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The Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels
Recent studies have shown that retail winners (that is, companies that outperform their peers in year-over-year, comparable store sales) carry a significantly

what is the purpose of an rfp  costs to a minimum. What is also required with global sourcing is a mindset change with regards to timing given that most issues with domestic suppliers can be resolved right away (or at least within a week in a worst case scenario). Internationally, though, even with bordering countries, it might take a more special purchase order up to several weeks to be confirmed, let alone be processed and delivered over the ocean and through customs and duties, and multiple intermediaries. With global sourcing, the Read More...
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Tier 3 And Tier 4 ... Where Do You Go If You Don't Know, What You Don't Know.
If you are an executive in a Tier 3 or Tier 4 manufacturing company and you have wondered where to start, whom to call, what questions to ask, this article is

what is the purpose of an rfp  and 4-market space. So what is wrong with this situation? Software pricing has dropped; these products are pre-configured for smaller niche industries. Features previously available only to select few (extra large) are commonly available. The problem is long-term affordability and upkeep. Deployment of the larger Tier 1 and 2 products dwarf Tier 3 and 4 in deployment cost, complexity and ongoing support. Manufacturers in the Tier 3 and 4 market place should be careful not to be blinded by the false Read More...
Ways of Finding Software Vendors: The Pro’s and Con's
So you are looking for software to support the critical functions of your company. Unfortunately, you can't go to your local Software'R'Us. This article

what is the purpose of an rfp  and over-hype to determine what is relevant to your company. At best, an Internet search will provide some idea as to how daunting of a task lies ahead of you. But you still have much work to do before qualifying a vendor to address your company's critical business needs. Use the results of the Internet search to help you plan and scope out the level of effort that will be required to complete the software selection project. Competition On the surface, your competition may appear to be an unlikely source Read More...
The Definitive Guide to Successful Deployment of VoIP and IP Telephony-Chapter 3
When deploying any new system, preparation is key—and Internet protocol telephony (IPT) systems are no exception. Part 3 of this 4-part e-book series provides

what is the purpose of an rfp  what to expect and what is expected of them. The only way to really be successful in any large project is to clearly define and communicate expectations. Like the network, the telephony system, and your business as a whole, the life cycle of an implementation project is a repeating pattern of setting and reviewing expectations. Management Expectations The executive management team focuses on key strategic factors. Capital expenditures (CAPEX) address the investment, and are often tied to ROI. Operational Read More...
Software Selection: A Third Alternative Part One: The Buyer’s Perspective
There are two prevailing approaches for selecting enterprise-wide software: the functions and features approach and the business processes approach. Yet a third

what is the purpose of an rfp  this article will consider what value can be gained by combining the best of the functions and features approach with a business processes approach. For the purpose of this discussion, it is assumed that the analysis of functions and features can, and possibly should, be accomplished through the use of a selection services. For an overview of this service, see the TEC article entitled, Ways of Finding Software Vendors: The Pros and Cons. Finally, this article will draw on some of the information Read More...
Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades
For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both

what is the purpose of an rfp  Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). Read More...
The Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions
Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best

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The Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change
The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements

what is the purpose of an rfp  Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change The next generation of talent management practices and solutions will largely be driven by economic evolution, demographic changes, and technology advancements. These factors are dramatically influencing the way people work, the way companies are organized, and the way talent is managed. This paper explores how current business and talent management processes and technology must evolve in order to effectively deliver business value in the next 5 Read More...
Technology and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer
Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous

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Building the Supply Chain of the Future
In today’s transformed business world, the push-based manufacturing philosophy and the siloed planning processes of the past are proving insufficient to manage

what is the purpose of an rfp  supply chain management,scm,global scm,global supply chain management,supply chain management review,supply chain management software,global supply chain,what is supply chain management,supply chain logistics management,supply chain management certification,software supply chain management,supply chain,logistics supply chain management,value chain management,supply chain managment Read More...
Types of Project Management Communication: Part One of a Three-part Series
As with almost every business activity, the importance of communication cannot be overstated when managing projects. Examining the various phases of project

what is the purpose of an rfp  changes will deliver and what is involved to make these changes. My next blog (part two) will examine in detail how to develop a communication plan and how to avoid the common pitfalls that can lead to the derailment of a project. Part three will focus on the tools that support project management communication. In the interim, please consult TEC’s homepage at http://www.technicalevaluation.com/ , where you can read about project management tools and vendors that offer project portfolio management (PPM) Read More...
The ROI of Talent Management
Over the past decade, talent management initiatives have become one of the top priorities within global organizations. While the business value of talent

what is the purpose of an rfp  ROI of Talent Management Over the past decade, talent management initiatives have become one of the top priorities within global organizations. While the business value of talent management investments is often recognized discretely through increased efficiency, organizations have frequently found it challenging to quantify the actual business impact or return on investment of their talent management initiatives. Read More...
Integrating the PLM Ecosystem
Developing, launching, supporting—and profiting—from new products is a challenge. You need to integrate business processes and product data across the product

what is the purpose of an rfp  the PLM Ecosystem Developing, launching, supporting—and profiting—from new products is a challenge. You need to integrate business processes and product data across the product development, data management, design, and analysis applications that make up the extended product lifecycle management (PLM) suite. If you’re looking to identify best-in-class approaches to integrating disparate applications, this report can help you get started. Read More...
Collaboration 2.0: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: From the E-mail and Document-centric World of 'Enterprise 1.0' to the People-Centric World of Enterprise 2.0
Most business collaboration continues to be conducted via e-mail and shared folders, but forward-looking organizations are increasingly considering socially

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The New Mobile Order
IT is feeling the pressure to allow users to access sensitive corporate data via their personal mobile phones. Employees want the flexibility to use

what is the purpose of an rfp  New Mobile Order IT is feeling the pressure to allow users to access sensitive corporate data via their personal mobile phones. Employees want the flexibility to use applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), e-mail and instant messaging not only from within the workplace, but at any time from any device. Yet, with network security and customer privacy at stake, IT has been slow to bow. Read More...

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