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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)
ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)
The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government...
 

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A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the notion of long tails in modern supply chains. That blog post also introduced the vendor ToolsGroup and its solution

long i sound words  Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part II Part I of this blog series introduced the notion of long tails in modern supply chains. That blog post also introduced the vendor  ToolsGroup and its solution for planning and optimizing finished goods in distribution environments. So, How Does ToolsGroup Solve the Distribution Puzzle? Most of the benefits are driven here by the distinctive Stock Mix Optimization capability that has delivered higher service levels with much less inventory for

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Customer Care & Billing RFI/RFP Template

General Requirements, Mediation, Provisioning, Sales and Marketing, Customer Billing, Customer Care, Packages and Promotions, Accounts Receivable, Financial Systems, Enterprise Data Warehouse, Repo... Get this template

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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)
ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)
The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government...

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Improving Human Performance by Identifying the Gaps


Mariano Bernárdez, expert in performance improvement, was interviewed in Buenos Aires (Argentina) by Learning Review's Verónica Inoue. Inoue asked Bernardez about his new book, Tecnología del Desempeño Humano (Human Performance Technology), and how this issue affects the Latin-American market.

long i sound words  five times. And how long does it take the manager to respond? At least five minutes. That means five minutes, five times a day—twenty-five minutes per cashier. If we have three cashiers, then that already equates to seventy-five minutes a day, five days a week. That is the cost of not investing in the time to train the cashiers. How do we measure the cost? We must see what the cashier manager's working day costs. We divide the manager's salary by the number of days or hours, then we multiply that Read More

Not Just Words: Enforce Your E-mail and Web Acceptable Usage Policies


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long i sound words  is allowed, for how long, during what periods of the day, and under what circumstances. Clearly written rules are easier to understand and adhere to than vague suggestions. If some personal use is allowed, for example, employees will have to individually interpret where the line is drawn, and you may not be comfortable with their conclusions. Email & Web Rule 6: Exercise Your Legal Right to Monitor and Discipline Employees The federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) makes it clear that a Read More

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long i sound words  support engine and a long list of other supplementary services. Eventually, this selection problem arises for all businesses without exception and should be considered as seriously as possible for the reason that ERP system choice predefines a company’s strategy for at least the following 6 to 10 years and, no doubt, has a telling impact on the future success of the entire business. 2. Technical issues. How to successfully select a software package is important but not the last problem that will appear Read More

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long i sound words  not advance in the long run amid the bigger brand names. The debate will thus go on whether Deltek's conservative marketing approach was the right one over the past three years or so. This would be the result of a product-centric marketing strategy that is more concerned with project-oriented feature/functionality, without an apparent enlightenment to evolve the original project-centric messaging that was described in Part I of this blog series . Every vendor must reinvent itself into something Read More

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long i sound words  the infrastructure; the infrastructure belongs to the company. The major benefits of having a private cloud infrastructure are as follows: Control —A private cloud infrastructure provides an organization with total control of the cloud services. An in-house information technology (IT) department will be able to handle every aspect of the administration. Location —A private cloud is located in a nearby facility, making it practical for the IT team to go on-site and resolve problems and issues as they Read More

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long i sound words  Intranet Has Come a Long Way: Where is it Going Next? The Intranet Has Come a Long Way: Where is it Going Next? J. Dowling - July 26, 2002 Introduction   The intranet was born from the marriage of two opposing business initiatives. The word processing department was cutting costs by eliminating the printed telephone directory and the information systems department was trying to find any reason for playing with HTML. Well, maybe not exactly, but not too far from the truth. What lies on the horizon for Read More

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long i sound words  Inc.), which has a long history with Logility and provided the cement for the standard interface between Logility and SAP R/3 that was developed in 1997. Although Logility Voyager Solutions are offered on both NT and Unix, the company now finds its Windows NT platform to be far more popular and sales of Unix systems are rare. American Software established Logility as a separate business unit in January 1997 focused solely on the Supply Chain market and moved every component of the suite to the Windows NT Read More

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long i sound words  BI and BPM no longer requires statistical experts with PhDs. Today, with analytics technology, casual users can frame and analyze problems. What matters with any organization is the challenge in coping with complexity, uncertainty, and the rate of change. Almost all organizations see these three aspects to managing an organization as a growing concern—especially with global economics and an increasingly wired world. Therefore, there is little difference in the application of BPM methodologies between Read More

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