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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

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

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

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 –material, temporal, and spatial. Currently live at Ford, the application will soon be available to the market at large.

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

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

TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 5)


Welcome to Episode 5 of TurtleSpice ERP, our virtual ERP selection simulator! We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end—with a twist: It’s up to you to make sure comptroller Mike Chelonia stays on track and selects the right ERP system for the company. Cast your vote, and next week I’ll move the scenario forward based on the winning answer

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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.” 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

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

Enterprise Impact Simulation An IT Revolution In The Making


The IT industry is ripe for a revolution. For years the IT executive’s job has been to give the business units the tools they need to run the business. Today, more and more, the IT organization is the business. Enterprise Impact Simulation will give IT executives the capabilities they need to accurately predict the impacts of change.

automobile cars  model that revolutionized the automobile industry. The technologies that enabled his model had recently come into existence. Ford''s contribution was the development and implementation of an operating model that took full advantage these technologies. The IT industry is on the verge of a similar revolution. The required technologies are here. The question that remains is this. Who will be first? Enterprise Impact Simulation: What is it? Enterprise Impact Simulation (EIS) is a dashboard that delivers imme 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 presence felt in North America and raise some ERP eyebrows. Read on as to why you may want to take a closer look at this vendor and its product. In this research note, you’ll also learn about the company's strategy to target small and medium-size enterprises in order to enlarge its footprint in North America.

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

The Web-Enabled Sales Process


Traditional enterprise-level sales strategies are no longer sufficient in bringing new customer accounts. Today's self-directed buyers delay sales contact and pre-qualify solutions via the Internet. Sales can leverage this medium by understanding the buy cycle to deliver value and begin an influential on-line relationship.

automobile cars  the days when the automobile engine replaced the horse as our primary source of transportation power. The horse couldn''t compete with the speed, convenience and low cost of the automobile. The same can be said for the Internet, which has given buyers shopping tools and conveniences that didn''t exist a few years ago. The time has come to completely reengineer the go-to-market strategy to make it compatible with the buyer''s preferred mode of communication. Buyers will always be attracted to the least Read More

Crowdsourcing Gaining Foothold in the Enterprise


CrowdFlower released the next generation of its enterprise crowdsourcing platform for large businesses at the recent CrowdConf 2013 conference. To date, the platform has allowed users to parse large data projects into microtasks, which classify content, analyze sentiment, improve search performance, moderate text and photo content, and perform many other data-intensive processes ranging in skill

automobile cars  Gaining Foothold in the Enterprise CrowdFlower  released the  next generation of its enterprise crowdsourcing platform for large businesses  at the recent CrowdConf 2013 conference. To date, the platform has allowed users to parse large data projects into microtasks, which classify content, analyze sentiment, improve search performance, moderate text and photo content, and perform many other data-intensive processes ranging in skill, geography, or demographic. This new version of the 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

“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 an unfamiliar environment, companies that have years of experience working with a discrete ERP system sometimes feel that they are out of this world in trying to adapt the system to the unique elements  in the engineer-to-order (ETO) world

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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

Discrete ERP 101


Puzzled by process? Dazed by discrete? First, let’s understand who should use a discrete ERP application. Discrete manufacturers assemble products from component parts. These products are made to order and can, in theory, be disassembled (ex: cars, computers, tables…). Process manufacturers (AKA continuous manufacturers), on the other hand

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