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The Blurry Line between ERP and PLM in Engineer-to-order (ETO) Manufacturing
Engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing needs a high level of integration between ERP and PLM systems. This article points out that ERP and PLM solutions are

supplier selection letter  chain (customer, manufacturer, and supplier) in a synchronized manner is one of the key success factors. Reducing Rework and Scrap Every manufacturer wants to reduce rework and scrap but ETO manufacturers dislike these costly activities more than the average manufacturer. In the ETO sector, the quantity of each product is usually small—unlike mass production manufacturing. This manufacturing process allows for a certain percentage of rework and scrap and costs are allocated to finished products without

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Web 2.0 -- "Wow!" or "So What?!"


Another buzzword (albeit not another three letter acronym [TLA]) that has slowly (or not) but surely crept into our collective mind is certainly Web 2.0. Although there have been some attempts at defining the term, such as at Wikipedia, ZDNet or TechTarget (and there are also some noble attempts of ZDNet bloggers, such as Richard MacManus or David Berlind), it is most likely that 10 different

supplier selection letter  has to select a supplier. In old Web applications, he/she would have to click on the lookup field/icon (in case of the company having hundreds or thousands of suppliers) and to then type some criterion. After clicking the submit button, the new page would show the possible results, so that the user can select a certain supplier, and then continue to input all other necessary data for the order. Conversely, Web 2.0 should allow the user to type the partial supplier's name (a la Google Search) to Read More

E-business Buy Side Success at H.B. Fuller


Chemical Company H.B. Fuller leveraged e-business to impact their procurement operations. This article discusses their objectives, the solution and the results.

supplier selection letter  of sales within the supplier organization is required for buy-in and timely cooperation. The move to buy-side e-business requires investments in internal and external procedures as well as software. If H.B. Fuller had not revised internal procedures and worked with its suppliers to alter their procedures, the benefits could not have been realized. Full integration to the ERP is key to success. Much of the benefit experienced by H.B. Fuller is the direct result of the full integration between the Read More

Analyzing Manhattan Associates’ Supply Chain Platform Play - Part 1


My recent article on Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) and RedPrairie Corporation stated that these two vendors continue to duke it out at almost every large-scale selection deal for a warehouse management system (WMS), distribution labor management system (LMS), and/or transportation management system (TMS) solution. But over the last few years they have also pursued

supplier selection letter  acquire it from a supplier and make it available for sale to a customer. The TCS calculation comes on top of the  landed cost calculation, which takes into consideration all original manufacturing, shipping, and delivery costs the to the distribution center (DC) . For its part, TCS includes both direct and indirect costs that can be reasonably allocated in receiving, carrying, picking & packing, and final shipping from the DC. It is indeed quite problematic to capture actual costs per item for multiple Read More

Can We Intelligently Use Part Numbers to Configure and Order the Right Products?


In the industrial automation industry, an overlooked, fatal flaw of sales configurator solutions is their inability to simultaneously configure part numbers and products. A greater concern is their inability to "decipher" product specifications from part numbers—that is, in reverse.

supplier selection letter  numbers capability allows the supplier to put the onus on the trading partners or customers to educate themselves in order to create correct catalog numbers for ordering purposes. The manufacturer's job is then only to accept the correct part number's order, make the item, and deliver it. The typical catalog number for the control switch described above would look like this: 800T-A1. This means that the order consists of seven alphanumeric characters (instead of several lengthy sentences) that Read More

virtual Supplier Relationship Management


VITG’s virtual Supplier Relationship Management (vSRM) enables companies to manage orders by communicating electronically with their suppliers. It consolidates procurement activities, and gives suppliers real-time data. Among the features offered by vSRM are supplier performance dashboards, reports, and analysis. It is compatible with different ERP solutions, including Adonix, Ariba, JDH, Lumber Track, Oracle/PeopleSoft, and P21.

supplier selection letter  Supplier Relationship Management VITG’s virtual Supplier Relationship Management (vSRM) enables companies to manage orders by communicating electronically with their suppliers. It consolidates procurement activities, and gives suppliers real-time data. Among the features offered by vSRM are supplier performance dashboards, reports, and analysis. It is compatible with different ERP solutions, including Adonix, Ariba, JDH, Lumber Track, Oracle/PeopleSoft, and P21. Read More

Supplier Performance Management


GNX Supplier Performance Management is a web-based application that enables companies to establish, track and report performance metrics for a large supplier base, with a collaborative platform to proactively resolve and avoid problems.

supplier selection letter  Performance Management GNX Supplier Performance Management is a web-based application that enables companies to establish, track and report performance metrics for a large supplier base, with a collaborative platform to proactively resolve and avoid problems. Read More

