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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

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The Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels
Recent studies have shown that retail winners (that is, companies that outperform their peers in year-over-year, comparable store sales) carry a significantly

minimum wages  landed costs to a minimum. What is also required with global sourcing is a mindset change with regards to timing given that most issues with domestic suppliers can be resolved right away (or at least within a week in a worst case scenario). Internationally, though, even with bordering countries, it might take a more special purchase order up to several weeks to be confirmed, let alone be processed and delivered over the ocean and through customs and duties, and multiple intermediaries. With global 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
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
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
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
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

minimum wages  by way of setting minimum and maximum levels of stock, and letting the system indicate to the appropriate managers what to buy and if the stock is needed either immediately or in the next period. ABDP takes the above process one step further. It is, in essence, a method of lean inventory management that focuses on the next level down. Using a DM software solution, a manager can not only forecast how many products will be needed, but also which type of components will be needed to produce the products, as Read More
Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 for Distribution Environments
This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Dynamics AX by Dr. Scott Hamilton. In this first part, design

minimum wages  min-max method, the item's minimum and maximum quantities can be fixed or variable, where a variable quantity can be specified for user-defined time periods such as months. The minimum can also be automatically calculated based on historical usage. With the other replenishment methods, the minimum quantity represents the safety stock requirement. Order quantity modifiers apply to the suggested order quantity. The suggested vendor for a planned purchase order can reflect a companywide preference, or Read More
Strategies for Simplifying the Migration to Encrypting Tape Drives
Is it possible to easily migrate from legacy tape devices to encrypting tape drives and still keep costs to a minimum? The answer is yes. With a comprehensive

minimum wages  keep costs to a minimum? The answer is yes. With a comprehensive key management storage security system, a manageable and affordable migration process is achievable with a simple 3-step process. This process includes many benefits, such as a complete feature set that enhances system auditability and minimizes operational costs. Read More
Customer Relationship Management and Social Networks-They're Related How, Again?
No company today can afford to ignore the value of its customers' natural social networking behavior. The advantages that these social networks can bring to a

minimum wages  That amounts to a minimum reach of fifteen-million people who are interacting with the power of the group and its leader—meaning with moral authority. That's a minimum. What do they do? The 600,000 moms are given product samples for distribution among their social networks. The lead moms then give the samples out in their informal environment to the identified groupings. They are responsible for gathering feedback on the good and the bad about those products and getting that feedback to P&G. The best Read More
Ardent Software: Will Informix Merger Affect their Success?
With Informix’s completion of its acquisition of Ardent Software, it remains to be seen how effective this marriage will be, and whether Ardent will be allowed

minimum wages  keep attrition to a minimum. The clash between east coast-based Ardent's culture and west coast-based Informix could be damaging. Other challenges involve customers developing the perception that they must have an Informix database in order to use Ardent data movement software, or that DataStage will work most efficiently with Informix databases. This must be quickly addressed with a marketing campaign. One challenge that will be difficult to address is getting cooperation from other vendors in the 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

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Minimizing the Total Cost of Technical Support for Enterprise Applications
Many organizations don’t follow formalized processes for technical support evaluation. However, technical support is a vital component of any enterprise

minimum wages  the Total Cost of Technical Support for Enterprise Applications Originally published - November 20, 2006 Enterprise software selection is a big decision for any organization. Licensing fees are costly, and choosing the software that matches the company’s business model can be a daunting decision. If the enterprise decides to go with a particular vendor, and the vendor does not deliver, the company will incur a large financial loss. Thus, when selecting an enterprise software solution, there Read More
Ensuring Enterprise-wide Compliance
Complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other labor laws and regulations is a major challenge for employers

minimum wages  manual. The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards for full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. Though FLSA remained largely unchanged for 50 years, organizations still struggle to maintain compliance with its extensive provisions. In 2003, back-wages collected by the DOL for Fair Labor Standards Act infractions alone reached an 11-year high. Challenges and risks Back-wages, front pay, and legal Read More
Top 10 Ways the Transition to IFRS Will Impact Your ERP System
GAAP, or Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, have long defined the standards for accounting and related practices in the US. GAAP ensures that companies

minimum wages  IFRS relates to a minimum standard for companies to recognize, measure, and disclose items in financial statements. IFRS financial statements are significantly more complex than GAAP financial statements. Some (particularly those who earn their livelihood based on GAAP expertise) argue that this complexity threatens to undermine the utility of IFRS financial statements. Indeed, there is a real danger that the preparation of IFRS financial reports will become a technical compliance exercise rather than a Read More

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