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Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part I)
A number of TEC blog posts have discussed benefits but also the inevitable caveats of white papers (including all too common vendors'' self-serving marketing

and other technical activities  and procurement (36 percent), and other functional roles (23 percent). These manufacturers still use manual, time-consuming processes such as phone calls, faxes, and emails with spreadsheets. The high occurrence of errors that often result from these methods can lead to hard-dollar costs that ironically eat up the very savings companies are trying to achieve by outsourcing manufacturing in the first place. In fact, over 52 percent of the companies in the study had suffered from hard dollar losses due to Read More...
Running and Optimizing IT: A Best-practice Approach
IT has long been one of the best ways to address business challenges. Yet significant obstacles at the level of IT infrastructure stand in the way. Siloed IT

and other technical activities  of relationships between services and other system artifacts can change dynamically and thus increase complexity exponentially. Thus, process standards that formalize IT engineering - such as those recommended by ITIL - are critical for SOA success. A Solution-Based Approach to Realizing ITSM Objectives The objectives of ITSM are laudable, and the best practices articulated in the ITIL framework represent significant value for organizations that can implement them. But in the end, ITIL remains a set of Read More...
How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to

and other technical activities  data conversion, user training, and other elements. Step 5: Post-implementation review This step includes the ongoing monitoring and review of the system. Is it performing as expected? What elements need to be modified, changed, or customized? What optional elements can be added to further enhance system performance? Service and Maintenance Application Requirements Checklist Overview If you provide services on equipment, or sell equipment with service contracts or site agreements, then you need a system Read More...
The Yin and Yang of Electronic Commerce
This note identifies the major corporate functions that engage in E-Commerce activities and the kinds of information flows that result from E-Commerce

and other technical activities  business relations with consumers and other businesses will do well enough. But we have to drill deeper to understand both the promise and the pitfalls. Figure 1 is a picture of E-Commerce that captures many of the issues and complexities. It shows the information flow between a business and a customer. The model is not limited to consumer commerce, however. Here''s where the Yin and Yang come in. In Daoist philosophy, the Yin and Yang symbol represents the two different forces within the life force, Read More...
Technical Staff Management Systems for the Aviation Industry
In the airline industry, aircraft maintenance is an activity that has to be done throughout the day, so maintenance personnel must be available at all times

and other technical activities  lights, carpets, luggage compartments, and other issues that do not involve the aircraft''s security or airworthiness. There might be cases where a seat is not functional and the issue will be ignored for several weeks. All these factors create a complicated situation that is hard to solve. We might think that if until now, maintenance has been performed in such a way that has allowed to solve this problems, we should not try to change the situation or job procedures. It is a well known fact that the Read More...
Developing and Maintaining Cost-effective Solutions and Strategies for Industry Regulated Compliance
Worldwide, various standards have been created to provide some form of structure with respect to delivering products and services. Over time, however, the

and other technical activities  and Maintaining Cost-effective Solutions and Strategies for Industry Regulated Compliance Worldwide, various standards have been created to provide some form of structure with respect to delivering products and services. Over time, however, the adoption of industry compliance guidelines has seen many pitfalls, specifically with the advent of technology. Developing a sound compliance strategy requires a unified solution—one that includes all the necessary components, but also keeps the business Read More...
Analysis of HP and Notable Solutions Inc. decision to Integrate Paper Documents Into Microsoft Knowledge Management and Messaging Applications
System integration is relatively painless due to the 9100c''s ability to connect to the network with a HP Jet Direct card and a simplified installation user

and other technical activities  of HP and Notable Solutions Inc. decision to Integrate Paper Documents Into Microsoft Knowledge Management and Messaging Applications Event Summary PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 1, 2000--Hewlett-Packard Company and Notable Solutions Inc. (NSi) today announced new software for the HP Digital Sender. NSi''s Address Book Manager Synchronizer (ABMsync) will facilitate integration between the HP 9100C Digital Sender and the Microsoft Exchange and Outlook platforms. NSi''s AutoStore is an Read More...
Advertising Revenues Grow and Grow but Slower and Slower
Internet advertising revenues grew again in the first quarter of 1999, to $693 million.

and other technical activities  Revenues Grow and Grow but Slower and Slower Event Summary In a report jointly issued by the Internet Advertising Board and the New Media Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers, revenues from Internet advertising reached $693 million in Q1 1999, an increase of $38 million over the previous quarter and $342 million (almost double) the same quarter in 1998. Market Impact This is certainly good news, although not unexpected, for the advertising industry. Agencies that are responsible for creating ads Read More...
Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper

and other technical activities  and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper examines lean manufacturing workforce management initiatives, the opportunities and benefits they provide, and the enterprise applications available to manage and support them. Read More...
Best Practices: Financial Due Diligence and the Outsourcing of Freight Bill Audit and Payment
There are significant advantages to outsourcing freight bill audit and payment (FBAP), not the least of which is the potential for reduced costs. And while

and other technical activities  Practices: Financial Due Diligence and the Outsourcing of Freight Bill Audit and Payment There are significant advantages to outsourcing freight bill audit and payment (FBAP), not the least of which is the potential for reduced costs. And while nothing can be outsourced without some risk, there are a number of steps that can be taken to ensure a successful relationship and minimize the financial risk to the outsourcer. Know what steps your company can take to ensure you get the most out of outsourcing Read More...
Oil and Gas
Oil and gas companies@whether upstream, downstream, or mid-stream@face a wide range of industry-specific challenges, including new and evolving government

and other technical activities  and Gas Oil and gas companies—whether upstream, downstream, or mid-stream—face a wide range of industry-specific challenges, including new and evolving government regulations for air and water quality, and the need to better forecast prices in a highly volatile market (with fluctuating demand as well as fluctuating prices). There is also a shift in industry focus, from oil field exploration to exploitation, which raises issues related to “brown” (or mature) fields and sustainability. Read More...
PLM Trends Impacting the Retail, Footwear, and Apparel (RFA), and Consumer Products Industries
In today’s challenging economic environment, forward-thinking companies are looking at technology solutions that can help them weather the economic storm, and

and other technical activities  Impacting the Retail, Footwear, and Apparel (RFA), and Consumer Products Industries In today’s challenging economic environment, forward-thinking companies are looking at technology solutions that can help them weather the economic storm, and deliver long-term performance benefits. Discover four key trends that are relevant to today’s economic situation, and learn how leading retailers and brands are embracing product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions to enhance bottom-line efficiency. Read More...

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