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Outsourcing Best Practices
It has become very common for start-ups to begin their entire product development by leveraging companies offshore. Once a long-haul possibility for large

slack time  keeping a little resource slack is a very prudent way of doing things. We hope this paper has given you a helpful list of rules in managing your next offshore project. Xoriant Corporation brings nearly 2 decades of product engineering services for many clients across financial products, networking and telecom, supply chain, and Internet-driven businesses. Using a strategic onsite-offshore combination of product engineering delivery models, we help our clients in reducing the time to market and lowering Read More...
Time and Attendance for the Health Care Industry
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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

slack time  there was no inherent slack time in the schedule. The downside of this assumption was that if there were any hiccups in the execution of the plan, the order would most likely be sent to the customer late. Further, if only one part required for the finished product was going to be late, there was no automatic way to know the impact on the other needed parts. The result of the MRP run, which can take several hours in some environments, is supposed to tell planners how to organize their work by releasing Read More...
i2 Bleeds In Shark-Infested Waters
What a difference a year makes. Two months after the Nike debacle, more than a dozen class action lawsuits for securities fraud are now pending in federal and

slack time  FreeMarkets picking up the slack in i2's business. User Recommendations The first quarter knocked some of the wind from i2's sails, but this is inevitable given the vendor's breakneck pace over the past few years. i2 does have some significant housekeeping to perform in the way of staff reduction, portfolio rationalization, and customer reeducation, but all growing companies must face these issues and deal with them. Certainly, no one should fear for i2's viability in either the near or longer term. Read More...
The Secret of One Vendor's Success in the Retail Supply Chain
Using the service-oriented architecture concepts of reusability and standards-based interoperability, and based on extensive experience with legacy systems and

slack time  hand, where any identified slack can be taken out of the product life cycle. Further, visual reporting tools and analytics are also essential in helping buyers, merchandisers, and other retail decision-makers gauge success or identify problem areas quickly. As explained in Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools , dashboards can enable executives to appraise the business, highlight selected issues, and drill down to analyze the root cause of problems relatively quickly. This ability comes from the Read More...
Optimizing the Supply Chain: Back to Basics
As economic conditions worsen, organizations are stumbling on variety of customer demands ranging from superior services to lower costs. These extra

slack time  caused by competition and slack in supply chain. Companies are looking at additional ways to maximize profit through manufacturing, planning, and scheduling best practices deliver products on time and reduce finished goods inventory reduce work in process by improving manufacturing response time by building on lean manufacturing models capitalize on resource utilization across the organization It’s not easy to uphold an excellent manufacturing organization. Poor manufacturing shows throughout the Read More...
Is ERP Through SaaS Ready for Prime Time?
How many of you have walked into a store with the expectation that the product you purchase will probably not work? How many industries do you think can get

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Is It Time for a New ERP System? How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your ERP System
As time passes, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems drift further and further into misalignment with enterprise goals, strategies, and tactics

slack time  It Time for a New ERP System? How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your ERP System As time passes, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems drift further and further into misalignment with enterprise goals, strategies, and tactics. Eventually your legacy ERP system begins to interfere with your company’s ability to operate efficiently. Examine ERP evaluation criteria and techniques, and equip yourself with the tools and knowledge you need to measure your current ERP system’s effectiveness. Read More...
Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters
It appears that several of Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Solomon's truly differentiating traits, which could not have been easily or quickly replicated by

slack time  Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Event Summary Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon , formerly Solomon IV and Microsoft Great Plains Solomon IV , a prominent business management and e-business suite of applications for small and mid-market companies, and the product that some had prematurely written off after being acquired first by one of its erstwhile greatest nemeses, former Great Plains Software in 2000 (see Will Solomon Finally Satisfy Great Plains' Insatiable Appetite? ), and Read More...
SCM in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven
To meet the needs of a demand driven market, Apptricity is leveraging service oriented architecture to deploy and integrate modules.

slack time  in a New Flavor: Real Time and Demand Driven Introduction The current market is becoming more demand-driven and the need for real time decision support capabilities in the supply chain is inevitable. As a result, service oriented vendors are emerging. They are developing solutions through next generation applications with customization, workflow, extensible markup language (XML), and third-party integrated software that is embedded in their applications. These vendors have a greater, real time, Read More...
Real-time Global Trade Management
As countries frequently increase and revise border security protocols, participating in global trade has become increasingly complex. Compliance and supply

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Time for an A/P Makeover
As with payroll before it, the actions of larger enterprises and early-adopters have made it possible for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) to benefit from

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When Is It Time to Re-implement?
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slack time  Is It Time to Re-implement? When Is It Time to Re-implement? Featured Author - Bill Cone - November 27, 2004 Introduction One universal truth still remains with all ERP systems deployed in companies today. Change in your business model is inevitable and if you do not readjust your ERP systems to support the change, your system can ( and probably will ), cripple your organization. Change is good news for most organizations since it reflects adjustments in the markets they serve, and change can be Read More...
25% Less Learning Time? Find the Right Approach to Training
A key challenge in software implementation is getting the end users up to speed with a new system. Training just doesn’t seem to work—or is not fast enough. But

slack time  Less Learning Time? Find the Right Approach to Training A key challenge in software implementation is getting the end users up to speed with the new system. My experience has been that training is more often a failure than a help. At my last job, I found people doing astounding work-arounds to get their work done because they didn’t know how to use the system. There is a surprising but valid reason that managers skimp on training of all types. They don’t think training works. In many cases they are Read More...
KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management
Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC

slack time  2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management While there were many similarities between the KronosWorks 2011 and KronosWorks 2010 user events (see blog post on Kronos’ 2010 user conference ), attending Kronos Inc. ’s 2011 user conference was worthwhile nonetheless. Kronos knows full well that its customers’ (labor) time is money, and the company specializes in workforce management (WFM) software, which ensures that a company’s employees complete their assigned jobs and Read More...
Real-Time Retail Rapid Response to Consumer Demand
Being a profitable retailer is hard and getting harder. Increasing price transparency and online competitors are creating intense price pressure, and consumers

slack time  real-time analytics,retail,operational efficiency,real-time retail analytics,retail analytics Read More...

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