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QAD Explore 2012: Only Good Things Can Come from Talking to the Customer
As a seasoned provider of enterprise applications for manufacturing companies, QAD knows the importance of listening to its clients. In fact, the company has

mfg foss  the suite’s name was MFG/PRO ) and uses year designations to denote versions.   A Silver Lining Like most of its manufacturing customers, QAD has just witnessed a significant global economic crisis, which has affected industries and geographies very differently. QAD’s life sciences industry was relatively unscathed by the recession and the slow recovery, and it is a growth sector of late (currently at about 15 percent of QAD’s revenues). After a serious slump and near-death experience in North Read More...
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QAD Continues to Wade Through Red Ink
QAD, one of the leading ERP vendors, announced a number of product and alliance initiatives during its annual user conference in May. However, yet another saga

mfg foss  fully Internet-enabled release of MFG/PRO v. 9.0 and strengthened its global service organization. Throughout 2000, it has continued to invest in the new initiatives mentioned at the end of the previous paragraph while it has been feeling a notable decline in both license and total revenue. On a more positive side, we believe there are valid reasons to expect a better future for QAD. The first is the company's well-established leading global position in Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) and divisions of 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

mfg foss  at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends Introduction This article provides an overview of Free and open source software (FOSS) concepts for both enterprise software clients and vendors that would like to be let in on the buzz resonating from the FOSS-related change in the software industry. I will address FOSS concepts in two parts. The first concerns the FOSS origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. The second reviews reasons that enterprise Read More...
How Can IT Help Competitiveness These Bleak Days? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the SAP-sponsored expert panel discussion that explored reasons to maintain IT investments even during difficult economic

mfg foss  running its own manufacturing-oriented OpenMFG ERP system ) and has innovated in process of building, maintaining, and delivering own differentiated products and services to certain market segments (often with the wholehearted help and participation of customers). SOA What, As a Conclusion? At the end of the day, I hope I (and my unnamed colleagues/friends) will not come across as being conceited but perhaps rather jaded and cynical for picking apart the great and generally informative HBR article. Read More...
PLM Migration: Migrate Your Mind First
This article identifies the increasing requirements of system replacements in the product lifecycle management (PLM) area and recommends users rethink the

mfg foss  Migration: Migrate Your Mind First Everything has a life cycle—even a product lifecycle management (PLM) system. No matter how excited and satisfied you were when your PLM (or its predecessor, product data management [PDM]) system was up and running, as time passed you started to notice that your current system was becoming a constraint. It became an obstacle to continuously raise your organization’s performance. At a certain point, when the current system became more and more unbearable despite the Read More...
KronosWorks 2010: Of Next-Gen User Experience & Workforce Mobility
Given our shared presence in the Boston metro area, I’ve had numerous contacts and interactions with Kronos Incorporated in the past, but this fall was my very

mfg foss  to tackle other industries (mfg., retail, healthcare, etc.) and how did you overcome the obstacles in those sectors? Kronos : Kronos focuses on what we can control and improve. The approach to tackling an industry is actually fairly straightforward: invest in domain expertise, listen carefully to what customers are saying, tailor (don’t customize) services and products to meet the special needs of the industry, focus on making customers successful, document the success, and repeat all the previous Read More...
TEC Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG
TEC spoke with the President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenMFG, Edward L. Lilly, Jr., to find out how OpenMFG is leveraging commodity Free and open source

mfg foss  Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG Introduction Consider that Free and open source software models, as opposed to the traditional proprietary models, may afford end user organizations a direct line to getting the software that is most well-adapted to their specific needs and at a lower cost. If that tends to be the case, one should ask how it is that the groups providing Free and open source enterprise software model their businesses to support that notion. Read More...
The IT Rights of Digistan
The Hague Declaration, recently published by The Digital Standards organization, proposes that all governments adhere to free and open standards for IT

