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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 4: Using E-Procurement to Leverage Volume
A straightforward way to drive prices down and obtain increased supplier attention is to leverage total purchasing volume through Internet-based auctions. This

factors to consider in scm  usage, requirements, and other factors in order to obtain the benefits. Price is rarely the only criteria for selecting suppliers, so be sure to consider multiple factors that are important to you. Leveraging Volume Discussion Achieving lower prices is a major objective of any buyer, of course, and a straightforward way to drive prices down and obtain increased supplier attention is to leverage total purchasing volume through Internet-based auctions. In a way, these are the e-procurement equivalents of Read More...
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On-demand ERP in the Enterprise: A Practical CIO Guide to Implementation
Discover a framework for crafting a software-as-a-service (SaaS) strategy in your company. Examine key concerns such as data integrity, maintaining compliance

factors to consider in scm  But there are non-economic factors to consider, too. Case file: Iron Mountain Digital This technology services arm of Iron Mountain, a $200 million public company, replaced three separate applications and myriad spreadsheets with NetSuite, which provides data to the parent organization’s Oracle Financials and CRM systems. Results achieved included: The system delivers consolidated, single-invoice billing to customers, plus global account visibility Customer utilization data from internal delivery Read More...
Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer

factors to consider in scm  manufacturing capacity, and other factors that impact productivity. Add to this the fact that you are often dealing with multiple time zones, cultures, and languages, and you see the enormity of the challenge. Customer collaboration includes the business processes that result when the manufacturer is the seller and distributors, wholesalers, or retailers are the customers. Collaboration within your organization is also a key to suc cess. One often-talked-about but not-necessarily-wellexecuted Read More...
Compliant Manufacturing Operations in Life Sciences Companies: Compliant Operations to Lead the Competition
For many life sciences organizations, a key impediment to compliant manufacturing operations remains the disconnect between enterprise and plant systems. This

factors to consider in scm  monitor and analyze the factors affecting lead times and respond more quickly to changes in customer orders so as to meet customer delivery commitments for high-quality products consistently. Ensure Compliance with GMP For a life sciences company, compliance with GMP and validation of that compliance is critical to the development and delivery of quality products and responsible, sustainable corporate profitability. Whether at the product level or the process level, regulatory noncompliance can affect Read More...
Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions
The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to

factors to consider in scm  The three most important factors to consider in ERP versus Best of Breed decisions are functionality, integration and the ability to upgrade to new releases. While functionality is a key driver of the majority of software decisions (68%), on average companies use only about 43% of available ERP functionality, implying the right fit is just as important, if not more important, than the number of features and functions available. Yet while the original ERP selection process may have been a two dimensional Read More...
Building a Foundation for Growth with SAP Business All-in-One and the Fast-start Program
This white paper gives insight into the challenges faced by small to medium enterprises (SMEs), and how proven, predictable enterprise resource planning (ERP

factors to consider in scm  a Foundation for Growth with SAP Business All-in-One and the Fast-start Program This white paper gives insight into the challenges faced by small to medium enterprises (SMEs), and how proven, predictable enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions can help organizations build a solid information technology (IT) foundation for the future. This paper discusses a low-risk, easy-to-implement solution tailored to the prospect’s industry through preconfiguration of the solution according to best Read More...
How to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract
Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many

factors to consider in scm  to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many variables factor into the total project price—and software is only a fraction of that. Discover 16 insider tips that can help you save money, as well as 30 specific questions to ask your software vendor, so you can avoid hidden costs and Read More...
SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity
Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle

factors to consider in scm  aforementioned supply chain variability factors. The system is able to measure, visualize, and act on these sources of variability, while what-if simulation capabilities help with regard to continuous improvement of customer service levels, i.e., increased order fill rates and on-time delivery and reduced out-of-stocks and order lead-time variability. Other typical performance improvements include reduced inventory and working capital as well as inventory carrying and obsolescence costs. Improved planner Read More...
Manufacturing Strategies that Win: IT’s New Role in the Cloud
With acceptance of cloud-based strategies growing among manufacturers of all types and sizes, it’s easier than ever to make the business case for transitioning

