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Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management
Today’s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to

notes on scm  and purchase products online. Notes Glenn, We now see about 40% of our orders conducted online, and our customer numbers are over 78,000. One of the most dramatic benefits of Infor ERP FACTS is how it has improved the company's cash flow. At Kipp Brothers, we turn our inventory three or four times a year, which is a lot for the import business, says Glenn. FACTS helps forecast how much inventory I need for a specified period, which is about all you can ask for in this business. It's hard to predict Read More

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Vendor Reservations, a Full-fledged SaaS ERP, and User Recommendations
Having a system that can support mix-mode manufacturing without the need for artificial constraints would mean that the technology is available to offer on

notes on scm  Resource Planning? The previous notes in this series have left us in a quandary: Why has software-as-a-service (SaaS) not been fully embraced by the full-fledged manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) world? Sure, the SaaS Showcase features over a dozen SaaS ERP solutions, but such companies as NetSuite , Intacct , Plexus , Workday (a new venture from former PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield), or Everest Software are not really forerunners of deep and versatile manufacturing capability. Also, Read More
Fatal Flaws and Technology Choices
Food and beverage manufacturers rely on information technology to meet market demands. However, food is one market where most enterprise applications show a

notes on scm  more information, see prior notes in the series: Food and Beverage Delights Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues Margin Squeeze and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry Food Safety, Government Regulations, and Brand Protection Dealing with Industry Pressures Competing Globally—Predicting Demand and Delivering Optimally Some application requirements are universal across the entire food and beverage industry. For example, all food and beverage companies need product tracking and Read More
Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Three: Market Impact On SSA GT
Like the previous few SSA GT's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging combined Baan and SSA GT's customer base, market share, and, more

notes on scm  well), particularly when one notes that the integration to BPCS has been completed during past engagements. It appears that Ironside's recent product developments within direct procurement and SRM are complementary to SSA GT's iProcurement module for indirect materials procurement, which was developed in OEM relationship with Digital Union , although one should watch the fate of this and many other OEM partnerships in the future (see SSA GT Beefs Up BPCS V8 Through Partnerships' Spree ). On its hand, it Read More
New-world Value: The Strategic Impact of Business Application Suites in Today’s Corporate Environment
The concepts of return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) have been used for decades in enterprise evaluations of IT investments, including

notes on scm  severe detriment to ROI, notes AMR President Tony Friscia, in a recent article. By constantly upgrading for new functionality, they are forever adding cost and chasing an elusive ROI rainbow, he says. In contrast, the prebuilt integrations and vertical modules delivered around an enterprise application suite are raising value, making for a quicker return on investment. ICW's Harris says the option of being able to leverage modular releases in the future was a factor in his firm's selection of an Read More
NAPM Puts The Spotlight On Change
TEC VP, James F. Dowling is quoted in the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) magazine Purchasing Today on the meaning of “Value”. The quote

notes on scm  Puts The Spotlight On Change Event Summary The National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM) is considering changing its title because the purchasing profession has evolved to strategic, value-adding supply chain management. NAPM seeks to recognize this evolution through a change in the name to the Institute for Supply Management Preparing Purchasing and Supply Professions for the Future according to the February 2001 issue of Purchasing Today , ( www.NAPM.org ). In the Strategies & Solutions Read More
My PLM Video Playlist on YouTube
A little heads-up: We’re going to start having videos on TEC’s Web site. We'll produce videos in the future but the first step we’ll start with is a library of

notes on scm  PLM Video Playlist on YouTube A little heads-up: We’re going to start having videos on TEC’s Web site. We'll produce videos in the future but the first step we’ll start with is a library of links to freely available ones from YouTube. Although YouTube mainly serves as a source of entertainment, there are videos for other purposes as well. After a little searching and watching, here is my playlist of YouTube videos related to product lifecycle management (PLM) . Dr Michael Grieves - Author and Read More
BI on the Go: About Functionality and Level of Satisfaction
We thought it would be useful to take another look at what was revealed in our recent survey on mobile BI regarding what’s important for mobile BI users, and of

notes on scm  on the Go: About Functionality and Level of Satisfaction TEC recently published its 2014 Mobile BI Buyers Guide and a related blog post in which some results from a survey on mobile business intelligence (BI) usage, needs, and trends were discussed. We thought it would be useful to take another look at what was revealed from the survey regarding what’s important for mobile BI users, and of course, how satisfied they are with the mobile BI solutions they work with. Let’s take a look at some of our Read More
From Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP
Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with

notes on scm  Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP Welcome to TEC radio. I’m your host, Wayne Thompson Here’s a story to get you thinking if your organization has a traditional, local, ERP [ enterprise resource planning ] system running the business. It tells why Asahi Kasei Spandex America , a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Group of Japan, made the transition from a locally hosted ERP solution to a remotely hosted, on-demand ERP system. The company was searching for a solution Read More
Comparing On Demand Customer Relationship Management Service Alternatives
Customer relationship management (CRM) functionality can fall into four categories: core functionality; non-core functionality; vertical, industry-specific

notes on scm  On Demand Customer Relationship Management Service Alternatives CRM Evaluation Considerations In a recent Forrester Research report, it was noted that while functions and features are important in selecting customer relationship management (CRM) software, they are not the be-all and end-all deciding factor. It was also noted that when organizations looked back in terms of the criteria they used, or would use, to select CRM software, product capabilities were not nearly as important as most Read More
The Power of Cloud ERP on the Food Processing Plant Floor
For food processing companies, a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution offers a clear view of what is happening on the plant floor so they

notes on scm  Power of Cloud ERP on the Food Processing Plant Floor For food processing companies, a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution offers a clear view of what is happening on the plant floor so they can track complete genealogies. Real-time data and flexible barcode functions enable efficiencies and productivity improvements. Download this white paper to learn more about the value of using a cloud/software-as-a-service (SaaS) ERP system on the food processing plant floor. Read More
The Scribe Solution for Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics GP: Bridging the Gap Between On-demand CRM and On-premise ERP
For years, organizations have had to settle for inadequate approaches to front-office to back-office integration. However, with Scribe’s component architecture,

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A New Look on the Horizon for TEC
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has announced that it will be launching its redesigned web site on February 14, 2007. The announcement comes after months of

notes on scm  New Look on the Horizon for TEC A New Look on the Horizon for TEC Montreal, Canada, February 8, 2007 – Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) further assists software purchasers by redesigning its web site to reflect its software selection methodology. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has announced that it will be launching its redesigned web site on February 14, 2007. The announcement comes after months of information gathering and a refocus on its core competencies Read More
From Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP
Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with

notes on scm  Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP Welcome to TEC radio. I’m your host, Wayne Thompson Here’s a story to get you thinking if your organization has a traditional, local, ERP [ enterprise resource planning ] system running the business. It tells why Asahi Kasei Spandex America , a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Group of Japan, made the transition from a locally hosted ERP solution to a remotely hosted, on-demand ERP system. The company was searching for a solution Read More
Benefits of On-demand CRM over Traditional Installed-On-Premise CRM Software Solutions
The high price and complexity of traditional, installed, on-premise enterprise software has left small and medium businesses (SMB) unable to obtain true

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