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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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Don’t Get Eaten by the Competition: Business Solutions for Non-durable Consumer Goods Companies


The effort needed to manage a non-durable consumer goods company is more strenuous than ever. Business issues such as expanding product portfolios, complex distribution channels, and compliance requirements can impede your ability to compete in the global supply chain. Does your current business application enhance your sales and marketing, and enable demand-driven supply chains? Learn what you need to compete—and win.

durable goods  Competition: Business Solutions for Non-durable Consumer Goods Companies The effort needed to manage a non-durable consumer goods company is more strenuous than ever. Business issues such as expanding product portfolios, complex distribution channels, and compliance requirements can impede your ability to compete in the global supply chain. Does your current business application enhance your sales and marketing, and enable demand-driven supply chains? Learn what you need to compete—and win. Read More

Prophet 21 First Quarter Revenues Suffer But Pipeline Grows


Will Prophet 21’s dogged commitment to its Trading Partner Connect initiative bring it success or ruin?

durable goods  the digital marketplace for durable goods expected to be released in 2001. Figure 2. CEO Boyle deflected attention from this quarter''s financial results by emphasizing the progress made on the Trader Partner Connect (TPC) digital marketplace and in filling the pipeline with future revenue opportunities. Prophet 21 describes TPC as a distribution-centric Internet trading hub that allows participants to decrease inventory levels, streamline procurement processes, and enable collaboration. Part of the Read More

Vendor Snapshot: Epicor at the TEC Vendor Challenge


At the upcoming 2013 TEC Vendor Challenge – ERP for Distribution event in Montreal, Epicor will be featuring its renowned distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor Prophet 21. In 2011, Apax Partners combined Activant Solutions Inc. (formerly Prophet 21 Inc.) with Epicor Software Corporation to create one of the largest global providers of enterprise applications focused

durable goods  power, tile, petroleum, and general/durable goods. Epicor Prophet 21 is currently available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. Country-specific functionality is currently offered for Mexico and the UK. Generally speaking, Epicor supports continuous performance management through real-time and in-context business insight. At the core of most of Epicor ERP systems is an adaptable and collaborative business architecture, and this is Read More

Should interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP?


Although interBiz has spouted an interesting value proposition to many enterprise applications users, the company still has to address some potential stumbling blocks in order to clear the path to its applications business success.

durable goods  service for businesses in durable goods industries General availability of MK Manufacturing version 8.4 Premium Services Plans which provide maintenance for modifications and the migration of modifications to new versions of interBiz software applications This, Part One of a two-part note, discusses these announcements and their Market Impact. Part Two will discuss the Challenges faced by interBiz and make User Recommendations. Free Benchmarking Service  On November 13, interBiz announced a free Read More

Managing the Industrial Manufacturing Supply Chain


It is essential for durable goods companies to effectively manage multi-tiered distribution network and supply chains, to ensure the right products are available in the right stores at the right time—and the right price. What can you do to differentiate your products from your competitors’, control customer value, and accelerate order-to-delivery time while your supply chains become globally more complex? Find out now.

durable goods  It is essential for durable goods companies to effectively manage multi-tiered distribution network and supply chains, to ensure the right products are available in the right stores at the right time—and the right price. What can you do to differentiate your products from your competitors’, control customer value, and accelerate order-to-delivery time while your supply chains become globally more complex? Find out now. Read More

Lean Manufacturing: A Primer


Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical areas of hidden waste are over-production, waiting, transportation, over-processing, motion, excessive inventory, and defective units.

durable goods  Manufacturing: A Primer Introduction It is not exactly breaking news that, due to the need for driving down costs and increasing efficiency, manufacturers (if not enterprises of all kinds) are increasingly subject to massive pressures. These pressures, however, often invalidate the traditional materials requirements planning (MRP) batch- and push-based production planning and associated economies of scale product costing approaches. This is Part One of a multi-part note. For this reason, there has Read More

Technology Hurdles Plus Retailer Consolidation Yield a Fragile Market for Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturers


As major retailers increase their share of the market and exploit technology for business process improvement, consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers risk losing ground in the market place, if they cannot meet retailers demands for compliance.

durable goods  Hurdles Plus Retailer Consolidation Yield a Fragile Market for Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturers Technology Hurdle In the business press, we see articles on radio frequency identification (RFID) nearly everyday. Major retailers are setting technical and business process requirements and deadlines for their suppliers. No one doubts that RFID will be an absolute requirement in the future; the issue is not if, but when. However, RFID is just one element of a continuing process on the part of Read More

Supplier Portals: Insight into an Efficient Supply Chain


Manufacturers previously tracked suppliers and their deliveries of goods in a predictable method that often resulted in errors. For small to midsized suppliers eager to adopt more efficient communications with customers but lacking access to an EDI-compliant system, supplier portals are an alternative cost-saving solution. See how supplier portals add increased efficiency, quality, and transparency to the supply chain.

