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Is Poor Project Management a Crime (EVMS and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act)
To comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), businesses need to be forthcoming to shareholders. Earned value management system (EVMS) is a set of best business

early warning signals  project planning and control. Early warning signals and reliable information from an EVMS helps management ensure that material changes in the financial condition or operations of projects are communicated as required by SOX.

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early warning signals  necessary information never mind early warning signals. The result can be a deep cut into cash balances. Most organizations do not have really effective processes that provide early warning signals to make the specific adjustments to incoming material flow. Most of the time, ERP systems provide inventory planners with massive amounts of data that is poorly prioritized causing deferral actions to be late, ultimately resulting in a frantic, last minute scramble to make adjustments, which often cause more Read More

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early warning signals  shift your focus, using early warning signals that announce critical events in your Sage MAS 90, 200, or 500 system, including credit holds, inventory thresholds, priority client transactions, urgency levels, and more. Microsoft FRx Desktop (Sage MAS 90, Sage MAS 200, and Sage MAS 500) FRx Desktop comes bundled with the Sage MAS 90, 200, and 500 General Ledger modules, and is a full-featured, financial reporting tool. The ability to specify row and column formats independently maximizes the flexibility Read More

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early warning signals  customers and suppliers as early as possible in the product development cycle to determine the required measurements. Measuring and improving all processes through the order and fulfllment cycles, with an eye toward continuous improvement, will allow you to achieve or even surpass your expectations. Cut operations costs Although recent developments in planning and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) have focused more on top-line benefts—growing revenue—the bottom line is still greatly dependent on Read More

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early warning signals  Cloud-based Demand Sensing In early July 2012, SmartOps announced the availability of Enterprise Demand Sensing (EDS) - a brand new cloud-based analytics application to predict demand trends in order to boost sales, reduce stock-outs, and reduce expediting costs. EDS is the first application constructed from scratch on the company’s new multitenant platform as a service (PaaS) intended for cloud deployment. The new SmartOps cloud platform (live as of July 1, 2012) is built on open source components Read More

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early warning signals  made popular in the early 1990s, this performance management framework was intended as a tool to provide managers with a more complete and “balanced” view of their organization’s performance by including nonfinancial metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) in their assessments. Despite this excellent approach to the state of an organization—previously viewed from a purely financial perspective—some organizations are still struggling to achieve success with this method. Many of the Read More

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early warning signals  in Toronto, Canada in early October . I attended 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 its main  value proposition  this year revolved around the flavors of  demand management , most notably  Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) .  Part 2 analyzed the traditional shortcomings  and the reasons for the S&OP concept’s (and accompanying software solutions� Read More