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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

benefits of a scm  SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure -- making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their performance on this important Read More

Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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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Economic Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration
Many of today’s product lifecycle management (PLM)-enabling technologies allow complex information to be shared by dispersed teams of people. Product data

benefits of a scm  Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration PTC is all about helping discrete manufacturers succeed by meeting their globalization, time-to-market, and operational efficiency objectives in product development. As one of the world's largest and fastest-growing software companies, we deliver a complete portfolio of integral Product Lifecycle Management solutions to over 50,000 customers in the Industrial, High Tech, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer, and Medical Device industries. Source: PTC Read More
Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

benefits of a scm  speaks to the perceived benefits of small independent retail. However, protectionism from increased competition has often proved unproductive. First, consumers will find their way to where they want to shop big box, specialty store, or national chain. Secondly, trying to stop new development often becomes a major distraction for the small retailers when they should be spending time thinking about their own business and improving their downtown or neighborhood shopping areas. TREND:Health care costs The Read More
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now
If you are not experiencing organizational stress in some of the areas where the benefits may occur, then perhaps a decision to invest in supply chain

benefits of a scm  the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least four very real Read More
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis
By using software tools that help you forecast and work together with others inside your organization, and even with your customers, the forecasts may become

benefits of a scm  what the bottom line benefits would have been. But by making some observations like how often a job had to be interrupted to start another one based on a canceled order or a forecast that was wrong, you can begin to build a collection of data that will be the foundation for answering that question. Then, by creating a cumulative distribution that shows the schedule changes by reason code, you will get an understanding of the size of this problem. Both inventory turns and customer service will go up if Read More
Top 10 Reasons Why a Metals Company Should Move to a Packaged ERP Software Solution Today
Most metals companies are recognizing that it’s time to consider replacing their aging in-house developed information systems with a commercial enterprise

benefits of a scm  10 Reasons Why a Metals Company Should Move to a Packaged ERP Software Solution Today Most metals companies are recognizing that it’s time to consider replacing their aging in-house developed information systems with a commercial enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. There are many reasons why these companies should make the move to an industry-specific solution—the first being that the quality of their systems can be the limiting factor for growth in today’s competitive markets. BEGINLYX� Read More
The Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study
The University of Illinois provides a good example of extensive integration of its business intelligence (BI) solution and data warehousing environment with its

benefits of a scm  Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study Company Background More than 70,000 students enroll each year at the University of Illinois , which offers more than 150 fields of study in 30 colleges, free-standing schools, and institutes across 3 campuses: Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana-Champaign (US). The university, one of the original land-grant colleges, opened its doors in 1867, and since then has awarded more than 500,000 degrees. The Urbana-Champaign campus houses the larges Read More
Software as a Service: A Cheaper, Faster Way to Access Applications
The dismal economy hasn't been bad news for all segments of the IT industry. The market for applications delivered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model is

benefits of a scm  as a Service: A Cheaper, Faster Way to Access Applications The dismal economy hasn't been bad news for all segments of the IT industry. The market for applications delivered in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model is increasing thanks to customers who seek better/more targeted functionality, quicker deployment/access, lower up-front and ongoing cost, and ease of use. Learn why SaaS has a history of thriving in down cycles, and what to look for in a SaaS solution. Read More
For a Million Gallons of Glue Find a Marketplace on Steroids
FreeMarkets, Inc., will provide marketplace access and services to the United States Postal Service. The USPS is the first Federal entity to use FreeMarkets

benefits of a scm  a Million Gallons of Glue Find a Marketplace on Steroids For a Million Gallons of Glue Find a Marketplace on Steroids D. Geller - May 2nd, 2000 Event Summary FreeMarkets, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMKT) runs a marketplace that enables large competitive auctions for the purchase of industrial parts and raw materials. Unlike most digital market makers whose goal is to create completely digital marketplaces, FreeMarkets provides value by combining technology with labor-intensive services. When buying a thousand rolls Read More
A Firewall is Cheaper Than a Lawyer
eBay's motion for a preliminary injunction to limit Bidder's Edge online auction search engine from linking to their site, may set precedents for future

benefits of a scm  Firewall is Cheaper Than a Lawyer A Firewall is Cheaper Than a Lawyer L. Taylor - May 15, 2000 Event Summary On Friday, April 14, the Federal District Court in San Jose, California held a hearing on eBay's motion for a preliminary injunction to limit Bidder's Edge, an online auction search engine, from linking to eBay's website. In an open letter dated April 20th to its user base, President and CEO of Bidder's Edge, Jim Carney, defended his position stating that, we remain confident in the correctness Read More
The Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision
The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of

benefits of a scm  Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of evaluating and selecting their business software solutions. Over the years, this group has witnessed the multitude of issues and hurdles that can arise—oftentimes unexpectedly—during those selections and has become adept at helping its clients work through various Read More
Get Closer to Your Best Customers: A Shift in Customer Strategies in a Time of Crisis
An unsettled economy needs a different approach to managing revenues. Companies must identify their most profitable customers and the most effective marketing

benefits of a scm  Closer to Your Best Customers: A Shift in Customer Strategies in a Time of Crisis Get Closer to Your Best Customers: A Shift in Customer Strategies in a Time of Crisis If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, includin Read More
A Quiet ERP Vendor Merger That’s Worth a Closer Look
The CMS Software-XKO Software merger into Solarsoft Business Solutions offers proof that smaller enterprise resource planning vendors are not extinct yet

benefits of a scm  Quiet ERP Vendor Merger That’s Worth a Closer Look Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) among enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers are hardly uncommon, but by now the market has become accustomed to witnessing either “mega-mergers” or those involving at least one participant with a global presence. Thus, not many heads turned in April 2007 when two low-profile (or even obscure) vendors from Canada and the UK respectively announced their merger to create a more notable international ERP entity, Read More
A Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader
ClickSoftware, rooted in field service workforce scheduling and optimization, provides automated workforce management and optimization solutions, on-demand and

benefits of a scm  platform, the service industry benefits from an integrated offering from two industry leaders: proven mobility infrastructure from Sybase and proven mobile applications from ClickSoftware. This partnership will transform ClickSoftware’s customers through highly productive enterprise mobility solutions. We look forward to growing this partnership into 2011 and beyond. There was also a lot of interest in the launch of ClickMobile Professional , our Web-based client that combines online operations with Read More
Strategies for a Successful CRM Implementation: A Guide for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
In general, most organizations agree that customer satisfaction—one measure of customer relationship management (CRM) success—improves when CRM software is

benefits of a scm  for a Successful CRM Implementation: A Guide for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises In general, most organizations agree that customer satisfaction—one measure of customer relationship management (CRM) success—improves when CRM software is implemented. This white paper discusses the keys to successfully implementing CRM software solutions, as well as some of the important prerequisites—people and processes—to finding and installing CRM technology. Read More

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