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Leveraging A Demand-Driven Manufacturing Model to Enhance Profitability
Successful demand-driven fulfillment manufacturing, include optimal channel and customer relationships, informed on-line buying and selling, order fulfillment

tactical buying  that permeates enterprise wide tactical and operational decision-making. Decisions need to be based on what is best for the company, as well as for the customer. The right decisions are based on getting the correct data in real-time in the right format, and this can differ for every company. Furthermore, most companies tackle fulfillment at the functional level, in isolation of other interdependent departments. As a result, the improvements made in one area of the company fail to get noticed, since other Read More...
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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

tactical buying  the important strategic and tactical choices that companies need to make in order to answer these questions and to take full advantage of new buy side e-commerce developments. Ironically, what's most appealing to us as consumers using e-commerce to buy books or clothing or other merchandise -- surfing the Internet, accessing a wide range of choices, and making one-at-a-time purchases at posted prices -- is what businesses most want to avoid. Companies want to ensure that their processes are: Reducing Read More...
RedPrairie - New Name For A Brave New Value Proposition Paradigm Part Two: Market Impact
Only very recently has senior management begun to take a closer look at logistics, not only in terms of its costs, but also as a healthy contributor to their

tactical buying  SCE systems provide the tactical, transactional backbone for order fulfillment with their core functionality of order management, warehousing, transportation, and inventory management. Real-time Supply Chain Event Management To be able to react to fluctuating demand, respond to customer specifications, and coordinate real-time event messages from multiple disparate systems, these systems are being further enhanced with decision support capabilities and planning engines aimed at order fulfillment and Read More...
Got BI? Now You Need to Hire a Data Geek. Here’s What to Look For.
According to a poll conducted by KDnuggets, salaries in the analytics and data mining space are up in 2011. While there is no direct proof that the data

tactical buying  that output to make tactical and strategic decisions. This step has the potential to improve the decision-making process, if you have the right set of tools and the right people—data geeks. These organizations are typically medium-sized companies with smaller budgets, rather than big corporations, but with a huge workforce potential and a budget to acquire at least some, if not all, of the complete and complex set of BI and analytics features. Analysis and data visualization tools as well as specific Read More...
The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part Two
Sopheon – Where Innovation Means Business (and Vice Versa)Last week I talked about enterprise innovation management (EIM)/innovation performance management

tactical buying  narrow requirements for a tactical (rather than strategic) innovation solution and/or when the PPM requirements are driven by the IT department or project management office (PMO). Also it is not uncommon that a PLM and/or enterprise resource planning (ERP) incumbent vendor claims to offer similar solutions and confuses the prospect. There are also a slew of niche solution providers that focus only on a particular part of EIM, especially ideation via a number of social networking, idea gathering, and game Read More...
Study Reveals Top 10 Requirements for Improving Event Resolution in IT
A survey of existing IT event resolution processes suggests organizations are unsatisfied with current processes, despite the importance of ensuring that severe

tactical buying  Corresponding Resolution Event , Tactical Event Resolution , Event Resolution Step , Event Resolution Include Biases , Integrating Event Resolution , Event Resolution Dependent , Rate IT Event Resolution , Highest-Resolution Model , Meeting Event Resolution , Detect Individual Events , Single-event Resolution , Just-in-time Event Resolution , Event Resolution Imaging , Technology Event Resolution , Event Resolution Imaging Learning , Event Resolution Quality , Confidential Resolution Process , Read More...
HTML5 in Field Mobility—Mind the Gap
When reviewing your mobility strategy for a field service app—whether you’re building or buying a mobile application—you must balance compatibility, the user

tactical buying  in Field Mobility—Mind the Gap When reviewing your mobility strategy for a field service app—whether you’re building or buying a mobile application—you must balance compatibility, the user experience, and the risks you’re willing to take. Learn more in this white paper on HTML5 in field mobility. Read More...
Cisco Tries to Cache In By Buying Software Start-Up Tasmania Networks
Cisco Systems said it has agreed to buy start-up Tasmania Network Systems in a stock deal worth $25 million.

