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Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements


Hiring the former APICS president to head its manufacturing industry efforts a year ago, the high profile acquisition of renowned manufacturing ERP provider J.D. Edwards this summer, and most recently, the acquisition of demand flow and lean manufacturing software solutions from JCIT, might indicate that PeopleSoft has finally gotten its manufacturing creed. Will these moves finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space?

life cycle costing scm  any point in the life cycle of the project. Design Engineering, which is a sandbox for preproduction design efforts that remains invisible to the system (and free from the constraints of manufacturing document control) until the product and associated item masters are copied over for production. Engineering Change Control, which enforces discipline and management control over modifications to bill of materials (BOM) and shop floor routings. Last but not least, Relevant also recently announced the Read More

Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations Part 2: Applying Controls and Audit Emphasis


Whether audit expertise is provided by an internal staff or an independent, outside agency, calling in an audit specialist is as normal as calling in a kicking specialist in a penalty or field goal situation in football. Particularly when you consider the majority of an enterprise software implementation is all about testing, the present of an auditor as a functioning member of the project team makes perfect and logical sense.

life cycle costing scm  and throughout its entire life cycle. Considering the extensive scope of enterprise software such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), and warehouse management systems (WMS) software, the need for adequate and substantial controls is even more apparent. Part I explored the impact of SOX on project management and documentation. This analysis illustrates how an audit emphasis during the implementation of software can lay the solid foundation for SOX compliance. This part Read More

Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009


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life cycle costing scm  has a slightly different life cycle and associated status (aka kanban order status). The terms kanban and kanban order will be used interchangeably; they both refer to a pull signal for coordinating supply chain activities. The replenishment policies for a kanban order are specific to an item, warehouse and container. 4 Stated another way, a kanban order inherits a set of replenishment policies that reflect its source of supply such as purchased or manufactured, and whether it is directly linked to a Read More

Lawson Gains Strength in Fashion by Acquiring Freeborders PLM


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life cycle costing scm  that start the product life cycle every season (with every collection). One thing that we have to realize however, is that by having a different mind set and work style from engineering designers, fashion designers will probably hesitate to use a system if it appears too technical and complicated. Fashion designers strive for inspirations and creativity. Dimensional precision is important in order for a garment to fit the human body; but that’s not what makes today’s fashion. Within Lawson Fashion Read More

Can ERP Speak PLM?


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life cycle costing scm  value to the product life cycle, but there is no single vendor that is supplying all of the solutions required to support a full PLM program (please see The PLM Program ). Many PLM solutions have their roots in the engineering department, but make no mistake—PLM is an enterprise application suite, and it has all of the additional requirements that come with enterprise-class applications. The PLM concept pulls together information and business processes from multiple disciplines within the enterprise Read More

A Unified Approach to Workload Life Cycle Management


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life cycle costing scm  Unified Approach to Workload Life Cycle Management Traditionally, data centers have been seen as a mix of servers, operating systems, applications, and data. Moreover, the data, applications, and operating systems have been inextricably tied to the hardware on which they reside, impeding the optimal use of server resources, whether physical or virtual. Find out how to adopt a more unified approach to managing workloads in the data center—today. Read More

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life cycle costing scm  a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and shop floor control software and services for brands, retailers, and consumer products companies, has announced that Grupo Karim’s , a diversified global company with core businesses that include private-label apparel manufacturing, has  selected NGC’s fashion PLM and SCM solution . Grupo Karim’s specializes in providing its customers and partners with quality services for Read More

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