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6 Immediate Business Improvements Offered by an Online SRM System
Manufacturing and distribution companies rely heavily on their ability to ship product and meet commitments to customers. Yet though the supply chain is the

pos rolls  their suppliers. For the purposes of this discussion, goods being purchased are direct materials for use in manufacturing environments such as New Product Development (NPD), Production, and OEM/Distribution. Examples of SRM activities may be basic transactions, collaboration and exception management, history reporting, analytics, and multi-site aggregation. These activities are examined more closely in the inverted triangle' discussion below. Supply Data: the Importance of Analytics As a manufacturing

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Point of Sale (POS) Systems

A point of sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. TEC's model of POS systems facilitates the selection process with research on vendors that support inventory management, register management, price management, transaction management, and other capabilities.  

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At Mohawk Fine Papers, a new Web-based enterprise asset management (EAM) system replaced a maintenance management system (MMS) to provide efficiencies for paper-making and converting equipment. Since implementing the new EAM, Mohawk has standardized its maintenance processes, streamlined work order flow, automated business rules, and achieved more detailed tracking of assets. Learn more about the EAM software’s modules.

pos rolls  On the flip side, POs provided a less efficient payment process. The EAM system, however, supports Mohawk's business need to use p-cards by linking maintenance views with p-card views.   We were able to work around the problem of data clutter, which is what we experienced with the MMS, and go from a limited policy around p-card purchasing to a new policy that allows us to buy everything on a p-card, says Whitaker. INITIAL BENEFITS, FUTURE  PLANS The implementation phase for the EAM project was Read More

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