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How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 1
My recent series on how to plan and manage in uncertainty and volatility (which conditions have become the “new normal” in many sectors and industries) has

slc distributing  Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 1 My recent  series on how to plan and manage in uncertainty and volatility (which conditions have become the “new normal” in many sectors and industries) has generated much interest and many comments. As mentioned in the series, the inspiration came from Kinaxis customers’ case studies presented during the Kinexions 2011 user conference. Ottawa (Canada)-based Kinaxis has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts lately in these days of

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HR Compliance: 4 Things Your Company Can Do to Avoid a Lawsuit


Every so often we hear about companies being sued by their former employees for alleged unfair or illegal HR practices. Whether the claims relate to sexual harassment or inadequate compensation, one thing is for sure: they will cost your company money and may even bring about its demise. TEC analyst Sherry Fox looks at four things your company can do to establish best practices in HR and thus avoid damaging HR lawsuits.

slc distributing  Compliance: 4 Things Your Company Can Do to Avoid a Lawsuit The human resources (HR) departments of most organizations today have assumed more responsibilities, not the least of which is ensuring compliance with labor and employment regulations. These include having fair employment practices, ensuring workplace safety, and maintaining up-to-date records, among many others. And those businesses operating on a global scale must not only continuously review their practices, policies, and procedures for Read More

Frontstep Still Awaiting Better Times


While Frontstep reported loses in fiscal 2001, the potential of its well-rounded product/services offering mix as well as the recent downsizing, bodes well a return to profitability.

slc distributing  Still Awaiting Better Times Frontstep Still Awaiting Better Times P.J. Jakovljevic - September 17, 2001 Event Summary On August 14, Frontstep, Inc . (Nasdaq: FSTP), a leading provider of business applications for mid-sized distributors and manufacturers, reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended June 30, 2001. Total revenue for Q4 2001 was $29.0 million, an increase of 7% sequentially over the revenue of $27.2 million for Q3 2001, but a 6% drop compared to Read More

The ERP Ecosystem


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slc distributing  ERP Ecosystem Considering the short life cycles of many things we experience these days, enterprise resource planning (ERP) has a long history, if we trace it back to the advent of inventory management and control systems in the 1960s. After forty years of development, ERP has grown to an industry with over $30 billion (USD) in application revenue (AMR Research, 2007), with an ecosystem that has grown to a mature level allowing every party within to function together, with all other factors of the Read More

SAP Keeps Traction On Some Tires Of Its Omni-Wheel-Drive Part 1


Although SAP’s recently announced tamed results for Q1 2002, which fit within the current market milieu, may add to some challenges moving forward, particularly seen from sharply reduced license revenue, and while some may question SAP’s justification of assimilating its two former subsidiaries, SAP has meanwhile become much more alert and diverse to spar with difficulties.

slc distributing  Keeps Traction On Some Tires Of Its Omni-Wheel-Drive Part 1 SAP Keeps Traction On Some Tires Of Its Omni-Wheel-Drive P.J. Jakovljevic - June 6, 2002 Event Summary At the end of April, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, announced growing momentum for mySAP Customer Relationship Management (mySAP CRM) among companies seeking to leverage SAP's understanding of global business, industry-specific business solutions, and CRM functionality for the chemical industry. SAP Read More

QAD Pulling through, Patiently but Passionately Part Six: User Recommendations


While hardly any vendor is safe these days including QAD, the gloomy past seems to be far behind. The company has notably broadened its offering and seems to at least keep abreast of current collaborative requirements (if not staying ahead of the curve).

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Formation Systems Pioneers Product Design Collaboration For The Process Industries


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People Don't Leave Bad Organizations. People Leave Bad Managers!


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QAD Finally Breaks The Red Ink Streak, But…


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