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How to Lower Your ERP Implementation Costs
Most companies are facing a number of pressures, thanks to a stormy economic climate. To help control costs and resources, many small to medium businesses (SMBs

lower inventory costs  to Lower Your ERP Implementation Costs TEC's solutions, which include research comparison reports selection tools consulting services are driven by its analysis engine, eBestMatch.Find enterprise resource planning solution based on your business needs. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to How to Lower Your ERP Implementation Costs : Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (Wikipedia) How to Lower Your ERP Implementation Costs ERP Implementation is also known as : Implementing ERP , Read More
Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems
Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization
Inventory optimization is the area where most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations get the highest and fastest return on investment (ROI)

lower inventory costs  is required, resulting in lower overall stock levels. During these processes, companies must keep in mind the core objective of decreasing stock while increasing customer service levels. This might sound contradictory, but it can be achieved by ensuring that the right products are in stock. The primary goal is to make the most effective use of inventory investments by reducing overall stock without increasing the costs of total inventory, all while achieving high customer service levels. Measuring these Read More
Achieving Effective Inventory Management
In today’s competitive business environment, wholesale distributors face critical factors that directly affect customer satisfaction and profit margins. These

lower inventory costs  a distributor successful with lower inventory turns. On the other hand, lower margins reduce ROI if a higher number of turns do not make up the difference. The stock of a product with an average margin of 20% would have to turn over six times to achieve the same 120% return on investment. The above may imply that all items with the same return on investment are equally desirable, but this is not the case. All other things being equal, the item that achieves the target return on investment with the fewest Read More
Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow!
Because companies focus primarily on new product development and promotion, the problem of excess and obsolete inventory, once addressed, often leads to both

lower inventory costs  manufacturing product in such lower cost, remote locations means a sizeable lead time increase, as the goods will need to be transported from the Far East back to the company's warehouse. This in turn means that a planner will have to forecast the demand before placing an order with a remote supplier far away. In the high-tech and electronics world today, it is a common industry fact that forecast accuracy is at about 80 percent. This means that often 20 percent of everything that is manufactured is Read More
Zooming into an Inventory Free Flow
FreeFlow, a provider of business services with a patented technology, aims to help companies improve product life cycle profitability by providing a unique

lower inventory costs  decides to accept the lower bid or wait for another member to bid the target price. All target price bids are answered within twenty-four hours. If multiple bids for the same inventory are received within a twenty-four-hour period, the strategic partner (that is, the seller or manufacturer) will ultimately either allocate the inventory to the highest bid or to the oldest bid if all bids are equal. Once a bid is accepted, the successful bidding member will be contacted, and upon receipt of a purchase Read More
Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System
SCM vendors are adding best of breed solutions to ERP product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. The SCM market has been growing so

lower inventory costs  Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Executive Summary Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are developed primarily for transaction processing, data collection and data reporting. By design ERP systems are designed to broad in their breadth of offering which results in being shallow in depth of specialized functionality such as Inventory Planning and Optimization. Often there is a misconception that Inventory Planning & Optimization software performs the same functions as the Read More
A Guide to Evaluating the Real Costs of an Open Source CMS
A common misconception when considering a Web content management solution (CMS) is that open source software will save you time and money. Just because you don

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9 Ways to Drive Down Product Development Costs in a Tough Economy
As consumer demand drops, many companies are being forced to lay off staff. That might help in the short term, but those companies still have to keep operations

lower inventory costs  product development,product development analysis,product development approach,product development articles,product development best practices,product development companies,product development concept Read More
Five Inventory Areas that Every Process Manufacturer Must Master
While many ERP systems claim to cater to the process manufacturing industry, a closer look reveals that in reality, little distinction is made within ERP

lower inventory costs  Inventory Areas that Every Process Manufacturer Must Master While many ERP systems claim to cater to the process manufacturing industry, a closer look reveals that in reality, little distinction is made within ERP applications to readily address the fundamental needs of a process versus a discrete manufacturer. This paper elaborates on one of the most fundamental requirements of process manufacturers—multidimensional inventory—which is noticeably absent from most ERP applications. Read More
The High Costs of Non-compliance for Manufacturers
What manufacturers must realize is that through efforts to comply with regulatory standards, they can make their manufacturing operations more competitive

lower inventory costs  Minimize inventory carrying costs, lower inventory turnover, and increase accuracy of out-shipment data. Look to trim back on marginal suppliers that aren't consistently delivering RoHS and WEEE compliance. Create higher levels of process and system standardization throughout the entire supplier network to ensure that compliance can be achieved by every member of the supply chain. Create collaborative planning and forecasting strategies that interlink suppliers between themselves, manufacturing, and Read More
Six Steps to Effective Inventory Management
You can take two approaches to inventory management: assume it’s a necessary evil and implement an inventory reduction program when cash gets tight, or put an

lower inventory costs  Steps to Effective Inventory Management You can take two approaches to inventory management: assume it’s a necessary evil and implement an inventory reduction program when cash gets tight, or put an active inventory management process in place, and continually improve the business results. Learn how to view inventory as cash that can be invested in other ways: move from reactive inventory management to lean and active inventory management in six easy steps. Read More
Lowering Your IT Costs with Oracle Database 11g Release 2
New versions of database software and operating systems (OSs) come out regularly. In the past, upgrading the database and OS for individual environments has

lower inventory costs  Your IT Costs with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 New versions of database software and operating systems (OSs) come out regularly. In the past, upgrading the database and OS for individual environments has been very expensive and a never-ending job—by the time all the business systems are upgraded, it’s time to start again. This white paper discusses Oracle Database 11g Release 2, which reduces the cost and risk associated with making these changes. Read More
Understanding the Costs of Email Security
The three main cost factors associated with e-mail filtering solutions are solution costs, operating costs, and productivity losses. This paper aims to help the

lower inventory costs  email filtering solutions, email security, Vircom Read More
APICS 2009 Preview Webinar Series, Session 5: Managing Inventory in a Changing Economy
The 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo is starting next week in Toronto (Canada). One of the educational tracks is focusing on how to manage inventory

lower inventory costs  2009 Preview Webinar Series, Session 5: Managing Inventory in a Changing Economy The 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo is starting next week in Toronto (Canada). One of the educational tracks is focusing on how to manage inventory in a changing economy. As inventory is a challenging issue for all types of manufacturing organizations, regardless of industry. If an organization can manage its inventory without losing focus on demand and where its dollars are being spent, it may achieve its Read More

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