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Managing the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain
Recent uncertainty in the global economy is not only having a negative impact on international economies, but an equally deleterious effect on global supply

link check  For instance, if one link is severed in the supply chain it can cause a ripple effect which could collapse the entire chain. I’ll look at some of the concerns for potential supply chain collapse, and some strategies to limit your exposure to such a risk. Supply Chain Management Challenges The good news: Supply chain management professionals have been able to implement important technology and strategic business initiatives (such as ERP systems) and value-added strategic business initiatives like

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link check  linking program), users can link parts, tools, and other assembly file details and configurations to create engineering change orders (ECOs) and cross-populate the inventory, bills of material (BOMs), and project management and preventative maintenance modules in EnterpriseIQ ERP for increased productivity and elimination of data inconsistency. In addition, also from inside SolidWorks, users can use the EnterpriseIQ document control system to check documents in and out to avoid overwriting changes, Read More

Program Testing Methodology Part One: Preparing for Testing


Program testing and debugging is one of the most critical aspects of implementing a computer system. Without programs which properly work, the system will never process information and produce the output for which it was designed. Testing procedures should be established and testing roles should be demarcated between the programmer and the analyst. Once this is done, test data that can test the limits of the program should then be created.

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Check Point Leads Firewall Market


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