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Appointment Scheduling - Achieving the Positive Ripple Effect Part 1
Accurate appointment scheduling can provide great benefit to all in the supply chain through improvements in efficiency, visibility, resource and capacity

schedule appointments  receiver in order to schedule appointments on their own, without relying on calling the scheduler each time to confirm an appointment. Enabling access to the same information by all parties in real-time allows for the creation of an accurate scheduling plan. 24/7 Scheduling The limited hours during which appointments can be made present another barrier in the way of a productive scheduling plan. Unfortunately, delays such as weather, traffic congestion and mechanical failure do not always occur during

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Some Belated Insights from, well, Deltek Insight 2010 - Part 1


The month of May is usually the high season of software vendors’ conferences, but mid-May 2010 was a bit extreme: I was invited to four major user conferences that took place on or about the same dates all over the United States (US). Given that cloning and teleporting technologies are decades away from us, I had to minimize the “damage” by at least picking two events that

schedule appointments  (cost metrics, bulls-eye charts), schedule metrics, subcontractor performance reports, and even labor reports pulled from an ERP system, all in one place. This could be a huge innovation since managing all of this information to understand risk is where most programs break down. Currently, I am not aware of any other vendor that could pull this all together because no one else owns the planning & scheduling, EVM, risk management and accounting systems on the back end. Deltek does that via the respective Read More

Just How Smart Is Your Scheduler?


Intelligent scheduling optimizes your resources. Intelligent scheduling software uses predictive analytics to establish both predictable and “unpredictable” events so as to yield a realistic schedule that can be continuously optimized. Intelligent scheduling is perhaps the most critical functionality that has been missing from the feature set for field service activities and processes in other

schedule appointments  to yield a realistic schedule that can be continuously optimized. Intelligent scheduling is perhaps the most critical functionality that has been missing from the feature set for field service activities and processes in other systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM), or customer relationship management (CRM). Field service management solutions have begun to emerge that include scheduling—the bottom line is that intelligent scheduling helps to ensure that pa Read More

eLoyalty Enhances Its Field Service And Logistics Services


eLoyalty, a CRM strategy and implementation consultancy, recently partnered with ServicePower to enhance its Field Service and Logistics practice. ServicePower is a small vendor that develops dispatch optimization software. eLoyalty will use ServicePower’s software to incorporate dispatch optimization and other aspects of Field Force Automation into their CRM services.

schedule appointments  representatives Optimizing the service schedule to ensure field service resources are not being wasted In the new partnership between the two companies, eLoyalty will provide implementation and ongoing support services for ServicePower software, in addition to creating field service strategy and tactics. eLoyalty told TEC that increasing customer satisfaction through enhancing field service (and customer service and support in general) is a fundamental, yet somewhat neglected aspect of CRM. eLoyalty belie Read More

Supplier Logistics Management (SLM) Part 3


This continues the coverage of the fundamental issues targeted by supplier logistics management. Fully utilizing the compliance benefits that SLM offers allows companies to redirect employees from tactical operations to those more strategic.

schedule appointments  suppliers and carriers, can schedule pickup and delivery appointments without human intervention. On average, shippers and consignees spend upwards of 40% of their time on the phone scheduling and managing appointments (3) . (As an example, one large grocery chain frequently keeps suppliers on hold for upwards of an hour to schedule an appointment, while one large retailer does not answer appointment requests of suppliers until the next day). By adopting technologies such as integrated voice response and Read More

A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX


Lean manufacturing constructs have been incorporated into the Microsoft Dynamics AX package, enabling firms to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system. This primer covers the constructs for supporting many of the variations in lean practices.

schedule appointments  identified by a production schedule identifier. A production schedule defines the items covered by the schedule, and policies that determine scheduling logic, display characteristics, the behavior of manufactured kanbans, and so forth. For example, one policy determines whether a PTO kanban is directly linked to the sales order (where the quantity and due date match the sales order), or it represents the sum of sales order demands for the same item and date. Other policies determine how scheduling logic Read More

How Successful ERP Selections Are Made


How can you ensure that you make the right choice when purchasing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software? The answer: take all the critical components into consideration. ERP selection is not just about what different people in your organization want or don't want, it's about getting what you need for now and the future. Remember, you're not just buying software; you're buying into a vendor and its company culture.

