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Oracle APS Makes Its Debut
Oracle Corporation officially released its Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) applications recently amid the usual fanfare. Long in coming, APS still has

aps  APS Makes Its Debut Oracle APS Makes Its Debut S. McVey - May 1st, 2000 Event Summary Oracle Corporation officially released its Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) applications recently with typical fanfare. The new addition to Oracle's e-business suite, Oracle Applications Release 11i, targets companies with extended supply chains that wish to collaborate with business partners via online trading marketplaces. The four modules, Oracle Demand Planning, Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning,

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Comparative Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP?


Constant changes are happening in the software market, either in software delivery methods, features and functions, or software integrations with other applications. Organizations are looking for solutions which can fix problems and make business processes more cost-effective. What are these solutions?

aps  other. What is APS? APS is an application used as a decision support mechanism for logistics and manufacturing processes. An APS system takes into account short- to long-term planning horizons. It uses advanced mathematical algorithms to optimize and stimulate the business processes from demand planning to production planning/scheduling to distribution planning to transportation planning. In other words, an APS application works as an umbrella covering the organization’s entire supply chain and Read More

Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 1


Especially in today’s globally competitive and recessionary environment it is imperative that companies further eliminate waste, become leaner, and become more agile to respond to customer’s demand. The ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch-phrase du jour: it has become a recipe for survival. Everyone is on a

aps  these experts, ERP and APS systems force companies to make runners in  economic order quantities (EOQs) , and hence, the companies should not use them. Instead, these companies would be better served by implementing the abovementioned VPC concepts based on pull systems such as kanbans, combined with the company’s ability to make every part every interval (EPEI) in cyclical schedules (period batch control). The next part of this series will analyze whether the lean concepts are the answer for every Read More

Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started with the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch phrase du jour: it has become a recipe for survival. Every sensible enterprise is on a quest to deliver on time and as quickly as necessary, with minimum inventory (and working capital), and the highest necessary

aps  provide the fastest service. APS as Manufacturing Enterprise Glue? At long last, these days APS is finally being recognized for what it is – a key enabler for many manufacturing companies in becoming more agile, responsive, and efficient in dealing with variations in demand.  According to Preactor, there are still some lingering myths about APS , but some vindication has been coming to these long maligned solutions. Many of us might remember the late 1990’s when APS was hyped as a tool that would be Read More

Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series started with a discussion of the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch phrase du jour: it has become a recipe for survival. For the past few decades, the providers of a multiplicity of by-and-large integrated manufacturing software solutions have been offering help for embattled manufacturers

aps  a coming-of-age environment for APS systems, whose first generation of products a decade ago has had their share of mixed results. The final part of this series will analyze how APS, as a manufacturing glue of sorts, relates to ERP, lean manufacturing, and MES. Is there a  value proposition  for integrating all these disparate systems?  How Do APS and ERP Relate to Each Other? An APS solution’s ability to interoperate with ERP, MES, and other enterprise applications to connect the back-office with Read More

A Manufacturing Imperative: Enterprise SOA


In the past, full efficiency was almost impossible for most manufacturing sites thanks to lack of integration between plant systems and business systems. But that’s changing now, with the advent of enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA allows you to change and improve your processes without expensive IT integration projects. Learn about the business opportunities SOA can create for you.

aps  Manufacturing Imperative: Enterprise SOA A Manufacturing Imperative: Enterprise SOA If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Enter SAP Manufacturing: powerful software that integrates manufacturing with the rest of your enterprise – and the only comprehensive solution for managing manufacturing operations. Source :SAP Resources Related to A Manufacturing Imperative: Enterprise SOA : Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Read More

Technology Evaluation Centers presents "How to Select ERP Systems" at the MSCI Financial Executives Conference.


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for impartial enterprise software selection, announced today that it will be holding a session at the prestigious MSCI (Metals Service Center Institute) Financial Executives Conference, on June 24–25, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, Colorado.

aps  Evaluation Centers presents How to Select ERP Systems at the MSCI Financial Executives Conference. Technology Evaluation Centers presents How to Select ERP Systems at the MSCI Financial Executives Conference. MSCI members can leverage TEC's Best Practice Methodology for Software Selection. Montreal, Quebec, June 23, 2008- Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) , the leading resource for impartial enterprise software selection, announced today that it will be holding a session at the Read More

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 fluff and buzzword verbiage), and about their (un)intended audiences. These posts have even caused some heated debates with other blogging sites and experts on white papers, and I am going to stay away from all that here. My intention here

aps  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 fluff and buzzword verbiage ), and about their (un)intended audiences . These posts have even caused some heated debates with other blogging sites and experts on white papers , and I am going to stay away from all that here. My intention here is rather to acknowledge that, as part of my daily Read More

