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What Matters Most: An Interview with Jeffrey Hollender
Jeffrey Hollender has a broader definition of the Value Chain that includes the true end-to-end responsibilities as well as sustainability, a term (if you are

wind river  And where could it wind up? And in the age of the internet and over done media and communications, bad news travels fast. And it is amazing how fast it happens. Look at Arthur Andersen—no one even wanted to admit that Andersen did their audit. Even the wrong partner can damage your reputation. And the converse is also true. We are proud to announce our partnerships that enhance our image and value. ChainLink: Let's talk about the Petro/Chem Industry. They are basically ubiquitous—in every Read More
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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TEC's Mid-market ERP-Distribution Buyer’s Guide
Midsize manufacturers and distributors now have access to an array of powerful software solutions that simply weren’t available before. But with so many choices

wind river  Situation Southwest Windpower sells wind turbines to everyone from private home and boat owners to oil rig operators in the North Sea and Antarctic research facilities. But the company's strong success was no longer supported by its chosen technology platform, and with demand increasing, the potential to make costly mistakes was rising as well. Business Issue What we had available with our old system couldn't by any means handle the vision we had for the company in the future, says Todd Sieber, Read More
PeopleSoft Building Muscles To Overcome The Rough Patch Part 4: Challenges and User Recommendations
It appears that a real magic bullet to attract smaller enterprises is yet to be produced, although the company has successfully addressed marketing and selling

wind river  - Catching Its Second Wind From The Internet; Part 3: Predictions and Recommendations and Collaborative Commerce : ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: PeopleSoft Read More
TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers

wind river  invest in solar power, wind power, and next generation bio-fuels. We will tap nuclear power, while making sure it's safe. And we will develop clean coal technologies. Tax incentives, education, and energy efficiency technology are just some of the main issues on the minds of Obama's Energy and Environment Team. In fact, he's promised to invest billions towards these initiatives over the next 8 years. With today's customers and investors demanding that more companies do the right thing, some Read More
Leave No Farmer Behind
Insights on the evolving policies and socioeconomics of the two largest countries in the world--China and India--and the impact for global business.

wind river  because these unsolved problems wind up on our doorstep with about four million in illegal aliens between Western Europe and the US. Instead of building borders, find ways to leave no child behind around the world—with education. Uneducated and unemployed young people are the best recruiting grounds for terrorists. It would be cheaper and more effective than the current war of terror methodology by opening more trade opportunities. Our net pay will be the same. We can pay the price with salary Read More
A Short Guide to Wikis
What’s all this hype about wikis anyway? According to Gartner’s Hype Cycle, wikis are descending from the crest of a hype wave and coasting into areas where

wind river  person or others get wind of the benefits certain teams are experiencing from wikis and demand one of their own. At this point, management usually takes notice and tries to either reign in the proliferation of “rogue” wikis (usually to no avail) or find a way to standardize wiki usage across the organization. This is where some of the largest mistakes can be made. Organizations planning to deploy wikis on a broad scale must pay close attention to the following areas if they hope to reap the full benef Read More
Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI

wind river  energy sources (e.g., solar, wind) 0.8% 0.9% 0.0% Fuel cells 0.5% 0.5% 0.0% None of these 8.4% 9.0% 4.8%   About MPI The Manufacturing Performance Institute is a Cleveland, Ohio-based research organization specializing in research development, analysis, and communications. MPI services include: Survey creation and fielding, Research analysis and white paper development, Webcast and live presentations of research findings, State-of-industry reports, and Creation of online, interactive database tools that Read More
Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor
Lean manufacturing practices are employed to some degree on almost every manufacturing floor, but many companies aren't realizing the real benefits of lean by

