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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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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.

operations trends  single interface for critical operations. Figure 4. Human Resource Vendors: Mergers and Acquisitions . While there are many cool new tools and solutions available on the market—as I discovered at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago—in this article, I aimed to cover just a few technologies that I believe we'll be seeing a lot more of in the years to come. While nothing is particularly new about these trends in and of themselves, they are nevertheless making their way into the HR arena. No matter Read More

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.

operations trends  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. Read More

IFS Bucking the Trends - Part 1


IFS is a public business software company (listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange) founded in 1983 with headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden and with US$362 million in revenues in 2009. The company develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications, an integrated and component-based extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite built on service oriented architecture (SOA

operations trends  existing IFS and Centric operations internationally. In 2009, IFS also assumed a new visual corporate identity (in terms of logos and coloring) where everything seems different, although nothing has really changed at the company. The color purple was reportedly chosen as part of the company’s heritage, which combines the passion of the color red with the trust and reliability of the color blue. At about the same time as the re-branding program, IFS relocated investor relationship activity to London, Read More

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.

operations trends  Using plan in daily operations Connecting strategy to S&OP Moving from demand/supply focus to profitability Getting plan agreement As S&OP became more global and companies settled in to the process of bringing teams together, according to the AMR Research2 report, the big challenge changed from coordination of global teams in 2007 to the need for data quality and timeliness. Data was pulled from disparate systems at different times and often delivered differing results from an overload of Microsoft Excel Read More

High Efficiency in Manufacturing Operations


It can be very challenging for manufacturers to both drive efficiency gains and then translate these gains to bottom line results. This paper examines what is driving manufacturers to focus on creating more efficient manufacturing operations; identifies the mix of strategies, business capabilities, and technology enablers that are most likely to ensure long-term success; and ends with specific recommendations for success.

operations trends  Efficiency in Manufacturing Operations It can be very challenging for manufacturers to both drive efficiency gains and then translate these gains to bottom line results. This paper examines what is driving manufacturers to focus on creating more efficient manufacturing operations; identifies the mix of strategies, business capabilities, and technology enablers that are most likely to ensure long-term success; and ends with specific recommendations for success. Read More

Year in Review: Top Enterprise Software News and Trends for 2011


With 2011 just about under wraps, we asked our experts to weigh in on this year’s trends and enterprise software news-makers. Read this article to get their takes on 2011's biggest stories in the enterprise software industry, the year's hottest trends, and more. Log in to read now.

operations trends  in Review: Top Enterprise Software News and Trends for 2011 With 2011 just about under wraps, we asked our analysts to weigh in on this year’s trends and enterprise software news-makers. Jorge García, BI Research Analyst Three business intelligence (BI) terms kept making the headlines in 2011: 1.  Big data : Everyone is jumping on the big data wagon— Oracle and Microsoft with their Hadoop appliances; Teradata ’s acquisition of Aster Data ; HP ’s purchase of Vertica , IBM ’s  acquisition Read More

Top 10 Supply Chain Technology Trends


You can’t pick up a business or IT magazine today without seeing numerous articles about the growth of mobile and wireless technologies. Why are these technologies so trendy? The answer is simple: developments in mobile computing, wireless communication, bar codes, and other data collection and communications technologies help businesses extend visibility and control over the operations that really matter to them.

operations trends  and other supply chain operations using these top 10 technologies. Contact Intermec today to learn how the latest services, technologies and trends can be adapted to help your business. Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) develops, manufactures and integrates technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets. Core technologies include RFID, mobile computing and data collection systems, bar code printers and label media. The company’s products and services are used by customers in many industries Read More

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Standardized Battlespace SOA: Enabling Network-centric Operations


Network-centric operations (NCO) provide the ability to leverage information networks to generate a more dynamic and agile decision-making space. A fundamental enabler is service-orientated architecture (SOA). The use of industry-standard IT architectures helps ensure that systems can be provisioned rapidly, shared as appropriate, and give the flexibility and response times needed within such challenging environments.

operations trends  Battlespace SOA: Enabling Network-centric Operations Network-centric operations (NCO) provide the ability to leverage information networks to generate a more dynamic and agile decision-making space. A fundamental enabler is service-orientated architecture (SOA). The use of industry-standard IT architectures helps ensure that systems can be provisioned rapidly, shared as appropriate, and give the flexibility and response times needed within such challenging environments. Read More

Case Study: Fischer Skis Ski Manufacturer Streamlines Operations


Fischer, the world’s largest ski manufacturer, grew 47 percent in a three-year period and found its operational staff was spending too much time reconciling data among disparate systems. Plus, it was impossible to accurately analyze customer data to forecast sales and inventory projections. After implementing Everest, Fischer has increased customer satisfaction with real-time order and inventory information. Find out how.

operations trends  Skis Ski Manufacturer Streamlines Operations Fischer, the world’s largest ski manufacturer, grew 47 percent in a three-year period and found its operational staff was spending too much time reconciling data among disparate systems. Plus, it was impossible to accurately analyze customer data to forecast sales and inventory projections. After implementing Everest, Fischer has increased customer satisfaction with real-time order and inventory information. Find out how. Read More

Current Trends in Messaging


As electronic communication has grown, geographic boundaries have shrunk, enabling an onslaught of mobile executives.

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Compliance, Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations,


It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet potentially contradictory—goals, in a sense they were destined to be at odds with one another. What does it take to bridge the gap between these two teams to achieve compliance? Can standardized processes and software tools help (or hinder) this effort? Find out here.

operations trends  IT Security vs. IT Operations, It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet potentially contradictory—goals, in a sense they were destined to be at odds with one another. What does it take to bridge the gap between these two teams to achieve compliance? Can standardized processes and software tools help (or hinder) this effort? Find out here. Read More

Sales and Operations Planning: Choosing the Optimal Strategy for Your Business


Sales and operations planning (S&OP) provides the visibility and agility to improve product management and promotional planning, minimize unnecessary buildups of inventory, and predict revenue more effectively. S&OP works because it develops a well-coordinated operating plan in support of your customer demand, your business plan, and your strategy. So what is S&OP exactly, and how does it work?

operations trends  and Operations Planning: Choosing the Optimal Strategy for Your Business Sales and operations planning (S&OP) provides the visibility and agility to improve product management and promotional planning, minimize unnecessary buildups of inventory, and predict revenue more effectively. S&OP works because it develops a well-coordinated operating plan in support of your customer demand, your business plan, and your strategy. So what is S&OP exactly, and how does it work? Read More

Top Technology Trends for Recruitment and Onboarding


David Hobbs, human resources (HR) consultant from Oracle, explores what the latest technology trends are in recruitment and onboarding, and what the hot new areas of cloud, mobility, dashboards, social networking, and business intelligence mean for HR professionals.

operations trends  Technology Trends for Recruitment and Onboarding David Hobbs, human resources (HR) consultant from Oracle, explores what the latest technology trends are in recruitment and onboarding, and what the hot new areas of cloud, mobility, dashboards, social networking, and business intelligence mean for HR professionals. Read More