factors to consider in scm  Strategies that Win: IT’s New Role in the Cloud With acceptance of cloud-based strategies growing among manufacturers of all types and sizes, it’s easier than ever to make the business case for transitioning to the cloud. But beyond the cost savings and responsiveness of cloud solutions, this transition also provides new opportunities for the IT department to grow into a key role as strategic business advisor. This report includes advice on how IT can help manufacturers realize the full Read More...
Why Price Shouldn't Be the Final Factor When Investing in Manufacturing ERP Software: The Hidden Expenses Often Found in Low-cost ERP Systems
When it is time to invest in a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, a low entry price could be concealing an expensive total cost of ownership. Price

factors to consider in scm  Price Shouldn't Be the Final Factor When Investing in Manufacturing ERP Software: The Hidden Expenses Often Found in Low-cost ERP Systems When it is time to invest in a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, a low entry price could be concealing an expensive total cost of ownership. Price should not be the deciding factor. Rather, best fit for your company should be the number one consideration. Download this white paper to learn more about the hidden costs. Read More...
8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal
The process of determining which phone system is best for your organization’s needs can be a time-consuming process. Yet, it demands your due diligence because

factors to consider in scm  Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal The process of determining which phone system is best for your organization’s needs can be a time-consuming process. Yet, it demands your due diligence because if you choose the wrong system, it can be not only a costly mistake, but also one with long term consequences if your team is stuck with a system that doesn’t fulfill your business needs. Here are eight questions to ask phone system vendors before you agree to purchase. Read More...
Future Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 2: Outside-In Omnichannel Fulfillment
The TEC Vendor Challenge was in full swing last week, with 2 days' worth of vendor demonstrations from Epicor, IBS, Infor, Microsoft, NetSuite, SAP, and VAI, as

factors to consider in scm  Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 2: Outside-In Omnichannel Fulfillment The TEC   Vendor Challenge was in full swing last week, with 2 days' worth of vendor demonstrations from Epicor , IBS , Infor , Microsoft , NetSuite , SAP , and VAI , as well as presentations and dynamic discussions. In  part 1 of this blog post series , I provided highlights from the TEC Vendor Challenge on how disruptive innovations are changing the landscape of the wholesale distribution industry. In this second post Read More...
How to Improve Business Results through Secure Single Sign-on to SAP
On top of the many challenges faced by IT managers today comes yet another challenge: ensuring efficient and secure user access to SAP. Because of the

factors to consider in scm  to Improve Business Results through Secure Single Sign-on to SAP On top of the many challenges faced by IT managers today comes yet another challenge: ensuring efficient and secure user access to SAP. Because of the unencrypted communication between users’ workstations and the backend servers, the SAP environment—and the confidential data it stores—become vulnerable. With a secure single sign-on solution to SAP, however, you can significantly improve the security of this environment. Read More...
Infor SCM
Infor SCM (formerly SupplyWEB) is an automotive, web-enabled supply chain management solution. It enables interenterprise communication and systems

factors to consider in scm  aviation ssa warehouse,supply chain mgmt,supply chain warehousing,infor scm,infor sap,infor crm,infor supply chain,benefits scm,supply chain scm,scm solutions,scm system,benefits of scm Read More...
Keeping Cash Flow in Focus While Driving Business Performance
One of the most basic business axioms, held dear by all firms but especially small companies, is that cash flow is king. Customer payments are essential for

factors to consider in scm  Cash Flow in Focus While Driving Business Performance One of the most basic business axioms, held dear by all firms but especially small companies, is that cash flow is king. Customer payments are essential for fueling all other business activity, from staff salaries, to raw materials, to rent. Growing firms need to be especially attentive to cash flow because sales increases typically require new investments associated with product or service production before payments are received. Learn more Read More...

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