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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems
Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

build to order mrp  in work cells that build families of products (rather than functional work centers producing large batches of components/products), and they will have to establish rules for sending replenishment signals to their internal (i.e., preceding work station) and external suppliers. These changes will not happen overnight. The process should begin with the conversion of a few appropriate products with relatively simple production processes, and then progress to other product lines. Thus, many manufacturers Read More
Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility - Part 2
Part 1 of this series analyzed the late-March acquisition of long struggling inventory optimization (IO) provider Optiant by long well-performing supply chain

build to order mrp  money) allow companies to build plans that are more closely attuned to the market: Voyager Fashion Forecasting has capabilities that address the challenges of collection launches for fashion-driven businesses. Voyager Demand Planning helps reconcile differences between high-level business planning and low-level product forecasting. Aligning inventory with customer demand, this solution makes it easier to boost service levels, shorten cycle times, and reduce inventory obsolescence. Voyager Life Cycle Read More
INDUSTRIOS Software-All About Make-to-Project Manufacturing
I recently had the pleasure of talking with Mr. Jacques Decarie, Vice President of Oakville, Ontario–based enterprise resource planning (ERP) company INDUSTRIOS

build to order mrp  better and easier to build all the parts and components at the manufacturing site(s) and to perform the final assembly, installation, and final configuration of the unit directly on the client’s site. To support this type of discrete manufacturing, the software includes a shipping bill of materials (shipping BOM) that breaks a final unit down into components to be transported and assembled. The software tracks what components have already been manufactured or received from other suppliers and tracks Read More
NavisionDamgaard Reverts To Navision, But In Name Only
Recent product releases and a profitable quarterly report from Navision, a recently merger-formed and rebranded Danish provider of enterprise business solutions

build to order mrp  in an effort to build a new global brand. Navision achieved a 20% combined quarterly revenue growth to DKK 326 million (~$40.3 million) compared to the combined last year''s results of then separate companies. Navision has seen growth in all markets except in its domestic Danish market. Despite fierce competition and difficult market conditions, the company sustained 12% growth in the US market. While, for the first nine months to date, revenues from Navision Financials showed a fair increase of 15%, Read More
Dealing with Chaos: 4 Steps to Manufacturing Success
Manufacturing today is fraught with uncertainties in the supply chain due to a variety of global issues, including weather and exchange rates. You can counter

build to order mrp  usual buffers that manufacturers build into their operations to overcome expected volatility. Extra inventory (often called safety stock ), padded lead-times, generous lot sizing, and shrinkage allowances all contribute to an ability to continue operations when the inevitable but unwelcome disruption occurs. A late delivery from a vendor? Unexpectedly high reject rates? Short counts? Machine breakdowns? No problem if there is extra inventory to continue operations until the disruption is resolved. Read More
Data Mining with MicroStrategy: Using the BI Platform to Distribute Data Mining and Predictive Analytics to the Masses
Data mining and predictive analysis applications can help you make knowledge-driven decisions and improve efficiency. But the user adoption of these tools has

build to order mrp  Mining with MicroStrategy: Using the BI Platform to Distribute Data Mining and Predictive Analytics to the Masses Data mining and predictive analysis applications can help you make knowledge-driven decisions and improve efficiency. But the user adoption of these tools has been slow due to their lack of business intelligence (BI) functionality, proactive information distribution, robust security, and other necessities. Now there’s an integrated enterprise BI system that can deliver data mining and Read More
Informix to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor''s Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing
Informix« (NASDAQ: IFMX) and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT) today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their operations in a

build to order mrp  to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor''s Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing Event Summary MENLO PARK, Calif. and WESTBORO, Mass.-December 1, 1999-Informix (NASDAQ: IFMX), the technology leader in the software infrastructure for the i.Economy, and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT), the leading provider of data integration infrastructure software for data warehouse, business intelligence, and e-business applications, today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their Read More
The Idea to Delivery Framework: A Holistic Approach to Deliver Customer Value
Today’s “new normal” business environment demands a new view of what customers value and an improved approach to delivering that value. The idea to delivery

build to order mrp  Idea to Delivery Framework: A Holistic Approach to Deliver Customer Value Today’s “new normal” business environment demands a new view of what customers value and an improved approach to delivering that value. The idea to delivery (I2D) framework posits that multiple companies now compete as a business network rather than as individual enterprises, each relying on the others to achieve collective success. This paper includes an action plan with the evolutionary steps companies can take to move Read More
SAP to Bring Predictive Analytics to the Masses
Traditionally, SAP has not been a leader in predictive analytics, at least not until its acquisition of Business Objects and the advent of SAP HANA. SAP has

build to order mrp  to Bring Predictive Analytics to the Masses Traditionally, SAP has not been a leader in predictive analytics, at least not until its acquisition of Business Objects and the advent of SAP HANA . SAP has announced its plans to  acquire KXEN , a provider of predictive analytics technology. KXEN is intended to complement SAP Predictive Analysis software, a workbench for defining, executing, and visualizing predictive analysis. With increasingly pervasive big data environments, companies must not only Read More
CMS Is to Content as SOA Is to Enterprise Applications
There’s no disputing the fact that content management systems (CMS) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) are closely related. From reuse, the ability to

build to order mrp  Is to Content as SOA Is to Enterprise Applications There’s no disputing the fact that content management systems (CMS) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) are closely related. From reuse, the ability to loosely couple service and functions, to being able to combine services into a new form, SOA and CMS share many common threads in the enterprise world. Find out how the forces that have made SOA so important today are now doing the same for CMS in web site management. Read More
How to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract
Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many

build to order mrp  to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many variables factor into the total project price—and software is only a fraction of that. Discover 16 insider tips that can help you save money, as well as 30 specific questions to ask your software vendor, so you can avoid hidden costs and Read More
Epicor HCM Express Allows Companies to Go From Bare Bones to Full Functionality
Epicor HCM Express is an interesting option for small businesses that are taking their first steps toward adopting a human resources information system (HRIS

build to order mrp  with the Microsoft report builder (on top of the standard reports that are included in the core HCM Express product). The ability to start with a core package of functionality and add new features over time is unusual in the HCM software market for small businesses. These types of organizations are usually forced either to buy a solution that has more than what they need (and as a result paying for more functionality than they actually use) or to improvise by using a mix of point solutions, spreadsheets, Read More
How To Conquer the Challenge of Delivering E-mail to 100,000+ Recipients
In the beginning, e-mail marketing was easy. But as e-mail lists have grown, so have Internet service provider (ISP) restrictions. Today, delivering your e-mail

build to order mrp  To Conquer the Challenge of Delivering E-mail to 100,000+ Recipients In the beginning, e-mail marketing was easy. But as e-mail lists have grown, so have Internet service provider (ISP) restrictions. Today, delivering your e-mail newsletter can be a real challenge, especially with a list of over 10,000 recipients. Instead of adopting one of several seductive but outdated solutions, a better alternative may be to use an e-mail service provider. Read More
Using SumTotal Systems to Build a Structured Approach to Learning and Development
Murray Metals Group, an independent UK-based metal business, needed to develop a structured approach to learning across the organization and build a consistent

build to order mrp  SumTotal Systems to Build a Structured Approach to Learning and Development Murray Metals Group, an independent UK-based metal business, needed to develop a structured approach to learning across the organization and build a consistent learning program across all 20 geographical locations. Murray Metals Group chose SumTotal® Learning Management to act as a central learning management resource, thereby successfully establishing a learning and development capability within the organization. See how. Read More

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