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Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

make to order  efficient on products that make sense to manufacture in large quantities and to be responsive to products that are best handled as special orders. An enterprise application ought to offer tools that allow production to become pull-based, facilitating processes like kanban . Strong kanban functionality will allow companies to pull products through their supply chain, thus leaning the supply chain, minimizing work in process, maximizing responsiveness, and avoiding stock piling of finished goods. Regardless Read More

Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems
Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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6 IT Resolutions You Can’t Afford NOT to Make for 2009
Yes, we know everyone had a great New Years party. We saw the ball drop from Big Apple, watched celebrations all over the globe, and optimistically made the

make to order  as excellent opportunity to make the best out of it. It’s never too late to make a pledge for positive change, especially when it comes to improving your business position. Here are few important ones: consider mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to better leverage your long term strategies innovate and go beyond your domain of expertise; explore new sectors outsource or offshore some of your projects & negotiate existing contracts hire new energetic graduates with a “Can Do” attitude Initiate continuous Read More
How to Embrace CRM and Make it Succeed in Your Organization
Customer relationship management (CRM) is growing in importance as a competitive tool. However, a successful CRM solution must consider many factors, including

make to order  ownership of data and make the data visible and accessible to the entire enterprise. A company puts its cash in the bank, its inventory in secure storage and so must it protect its critical and very valuable customer and relationship information. CRM gives a business continuity by providing the technology and techniques to take ownership of data and make the data visible and accessible to the entire enterprise. What Makes CRM Work? In a dynamic business environment, companies are constantly looking for Read More
Top 10 Risks to a Configuration Project and How to Avoid Them
Companies producing and selling complex and configured products can achieve a major competitive edge by successfully implementing product configurator software

make to order  product modeling? Can they make decisions to facilitate conflict resolution? Action: Define the right tasks for the right people to accomplish the project's objectives. The project team's prime responsibilities are to develop a feasible project budget and schedule, paying special attention to the product modeling effort; and to design, test and implement configurable product models and related processes that meet the company's strategic vision. Moreover, acting as proactive change agents and maintaini Read More
The Challenge to Achieve Perfect Order Management
Superior order management can provide you with a competitive edge across the board. To move closer to order perfection and a truly loyal customer base, you must

make to order  final quotation. Pricing Functionality Make sure you have the pricing processes and technology capabilities that enable you to execute pricing strategies tailored to each customer and/or sales channel based on your selected criteria. Pricing rules and data must be maintained centrally, accessible by field sales and telesales professionals. In addition to price lists, your application should be able to handle pricing for promotions, specific customers, and contracts. Contract Management An integrated solut Read More
How to Get Closer to Your Best Customers
In the white paper Get Closer to Your Best Customers, you'll find a host of new ideas and proven best practices for dealing with customers more e...

make to order  markets, and how to make sense of company data, and measure the effectiveness of sales and marketing campaigns. There are many ways to improve the way you approach customers during these difficult economic times. Learn about them in the white paper Get Closer to Your Best Customers . For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: 514-954-3665, ext. 367. Read More
Building an ERP Taskforce: How to Select the Best Team to Ensure Success
The first step in any enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation involves bringing together the team that will plan and implement the project@your ERP

make to order  an ERP Taskforce: How to Select the Best Team to Ensure Success The first step in any enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation involves bringing together the team that will plan and implement the project—your ERP task force. But who should be a part of this task force and why? Selecting the right people is imperative and can play a major role in determining the success or failure of your ERP effort. Find out about what you should beware of when assembling your team. Read More
8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal
Learn how to get the right phone system for your company's requirements in 8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal.

make to order  Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal Getting the wrong business phone system can be a costly, long-term mistake. Learn how to get the right phone system for your company's requirements in 8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal . From cost, service, and support considerations to features and future scalability, you'll know what to ask to get everything you need—from the right vendor, at the right price. Download your PDF copy of 8 Questions to Ask to Read More
Three Simple Steps to Rev Up Your “Stay at Work/Return to Work” Program
For most midsize and large companies, a “stay at work/return to work” (SAW/RTW) program has become a necessity. The impact of unscheduled absence within

make to order  Simple Steps to Rev Up Your “Stay at Work/Return to Work” Program For most midsize and large companies, a “stay at work/return to work” (SAW/RTW) program has become a necessity. The impact of unscheduled absence within business operations can be severe, resulting in disrupted workflow and reduced productivity or output. Implementing a SAW/RWT program to properly manage absence and disability can address these and other issues, significantly reducing costs. Learn more about the benefits. BEGINL Read More
Got BI? Now You Need to Hire a Data Geek. Here’s What to Look For.
According to a poll conducted by KDnuggets, salaries in the analytics and data mining space are up in 2011. While there is no direct proof that the data

make to order  using that output to make tactical and strategic decisions. This step has the potential to improve the decision-making process, if you have the right set of tools and the right people—data geeks. These organizations are typically medium-sized companies with smaller budgets, rather than big corporations, but with a huge workforce potential and a budget to acquire at least some, if not all, of the complete and complex set of BI and analytics features. Analysis and data visualization tools as well as Read More
To BEA or Not to BEA: Is That the Question?
BEA Systems Inc., announced that twelve Business-To-Business and Enterprise Application Integration vendors have teamed with them to provide e-business

make to order  tools is sufficient to make these consultancies successful. User Recommendations Customers evaluating EAI and B2B solutions should include BEA Systems on a short list of vendors to be considered for the creation of a custom solution. As companies are rapidly realizing, e-business is a cost effective way to facilitate transactions with customers and suppliers, and cannot be ignored any longer. EAI vendors provide many proven methods to improve business, particularly in the B2B and extended supply chain Read More
How to Adapt to Changing Consumer Behaviors
Agile commerce means engaging with your customers in a consistent and relevant way, over whatever device or touch point your customer wants to engage with you

make to order  to Adapt to Changing Consumer Behaviors Agile commerce means engaging with your customers in a consistent and relevant way, over whatever device or touch point your customer wants to engage with you. This white paper explores what agile commerce is all about, the benefits of an agile commerce strategy, as well as the steps organizations should take to shape an agile commerce environment. Read More
How to Use Lotus Domino to Publish Policies and Procedures Online
Does your company have a simple way to publish and maintain internal documentation? If people are using workarounds instead of reading documents on the

make to order  to Use Lotus Domino to Publish Policies and Procedures Online Does your company have a simple way to publish and maintain internal documentation? If people are using workarounds instead of reading documents on the corporate intranet, it’s a warning sign that there’s no appropriate publishing system in place. But there are alternatives and practical tips that can help you choose a cost-effective solution, based on the familiar Lotus Domino platform. Read More
From Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP
Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with

make to order  Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with an on-demand, remotely hosted ERP system. It wasn’t the change the company originally intended, but the benefits proved too overwhelming to resist. Read More
5 Things You Need to Know to Empower Today’s Mobile Workforce
As the lines between work and personal life continue to blur, IT departments are under increasing pressure to support personal-liable mobile devices. But simply

make to order  Things You Need to Know to Empower Today’s Mobile Workforce As the lines between work and personal life continue to blur, IT departments are under increasing pressure to support personal-liable mobile devices. But simply locking down a device to protect it limits its usefulness. Rather, companies need to use proper solutions that consider various factors such as the ever-changing regulations on safeguarding corporate data. Know 5 key points for developing a mobile workforce strategy. Read More

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