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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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How Companies Can Reduce Costs with Cloud-based Training


Today’s volatile economic climate has many regulated companies thinking differently about cost containment within all operations, particularly through training management. Here we outline 10 value drivers that affect ROI for employee training management among regulated companies, and how they can be achieved through cloud-based training management. See how learning systems delivered through the cloud can increase your ROI.

cost containment roi  companies thinking differently about cost containment within all operations, particularly through training management. Here we outline 10 value drivers that affect ROI for employee training management among regulated companies, and how they can be achieved through cloud-based training management. See how learning systems delivered through the cloud can increase your ROI. Read More

What Plant-level Systems Can Do for the Enterprise Market


To gain the competitive edge, enterprises are seeking tools to break information silos. Collaborative planning and manufacturing has given plant-level systems a whole new meaning.

cost containment roi  goods (CPG) and warranty cost containment in the automotive segment, are key drivers that use plant-level information. In the life science industries, plant-level applications can confirm US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory compliance. In discrete manufacturing industries, the primary source for product genealogy information, including component sourcing, QA confirmation, and product run-in test data, also resides in these applications. This is Part Three of a three-part note. Part One Read More

IFS To Be At Customers' (Web) Service


IFS invested heavily in both product development and worldwide growth infrastructure for a few years, now with that infrastructure in place, the company’s financial position has improved. This balancing of expenditures to promote global growth and improved cash flow has long been IFS’ mixed blessing conundrum. As the bigger vendors will intensify their mid-market aspirations, IFS continues to increase its marketshare worldwide, particularly in mid-market.

cost containment roi  year, IFS expects continued cost containment rationalization coupled with further, although tamed, growth to result in improved earnings for the rest of 2002. To that end, the product development will be more sharply focused on refining functionality, particularly within specific vertical industry segments that are of strategic interest for IFS and its premium partners. For example, highly focused development efforts are being made in the aviation and defense sectors in collaboration with BAE SYSTEMS-IFS Read More

APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended only a few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that the main value propositions this year revolved around the

cost containment roi  costs at one warehouse, cost containment on one leg of a cross-country shipment, or increased production at one plant. Namely, it may do more harm than good to reduce inventory if the lack of a buffer causes the wholesaler downstream in the chain to experience more frequent stock shortages. Speeding up one process in a synchronized system can throw everything out of balance. Costs cut unilaterally in one area will invariably lead to increased expense somewhere else. Activities in supply chains are all Read More

Assessing the Drivers of Sales Performance


Outmoded measures are being used to develop marketing strategies and allocate resources. Existing go to market models often fail to consider the customer's total experience, and provides little information for planning. The solution is to reorient performance metrics to become value-driven.

cost containment roi  are managed with a cost and risk containment mindset that may not be complementary to the customer experience. Often, the metrics will revolve around productivity (e.g., calls handled per hour) as opposed to metrics (e.g., the time to resolve problems, or problems resolved during the first call). Fulfillment is really an aggregation for manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, or other delivery functions. Most of these functions operate with a productivity metric that is subject to some service level Read More

Demonstrating the ROI of an ERP System


What kind of tangible return on investment (ROI) can you expect from your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software? The answer: a lot more than you might expect. Purchasing ERP software represents a significant financial commitment, but in most cases, the software pays for itself within the first year—and will continue to generate cost savings for many years after. Where do these cost savings come from? Find out here.

cost containment roi  will continue to generate cost savings for many years after. Where do these cost savings come from? Find out here. Read More

The High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does It Take to Keep Up-to-date?


Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after installation. The question isn’t whether a typical ERP solution supports change, but rather at what cost? Learn what midsize companies are doing about maintaining, modifying, and updating their ERP systems post-implementation, and what you could be doing better.

cost containment roi  High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does It Take to Keep Up-to-date? Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after installation. The question isn’t whether a typical ERP solution supports change, but rather at what cost? Learn what midsize companies are doing about maintaining, modifying, and updating their ERP systems post-implementation, and what you could be doing better. Read More

CRM ROI: Creating a Business Case


Companies need to implement serious yardstick work when seeking to evaluate CRM-software investments. This involves creating a cost-benefit analysis, determining the tangible and intangible benefits, and the risks involved with CRM implementation.