tactical buying  Tries to Cache In By Buying Software Start-Up Tasmania Networks Event Summary Cisco Systems said it has agreed to buy start-up Tasmania Network Systems in a stock deal worth $25 million. Cisco said it will integrate Tasmania's content network caching software into its current Cache Engine 500 product line. Network caching speeds up content delivery and overall network performance by storing frequently accessed information, like Web pages, closer to the end user, which decreases download times. The Read More...
How to Select a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) System
Mature sales and operations planning (S&OP) is more than a sales forecasting or tactical planning tool. S&OP is a decision-making mechanism for aligning

tactical buying  a sales forecasting or tactical planning tool. S&OP is a decision-making mechanism for aligning strategic plans with sales, operational, and financial plans. Download this TEC executive brief for pointers on selecting an S&OP system, information about how mature S&OP processes can help tackle critical business issues, and key S&OP system capabilities to look for. Read More...
Influence the Buying Process with Automated Marketing: 10 Tactics for Improving Revenue and ROI Now
In today’s fast-paced marketplace, communications must support the buying process to improve top- and bottom-line performance. Sales and marketing should work

tactical buying  the Buying Process with Automated Marketing: 10 Tactics for Improving Revenue and ROI Now In today’s fast-paced marketplace, communications must support the buying process to improve top- and bottom-line performance. Sales and marketing should work together. But to make your marketing streamlined, automated campaigns need to be deployed. Discover 10 hands-on tactics you can start using today to begin improving your revenue and return on investment (ROI)—so you don’t have to struggle to Read More...
PeopleSoft's Buying Momentum Goes On. Pageant Participants, Line Up Please! Part 1: Market Impact
The year 2001 was an exceptional year of financial performance for PeopleSoft, including record total revenue, record profit, and more than $500 million of

tactical buying  s Buying Momentum Goes On. Pageant Participants, Line Up Please! Part 1: Market Impact Event Summary At the beginning of February, PeopleSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT), one of the largest enterprise applications providers indicated its continued interest in rounding out its product portfolio through favorably priced acquisitions. According to the Financial Times, Craig Conway, PeopleSoft's CEO, somewhat enigmatically said there were a number of well priced firms out in the market today that he and Read More...
How to Create a Unique Shopping Experience, Part 3: Inspiring the Customer
Customer buying decisions are often affected by “inspiration”@an emotional state that separates a casual browser from an engaged customer. Successful retail

tactical buying  to Create a Unique Shopping Experience, Part 3: Inspiring the Customer Customer buying decisions are often affected by “inspiration”—an emotional state that separates a casual browser from an engaged customer. Successful retail merchandisers select products and promote them in ways that lure prospects into the selling environment. But what are the elements of an ideal selling environment? How can you create one? And how can you tell if it’s working? Learn more about how to inspire customers. Read More...
4 Essential Components for Successful Sales
Most companies are aware that the buying processes of the world and its buyers are changing, but many have yet to recognize the need to make changes within

tactical buying  Essential Components for Successful Sales 4 Essential Components for Successful Sales If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Microsoft Dynamics is a line of integrated, adaptable business management solutions that automate and streamline financial, customer relationship, and supply chain processes in a way that helps you drive business success. Source : Microsoft Dynamics Resources Related to 4 Essential Components for Read More...
Should You Keep or Replace Your Legacy ERP Software? Here’s How to Decide
Not sure if you should hang on to your legacy ERP system or give it the boot? Find out, as TEC analyst Philippe Reney looks at the pros and cons of buying new

tactical buying  You Keep or Replace Your Legacy ERP Software? Here’s How to Decide There are three questions that have been around for just about as long as enterprise resource planning (ERP) software itself: 1. Do I stay with my current ERP system? 2. Do I upgrade to the next version? 3. Do I go with a new ERP system? These questions are particularly relevant if you are operating an out-of-support system. But don't make the mistake of thinking that your legacy system is the one thing keeping you from an Read More...

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