The Subjective Criteria of ERP Selection


I hope our readers, to greater or lesser degrees, are familiar with our business software selection methodology—as we have been writing a lot on this matter. But the lion’s share of these publications often refer to either the functional or technical sides of the selection process, or what type of business processes a future system can support and how can be achieved. Here, I would like

supplier selection letter  Subjective Criteria of ERP Selection I hope our readers, to greater or lesser degrees, are familiar with our business software selection methodology—as we have been writing a lot on this matter. But the lion’s share of these publications often refer to either the functional or technical sides of the selection process, or what type of business processes a future system can support and how can be achieved. Here, I would like to bring your attention to another aspect of business software selection Read More

ERP Selection Case Study Audio Conference Transcript


This is the transcript of an audio conference conducted by TEC on May 22 and again on May 30. The conference discussed the recent experiences of TEC consultants in conducting an ERP Selection.

supplier selection letter  ERP product. When the supplier demonstrates the products to the scenario, the selection team rates the degree of fit of the features and functions as demonstrated. As much as 20 to 25% of the overall decision is driven by the results of these demonstrations. This makes it crucial that the demo teams understand both the business scenarios and their own software products. Preparation has proven to make a significant difference. One supplier, for example, challenged the scripted scenario as a reasonable way Read More

How to Start Down the ERP Selection Path


A decade ago, about 70 percent of major software initiatives failed, and nearly a quarter were cancelled. Today, with better data management, more flexible applications, and easier launches, there are fewer failed enterprise resource planning (ERP) programs. But some companies still manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Discover seven ERP selection rules to follow before you even start looking for a vendor.

supplier selection letter  to Start Down the ERP Selection Path Infor ERP VISUAL supports the full business lifecycle, from planning to sourcing to making to delivering . It is an ideal solution for a manufacturer seeking to upgrade an aging or inadequate ERP system, an emerging business looking at ERP for the first time, a business unit within a larger organization that needs specialized functionality, or anything in-between. Source: BizTech Resources Related to How to Start Down the ERP Selection Path : Enterprise Resource Read More

Software Selection Services for Large and Public-sector Enterprises


TEC can help large and public-sector organizations ensure that their software selection projects are justifiable, cost-effective, auditable, and in compliance with local, national, and international regulatory and safety standards.

supplier selection letter  Selection Services for Large and Public-sector Enterprises TEC can help large and public-sector organizations ensure that their software selection projects are justifiable, cost-effective, auditable, and in compliance with local, national, and international regulatory and safety standards. Read More

The Vital Importance of Software Selection to the Enterprise


In great detail, Gabriel Gheorghiu, software selection project manager, Technology Evaluation Centers, walks through the steps needed for successful software acquisition. Gabriel Gheorghiu was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013.

supplier selection letter  Vital Importance of Software Selection to the Enterprise In great detail, Gabriel Gheorghiu, software selection project manager, Technology Evaluation Centers, walks through the steps needed for successful software acquisition. Gabriel Gheorghiu was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013. Read More

A Good Scripted Demo Is Key in Software Selection


One of the main challenges in evaluating business software solutions is first creating a good script to demonstrate the software—one that’s neither too vague nor too detailed. If it’s too vague, all the vendors will be able to demonstrate all the criteria listed—and this will have little value for decision makers who need to assess one solution against another. On the other hand, if the script is

supplier selection letter  master files (for customers, suppliers, and products), as well as warehouse configuration. The third part will follow a typical distribution workflow that starts with creating quotes and placing sales orders and ends with picking and shipping. This flow has 14 steps, which cover general features such as sales order pricing, shipping and handling, wave picking, etc. To further differentiate the solutions, we used TEC Advisor, our online decision support system, to create an industry benchmark and Read More

How to Avoid Common Software Selection Mistakes


Why do software selection projects fail? SupplyChainBrain's Managing Editor Robert Bowman interviews Lorne Goloff, TEC's VP of selection services, to talk about the common mistakes organizations make when selecting enterprise software—and how best to avoid them. For further information please visit www.supplychainbrain.com.

supplier selection letter  to Avoid Common Software Selection Mistakes Why do software selection projects fail? SupplyChainBrain's Managing Editor Robert Bowman interviews Lorne Goloff, TEC's VP of selection services, to talk about the common mistakes organizations make when selecting enterprise software—and how best to avoid them. For further information please visit www.supplychainbrain.com. Read More

Why Software Selection Projects Fail


Why do so many software projects fail? Lorne Goloff, TEC's VP of selection services, talks about the common mistakes organizations make when selecting enterprise software and how best to avoid them.

supplier selection letter  Software Selection Projects Fail Why do so many software projects fail? Lorne Goloff, TEC's VP of selection services, talks about the common mistakes organizations make when selecting enterprise software and how best to avoid them. Read More