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Modern ERP Processes Behind Historic Scotch Whisky
The whisky industry is an example of a process industry where it is impossible to accurately predict demand for the final product. Goods stocked must also be

customs and excise  Department of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise (HM C&E), these losses have to be accounted for (typically up to 2 percent per year is allowable for the angels' share, although 4 percent is more common in the spirit's first year). In other words, the value basically continues to be calculated on the original volume casked. To that end, the SSI TROPOS enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite tracks whisky stored in individual parcels —in other words, in a number of consecutively numbered casks

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customs and excise  been integrated with a customs module, a labor management module and a billing module. Version 8.4 can be used with a rich Microsoft Windows user interface (UI), as well as a browser UI that increases visibility and accessibility. The product is compatible with Borland 's application server and IBM's WebSphere . Dispatcher-WMS now offers a completely integrated customs module, which concludes the incorporation of Online Duty & Logistics' DutyMaster into the product suite. RedPrairie touts the functional Read More

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customs and excise  drinks industry (including enhanced customs and excise [C&E] reporting, the detailed Bulk Whisky Workbench , and warehouse space rental management. For specific information on the whisky industry, see Must-have Requirements for the Whisky Industry . But perhaps most prominent of all is the aforementioned TROPOS Active built-in business process automation and workflow technology, which helps relieve some of the silo culture problem that sees information stuck in one place, inaccessible to those in other Read More

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customs and excise  also on multi-mode shippers, customs brokers and customs inspectors, among others. In this globalized environment, it is typically very difficult or even impossible to solve a supply chain problem by simply picking up the phone, calling one person, saying, Our stuff hasn't arrived yet; what are you going to do about it? and expecting an immediate answer. Now it's necessary to integrate information from a wide variety of business community participants to answer the question and solve the problem. Read More

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customs and excise  shipments comply with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) security requirements has added a new level of complexity to apparel importing, whereas the risks of failure to comply are quite a bit higher nowadays. Particularly with the elimination of trading quotas and the decreased need to closely track data for quota limitations purposes, the focus for US customs and importers has turned largely to security compliance. For instance, post-9/11 US customs policies require importers to classify the Read More

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