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The Importance of Component Event Management in a PLM Strategy
Component event management promises an answer. Component event management is a methodology to systematically detect and resolve component events in the most

analysis of eol impact  frequently, include component lifecycle analysis at all phases of the product lifecycle Integrate Component Event Management with existing PLM systems PLM vendors that focus on markets that rely on electronic components should look for ways to offer Component Event Management Companies that are attempting to move more than one level up the Component Event Management Maturity Matrix with a Component Event Management initiative will need to pay more attention to change management issues, may require more

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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What’s New at MCA Solutions?


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analysis of eol impact  chain offerings and perform analysis of scenarios to understand the cost and service impact of changes to lead times, supply chain flows, product reliability, and other key variables. In addition, all our customers are implementing Performance Management, which provides graphic visualization of key metrics and user-defined alerts, and allows for drilling down to planning workflows to take action on alerts. PJ: What is still keeping your executives awake at night (SAP deciding on its own parts planning Read More

Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow!


Because companies focus primarily on new product development and promotion, the problem of excess and obsolete inventory, once addressed, often leads to both the inventory and dollars flying out the door. There should be smarter ways of handling this problem.

analysis of eol impact  some excess inventory, profitability analysis reflects not only the margin impact of discounting, but the significant overhead costs of program management to develop, launch, and manage each distinct program as well. Hidden are the costs of claims matching, invoice reconciliation, credit resolution, and write-offs. Creating hefty financial reserves against product obsolescence, writing off the inventory, and ultimately recovering only a small fraction of the original value is the inevitable result of Read More

Supply Chain Management Systems for Service and Replacement Parts: Players, Benefits, and User Recommendations


Improved service management boosts revenue from both service offerings and new product sales, while improved customer service and enhanced offerings increase customer retention, and draw new service business, providing an additional, low risk and likely repeated revenue stream over a long period of ownership.

analysis of eol impact  (MTBF) data and an analysis of causal factors can provide item- and location-specific estimates of usage. This data can also be used to calculate the probability of demand occurring during the planning period in question. For example, a forecast might state that there is a 12 percent chance that the user will need a specific part in the next thirty days at a specific location. However, this forecast is risk-based, rather than consumption-based, as it is in new parts production supply chain planning Read More

Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management


Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional, new product inventory methods are missing opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

analysis of eol impact  methods and spike demand analysis for slow-moving items, and handle return, repair, and refurbishment forecasting, often offer flexible forcing abilities (e.g., forecast at higher, aggregated levels and then prorate down to individual items). At the same time, they may also show strong performance when handling a huge number of item or location combinations and then suggest how to redistribute stock among locations. They might also be able to provide flexible cost analysis, including actual repair cost, Read More

Point of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not?


When selecting a point of sale (POS) solution, users have a choice between stand-alone solutions and integrated solutions. They should first evaluate core and non-core components of POS systems, and assess the strengths and weaknesses of best-of-breed and integrated approaches.

analysis of eol impact  that ease merchandise process analysis, increase return on investment (ROI), and increase employee productivity. For more information about merchandising systems, see Retail Systems: A Primer . POS Hardware As mentioned earlier, a POS System is composed of software and hardware components. There are two types of POS systems that are available on the market: electronic cash registers (ECR), and computer-based POS systems. An ECR will only have the capability to accumulate the total sales transaction Read More

University of Maine System Selects AiM From AssetWorks


AssetWorks, a leading provider of workplace management software solutions, announced it has secured a contract with the University of Maine System to provide a comprehensive integrated workplace management system (IWMS). The AssetWorks IWMS solution goes beyond traditional enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions by supporting real estate portfolio management, space management, operations and

analysis of eol impact  of Maine System Selects AiM From AssetWorks AssetWorks, a leading provider of workplace management software solutions, announced it has secured a contract with the University of Maine System to provide a comprehensive integrated workplace management system (IWMS). The AssetWorks IWMS solution goes beyond traditional enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions by supporting real estate portfolio management, space management, operations and maintenance, capital planning and project planning, and Read More

Impact of Sales and Procurement on Reverse Logistics


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analysis of eol impact  of Sales and Procurement on Reverse Logistics Even as manufacturers and retailers seek to control costs and drive efficiency across the supply chains, controlling the financial impact of unsaleable products remains a constant challenge. A study conducted by Wipro Technologies in collaboration with Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) estimates that the potential cost impact of unsaleables is over $2 billion annually. This study identifies the multitude of Read More

Syspro Hatches 'Encore' IMPACT On SME Manufacturers. Part 2: Market Impact


While Syspro’s recent product release does not necessarily represent a major ground breaking, its broad and well-attuned offering for small enterprises should certainly give other incumbent players a run for their money.

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The New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence


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Analysis of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc.


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