mfg foss  IT Rights of Digistan The Hague Declaration , recently published by The Digital Standards organization, proposes that all governments adhere to free and open standards for IT activities. Something that strikes me about Digistan's declaration is its basis in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and not a technical document. The three things The Hague Declaration calls on all governments to do, are as follows. Procure only information technology that implements free and open standards; Deliver Read More...
Quick Response Manufacturing: ERP and Value Chain Acceleration
Whatever the reasons for pursuing a lead-time reduction strategy, time compression across all company processes is critical to growth, and in some cases means

mfg foss  QRM , Quick Response Mfg , Quick Response Manufacturing specs , Plant Capabilities for Quick Response Manufacturing , quick response manufacturing related products , QRM related products , Used QRM , Rare QRM , development and manufacturing processes , Quick Response Manufacturing Resources , Information Quick Response Manufacturing , How quick response manufacturing , Applicability of lean manufacturing quick , Quick Response Manufacturing strategies , QRM strategies , Find Quick Response Manufacturing Read More...
Demand at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
Organizations globally, are contributing to increased demand for Free and open source software but vendors may not yet be meeting this demand. This article

mfg foss  at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends Introduction The first part of this article concerned the Free and open source software (FOSS) origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. This second part reviews reasons behind why enterprise clients and government organizations generate this demand, as well as why software providers should continue efforts to meet the demand. Together, these articles should offer an overview of FOSS concepts for Read More...
Business Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply
Free and open source software (FOSS) has become a hot topic in the business process management (BPM) market. This article discusses the relevance between BPM

mfg foss  Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply A while ago, I wrote a product note about Aras Innovator , the only enterprise open source solution available on the product lifecycle management (PLM) market. After that, my interest in free and open source software (FOSS) did not fade but I changed my focus to another category of enterprise software— business process management (BPM). This time, I was able to find more than one BPM solution that’s offered Read More...
Giving a Business Process Management Edge to Enterprise Resource Planning
By providing business process management functionality, Exact hopes to bring competitive enhancements to enterprise resource planning systems used by small and

mfg foss  8.1 and 8.2 , Alliance/MFG Version 6.6 , new Exact EDI cross-product solution, etc. With the combination of its solid balance sheet ratios and inventive products, the vendor feels confident that it will, pursue, develop, and achieve its strategic goals of both organic and acquisition growth. This concludes Part Four of a multipart note. This series will explore Exact's strategic groups and global aspirations; and its BPM strategy and products. The series will resume January 19 with Exact's acquisition of Read More...
Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back
I love end of year predictions. Whether they're right or wrong is one thing, but it's valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the

mfg foss  Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back I love end of year predictions. Whether they're right or wrong is one thing, but it's valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the time to consider and connect what has happened with what might happen, opens new insights. Having said that, I'm not going to make a 2010 prediction about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). I do, however, want to share some stats about demand trends for enterprise FOSS platforms between 2008 and Read More...
Access Commerce Spices Up North American CRM Fray
In May, Access Commerce, a French CRM vendor, announced the opening of its first USA office in San Diego, California. During Explore 2000, QAD’s annual user

mfg foss  its product e-camlon for MFG/PRO (QAD's core ERP product). The combination of Access Commerce Cameleon suite with AIS eBusiness software components for e-Payment, e-Fulfillment, and e-Service provides complementary sell-side solutions that will improve our time to market and will allow a better adjustment of our products to the US market requirements says Mr. Soumeillan, President and CEO of Access Commerce. Earlier in May, Access Commerce announced the opening of its first USA office in San Diego, Read More...
Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

mfg foss  lean methodology | lean mfg | lean office | lean process | lean processes | lean production | lean production manufacturing | lean service | lean sigma | lean simulation | lean six sigma for supply chain management | lean six sigma supply chain | lean strategy | lean supply | lean supply chain services | lean supply chain strategy | lean supply chain system | lean thinking | lean tools | lean training | lean transformation | logistics and supply chain management | logistics jobs | logistics outsourcing | Read More...

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