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Enterprises May Be Overlooking Profits from After-sales Service


If service parts and service personnel management are well managed, manufacturers can significantly improve their profits from service operations. This will lead in turn to significant overall profit margins.

automobile cars  after-sales service in the automobile industry does not contribute more than 10 percent of the total revenues for the manufacturer. Contrast this with figures of more than 50 percent in countries like the US. These facts indicate that there is huge potential for manufacturers. A Brief Case Study from India A tractor and farming equipment manufacturer had been struggling with service management of its products. This manufacturer had an ERP system installed but was not using any service management Read More

Who Could Object to Faster, More Responsive Supply Chains?


Today, global manufacturers have all but abandoned traditional vertical supply chain management to adopt the more flexible horizontal and virtual supply chain concepts. But in changing their business model, they have given up a fair amount of control over their supply chain processes.

automobile cars  many links in the automobile supply chain as possible, from rubber plantations to raw material for tires, right on through to dealerships that distributed finished cars to the public. In an attempt to create a self-sufficient enterprise, the automotive giant also owned iron ore mines, steel mills, and a fleet of ships, as well as the manufacturing plants and showrooms that built and distributed the cars bearing his name. The primary benefit of vertical integration is control, since a department or wholly Read More

Auto Distributor Improves Bottom Line with ERP


When Naghi Group’s annual revenue began to soar, it realized that running core business operations on multiple systems was no longer feasible; its current solution lacked the integration capabilities necessary to communicate with its distribution and manufacturing departments. After only a few months since integrating VAI’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Naghi has already realized its many benefits.

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The Cobalt Group Drives a New Web Deal


The Cobalt Group and National Automobile Dealers Association form a partnership to help dealers build online capabilities and expand consumer choice.

automobile cars  January 10th, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and The Cobalt Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBLT), announced plans for the development of an automotive portal and packages to help automobile dealers create websites. Cobalt, a provider of Internet solutions for the automotive industry will offer NADA dealers two different NADA-endorsed web packages for use in building their own web sites. The NADA Web Essential Package provides fundamental web development and business management tools for dealers Read More

American Car Makers and Bad Management


In the news, and in a few publications, the Detroit (US) car makers have been blamed for "bad management." I would like to clarify that definition and ask your opinion. But first, my thoughts… An obligation of a business is to respond to customer demands. American customers demanded large SUVs, and gadgets for it that made the SUV a home away from home. What drove SUV sales is the

automobile cars  say that this current automobile manufacturing problem is due to bad management? One the one hand, management knows that it can take three or more years to retool a plant. On the other, did they have the foresight to begin planning or integrating changes for the new paradigm? Is not recognizing the rapid change in energy costs, and the uncertainty of the economy bad management ? Could they have predicted this situation? I believe not. I do have one idea that can be applied to bad management decisions Read More

Customization Drives Complexity - Why It's Hard to Design, Sell, and Produce "Simple" Products


It seems counterintuitive, but the process of selling, designing, and producing what appear to be "simple" products becomes surprisingly complex when manufacturers introduce high levels of customization. How can manufacturers of configured products address this complexity to streamline their processes, reduce cost and increase customer responsiveness?

automobile cars  argue that designing an automobile is a simple process. For the most part, however, the design is completed before the first car is produced. On the other hand, the design for highly customized products can''t be completed until after the customer orders the product. It is not until after the customer specifies their order that designs are developed in order to produce bills of material, production instructions, tooling requirements, and engineering drawings. This means that the complexity for a customized Read More

Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 1


Sadly, it is not difficult for so many of us to concede that, except for maybe the historic elections in the US and the successful Olympic Games in Beijing, 2008 was a terrible and somber year. It felt long-drawn-out, and many of us will have trouble sinking it easily into oblivion. Without even talking about our retirement funds and investments being slashed by about 40 percent (as part of a

automobile cars  Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 1 Sadly, it is not difficult for so many of us to concede that, except for maybe the historic elections in the US and the successful Olympic Games in Beijing, 2008 was a terrible and somber year. It felt long-drawn-out, and many of us will have trouble sinking it easily into oblivion. Without even talking about our retirement funds and investments being slashed by about 40 percent (as part of a potentially more far-reaching financial crisis) Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 2, 2012


SOFWARE SELECTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONSD@K Engineering selects Aras Enterprise PLM software Industry tags: PLM, complex electromechanical products and equipment "This was a head-to-head win over Oracle’s incumbent Agile PLM solution. Aras was reportedly selected as a replacement for its openness (interconnectivity) and flexibility. Free and open source PLM software is becoming increasingly more

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Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street?


