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SCM Software for Mills
Demand for mill products especially in the metals and packaging industry is growing fast. This presents a good opportunity for the software vendors who cater to

machine scm  lot of wasted time. Machine setup for a different width product: If the machine is set for different width each time an order is processed, then a lot of time may be waste as machine is being setup time. Changes in orders: There are many times when one order consists of many lines because many products can be a part of the same order. Whenever there is a change in an order, there is the chance of making an error when deciding if a new line should be added or if an existing line needs to be updated. Read More...
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The Ghost in the Machine: Where Has Process Automation Left the Consumer?
Business process automation is all very well and good. After all, nothing succeeds like success, especially automated success. But what is the effect of

machine scm  use your automated teller machine (ATM) bank card. Perhaps more importantly, they track non-events, such as when you do not. See Marketing Automation: Coming of Age Slowly and What Drives Profitability for more information on this art form. The build it and they will come philosophy is outdated to some extent, as the information age has led to an explosion of consumer awareness as well as consumer choice. But the fact remains that consumers will keep coming, no matter what the degree of Read More...
SCM Software for Real World Manufacturing: A Case for Mission Critical Use
In an ideal world, we can have an exception free manufacturing operations. And for the most part, it will be a

machine scm  wastage of time in machine changeovers, impossible product delivery deadlines, variable raw material quality, raw material unavailability etc. The list of problems for this the manager is endless. And for the most part the manager is right. No matter how much pain you take in making a plan or schedule to care for all kinds of problems , executing this plan will always be difficult. And so if you compare the planning data with the execution data, there is going to be a lot of variance. In this light, it Read More...
Quote-to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix
BigMachines differentiates itself in the quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere due to its solutions’ lean end-to-end, inquiry-to-order focus. Although there are other

machine scm  to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix In the first part of this series (please see Quote-to-order: New Ingredients in the Recipe for Success ), the emerging quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere was discussed in terms of its history and current developments, as well as how software providers are rising to the challenge of meeting their customers' Q2O needs. The second part, Quote-to-order: Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market began an in-depth analysis of how the vendor BigMachines has been Read More...
Not all SCM Products Are Created Equal
In this article, we examine capabilities of five top Supply Chain Management software vendors in several key areas of functionality: material procurement

machine scm  production blueprints and detailed machine-level sequencing for converting raw materials to finished goods. Factors of importance within this category include constraint-based master planning, material requirements planning, capacity and resource planning, and product data management. Figure 2 shows that, for the most part, the vendors have similar capabilities in regard to manufacturing planning and scheduling. This is not surprising since these vendors and their acquisitions originated within Advanced Read More...
Comparative Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP?
Constant changes are happening in the software market, either in software delivery methods, features and functions, or software integrations with other

machine scm  at production line or machine levels, which provide users with the capability of manipulating and visualizing orders within the factory. Planning can be rescheduled without running a new MRP within an ERP application. When MRP and APS systems work together, APS takes into account all constraints simultaneously by using mathematical models (linear or heuristics) and provides a short- and long-term production plan, which is then used by MRP to carry out the material requirements.    An SCM application Read More...
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis
By using software tools that help you forecast and work together with others inside your organization, and even with your customers, the forecasts may become

machine scm  the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least four very Read More...
'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: SAP AG
SAP AG has seemingly crossed a strategy chasm, from a strict, stodgy, Not-Invented-Here (NIH) approach to software development and delivery, to a seemingly

machine scm  features, a large marketing machine, and a subsequent reputation as the big solution for the big players, SAP has dominated in the ERP space for large corporations. Rightfully so based on technology. Their downside has always been their approachability, cost, long implementation and training times, and less-than-simple product upgrades. SAP Crosses the Chasm Trying to determine just when, and even why, the major power players at SAP decided to almost turn the company on its head by opening itself up to Read More...
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
PeopleSoft manufacturing customers and J.D. Edwards customers in service industries should assess the vendor's product plans given these customers might benefit

machine scm  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges This article analyzes whether an array of recent PeopleSoft , Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT), moves will finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space. These moves are discussed in detail in Part One of this note. In a nutshell, we have been looking positively at PeopleSoft's mega acquisition of J.D. Read More...
Configuration Guide: Managing Virtual Servers Using a Virtual Machine Manager and a Clustered File System
Virtual data centers must enable increased physical server use and central management of virtual machine infrastructure. A clustered file system, with a virtual

machine scm  Servers Using a Virtual Machine Manager and a Clustered File System Virtual data centers must enable increased physical server use and central management of virtual machine infrastructure. A clustered file system, with a virtual machine manager (VMM), can add critical new management and migration capability to current virtual servers. Before installing and configuring VMM, find out the hardware and software required for migration and integration, and helpful “how-to” pointers. Read More...
'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study
Now in 2001, the catchphrase is 'Collaborative Commerce', where we unite all of the elements of ERP, CRM, E-Procurement, and SCM into one coherent system within

machine scm  Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study R. Garland - September 13, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, have come into their own. Now in 2001, the catchphrase is Read More...
New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains of E-Procurement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

machine scm  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 2: The Efficiency Gains of E-Procurement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their per Read More...
Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)
Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their

machine scm  SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For) Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their organizational needs. It doesn’t help that there is an abundance (literally hundreds) of SCM solutions available on the market. Today, I’ll help you understand key SCM modules, and look at some key players with well established SCM solutions. Key SCM Features The core purpose of any SCM Read More...

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