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HR Compliance: 4 Things Your Company Can Do to Avoid a Lawsuit
Every so often we hear about companies being sued by their former employees for alleged unfair or illegal HR practices. Whether the claims relate to sexual

minimum wages  adhere to the Federal minimum wage, overtime, child labor, and recordkeeping requirements. For example, employers need to pay their employees for compensable time, which includes time spent traveling during normal work hours. As an employer, you need to abide by all regulations relating to employee compensation, which your HR department should be very familiar with. Record Keeping and Communications —Every employer covered under the FLSA must keep certain records for every nonexempt employee that is 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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Off-shoring: Are You Getting Your Money's Worth?
Are companies that offshore software development, call center operations, and remote implementations really saving money? Are customers and users realizing

minimum wages  a shoestring budget with minimum staff, and which must prove they can make it on their own without financial help from the parent company. These types of offshore companies pose a risky proposition. The information highway is littered with examples of orphaned US-based subsidiaries that have left customers in the lurch without a life preserver. This article examines four areas that could be impacted by an off-shoring decision: software development remote implementation call center support regulatory Read More...
Selecting Manufacturing ERP for ISO 26000 Compliance
ISO 26000 spells out best practices for corporate social responsibility (CSR). Are your enterprise systems, including ERP, capable of documenting CSR best

minimum wages  to at a bare minimum allow a company to document that they are not breaking local labor laws or regulations. ISO 26000, however, also implores companies to exceed the requirements of local labor laws so as to protect the human rights of employees. Enterprise software needs to, at a bare minimum, document that employees are of the requisite age as child labor is one of the main abuses that the compact and ISO 26000 are targeting. There are certain allowances made in developing countries, and these Read More...
Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the major modules of integrated workforce management (WFM) suites that organizations can deploy to better schedule and

minimum wages  etc.), employee contracts (e.g., minimum hours), employee preferences, and budgets. Constraint can be solved either by imposing fixed priorities (e.g., availability vs. minimum hours) or by weighting some factors as more or less critical, and as defined by the customer. For its part, Kronos Workforce Scheduler allows managers to plan staff coverage by shift, employee, or job description and to react promptly when unforeseen circumstances put productivity at risk. The offering also features a dedicated Read More...
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

minimum wages  labor unions, work rules, minimum wage laws, and workweek restrictions—that made it all but impossible to redeploy their labor resources efficiently in the Japanese way. Indeed, unionization and labor policy were the root causes of wage and price hyperinflation during the 1970s that undercut Western competitiveness in the first place. So, to bring factor costs under control and retool their operations for higher productivity and quality, Western manufacturers made plant and warehouse automation their Read More...
Microsoft Tech Ed 2000 Win2K Attendee Network Fails Miserably
While sitting at one Windows 2000 desktop we waited a solid five minutes just to complete the logon process only to find that the wide area network speeds and

minimum wages  Microsoft @#$%&!!!. At the minimum this is an embarrassment for Microsoft and should have been resolved prior to the conference kick off. Even the typical Microsoft fanatics were more than a little disgruntled. User Concerns After chatting with several companies planning their Windows 2000 migration and/or upgrade, we were told that the problems encountered with the Microsoft installed and configured network had raised numerous red flags in their minds, prompting one company to refrain from moving Read More...
MicroStrategy Hits a Big Speed Bump on the Information Superhighway
On March 20, MicroStrategy announced that they will restate their earnings for 1998, 1999, and the first quarter of 2000. Shares of the company dropped from a

minimum wages  will be delayed a minimum of one quarter while this crisis is being dealt with. This could also make it harder for MicroStrategy to fix product bugs in a timely manner. Expected problems with software bugs and issues with timely delivery should be built into all Microstrategy contracts, as should contingencies for potential hostile takeovers. While we describe this as a speed bump for Microstrategy, (although an extremely large one, about the size of a Mack Truck), we expect its stock to slowly recover Read More...
Embedded Linux for Handhelds
A spate of recent announcements from Lineo, Inc., Red Hat, and others concern the development of

minimum wages  processors. It requires a minimum of 8MB of RAM and 3M bytes of read-only memory or flash memory. Bast Inc. in Sonoma, Calif., will use Embedix in set-top boxes designed for hotels and apartment complexes. Though based on a modified version of the Linux 2.2 kernel, Embedix contains proprietary components and won't be free. Manufacturers will pay a royalty per unit shipped. Embedix PDA, a layer on top of Embedix, will allow applications written for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows CE operating system to run on Read More...
Optum’s ConnectStream: First the Pieces Now the Glue
Optum bolsters its collaborative product TradeStream with integration help from webMethods.

