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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

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...
SynQuest, Ford Deliver a Novel Application for Inbound Logistics
SynQuest’s joint development venture with Ford has produced a planning engine for inbound logistics that optimizes constraints along multiple dimensions

automobile cars  total cost of an automobile is determined by the series of assembly, delivery, and sourcing operations that occur before it rolls off the assembly line. Thus, relatively few cost-saving opportunities are afforded by the outbound transportation activities that deliver cars to consumers. In late 1998, supply chain management vendor SynQuest bought Bender''s consultancy and began joint development with Ford on a software application that would encapsulate Bender''s insights on the inbound logistics problems. 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

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...
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

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...
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...
Selecting a PLM Solution: Addressing the Needs of a Small Business
Selecting a product lifecycle management (PLM) system can be a challenge if a company is not aware of the options available on the market. But if an

automobile cars  large manufacturers such as automobile manufacturers in mind, include functionality that is irrelevant to the development needs of a small organization. Further, the SMB with its limited cash flow is paying for functionality that will likely never apply to its product design process. Many smaller companies are beginning to look toward implementing PLM software designed for their market segment. In return, several large PLM and ERP vendors are attempting to “scale down” their products to address the Read More...
Supply Chain Shorts for the Week of October 14, 2013
This week: Kewill, LLamasoft, GAINSystems, Smart Software, Nipendo, Amber Road, Teletrac, Park City Group, Lagoa, and GE.KewillWhat is going on at Kewill

automobile cars  industry trends (logistics, mobility, automobile technology, fleet management, compliance, insurance and driver safety) and the accelerating pace of change in these areas. This space should just get more and more interesting to watch in the coming months and years. Park City Group Supply chain vendor Park City Group has recently announced that they will move their shares from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to the NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation) Capital Market. Read More...
“E.T.O. Phone Home”: Using Discrete ERP in an ETO Environment Will Leave You with an Out-of-this-world Experience
A brief journey of what functionality ERP engineer-to-order systems must support.Just like the mythical character in the film E.T., who was far from home in

automobile cars   Read More...
Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series revisited Agresso’s post-implementation agility capabilities as a major tenet for the vendor’s continued growth in a hostile and

automobile cars  Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series revisited Agresso ’s post-implementation agility capabilities as a major tenet for the vendor’s continued growth in a hostile and depressed environment. The continued organic growth has been complemented by in-house developments, acquisitions, and/or partnerships. More important, however, is the issue of whether Agresso has become a legitimate force to replace larger (and better known) competitors’ Read More...
Now Just Where Did I Put My Search Engine?
Barraged with terms like

automobile cars  Just Where Did I Put My Search Engine? Looking for Mr. Goodsearch While most of the technical press focuses on unstructured documents, as well as extensible markup language (XML) and hypertext markup language (HTML) search technologies, the unpublicized truth remains that more than 80 percent of today''s business applications require interaction with a relational database. As Terry Moriarty noted at the 2004 Software Development West Conference, the organization is all about the database. The other Read More...
Want to Know How to Survive in a Down Economy? Then Look in Your Warehouse!
When I speak with distribution executives nowadays, they all say the same thing: “We are struggling to keep our heads above water because of the economy

automobile cars  to Know How to Survive in a Down Economy? Then Look in Your Warehouse! When I speak with distribution executives nowadays, they all say the same thing: “We are struggling to keep our heads above water because of the economy.” However, before the economy took a turn for the worse, they talked about low profit margins, high inventory levels with low turns, and an erosion of their profitability because of their warehouses. I am often forced to ask, “Is the economy really that bad? Or, is your Read More...
Customization Drives Complexity - Why It''s Hard to Design, Sell, and Produce
It seems counterintuitive, but the process of selling, designing, and producing what appear to be

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...
“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 1
In over a decade of covering the enterprise application space, I’ve repeatedly lauded and advised vertical focus (i.e., someone’s proven expertise in some

automobile cars  vertical integration is the automobile company built by Henry Ford , who frequently receives mention as an especially successful avatar of this approach. In the early days of the automotive industry, Ford pursued a strategy of owning and controlling as many links in the automotive industry supply chain as possible, from rubber plantations to supply raw material for tires right on through the dealerships that distributed cars to the public. In an attempt to create a self-sufficient enterprise, Ford even ow Read More...
ICICI-Infotech''s North American Strategy for Success Part One: Company Background and Market Focus
You may not yet have heard of ICICI-Infotech or its ERP offering, ORION. Well, for some time the rest of the world has. ICICI-Infotech is starting to make its

automobile cars  include distribution, retail, construction, automobile industry, insurance, process manufacturing, and energy. ICICI-Infotech has over 1,300 employees in thirty countries. In 2004 ICICI-Infotech has experienced a 40 percent growth in comparison to last year and projects a higher rate of growth in the coming years. Currently, ICICI-Infotech services over 1,000 customers including Imperial Chemical Industries ( ICI ), Panasonic , GlaxoSmithKline , Philips , Standard Chartered Bank , and Deutsche Bank . In Read More...
Service Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain
Moving to a performance-based service business model will have huge implications for the whole value chain. Its principle is to manage for outcomes—procure

automobile cars  father is quizzing the automobile to determine if it will take good care of his daughter highlights this issue. The converse of this is also true. The OEM''s service business is disconnected in process, systems philosophy, accounting, etc. In fact, today much of the last mile service businesses may be outsourced. Though best practice says we get connected for the total life cycle of the product, only the very best and very rare of entities can boast this. Lack of integration between logistics and repair. G Read More...

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