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Attribute-based Demand Planning: A Powerful Tool for Process Manufacturers
As manufacturing becomes a global process, advances in demand management software have given rise to attribute-based demand management software. In the process

manufacture purchasing process  on previous forecasts to manufacture the product(s) longer lead times if proper procurement practices are not taken, and either too much of the wrong inventory or not enough of the right inventory is in the warehouse, increasing inventory holding costs decreased customer satisfaction as responsiveness to changing customer demands decreases In order to combat the above issues, attribute-based demand planning (ABDP) has been developed within DM software—an approach based on just in time (JIT) inventory

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Optimizing the Supply Chain: Back to Basics


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Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective


Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of optimization is fast being recognized as having the capability to help businesses grow margins significantly. In fact, studies have shown that it can add a 15 to 50 percent incremental margin to the bottom line.

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Do Chinese Enterprises Really Need MES and WMS?


Despite rapid industrialization in China and other developing countries, most manufacturing execution systems (MES) and warehouse management systems (WMS) are found in North America, Western Europe, and Japan. These systems have made extraordinary productivity gains possible in the West. However, Chinese manufacturers require a new generation of MES and WMS capabilities to boost their productivity.

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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 chains. As with the international economies they serve, global supply chains are interwoven and inextricably linked to one another. For instance, if one link is severed in the supply chain it can cause a ripple effect which could collapse the

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This enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution software review report examines the ERP software by IFS and its support for process manufacturing processes against known benchmarks. It assesses IFS Application (v. 80) for ERP functionality and reviews the product’s support capacity with a focus on:

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The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the ERP software based on a demonstration provided by IFS. The review identifies the features of IFS Applications that distinguishes it from other business process management solutions, including its compatibility with multiple sites and companies, its integrated document management feature, and its support for mobile operations across various devices. In this review, the analyst outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

IFS Applications achieved TEC certification status for its ERP software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the ERP software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of IFS Applications, a TEC analyst has assessed the ERP software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that IFS Applications by IFS is a strong process manufacturing ERP system.

Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, an in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how IFS Applications can help businesses achieve their ERP objectives.

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The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the BPM software based on a demonstration provided by Ivensys. The review identifies the features of Skelta BPM V3.5 that distinguish it from other business process management solutions, including its business activity monitoring (BAM) tool, its flexible task performance system structure, and its script customization capabilities. Skelta BPM V3.5 also provides business management support through event organization features, development process cycles such as part availability, management approval, and workflow and transaction tracking tools. In this review, the analyst outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

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