minimum wages  disparate systems with a minimum of hassle requires the use of a world-class EAI product, such as that developed by webMethods. The webMethods contribution to ConnectStream seems similar to Extricity's role in Manugistics' WebConnect application, which links applications and digital marketplaces across enterprise boundaries using API's, XML, and messaging technology. User Recommendations ConnectStream should make users' lives easier by providing a full-featured EAI tool to handle the intricacies of Read More...
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial
Flow manufacturing leverages techniques to help manufacturers create any product on any given day, in any given quantity including the

minimum wages  keeping inventories to a minimum and shortening cycle times to fill customer orders quickly. In particular, flow manufacturing leverages mathematical tools to automate some of the aspects of lean manufacturing. For example, a mathematical model corresponds daily production with actual demand, defines line designs to allow materials to flow at a steady rate to meet that demand, and uses proper sequencing to improve throughput. The idea is to synchronize product assembly to make each like product unit at a Read More...
Frankie Does ERP, Part 2
[Editor’s note: Frank is not a composite character. He is a real person, employed at a real company. I’ve changed certain identifying particulars at his request

minimum wages  1. Timeline : A minimum of 18 months, factoring for ERP research, evaluation, selection, and implementation phases. 2. Expense : Significant and highly variable. Anecdotal evidence from blog posts and online forums suggest a ballpark minimum of 100K to 200K for midsized manufacturers deploying full-blown ERP systems with a range of cross-functional modules, depending on how you define “midsized” and “full-blown.” 3. Requirements-gathering : Perhaps the most crucial and painstaking aspect of ERP Read More...
The Five Keys to World-class Distribution
When looking at extended enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), or customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, some companies

minimum wages  Quality Distribution | Required Minimum Distributions | CRM Distribution | CRM Distribution Business | CRM Probability Distribution | CRM Channels of Distribution | CRM Industrial Distribution | CRM Distribution Plans | CRM Distributions Applications | CRM Distributions Applications Documentation | CRM Cataloging Distribution | CRM Distribution Definition | CRM Distribution Statistics | CRM Normal Distribution | CRM Marketing Distribution | CRM Distribution Strategy | CRM Distribution Service | CRM Read More...
Entering the Market in the World’s Largest Democracy
Currently, India’s population is approximately 1.0009 billion. The middle class is large and still growing; wages were low, but now are some of the best in

minimum wages  the Market in the World’s Largest Democracy Avenir is a result oriented, 100% delivery focused management consulting company working with its clients to significantly increase cash flow and profits and sustain the same over a long time frame making the so called “business cycle” irrelevant. Source: Avenir Management Services Pvt. Limited Resources Related to Entering the Market in the World's Largest Democracy : Foreign direct investment (Wikipedia) Entering the Market in the World's Read More...
Analysis of Sendmail, Inc.'s Largest Open Source Release in Twenty Years
sendmail 8.10 now includes SMTP authentication and support for the lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) and multiple queues.

minimum wages  spam down to a minimum. The multiple mail queues are a welcome addition to any environment. Faster processing and routing of messages is always a serious plus. If you are either looking to upgrade your existing sendmail installation, or implement a new message transfer agent (MTA), take a look at sendmail 8.10 . Read More...
CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection
Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. Well constructed knowledge bases that are used in a

minimum wages  threshold is a user-defined minimum requirement for an end-level criterion in the knowledge base. In this example a threshold of Supported is set to the criterion Multi-user scheduling. Note from Figure 4 that a rating of Supported indicates that the functionality is provided out of the box. The capability to set thresholds is useful because it allows the selection team to set minimum requirements for important end-level criteria. One of the challenges of working with a large knowledge base is that a Read More...

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