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The Fast-payback SAP Projects for Saving Money in 2009: Detailed Data for Business Expense Projects
Companies are under huge pressure to cut all SAP-related costs and are seeking every opportunity to exploit their huge investments in SAP to reduce total

projects scm  Fast-payback SAP Projects for Saving Money in 2009: Detailed Data for Business Expense Projects The Fast-Payback SAP Projects for Saving Money in 2009: Detailed Data for Business Expense Projects If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed

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Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template

Demand Management,Supply Chain Optimization,Warehouse Management System (WMS),Production and Supply Planning,Service Parts Planning,Transportation Management System (TMS),International Trade Logistics (ITL),Order Management,Supply Chain Event Management,Supplier Relationship Management (SRM),Product Technology  

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Overcoming The Roadblocks To Hearing YES On New Projects


The money issue was usually caused by too much risk and too much time required. Since it is simpler and more understandable to talk about money, people use the money excuse as a proxy for risk and time.

projects scm  Hearing YES On New Projects Premise OK, the economy is bad. OK, it is hard to get excited about the turn-around. IT projects are on hold to the dismay of IT professionals and vendors. But is money really the roadblock? We think risk and time present roadblocks as big, if not bigger than money. In a variety of meetings over the last month, we have been hearing about projects not going forward. In most cases, the no money reason was seen as the cause. Looking at the details of projects that were approved Read More

Supply Chain Management (SCM) RFI/RFP Template


Demand Management,Supply Chain Optimization,Warehouse Management System (WMS),Production and Supply Planning,Service Parts Planning,Transportation Management System (TMS),International Trade Logistics (ITL),Order Management,Supply Chain Event Management,Supplier Relationship Management (SRM),Product Technology

projects scm  Management (SCM) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Supply Chain Management (SCM) Template: Demand Management Supply Chain Optimization Warehouse Management System (WMS) Production and Supply Planning Service Parts Planning Transportation Management System (TMS) International Trade Logistics (ITL) Order Management Supply Chain Event Management Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Product Technology This functional and technical requirement set template covers Read More

Logility Accelerates SCM to ERP Integration


Logility Inc., a supplier of collaborative supply chain management (SCM) solutions, recently announced a template-based approach to reduce the cost and complexity associated with best-of-breed SCM to enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrations. Companies that turn to ERP providers for their SCM capabilities often find that they lack the depth and breadth of supply chain planning and

projects scm  custom-developed ERP-to-SCM integration projects (which can be complex and expensive and require dedicated staff for upwards of a year or more). Separating the integration component from underlying ERP and SCM technologies eliminates the need to specify, develop, test, and debug new components. Living and Breathing Integration Integration templates contain detailed mappings of associated processing logic and create a framework for successive integration efforts. Because the template itself sets Read More

A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company set the industry standard for the

projects scm  of about 70 new projects in the last record quarter for JDA , about 40 were for the Intactix store space planning and assortment planning system (selling like hot cakes these days, given that store managers have decision-making power, and that the store’s efficiency is critical) while the rest was shared amid store workforce scheduling and parts of the  JDA Enterprise Planning  suite . I think JDA's remarks on the importance of ROI justification to IT budget decision-makers are also relevant for Read More

Gain More from Your IT Projects


IT investments are not a magic pill that will remedy business problems, but if used properly, they can help. Businesses should set business-oriented objectives for their IT projects and measure returns through the use of return on investment techniques.

projects scm  More from Your IT Projects Introduction Information technology (IT) projects and initiatives are about change or, at least, the bar is about to be raised. Change is about transforming the current state into a desired state. However, when and how do we know that we have reached the desired state? How do we know what the business gained from the IT project? Often, when companies embark on any IT initiatives like enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), business Read More

SCM Software for Real World Manufacturing: A Case for Mission Critical Use


In an ideal world, we can have an exception free manufacturing operations. And for the most part, it will be a "management by exception" operations with no constraints or bottlenecks to worry about. But in reality manufacturing is all about managing constraints. A lot of constraints! This article discusses the impacts of constraints on manufacturing planning and execution and how a well implemented SCM software can help in overcoming these constraints.

projects scm  Software for Real World Manufacturing: A Case for Mission Critical Use Introduction As any experienced production or operations manager will tell you, there is real challenge in manufacturing execution processes and that production planning and scheduling does not help. Everyday the manager comes across machines breaking down, bottlenecks in the production lines, human resource problems, wastage of time in machine changeovers, impossible product delivery deadlines, variable raw material quality, raw Read More

Logility Voyager Solutions for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Report


Logility Voyager Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of supply chain management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

projects scm  with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

Mixed-mode ERP Selection Projects: Who’s Buying?


