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How Project Management Can Help Manufacturers
Recently there were two great articles published on our Website touching the interesting problem of interactions between traditional manufacturing management

it project management articles  production. In these cases, it is not that easy to recognize project targets, scope, and work breakdown tasks. However, I do believe that this type of business challenge can be characterized as a project, and standard project management techniques can be successfully applied in this case. A company might have multiple projects running simultaneously: special project management software or an ERP system that includes a project management module can be used for these types of projects as well as for Read More...
How Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards
Just one generation ago, the courier industry was essentially nonexistent. Today, in 2008, it is one of the largest means of transporting daily shipments for

it project management articles  know firsthand how difficult it is to come to a consensus on a particular strategy or a process. Project managers have been, and will continue to be, at the forefront of the technological changes in the enterprise environment, as they are the group responsible for executing the vision of how to improve a key business process by the integration of a technological solution. In part two of this blog post, I will discuss some of the emerging technologies to support logistics SCM operations. BEGINLYXs Read More...
Project Management Communication: Part 3 of 3
In this final installment of the Project Management Communication series, we look at a vital project management tool. This system has provided visibility to

it project management articles  of PPM is that it provides the means for project sponsors and stakeholders to benchmark cost savings and business process improvements, during both a project implementation and its post-project audit review process. Many organizations’ strategic business decisions involve changing a process or introducing technology. The project manager is the person in the organization mandated to execute and introduce these changes, within the specified time frame and within budget. Project managers are faced with Read More...
N-Tier Demand Management
The classic bull-whip effect means that the further a supplier is removed from the end consumer, the worse are the fluctuations in demand that they see. This

it project management articles  gets to the supplier, it can be grossly overstated. Figure 2—Multi-counted demand signals If the supplier is several steps removed from the end customer, they need to use their own intelligence to ferret out big end-customer deals, to get a more accurate picture of actual demand. As they pursue opportunities with OEMs, the account management team should capture information on potential end-customer deals (e.g., end-customer name, project name, size and type of deal, etc.). This data is factored into Read More...
Project Portfolio Management for Service Organizations: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations
There are two types of project portfolio management (PPM) solutions for professional services organizations (PSO). For smaller PSOs, best-of-breed vendors

it project management articles  SAP and non-SAP infrastructures. It provides time and billing, project costing, collaboration, and resource planning capabilities. xRPM is currently used by SAP''s system integrators for time, billing, and collaboration. Oracle offers a PPM solution that adheres to its fusion strategy, integrating PeopleSoft, JD Edwards , and Oracle Projects (all of which are currently under the Oracle banner). Oracle''s Fusion middleware provides standards and protocols to ensure that its applications are seamlessly Read More...
Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report
Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management,

it project management articles  Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More...
Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper

it project management articles  Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper examines lean manufacturing workforce management initiatives, the opportunities and benefits they provide, and the enterprise applications available to manage and support them. Read More...
IT Epidemic: Treating IT Client Relationship Breakdown
The frequency of breakdowns in the IT client relationship is reaching epidemic proportions. Indeed, an IT client breakdown is comparable to the onset of an

it project management articles  Epidemic: Treating IT Client Relationship Breakdown The frequency of breakdowns in the IT client relationship is reaching epidemic proportions. Indeed, an IT client breakdown is comparable to the onset of an illness. If caught early enough, treatment is often relatively painless. However, if left to advance to the later stages, or full maturity, the treatment will not only be invasive, but also require significant recovery time. Read More...
Case Study: SAP and Sales Management
To achieve global transparency of all customer relationships, SAP AG upgraded to the latest release of the SAP customer relationship management (CRM

it project management articles  upgrade is part of its CRM Clear Vision Program. Learn how the upgrade to a single global solution helped SAP AG achieve effective collaboration, better visibility, improved productivity, and stronger customer relationships. Read More...
Value Cycle Management: A Non-Linear Approach to Supply Chain Management
Companies are moving away from the linear production path of the supply chain to embrace value cycle management (VCM). VCM is the optimization of supply chain

it project management articles  more productive, and more profitable. Read More...
Smartree Talent Management Suite
Smartree Talent Management Suite manage complex and resource-consuming processes like personnel administration, time registration, organisational charting

it project management articles  Talent Management Suite Smartree Talent Management Suite manage complex and resource-consuming processes like personnel administration, time registration, organisational charting, performance evaluation, training administration, recruitment and others, transforming them into effective and enjoyable activities, for which the administrative and bureaucratic aspects are fully carried out by computers, in a timely and accurate manner. Read More...
Enter Enterprise Incentive Management and Incentive Compensation Management
Companies with large sales forces, huge product portfolios, and complex incentive plans with many variables need to offer variable pay. This has created

it project management articles  calculates the commissions, whereupon it feeds the payment data back into the company''s payroll system. Along the way, the software generates reports for managers which can also be used in audits to catch errors and cheating attempts, which is especially important in environments where one of the biggest expense items is cost of sales. In addition to these policing capabilities (which are not to be sneezed atcompanies keep missing their earnings because they cannot audit their compensations), managers Read More...
Understanding IBM Lotus Web Content Management Software
IBM Lotus Web Content Management software is IBM’s Web content management system offering. Lotus Web Content Management software provides tools to apply

it project management articles  are delivered via Web sites and portal. This factsheet provides a detailed overview of key Lotus Web Content Management features. Read More...
The Complete Systems Management Book: An Introduction to Integrated and Automated IT System Management
Effective IT systems management is a challenge, especially for midsized companies that must maintain sophisticated IT environments without the budgets of their

it project management articles  to Integrated and Automated IT System Management Effective IT systems management is a challenge, especially for midsized companies that must maintain sophisticated IT environments without the budgets of their larger counterparts. This comprehensive guide provides IT newcomers—as well as experienced veterans—with all the information they need to understand the best ways to align people, processes, policies, and tools for a cohesive, streamlined, and supportable IT infrastructure. Read More...

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