durable goods  Portals: Insight into an Efficient Supply Chain Manufacturers previously tracked suppliers and their deliveries of goods in a predictable method that often resulted in errors. For small to midsized suppliers eager to adopt more efficient communications with customers but lacking access to an EDI-compliant system, supplier portals are an alternative cost-saving solution. See how supplier portals add increased efficiency, quality, and transparency to the supply chain. Read More

Customer: Eastern Food


Eastern Foods, Inc. produces fresh goods for one of the most widely dispersed populations in the world. The leading supplier of salad dressings to airlines, Amtrak, and the cruise ship industry, Eastern is nationally known for Naturally Fresh dressings as well as premiere meat sauces and dips sold in stores and distributed to the food service industry. The job has never been easy – but it has been made easier in recent years with the implementation of Ross Systems’ iRenaissance suite of business applications for both front and back office operations. The flow of information, necessary to make critical decisions and ensure high levels of service, now travels quicker than the fast-paced industry it serves. The plant scheduler has been able to reduce the number of daily individual production jobs by as much as 20%, as well as reduce the number of changeovers, resulting in higher capacity utilization and throughput. Visibility to the forecast and orders allows for better management of the scheduled cycle of product runs, which must be closely coordinated with inventory to ensure supply is both adequate and fresh. Cycle schedule compliance has improved from 88% to 95%.

durable goods  Eastern Food Eastern Foods, Inc. produces fresh goods for one of the most widely dispersed populations in the world. The leading supplier of salad dressings to airlines, Amtrak, and the cruise ship industry, Eastern is nationally known for Naturally Fresh dressings as well as premiere meat sauces and dips sold in stores and distributed to the food service industry. The job has never been easy – but it has been made easier in recent years with the implementation of Ross Systems’ iRenaissance Read More

From Manufacturing to Distribution: The Evolution of ERP in Our New Global Economy


Because manufacturers are now competing globally, they have shifted production to developing countries where cost of labor and resources is low. Software vendors have combined supply chain management functionality with enterprise resource planning software to stay globally competitive.

durable goods  Manufacturing to Distribution: The Evolution of ERP in Our New Global Economy Originally Posted - July 30, 2007 Over the past fifty years, manufacturing has changed from individual companies producing and distributing their own products, to a global network of suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors. Efficiency, price, and quality are being scrutinized in the production of each product. Because of this global network, manufacturers are competing on a worldwide scale, and they have moved their Read More

Saks Inc.


Learn how Saks Inc. leveraged flow-through operations in its distribution center to move 90 percent of its goods automatically, without human intervention to get merchandise to its stores faster, while taking inventory out of the system.

durable goods  Inc. Learn how Saks Inc. leveraged flow-through operations in its distribution center to move 90 percent of its goods automatically, without human intervention to get merchandise to its stores faster, while taking inventory out of the system. Read More

Managing Global Trade Flows


In global trade, the flow of information must support the tracking and management of the goods to enable the secure and compliant entry and exit to and from countries for the correct funds to flow to eligible business and trading partners.

durable goods  Global Trade Flows Global Trade Flows There are a multitude of complex interactions between the global trade flows within a secure supply chain. Namely, across the few dozens pertinent processes, global trade requires managing the flow of goods, funds, and information. That is to say, the flow of information must support the tracking and management of the goods to enable the secure and compliant entry and exit to and from countries for the correct funds to flow to eligible business and trading Read More

Success Story: Hindustan Lever


The markets served by Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL), India’s largest consumer goods company, require flexible planning, production, and distribution scenarios on the manufacturing side of operations. In 2000, HLL identified improved supply chain management as a critical business priority. It sought a solution that would increase supplier and distributor responsiveness, reduce inventory buffers, and optimize planning and scheduling.

durable goods  Story: Hindustan Lever The markets served by Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL), India’s largest consumer goods company, require flexible planning, production, and distribution scenarios on the manufacturing side of operations. In 2000, HLL identified improved supply chain management as a critical business priority. It sought a solution that would increase supplier and distributor responsiveness, reduce inventory buffers, and optimize planning and scheduling. Read More

How Is a Bad Product Developed?


There are multiple answers for how a bad product is developed; many of them are rooted in myopia in the development process. This morning, when I was leaving a subway station through a tunnel, a billboard caught my eye. Actually, at first glance, I was kind of scared by the weird eye of one of the women in the picture. A second look revealed that the weird eye was a bolt (on top of a washer

durable goods  Is a Bad Product Developed? There are multiple answers for how a bad product is developed; many of them are rooted in myopia in the development process. This morning, when I was leaving a subway station through a tunnel, a billboard caught my eye. Actually, at first glance, I was kind of scared by the weird eye of one of the women in the picture. A second look revealed that the weird eye was a bolt (on top of a washer) located very close to her right eye. Let me clarify that the bolt and the washer Read More