The busiest knowledge bases in our Web site are those that contain information on enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. I analyzed the profile of business users who visit our Web site to create mixed-mode ERP selection projects, and examined how that profile has changed over time (much along the lines of my colleague Kurt Chen’s PLM landscape report). I took the 2007 and

projects scm  create mixed-mode ERP selection projects , and examined how that profile has changed over time (much along the lines of my colleague Kurt Chen’s  PLM landscape report ). I took the 2007 and 2008 calendar years into consideration for this analysis (2009 will be the subject of a separate analysis once the calendar year is complete, but the economic downturn and significant fall in ERP-related activities of business have of course skewed the numbers dramatically). Mixed-mode ERP selection projects Read More

'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study


Now in 2001, the catchphrase is 'Collaborative Commerce', where we unite all of the elements of ERP, CRM, E-Procurement, and SCM into one coherent system within and between organizations. This is the stuff system integrators dream of.

projects scm  Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Procurement, and SCM Unite! A Series Study R. Garland - September 13, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, have come into their own. Now in 2001, the catchphrase is Read More

Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM)


The definition of a successful manufacturing enterprise is one that builds the right products, at the right time, for the right price. That’s why so many manufacturing companies today are focused on managing the entire value-added chain, from the supplier to manufacturer, right through to the final customer. Supply chain management (SCM) has one overriding objective: to get more throughput from existing resources. SCM functionality helps companies reduce inventory, increase the transaction speed by exchanging data in real time, and increase sales by implementing customer requirements more efficiently. Through the use of portals, Macola ERP SCM users can collaborate with customers and see a real-time view of activity across the organization. It starts with the ability to accurately forecast customer demands, and continues with effective planning and scheduling of the flow of materials through the enterprise, to assure on-time delivery and maximum discounts from suppliers. The vendor's solutions enable users to track orders from beginning to end, right out to the customer. And users can make changes on the fly. All corporate information is located in one database, saving employees valuable time when looking for information. Drill-down reporting and analysis is at your fingertips, keeping the process running smoothly. Users can manage customer expectations by providing realistic product delivery dates based on actual and planned material availability, current production capacity, and vendor lead times. Exact provides the tools to evaluate options for expediting materials or adding capacity to meet a requested date, or to propose alternate delivery options when it is not possible to meet the customer’s requested date. Out-of-stocks and excess inventory can be avoided through recommended job and purchase order processes. Users can purchase materials “just-in-time” relative to the live production schedule.  

projects scm  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM) The definition of a successful manufacturing enterprise is one that builds the right products, at the right time, for the right price. That’s why so many manufacturing companies today are focused on managing the entire value-added chain, from the supplier to manufacturer, right through to the final customer. Supply chain management (SCM) has one overriding objective: to get more throughput from existing resources. SCM functionality helps companies reduce Read More

A "Tell All" Chat with SAP's SCM Product Marketing Team


My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity analyzed SAP’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components, and its supply chain process bundles. In addition to receiving a number of public comments and ratings by TEC’s readers, I was recently roasted privately during a lunch meeting with a couple of peers. Namely, they expressed their

projects scm  Tell All Chat with SAP's SCM Product Marketing Team My recent article SAP SCM – Stepping Out of (Relative) Obscurity  analyzed SAP ’s revamped comprehensive supply chain management (SCM) suite, its major components, and its supply chain process bundles. In addition to receiving a number of public comments and ratings by TEC ’s readers, I was recently roasted privately during a lunch meeting with a couple of peers. Namely, they expressed their surprise at the quite positive tone of the article, Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

projects scm  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure -- making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their performance Read More

Data Center Projects: Project Management


In data center design projects, flawed management frequently leads to delays, expense, and frustration. Effective project management requires well-defined responsibilities for every manager, tight coordination among suppliers, well-defined procedures for managing change, and consistent terminology. Learn how enforcing these requirements can help your company achieve an efficient process with a predictable outcome.

projects scm  center build and upgrade projects move away from art and more toward science, project management must be re-examined using the same principles as the rest of the process. Just as the steps of the project work should be structured and standardized to simplify and streamline the process, it is equally important that project management activities be structured and standardized. The benefits of a welldocumented, standardized, and mutually understood project management model are similar to the benefits Read More

What Are the Best Practices In Managing Outsourced R&D Projects?


Predictions about the growth of outsourcing have proven to be quite on the mark. According to Partnering Forum, by the end of 2010 it is projected that over 40 percent of research and development (R&D) will be outsourced in pharmaceutical industries alone. If your company is planning on outsourcing its R&D projects, this whitepaper can help you learn how to manage them successfully.

projects scm  In Managing Outsourced R&D Projects? Predictions about the growth of outsourcing have proven to be quite on the mark. According to Partnering Forum, by the end of 2010 it is projected that over 40 percent of research and development (R&D) will be outsourced in pharmaceutical industries alone. If your company is planning on outsourcing its R&D projects, this whitepaper can help you learn how to manage them successfully. Read More