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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

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

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

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

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

ERP Fail: When Best Practices Meet Real Life


Open University PhD candidate Gabrielle Ford has a new perspective on why, despite an abundance of expert insight, so many ERP implementations continue to fail. TEC is collaborating with Ford to provide a 20-minute survey for ERP users, and is offering three-day free access to its evaluation models and vendor data to readers who complete the survey. Take the survey now. This post signals the start

life cycle costing scm  Best Practices Meet Real Life Open University PhD candidate Gabrielle Ford has a new perspective on why, despite an abundance of expert insight, so many ERP implementations continue to fail. TEC is collaborating with Ford to provide a 20-minute survey for ERP users , and is offering three-day free access to its evaluation models and vendor data to readers who complete the survey. Take the survey now . This post signals the start of several contributions from Ford regarding the relationship users have Read More

Cost Benefits of Complete Change Life Cycle Management for PeopleSoft


In hard economic times, IT organizations can maintain operational excellence and sustain service quality while still reducing costs. Achieving this objective involves at least three aspects of application management: managing change, managing technical performance, and managing user performance. Learn more about managing the change process in your PeopleSoft environment, and the value of an integrated change solution.

life cycle costing scm  Benefits of Complete Change Life Cycle Management for PeopleSoft In hard economic times, IT organizations can maintain operational excellence and sustain service quality while still reducing costs. Achieving this objective involves at least three aspects of application management: managing change, managing technical performance, and managing user performance. Learn more about managing the change process in your PeopleSoft environment, and the value of an integrated change solution. Read More

Enterprise Performance Management: Cycle II


In February 2009, Quocirca interviewed 800 individuals across eight geographies about their views on, and usage of, enterprise performance management (EPM) tools and processes. The research was repeated in December 2009 and there was a clear improvement in understanding of EPM basics. However, much remains to be done. The overall increase in the EPM sub-indices does not mean there is room for complacency. Find out why.

life cycle costing scm  Performance Management: Cycle II Quocirca is a research and analysis company with a primary focus on the European market. Quocirca produces free to market content aimed at IT decision makers and those that influence them in business of all sizes and public sector organisations. Much of the content Quocirca produces is based on its own primary research. Source: Quocirca Ltd Resources Related to Enterprise Performance Management: Cycle II : Business Performance Management (BPM) (Wikipedia) Read More

TEC 2012 SCM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Supply Chain Management Software


This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 600 SCM software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ TEC Advisor software selection application. Although the characteristics that SCM customers are looking for vary according to the specific SCM software segment being evaluated, TEC data show that at the supply chain suite level organizations are mainly seeking these characteristics: collaborative capabilities, cloud deployment, analytics, adaptive solutions, and in-memory computing.

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Life is good Relies on attune Consulting to Manage SAP AFS


attune Consulting, a focused solutions provider to the fashion and lifestyle industries, recently announced its successful partnership with lifestyle brand Life is good.

life cycle costing scm  partnership with lifestyle brand Life is good . Life is good products are sold in approximately 3,500 retail stores in the U.S., and the company additionally operates a successful direct-to-consumer business.   Established in 2006 as an SAP solution provider for manufacturers, brand owners, and retailers, attune has worked with about 100 fashion and lifestyle companies using both SAP Apparel and Footwear (AFS) and other systems.   attune initially engaged with Life is good in 2007 to execute the Read More

Lucrative but "Risky" Aftermarket Business-Service and Replacement Parts SCM


The growing pressure for improving customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of supply chain management (SCM) of spare and replacement parts.

life cycle costing scm  further complicate things, product lifecycles are becoming shorter to better accommodate ever-changing customer demands, which has further muddled the challenge of weeding out obsolete parts. In many cases, it becomes necessary to know, for example, which and how much equipment have extended warranties in a particular region in order to allocate the appropriate number of discontinued parts in regional and satellite warehouses, or to determine if substitute parts can be used. Also, increased equipment 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

TDWI Conference in Chicago: The BI-cycle Still Running


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life cycle costing scm  well in the BI life cycle process because it can address data quality issues and problems in a fast manner, as well as it creates and publishes metrics for monitoring, and encourages data quality improvement. It seems that Datanomic has an interesting product on its hands. Corda I had the opportunity to talk to Alan Winters from Corda , which I haven’t done before. Corda has developed a set of products for data visualization purposes: Centerview, Popchart, and Optimap are interesting products that Read More

Why Life Sciences Companies Should Engage on Social Media


While most industries are rapidly adopting social media to engage with customers, the life sciences companies remain typically balk at extending social presence in a highly regulated environment. In view of recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines on the responsibilities of life sciences companies monitoring social media, this paper intends to assist life sciences companies in determining the scope and potential impact of creating a social media engagement program.

life cycle costing scm  Life Sciences Companies Should Engage on Social Media While most industries are rapidly adopting social media to engage with customers, the life sciences companies remain typically balk at extending social presence in a highly regulated environment. In view of recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines on the responsibilities of life sciences companies monitoring social media, this paper intends to assist life sciences companies in determining the scope and potential impact of creating a socia Read More

Migrating Legacy End of Life IVR


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In order to make the best possible investment choice when considering a new cloud IVR provider, some key questions need to be asked. Is the IVR solution flexible? Does it support multi-channel customer interaction?

These and other considerations are outlined in this white paper—download the white paper now to learn about how to determine system upgrades, evaluate potential solutions, and successfully migrate to an efficient, cost-effective IVR solution.

life cycle costing scm  Legacy End of Life IVR Interactive voice response (IVR) systems bridge communication between enterprises and customers. When that bridge becomes outdated or nears its end-of-life, steps need to be taken and factors need to be considered to successfully update that crucial IVR system. In order to make the best possible investment choice when considering a new cloud IVR provider, some key questions need to be asked. Is the IVR solution flexible? Does it support multi-channel customer interaction? Read More