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Trends Affecting Manufacturers and ERP Part Three: Four More Trends
The evolution of ERP systems has been driven by the emergence of new business practices and information technologies. These have been supported by the growing

operations trends  synchronize prior and subsequent operations (via backward and forward finite scheduling), whereas the TOC approach employs simplistic rules such as lead-time offsets. It could be argued that simple routing data for APS logic accomplishes the same purpose as lead-time offsets, and provides additional benefits in costing and capacity planning. APS logic requires reporting of actual work performed (such as unit completions by operation) to calculate remaining work at non-constraining resources, whereas the

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The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Successful Sales and Operations Planning in Five Steps


A sales and operations planning (S&OP) meeting is a critical decision-making activity that sets the overall direction for the company. Executives discuss trade-offs between customer service, inventory investments, production capabilities, supply availability, and distribution concerns, in order to balance generating profit with satisfying operational goals. Learn the five essential steps for successful S&OP planning.

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Top 5 Trends in HR Technology


Recession or not, innovation in HR technology continues to grow—altering the way people work. While there are many new solutions available, here are a few that we’ll be seeing more of in the year ahead.

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Reducing the Cost of Systems Operations


Disintermediation is the process of removing redundant intermediaries from a systems management infrastructure. Once vital to systems monitoring, proprietary agents are now made largely redundant by native management tools, emerging standards and agentless monitoring architectures. Centauri makes disintermediation possible by providing a low-cost event management solution that unifies performance data and event messages under a common umbrella. This paper describes how you can take advantage of the disintermediation opportunity and minimize the risks of migrating from working proprietary data collectors to a new native-agent based solution.

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Teck Cominco Ltd.’s Trail Operations


To store its wealth of transactional data, Trail Operations employs an ERP solution comprised of JDEdwards, Process Data Historian (PDH) and EtQ systems. To ensure proactive rather than reactive business decisions, it is imperative that management at Trail Operations have reliable and timely access to this data. While their ERP solution met all of management’s data capture requirements, its cumbersome reporting capabilities proved inhibitive to providing the key performance indicator (KPI) information necessary for quickly recognizing trends and driving improvements.

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Transforming Field Service Operations with Mobile Technologies


Whether field service is your primary business or a service offering, incorporating mobile technologies into your existing system can give you a competitive edge. Electronic information capture not only increases reporting accuracy, but it also provides real-time data for your planning, billing, and purchasing needs—bridging the gap between your front-office operations and back-office processes.

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Sales & Operations Planning: A Two-part Journey to a Bigger Bottom Line


This whitepaper demonstrates how you can positively impact your bottom line through improved sales and operations planning (S&OP), defined as "continuously balancing supply and demand, while connecting the impact of operational decisions to your financial plan." In this regard, S&OP cannot be talked about in isolation. It includes elements of demand planning, supply planning, and budgeting. Its purpose is to create the demand-supply balance essential to guiding operational decisions that have been evaluated against the financial context. Effectively executed, S&OP will deliver improved inventory turns and margins, leading to increased revenue, higher customer satisfaction, and better use of capital. Download to learn more today.

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How to Select a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System


Mature sales and operations planning (S&OP) is more than a sales forecasting or tactical planning tool. S&OP is a decision-making mechanism for aligning strategic plans with sales, operational, and financial plans. Download this TEC executive brief for pointers on selecting an S&OP system, information about how mature S&OP processes can help tackle critical business issues, and key S&OP system capabilities to look for.

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Sustained Growth through Operational Excellence: Spotlight on Operations - March 2008


Operations executives are closest to the processes along the value chain, and as a result are best positioned to drive operational excellence initiatives. Collaboration with other functions is essential, but ultimately, it is the operations function that needs to be responsible for implementation. Find out what senior executives from around the world think about how to achieve operational excellence.

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ERP: Origins, Developments, and Trends


ERP first developed as a form of inventory control and later grew to link disparate bodies of information together from across the enterprise. Now, ERP enhancements include SCM, CRM, and e-commerce features, just to name a few. However, where is this technology going? What does it mean now?

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Trends in E-health


E-health involves simplifying processes related to information, communication, and transactions within and between health care institutions and professionals via the use of information and telecommunications technologies. Outsourcing Center and Wipro surveyed organizations worldwide to examine current trends and approaches to e-health initiatives. Download this report now for insight into the survey findings—and the road ahead for e-health.

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