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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

Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective


Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of optimization is fast being recognized as having the capability to help businesses grow margins significantly. In fact, studies have shown that it can add a 15 to 50 percent incremental margin to the bottom line.

life cycle costing scm  is priced along its life cycle to retire the item in the market by the target date while zeroing out the inventory. Given the complexities involved, the extent to which pricing and revenue optimization has been successfully leveraged has varied significantly among different industries. Figure 3 provides a simple framework, along with some examples, for identifying industries that are amenable to pricing optimization. The greater the similarity of the product offering and the greater the proximity to the Read More

Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009


A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing information, financial information and reports and is a useful tool in the decision-making process.

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

Can ERP Speak PLM?


Because product lifecycle management (PLM) offers a host of benefits to manufacturers, it has become one of the fastest growing categories of enterprise applications. But a PLM system needs to work hand-in-hand with an enterprise resource planning system, so how can an organization integrate these two enterprise applications, which "speak" in different languages?

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

Lawson Gains Strength in Fashion by Acquiring Freeborders PLM


When I first learned that Lawson had acquired the product lifecycle management (PLM) software division of Freeborders, the Oracle-Agile acquisition came to mind. Ten months prior to the Lawson-Freeborders deal, Oracle President Charles Phillips said “the addition of Agile, which will serve as the foundation of our PLM offering, will further Oracle's strategy of delivering industry-specific

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

The 70 Percent Solution: Fulfilling the Application Software Life Cycle


Application software companies unwittingly but consistently overlook significant portions of their application software life cycle, resulting in consistent under-performance of products and services, a reduced harvest, dissatisfied customers, and missed opportunities for growth. In fact, you could be neglecting up to 70 percent of the energy necessary to have your products reach and maintain peak performance throughout their life cycle.

life cycle costing scm  Fulfilling the Application Software Life Cycle Application software companies unwittingly but consistently overlook significant portions of their application software life cycle, resulting in consistent under-performance of products and services, a reduced harvest, dissatisfied customers, and missed opportunities for growth. In fact, you could be neglecting up to 70 percent of the energy necessary to have your products reach and maintain peak performance throughout their life cycle. 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 functions across all levels of suppliers, partners, and customers through the integration, collaboration, and synchronization of technology, data, and people-centric processes. Learn how companies can employ VCM to make business processes smoother, more productive, and more profitable.

life cycle costing scm  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 functions across all levels of suppliers, partners, and customers through the integration, collaboration, and synchronization of technology, data, and people-centric processes. Learn how companies can employ VCM to make business processes smoother, more productive, and more Read More

Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)


Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their organizational needs. It doesn’t help that there is an abundance (literally hundreds) of SCM solutions available on the market. Today, I’ll help you understand key SCM modules, and look at some key players with well established SCM solutions

life cycle costing scm  and integrates with product lifecycle management (PLM) for better product development. Operational insight: Provides real-time metrics for inventory, purchase, customer, and production orders. Also provides the ability to electronically transmit shipping documents (e.g., bills of lading, manifest, etc.). Assures automatic traceability of products or materials from source to destination, regardless of whether they are inbound or outbound. Provides capability for viewing resources (both available and Read More

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Can You Add New Life To an Old ERP System?


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life cycle costing scm  You Add New Life To an Old ERP System? Can You Add New Life To an Old ERP System? Featured Author - * William R. Friend - October 31, 2003 Introduction Recently, TEC featured an article by Olin Thompson titled, The ''Old ERP'' Dilemma: Replace or Add-on which discussed options available to companies who want to add business functionality to their Old ERP systems. Certainly, there are many options now available in new business functionality that run the gamut from Supply Chain Planning (SCP) to Read More

FinancialForce Supply Chain Management (SCM)


FinancialForce Supply Chain Management (SCM) offers effective configure, price, and quote (CPQ) functionality; order capture for processing with electronic data interchange (EDI) and e-commerce integration; warehouse and drop-ship fulfillment management on the same sales order; and simplified taxation with Avalara AvaTax integration. Data is in real time and easy to access. FinancialForce SCM supports business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C). 

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Shortening the Quote-to-cash Cycle in the Media and Publishing Industry


Having silos of point solutions is a problem for many publishing companies, as they need to make business decisions quickly with up-to-date information, and systems operating separately without much communication means a lack of accurate information and support. NetSuite’s consolidated business software shortens the quote-to-cash cycle while allowing critical insights into the business. All stakeholders, from business development to delivery, finance, sales, and at the executive level have access to the information they need quickly and efficiently.

NetSuite’s consolidated business software shortens the quote-to-cash cycle while offering critical insights into the business. This document shows how NetSuite can help media and publishing companies run their businesses more effectively.

life cycle costing scm  the Quote-to-cash Cycle in the Media and Publishing Industry Having silos of point solutions is a problem for many publishing companies, as they need to make business decisions quickly with up-to-date information, and systems operating separately without much communication means a lack of accurate information and support. NetSuite’s consolidated business software shortens the quote-to-cash cycle while allowing critical insights into the business. All stakeholders, from business development to Read More

The SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010


In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come.News item: Oracle

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A Tectonic Shift in Communications Customer Life Cycle Management


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life cycle costing scm  Shift in Communications Customer Life Cycle Management Three Tenets of Amdocs'' New Go-to-Market Strategy Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX) recently unveiled a new marketing philosophy—one so significant that it is touted as the most important development since the company went public in 1998. Amdocs is an Israel-based company that provides billing systems, customer care, and support to communications companies throughout the world. Its corporate paradigm shift aims to give companies stronger, more profitable Read More

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life cycle costing scm  exchanged during the shipment life cycle should be facilitated by the international trade logistics (ITL) system. This requires a synchronized system and process, where the product and shipment requirements are integrated into an automated order fulfillment environment. The product item master and associated tables will determine the cost of the product as well as the relationship between the product and any duties or tariffs that are applicable. Tables related to customs duties and tariffs as well as Read More