Bloor Research


Established in 1989, Bloor Research conducts analysis, information technology research, and consultancy. The company publishes white papers, reports, and product evaluations.

aps  Research Established in 1989, Bloor Research conducts analysis, information technology research, and consultancy. The company publishes white papers, reports, and product evaluations. Read More

Ptak Associates LLC


Based in New Hampshire, Ptak Associates provides IT analysis. The company also conducts surveys, produces white papers, organizes presentations, and provides consulting services.

aps  Associates LLC Based in New Hampshire, Ptak Associates provides IT analysis. The company also conducts surveys, produces white papers, organizes presentations, and provides consulting services. Read More

TEC Helps Gibson Consulting Group Find an Enterprise Resource Planning System for Katy ISD


Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for enterprise software selection, has partnered with Gibson Consulting Group Inc. (Gibson) in its quest to provide Katy Independent School District (ISD) with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to be deployed in their finance and human resource departments.

aps  Helps Gibson Consulting Group Find an Enterprise Resource Planning System for Katy ISD TEC Helps Gibson Consulting Group Find an Enterprise Resource Planning System for Katy ISD Consulting firm delivers value to (K-12) education market by leveraging TEC's decision support technology for software selection Montreal , QC -- Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) , the leading resource for enterprise software selection, has partnered with Gibson Consulting Group Inc. (Gibson) in its quest to provide Read More

2008 Software Re"solutions"


A new year is upon us and with that, the word “resolution” comes to mind...res-o-l-u-tion – [rez-uh-loo-shun n] - noun 1. a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something. 2. the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc. 3. the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose. 4. the act

aps  Software Re solutions A new year is upon us and with that, the word “resolution” comes to mind... res-o-l-u-tion – [ rez-uh-loo-shun n] - noun 1. a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something. 2. the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc. 3. the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose. 4. the act or process of resolving or separating into constituent or elementary parts. 5. the Read More

Rapidly Growing Pharmacy Chain Selects Best-fit POS and ERP Systems with TEC


When SuperPharm, Trinidad and Tobago's leading pharmacy chain, noticed its existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and point of sale (POS) systems weren't keeping pace with expansion, it immediately concluded that it needed a new software solution and a methodical evaluation process to back up its decision. SuperPharm chose Technology Evaluation Centers' (TEC's) objective and structured approach to understand its business processes and, consequently, identify its software requirements.

aps  which clearly defined the gaps in functionality that needed to be addressed. We were able to leverage our evaluation with TEC when negotiating with our legacy vendor to enhance features and functionalities. The evaluation helped us zero in on what we needed and the processes that we had to fine-tune, explains SuperPharm chief executive officer (CEO), David Sobrian. As a result, SuperPharm was able to obtain a fair price and complementary training from its legacy solution provider, while avoiding any Read More

Why You Need to Take Software Evaluation Seriously


Enterprise software is big business. This becomes evident when you add up the costs of purchasing software licenses, implementing the system, migrating data, training employees, and maintaining the system. If your enterprise system doesn’t meet your expectations, you risk running some of your investment down the drain. Unfortunately, it is quite common for companies to take shortcuts when

aps  You Need to Take Software Evaluation Seriously Enterprise software is big business. This becomes evident when you add up the costs of purchasing software licenses, implementing the system, migrating data, training employees, and maintaining the system. If your enterprise system doesn’t meet your expectations, you risk running some of your investment down the drain. Unfortunately, it is quite common for companies to take shortcuts when determining their software needs, which often leads them to Read More

8 Reasons to Outsource Your Desktop in the Cloud


With organizations looking for new ways to cut costs and increase productivity, cloud computing has become a popular trend. In the most common form of cloud computing, vendors offer software via the Internet in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Many of the benefits of this model can be translated to desktop management. Learn how SaaS principles are being applied to offer companies desktop-as-a-service (DaaS).

aps  Reasons to Outsource Your Desktop in the Cloud The Independence IT team has extensive experience managing IT infrastructures. From providing top-quality user support to tackling the most complex technical issues, our team is nothing less than obsessed with meeting our clients' needs. Source: Independence IT Resources Related to 8 Reasons to Outsource Your Desktop in the Cloud : Service Provider (Wikipedia) Systems Management (Wikipedia) 8 Reasons to Outsource Your Desktop in the Cloud Desktop Read More