cost containment roi  began. The median total cost over the first five years is estimated at $1.2 million (USD). The business case for CRM should include 1) Tangible Net Benefits —a clear and precise cost-benefit analysis which tallies all of the planned project costs, quantifies each of the tangible benefits and calculates key financial performance metrics such as ROI, NPV, IRR, and payback period. Costs should be less than 50 percent of the benefits (because of inevitable cost overruns and typical benefit adoption Read More

CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection


Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. Well constructed knowledge bases that are used in a tested selection methodology reduce the RFI process from months to weeks, eliminate data quality issues and allow an apples to apples comparison of vendor offerings.

cost containment roi  The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection Mitigating Drawbacks Through The Use Of A Knowledge Base Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. With regard to technology selections, TEC describes a knowledge base as having three components: First , a comprehensive set of functional and technical criteria covering every functional area of an enterprise application (in this case, CRM). Second , a set of vendor ratings for the criteria on the Read More

ERP: Justifying the Cost


Many benefits accrue from deploying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Many of these are tangible or quantifiable in nature; you can calculate the savings immediately. However, other benefits may not be quantified so easily, but they are also important. This whitepaper looks at both tangible and intangible benefits of deploying an ERP solution and attempts to give you good justification for the costs involved.

cost containment roi  Justifying the Cost Many benefits accrue from deploying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Many of these are tangible or quantifiable in nature; you can calculate the savings immediately. However, other benefits may not be quantified so easily, but they are also important. This whitepaper looks at both tangible and intangible benefits of deploying an ERP solution and attempts to give you good justification for the costs involved. Read More

Controlling Project Cost Overruns


This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost estimate analysis and a detailed schedule-based cost risk analysis. Contingency and management reserve is also discussed.

cost containment roi  Project Cost Overruns This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost estimate analysis and a detailed schedule-based cost risk analysis. Contingency and management reserve is also discussed. 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.

cost containment roi  Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service Introduction Who likes getting their car serviced? No one does, but the need for dependable transportation requires us to maintain our cars. A similar situation applies to maintaining a portfolio of technology hardware. The business depends on its reliability, so we must maintain it. This article focuses on how an organization acquires and manages that maintenance service cost-effectively. Identify the Enterprise Portfolio The first step Read More

College Cuts Cost 50 Percent, Boosts Productivity 75 Percent


Villa Maria College tried both minicomputer-based and UNIX-based student information and administrative systems, and saw high costs and inflexible performance. To solve these problems, it migrated to the Comprehensive Academic Management System from Three Rivers Systems. Find out why.

cost containment roi  Cuts Cost 50 Percent, Boosts Productivity 75 Percent Villa Maria College tried both minicomputer-based and UNIX-based student information and administrative systems, and saw high costs and inflexible performance. To solve these problems, it migrated to the Comprehensive Academic Management System from Three Rivers Systems. Find out why. Read More

Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line


Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an uninformed decision. Part four discusses the difficulty in predicting the future.

cost containment roi  mix Reduced inventory carrying cost Improvements in the above metrics can be driven by the following capabilities in a supply chain management application: Collaborative Product Design Collaborative Planning and Forecasting Optimized Manufacturing Planning Inventory Planning and Optimization Synchronized Planning Powerful Detailed Scheduling Accurate Order Promising Optimized Transportation Routing Statistical Process Control The Causal Metrics Matrix in Figure 3 summarizes how supply chain management Read More

Reducing the Cost of Systems Operations


Disintermediation is the process of removing redundant intermediaries from a systems management infrastructure. Once vital to systems monitoring, proprietary agents are now made largely redundant by native management tools, emerging standards and agentless monitoring architectures. Centauri makes disintermediation possible by providing a low-cost event management solution that unifies performance data and event messages under a common umbrella. This paper describes how you can take advantage of the disintermediation opportunity and minimize the risks of migrating from working proprietary data collectors to a new native-agent based solution.

cost containment roi  the Cost of Systems Operations Reducing the Cost of Systems Operations If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Compuware acquires Proxima Technology''s Centauri Business Service Manager. This solution is then integrated into Compuware''s Vantage Service Manager, a business service management solution that enables organizations to optimize IT service delivery in accordance with business needs. Source : compuware Resources Read More