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PLM Fundamentals: A Framework for Approaching PLM Initiatives
It may come as a surprise to you, but every organization that brings a product to market already has a product lifecycle management (PLM) system in place. And

maturation  of the product. The Maturation Phase The final phase of a products lifecycle is referred to as the maturation phase. This phase differs from the growth phase in that at maturation, sales of the product stop growing and the profit generated from it may actually begin to fall. The maturation phase is represented as the part of the curve that begins where the curve stops trending upward. During the maturation phase the key issue the organization faces is how to sustain profitability of the product for as Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Modern ERP Processes Behind Historic Scotch Whisky
The whisky industry is an example of a process industry where it is impossible to accurately predict demand for the final product. Goods stocked must also be

maturation  distillation, through the long maturation process, to bottling, represents the biggest single challenge for whisky producers. And much longer maturation is common: many up-market single malts stay in cask for upwards of 20 years. Holding such vast quantities of inventory for this length of time is a major source of cost for producers. Even with the best market intelligence, it is impossible to predict market demand that far ahead. For example, during the early 1980s, there was a consistent excess of Read More...
SAP to Acquire Inventory Optimization Vendor SmartOps
SAP announced on Friday evening its intention to (finally) acquire SmartOps, a move much anticipated for some time. The most enduring mystery about this is not

maturation  is related to the maturation of the SmartOps business and products or the evolution of the relationship between SmartOps and SAP (and the people in both companies), whether it is simply the alignment of other stars between the two companies, or whether the competitiveness of the inventory optimization space (where TEC sees a few vendors doing well) moved SAP and SmartOps to act. The SAP–SmartOps official announcement focuses the rationale for the acquisition on a synergistic aligning of technologies Read More...
Operationalizing the Buzz: Big Data 2013
The world of Big Data is maturing at a dramatic pace and supporting many of the project activities, information users and financial sponsors that were once the

maturation  clear case for the maturation of Big Data as a critical approach for innovative companies. The survey went beyond simple questions of strategy, adoption, and use to explore why and how companies are utilizing Big Data. Download the report and get all the results. Read More...
Dell and Red Hat Form Alliance
Dell and Red Hat have tightened their relationship, announcing new initiatives for products and services/support.

maturation  clustering, to support the maturation of Linux. A key aspect of their development activities is next-generation open source systems based on Intel's IA-64 platform. An example of early development efforts between the two companies is the Red Hat Linux stack in Dell's new PowerApp.web appliance servers, announced in April of this year. Engineers from Red Hat and Dell worked together to create an optimized version of Red Hat Linux for the new appliance web servers. Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. is one of Read More...
How to Choose a Hosted CRM Application for SMBs
While virtually all hosted customer relationship management (CRM) applications support sales force automation, marketing campaign management, and customer

maturation  have reached a market maturation / saturation point. In relying on AppExchange partners to provide functionality the company does not plan to develop in-house, Salesforce has created unnecessary complexity and a certain amount of instability in its go-to-market strategy. For example, in providing integration between Salesforce.com and SAP’s ERP applications through AppExchange partners—Above All Software, Bluewolf, Bridgewerx, CastIron Systems, Integration Technologies and Pervasive Software—SFDC Read More...
McHugh Software’s DigitaLogistix Built On Strong Foundation
For the past 25 years, McHugh Software has quietly plied the supply chain execution trade. Its new DigitaLogistix suite successfully marries traditional and

maturation  a plateau in the maturation curve, warehouse management systems have evolved to a point where there is little differentiation among them. This environment has prompted forward-thinking companies to take action, extending their solutions to include applications complementary to WMS. Of these, transportation management is the most prevalent simply because users instinctively regard logistics operations as the spokes through which goods are conveyed to and from the warehouse and distribution center Read More...
Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This

maturation  associated with Free software. Maturation of Free and Open Source Software A growing contingent of enterprise software vendors now support Free and open source software. Though the concept of Free software may extend (in a variety of ways) further back in time, it formally began when the Free Software Foundation (FSF) formed in 1985. One of the most well-known results is the operating system known as Linux (often referred to as GNU/Linux), which was born in 1991. Another widely-used open source operating Read More...
S&OP Newcomer Asserts Notable Domain Expertise
Today’s businesses must be able to swiftly respond to the constant changes emerging across their global global supply chains and fulfillment networks to improve

maturation   available skills, and technology maturation. The primary market driver is a combination of mass customization/long tail and globalization of demand due to the recession in western economies and the increasing importance of the so-called BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries as demand centers. This has led to a big increase in demand volatility, whereas outsourcing, on the other hand, has led to longer supply lead times and greater supply uncertainty. The combination of these factors means that Read More...
Deltek Remains the Master of Its Selected Few Domains Part Five: Deltek’s Major Product Lines
Within its marketing and proposal automation product, Deltek espouses an emerging CRM derivative known as client relationship management, which should help

maturation  response to the technical maturation of the CFMS product line, and it was commercially released in December 1996. It has been licensed to approximately 3,000 organizations, primarily architecture and engineering firms to date. The Deltek Sema4 product family, acquired in August 2000, is a fully integrated project and financial management software system designed for the small to mid-sized architectural and engineering firms. Sema4 Windows is used by approximately 2,000 companies with sizes ranging from 5 Read More...

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