McGraw-Hill Laboratory of Advertising Performance (LAP) shows that companies who continued strategic spending during a recession outperformed non-spenders  and experienced revenue growth of 275 percent during Read More
Accelerating Lead to Cash to Rekindle Profitable Growth New Economic Order Drives Need for Discipline and Integration
Solutions are now available to integrate the lead-to-cash process with the supply chain, back-office accounting, and more. The companies that succeed in the new

lead times  Lead to Cash to Rekindle Profitable Growth New Economic Order Drives Need for Discipline and Integration Solutions are now available to integrate the lead-to-cash process with the supply chain, back-office accounting, and more. The companies that succeed in the new order will make use of these new tools to creatively accelerate their lead-to-cash process. They will achieve the agility necessary to enhance the customer experience, trump the competition, and revitalize profitable growth. Find Read More
Performance-driven Learning: Putting the Horse before the Cart to Lead Organizational Growth - Talen
Automating employee development based on performance objectives with integrated talent management technology. Organizations are turning to talent management

lead times  before the Cart to Lead Organizational Growth - Talen Automating employee development based on performance objectives with integrated talent management technology. Organizations are turning to talent management suites to link strategic functions such as goal alignment, performance management, competencies, compensation, development, and succession planning. Read More
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Three: Applications Hosting
Mid-market enterprises might benefit from objectively evaluating the value propositions represented in successful next-generation applications service providers

lead times  in Orlando, Florida (US), leading research analysts and industry experts discussed how companies can still leverage technology to maintain their competitive edge, even during tough economic times. The event was held in conjunction with IFS World Conference 2004 , and it included six panel discussions, with each panel including top executives, analysts, and journalists. Some of the renowned panelists were Geoff Dodge, vice president, Business Week ; Dave Caruso, senior vice president, AMR Research ; Barry Read More
Cloud Delivers 1.7 Times More ROI
Companies continue to invest in cloud applications because of low upfront cost and faster time to deployment, but those are not the only reasons to move to the

lead times  Delivers 1.7 Times More ROI Companies continue to invest in cloud applications because of low upfront cost and faster time to deployment, but those are not the only reasons to move to the cloud. Beyond their initial payback, Nucleus Research found that cloud applications deliver 1.7 times more return on investment (ROI) than on-premise ones, largely because four out of five cloud deployments deliver increasing benefits over time. Download research note. Read More

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