Vendors' traditional pricing strategies aren't going to work much longer. Sooner or later, prices will be determined by what the market is ready to bear rather than be based on what vendors think is a profitable way to deliver solutions.

automobile cars  User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? A series of articles published at the end of 2005 highlighted at great length a conundrum on price per value that has long affected enterprise application vendors and their users. Specifically, while vendors would like to have well-oiled business models that promote stable and recurring revenue streams (which in turn would ensure future product and service enhancements), users favor freedom of choice (in terms of which vendors Read More

QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately


QAD has been pulling through the downturn with a real strength (especially in terms of new licenses, and with a strong balance sheet and declining debt), a result of its persevering focus on manufacturing, which it recently coined in the slogan "A passion for manufacturing".

automobile cars  the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers , domestic output of motor vehicles between January and November 2002 jumped 36% from production in 2001. The association reported sales of China-made automobiles also rose by more than 36% in the same period, due in large part to the increase in new products launched by local manufacturers, especially Sino-foreign joint ventures. The surge in activity has jump-started competition, too, putting pressure on Chinese manufacturers to upgrade their ERP Read More

The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Software Buying Behavior


When the economic crisis hit, organizations scurried to find ways to cut back and keep their businesses afloat. Survival was key. Investments and projects of all kinds were put on hold, including upgrading and replacing enterprise software systems. A forecast alert by Gartner showed that enterprise software spending between 2008 and 2009 dropped by 2.6%. No doubt, enterprise software spending is

automobile cars  were made in the automobile, electronics, and food/beverage sectors. Construction and manufacturing organizations alike responded to economic and market troubles by becoming leaner and more budget-conscious—which no doubt involved putting some of their IT-related projects on hold, such as purchasing an enterprise software system. The irony, of course, is that this very software may have been able to help them create leaner environments; however, without the investment in such software, organizations Read More

Technology Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service


Hardware maintenance can represent a significant information technology cost, but options for managing that cost exist. If you analyze hardware maintenance from an enterprise perspective, you will identify those options and ensure the cost-effective delivery of those services.

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Method to the (Expansion) Madness: Some Common Threads


Click Commerce has been impressively active in its expansion efforts, and now offers quite a few solutions outside its traditional realm. While each of its solutions has a unique focus, the vendor's target market often requires solutions from several categories.

automobile cars  to the (Expansion) Madness: Some Common Threads i Click Commerce , a thriving provider of on-demand supply chain management (SCM) solutions for a variety of worldwide industries, has been impressively active in its expansion efforts. Its product offerings now include quite a few solutions outside its traditional demand channel management (DCM) and extranet realm. While each of these solutions has a unique focus and its own traditional customer base, the company''s target market of large multinational Read More

BOSAL Selects Infor's Micro-vertical Automotive Suite


The Infor LN enterprise resource planning (ERP) system seems to have a great new life under Infor and with help from its sibling products (and is far away from the infamous days and years of previous owners under the plagued brand name Baan). Most recently, BOSAL, a leading manufacturer of complete emission control systems for passenger cars, trucks, and industrial applications, catalytic

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Ramco OnDemand ERP Certification


Ramco OnDemand ERP is a full-function SaaS ERP product for the small to medium business (SMB) environment. The entire product is Web-based, accessible by your web browser, and fully supported via the Web.First Impressions The forms layouts and many of the detail screens allow for data field relocations and reconfigurations via drag and drop. The default color schemes are easy on the

automobile cars  For the aerospace or automobile industries, where deeply nested multi-level bills of material (BOMs) are the norm, the product is usable, though in these industries, reporting by machine within a work-center obligates more data capture and more drill-down reporting. Ramco OnDemand ERP cannot be used by manufacturing organizations that require the ability to track global efficiencies by work center, since this functionality is not yet available in the product. However, for companies looking for a robust Read More