wind river  that 90-day project could wind up taking 180 days, as people look for misplaced information and try to decide how processes should unfold or how decisions should be made—this despite a successful lean program on the shop floor. A lean front office will not only help shave time off of a project, but it will help a company make and keep commitments to customers, which is a key factor in keeping the customer. Companies have moved beyond customer satisfaction and are striving for customer loyalty. Customer Read More
SAP HANA-One Technology to Watch in 2012 (and Beyond)
Did you know that SAP HANA is much more than a high-speed analytic appliance? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reveals how HANA is a universal database

wind river  HANA-One Technology to Watch in 2012 (and Beyond) The third week of December 2011 was the week of my revelations of sorts in the realm of enterprise applications. In all that seemingly endless information technology (IT) talk throughout the year about the cloud computing, analytics, mobile and social apps, and in-memory buzzwords, two concrete announcements at vendor events in mid-December made me pause for thought. Though both vendor announcements are still some time away from commercial application, t Read More
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements
Hiring the former APICS president to head its manufacturing industry efforts a year ago, the high profile acquisition of renowned manufacturing ERP provider J.D

wind river  often prefer the Microsoft Windows server platform, while larger multinationals gravitate towards UNIX. The availability of UNIX operating systems provides increased uptime and reliability for Relevant's customers and the applications are built to scale in order to meet the needs of Relevant's larger and rapidly growing enterprise class customers. Given .NET is restricted to Windows, on the critical criteria of acceptance in the target market, J2EE, which allows a single application to be deployed in Read More
Case Study: Mohawk Papers
At Mohawk Fine Papers, a new Web-based enterprise asset management (EAM) system replaced a maintenance management system (MMS) to provide efficiencies for paper

wind river  This tonnage includes Mohawk's wind power grades, which have 100% of the electricity used in making them offset by renewable energy credits. The mills are served by the two converting centers, which offer state-of-the-art cut-size, folio, roll converting and packaging to paper distributors, paper mills and OEMs. Since implementing the new EAM system, Mohawk has standardized its maintenance processes across the company, streamlined work order flow, automated business rules, achieved more detailed tracking Read More
APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog post series talked about my attendance at the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October. I attended only a

wind river  2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog post series  talked about my  attendance at the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October.  I attended only a few education sessions, as my visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that the main value propositions this year revolved around the flavors of  demand management , most notably  s Read More
How Great Is Great Plains' Manufacturing Offering (Did Somebody Say Microsoft)?
Great Plains informed us during its Convergence 2001 annual user conference about its initial strides into the discrete manufacturing market. The following is

wind river  market awareness; with Microsoft's wind in its sails, one should look for more effervescent activities in these matters. User Recommendations  As for potential Great Plains discrete manufacturing users our advice would be: Evaluate eEnterprise if you are a small to medium, North American single-site discrete manufacturing company or division, with a limited IT budget and a timid IT strategy. Bear in mind that if the non-manufacturing modules (e.g., HR/payroll, CRM, e-commerce, etc.) are also critical to Read More
Information/Internet Appliances
Information appliances, also called Internet or PC appliances, are a new market that appeal to those customers who want to reduce their desktop hardware

wind river  move away from a Windows-centric computing model and loosen Microsoft's control of the desktop. Presently, the primary target buyer for these products is the business/corporate user looking to control cost at the desktop. The secondary target is the consumer market segment where budgets may be limited. The market is immature and pricing is still largely undefined, but estimates run from $299 for a low-end model from Netpliance, up to more than $1600 for a fully loaded Dell WebPC with monitor. The sales Read More
Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability
For years, utilities have seen a growing need to enable a smarter electric grid, promote cleaner power sources, and replace aging structures. These issues came

wind river  flood protection, navigation, hydropower, wind and solar power, water resource infrastructure, and technologies that reduce emissions. Energy assistance for communities. The goal of the Smart Grid Investment Program is to develop a modern electric grid. It includes funding for worker training and an Energy and Transmission Loan Guarantee Program to provide money for advancing proven renewable energy and transmission technologies. Energy-efficient automobiles. The plan encourages alternative fuels for Read More

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