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Who's Who? Sorting Out the e-Logistics Players Part 3: New Solutions
There is a wide range of new 'e-gistics' players emerging to address today’s transportation and logistics challenges, and different solutions will be

logistics challenges  and fulfillment needs. Internet Logistics Operators provide a unique combination: a physical network of appropriate carriers and distribution centers to move and handle shipments, personnel and expertise to optimize the process and achieve high service levels and efficient operations, and the software and other tools to handle the real-time flow of information on the status of orders and shipments - all behind the scenes and transparent to the user. Less-Than-truckLoad (LTL) shipments for smaller and Read More
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Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse mana...
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MAPICS Moving On Pragmatically Part 3: Challenges
MAPICS remains at a critical point in time, where immaculate execution without much space for missteps will determine its future. Despite notable functional and

logistics challenges  native features such as logistics and warehousing management. Furthermore, MAPICS products had long been deployed to a very narrow set of databases, i.e. former MAPICS XA could only run on IBM DB2 database, whereas former Point.Man could only run on Oracle database. Not providing support for Microsoft SQL Server will have resulted in a number of missed opportunities having known the MAPICS' focus on the cost conscious mid-market segment. While using Oracle stored rules and procedures had provided Read More
An Analyst's View of Process Industry SMB Challenges
Process manufacturing industries have distinct needs from an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Here’s an overview of what process manufacturing

logistics challenges  the ability to coordinate logistics and operational activity to meet customer order fulfillment expectations. Specific Requirements of an ERP System for the Process Industry Here's an overview of how some of the functionalities of an ERP system for process industries help manufacturers better perform the activities listed above. 1. Conversion process capability In the process industry, the bill of materials (BOM) used in discrete manufacturing is replaced by the master product formula, or simply the Read More
GT Nexus Enterprise Solutions for Global Logistics
GT Nexus integrated global logistics solutions are based on a proven, Internet-centric technology platform designed for transportation logistics and supply

logistics challenges  Enterprise Solutions for Global Logistics GT Nexus integrated global logistics solutions are based on a proven, Internet-centric technology platform designed for transportation logistics and supply chain execution coordination on a global scale. Acting as the secure corporate nerve center for supply chain data and intelligence, GT Nexus-powered Private Logistics Networks connect partners, standardize processes, and streamline the global logistics and order fulfillment. Delivered as a hosted service Read More
Supplier Relationship Management: Benefits and Challenges
Properly implemented supplier relationship management solutions can help companies overcome some of today's business challenges by allowing them to restructure

logistics challenges  Request for quotation E-cataloguing Logistics interface with carriers such as global positioning system (GPS) tracking Corrective action and improvement tracking Communication repository such as e-mail Supplier Relationship Management Cases An auto parts manufacturing company automated its entire purchasing cycle using an SRM system. Purchasing was expedited, and cancellations and delays were almost eliminated. Time saved is now used to focus on strategic management. Generating 5,000 POs each year, the Read More
The Challenges of the Lawson-Intentia Merger
The new company forged from Lawson and Intentia will have to carefully blend their different corporate cultures, which has traditionally been proud of in-house

logistics challenges  Challenges of the Lawson-Intentia Merger Challenges The new management team for the company resulting from the merger of Lawson Software , Inc . (NASDAQ: LWSN) with Intentia International AB (XSSE: INT B) will have its work cut out for it. Both companies serve different markets, which will hopefully extend, not cannibalize each other's client base, but combining two companies with financial and revenue growth issues is not exactly a recipe for success. Although recent quarters for both companies have Read More
How to Deal with the Top 5 Challenges of Web Analytics
Web analytics has never been an exact science—which can make the process extremely frustrating. How can you be 100 percent certain that the data you’re working

logistics challenges  to Deal with the Top 5 Challenges of Web Analytics Web analytics has never been an exact science—which can make the process extremely frustrating. How can you be 100 percent certain that the data you’re working with is always accurate? To deal with this and many other questions that will arise, businesses must gain a better understanding of how well their analytics tools work with their existing data integration solutions, and how using testing platforms will help. Read More
Challenges for IT Managers in SMBs
The recent marketing push to integrate both small and medium sized businesses by large IT hardware and software vendors makes strategic sense. Both business

logistics challenges  for IT Managers in SMBs The recent marketing push to integrate both small and medium sized businesses by large IT hardware and software vendors makes strategic sense. Both business groups are plagued with similar issues including small IT budgets and limited technical resources. Frequently SMBs target their IT acquisitions either in the hope of lowering costs or solving problems. These ad hoc solutions are often strained to capacity as companies increase in sales and in size and the marketplace Read More
Understanding Reverse Logistics in Field Service Management
This white paper defines reverse logistics as it relates to aftermarket service, describes how it differs from forward logistics, and then discusses the

logistics challenges  Reverse Logistics in Field Service Management This white paper defines reverse logistics as it relates to aftermarket service, describes how it differs from forward logistics, and then discusses the difficulties inherent in selecting and using enterprise software to facilitate reverse logistics and repair processes including warranty repair, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair and handling return material authorizations (RMAs) from distributors. Download the paper. Read More
Multivendor IP Telephony Management-Challenges and Solutions
Research shows that the occurrence of multivendor Internet protocol telephony (IPT) environments is on the rise. As such, an increasing number of companies are

logistics challenges  IP Telephony Management-Challenges and Solutions Research shows that the occurrence of multivendor Internet protocol telephony (IPT) environments is on the rise. As such, an increasing number of companies are faced with the challenges of using multiple tools to manage these environments. With a single, specialized IPT management solution, companies gain a unified view across the entire voice infrastructure—which can significantly impact total cost of ownership (TCO). Read More
Solving Six Common Challenges with ERP
Each day brings a new set of challenges for process manufacturers. Some of these challenges need to be addressed with personalized company policies and well

logistics challenges  Six Common Challenges with ERP Each day brings a new set of challenges for process manufacturers. Some of these challenges need to be addressed with personalized company policies and well-designed standard operating procedures (SOPs). Other challenges can be addressed through implementation of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The six most common challenges addressed by an ERP system are described in this paper. Read More
MarketingSherpa's B2B Summit: Conquer 8 B2B Challenges
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logistics challenges  s B2B Summit: Conquer 8 B2B Challenges MarketingSherpa and TEC are pleased to provide TEC readers with a special offer for their B2B Marketing Summit 2010. Special Offer – Save $400 . Time is running out to make plans to attend MarketingSherpa's B2B Summit 2009 (only 14 days until San Francisco), and you may not want to miss this year's event. Final touches are being made to make every session, every speaker and every piece of content focused on helping you as a B2B marketer meet your top Read More
Supplier Logistics Management (SLM) Part 2
Supplier Logistics Management (SLM) offers the opportunity for considerable improvement in efficiency as well as cost reductions. SLM enables companies and

logistics challenges  Logistics Management (SLM) Part 2 Executive Summary SUPPLIER LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT The Next Strategic Layer of Competitive Advantage Supply chain executives are in the hot seat given the flat economy and a slowdown in revenue growth. They are challenged by senior executives to find new and innovative ways to reduce cost, while still meeting customer needs. However, in today's customer-centric environment, meeting customer's expectations is not a competitive advantage, but a fundamental necessity of Read More

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