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MicroMain XM


MicroMain XM gives organizations comprehensive maintenance (including fleet) management. MicroMain sets-up its enterprise asset maintenance/computerized maintenance management system (EAM/CMMS) to work the way facility and maintenance managers work. Users are able to automate work orders, schedule preventive maintenance tasks, and track assets. The system also enables organizations to track inventory levels, assign labor, issue purchase orders, and track trends with comprehensive reports.  

schedule appointments  to automate work orders, schedule preventive maintenance tasks, and track assets. The system also enables organizations to track inventory levels, assign labor, issue purchase orders, and track trends with comprehensive reports. Read More

Blast Past Manufacturing Bottlenecks with Constraint-based Scheduling


Managing constraints in any manufacturing or service environment can be difficult. But with the right tools, accurate data, and a skilled user, a management team can manage the throughput of its constraints to support the goals of its company.

schedule appointments  a very bad finite schedule that the shop cannot produce. Tools like CBS should not be thought of as a black box solution, but rather as a tool that needs accurate inputs in order to produce a feasible schedule that can be understood by the user. A bad experience with CBS can convince a production department that they just don't understand this tool, and people typically do not use things they do not understand. When managers admit they do not understand CBS, at least they have reached a point of conscio Read More

Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning


Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing environments.

schedule appointments  other hand, master production schedule (MPS) is the anticipated build schedule for those items assigned to the master scheduler. It is a set of planning numbers that drives MRP, and it represents what the company plans to produce, expressed in specific configurations, quantities, and dates. Finally, MRP is a set of techniques that uses bill of material (BOM) data, inventory data, and MPS to calculate requirements for materials, to make recommendations to release replenishment orders for materials. Further Read More

Deltek Announces RiskBook, A Collaborative Cloud-based Risk Management Solution


Deltek announces RiskBook, a new collaborative risk management solution that promises to eliminate the time-consuming and error-prone processes that plague project teams.

schedule appointments  in on cost and schedule risks and ultimately increase forecast accuracy through collaboration. RiskBook makes it easy to set up a risk register and obtain real-time feedback from all project team members. Risk votes are rolled up into a team consensus where scoring is collected and analyzed using templates that map back to a common template across the project. Team members can be assigned specific risks and provide mitigation strategies. Being built on Deltek’s Kona enterprise social platform in the clo Read More

Advice Regarding Exempt Employees’ Salaries And Discipline


Periodically the US Department of Labor (DOL) issues opinion letters which can be official rulings or interpretations regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Recently, the DOL issued two letters regarding deducting damages from exempt employees’ salaries and requiring exempt employees to work a certain schedule or make up hours. But what do they mean for you as an employer?

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Oracle Warehouse Builder: Better Late than Never?


Close to a year behind schedule, Oracle released Warehouse Builder to the market. Oracle, in an interesting contradiction in terms, has stated that the product is “already in production at nearly 20 beta sites.” But is it too little too late?

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12 Steps to Enterprise Automation


Enterprise environments such as Windows, UNIX, and Linux often have timed or manual tasks that have to be monitored every time they run. Automating your job schedule could be a cost-effective way to free up operators to perform more important tasks. Here are 12 areas that you should consider when seeking to automate job scheduling or upgrade your automation.

schedule appointments  run. Automating your job schedule could be a cost-effective way to free up operators to perform more important tasks. Here are 12 areas that you should consider when seeking to automate job scheduling or upgrade your automation. Read More

When EDI Goes Native, Everything Falls in Sync with IQMS


IQMS's IQ EDI module is a natively-built solution that deals with the complexities of data synchronization among EDI documents and eliminates the need for third-party translators.

schedule appointments  incoming files, such as schedule releases and forecasts, into something readable and understandable. Simultaneously, it converts outbound data, like invoices and ASNs into acceptable formats for receipt by the supplier. Still, this readable data is only partly good for ERP systems, since the real action is in merging the new data with existing information that is already being processed within the ERP system. The ensuing challenge is to make sense of the daily, constant flood of EDI messages. In high volu Read More