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Engineer-to-order (ETO) ERP System for Electronics and High-tech Components Manufacturing
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How to Evaluate a Sales and Operation Planning System
The features available in today’s sales and operations planning (SOP) systems make these systems indispensable assets for an organization. Reporting tools and

make to order operation  powerful SOP system can make the difference between the success and failure of an SOP cycle. SOP systems are very useful to senior management, as they allow a “bird’s eye view” (an overall view) of the health of the whole organization. With its graphical representations and dashboards, an SOP system is an indispensable tool for any organization. The software market is becoming increasingly competitive, which is having a positive effect on the SOP products available. Today, SOP systems have many Read More...
One Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 1
My recent series of tutorial articles entitled “Navigating Between Service Management Scylla @ Charybdis” and “The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal)

make to order operation  Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 1 My recent series of tutorial articles entitled  “Navigating Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis”  and  “The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains”  have drawn solid interest and valuable feedback. Along similar lines was the series on general workforce management (WFM) systems (i.e., not necessarily only in field service) entitled  “Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Read More...
The Challenge to Achieve Perfect Order Management
Superior order management can provide you with a competitive edge across the board. To move closer to order perfection and a truly loyal customer base, you must

make to order operation  final quotation. Pricing Functionality Make sure you have the pricing processes and technology capabilities that enable you to execute pricing strategies tailored to each customer and/or sales channel based on your selected criteria. Pricing rules and data must be maintained centrally, accessible by field sales and telesales professionals. In addition to price lists, your application should be able to handle pricing for promotions, specific customers, and contracts. Contract Management An integrated Read More...
Can We Intelligently Use Part Numbers to Configure and Order the Right Products?
In the industrial automation industry, an overlooked, fatal flaw of sales configurator solutions is their inability to simultaneously configure part numbers and

make to order operation  correct part number''s order, make the item, and deliver it. The typical catalog number for the control switch described above would look like this: 800T-A1. This means that the order consists of seven alphanumeric characters (instead of several lengthy sentences) that unequivocally identify the part. Another ability that sets WebSource CPQ apart from most peer products is that the above mentioned B510 example can be confused with a 480-volt, 51-horsepower contactor. However, the system should also be Read More...
Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

make to order operation  efficient on products that make sense to manufacture in large quantities and to be responsive to products that are best handled as special orders. An enterprise application ought to offer tools that allow production to become pull-based, facilitating processes like kanban . Strong kanban functionality will allow companies to pull products through their supply chain, thus leaning the supply chain, minimizing work in process, maximizing responsiveness, and avoiding stock piling of finished goods. Read More...
Taking It to the Streets: A Guide to Wide Area Wireless for the Non-technical Business Professional
It s hard to go anywhere these days and not see ads for mobile wireless carriers. But the technology is so confusing and the choices so overwhelming, it can be

make to order operation  It to the Streets: A Guide to Wide Area Wireless for the Non-technical Business Professional It s hard to go anywhere these days and not see ads for mobile wireless carriers. But the technology is so confusing and the choices so overwhelming, it can be impossible to know which solution to choose. Before making the wrong choice, it’s best to have a basic understanding of mobile wireless communication—how it is currently being used in the industry, and how it can benefit your organization in the fu Read More...
Got BI? Now You Need to Hire a Data Geek. Here’s What to Look For.
According to a poll conducted by KDnuggets, salaries in the analytics and data mining space are up in 2011. While there is no direct proof that the data

make to order operation  using that output to make tactical and strategic decisions. This step has the potential to improve the decision-making process, if you have the right set of tools and the right people—data geeks. These organizations are typically medium-sized companies with smaller budgets, rather than big corporations, but with a huge workforce potential and a budget to acquire at least some, if not all, of the complete and complex set of BI and analytics features. Analysis and data visualization tools as well as Read More...
PROACTIS Source-to-contract and Purchase-to-pay Solutions Ruling the UK Public Sector
PROACTIS now helps more than 120 public sector organizations managing £15 billion of public sector spend in the UK and over 100,000 suppliers to streamline

make to order operation  Source-to-contract and Purchase-to-pay Solutions Ruling the UK Public Sector PROACTIS now helps more than 120 public sector organizations managing £15 billion of public sector spend in the UK and over 100,000 suppliers to streamline their source-to-contract and purchase-to-pay processes to achieve better value and control. The most recent win was at the Flintshire Council,  and now 20 out of 22 local authorities in Wales use PROACTIS.  Also recently, Newham Council chose PROACTIS Read More...
From Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP
Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with

make to order operation  Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with an on-demand, remotely hosted ERP system. It wasn’t the change the company originally intended, but the benefits proved too overwhelming to resist. Read More...
Collaboration 2.0: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: From the E-mail and Document-centric World of ''Enterprise 1.0'' to the People-Centric World of Enterprise 2.0
Most business collaboration continues to be conducted via e-mail and shared folders, but forward-looking organizations are increasingly considering socially

make to order operation  2.0: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: From the E-mail and Document-centric World of ''Enterprise 1.0'' to the People-Centric World of Enterprise 2.0 Most business collaboration continues to be conducted via e-mail and shared folders, but forward-looking organizations are increasingly considering socially oriented and real-time collaboration solutions to instantly and seamlessly increase productivity between employees, suppliers, customers, and stakeholders. This white paper discusses new Read More...
How to Use Lotus Domino to Publish Policies and Procedures Online
Does your company have a simple way to publish and maintain internal documentation? If people are using workarounds instead of reading documents on the

make to order operation  to Use Lotus Domino to Publish Policies and Procedures Online Does your company have a simple way to publish and maintain internal documentation? If people are using workarounds instead of reading documents on the corporate intranet, it’s a warning sign that there’s no appropriate publishing system in place. But there are alternatives and practical tips that can help you choose a cost-effective solution, based on the familiar Lotus Domino platform. Read More...
Autodesk and Jitterbit Partner to Increase Access to PLM Data
Autodesk continues its foray into the cloud product lifecycle management (PLM) game after its recent launch of Autodesk PLM 360 and acquisition of Inforbix. The

make to order operation  and Jitterbit Partner to Increase Access to PLM Data Autodesk continues its foray into the cloud product lifecycle management (PLM) game after its recent launch of Autodesk PLM 360 and acquisition of Inforbix. The focus of the Autodesk PLM 360 offering (bolstered by Jitterbit’s data integration) is to connect and orchestrate data transfers between systems. On the other hand, the focus of Inforbix is to index and mash up data across the systems for further discovery and analysis. In other words, Read More...
The Prescription to Buying an EMR Solution to Improve Patient Care and Staff Productivity
Purchasing an electronic medical record (EMR) system is a daunting task, as there are many software vendors who cater to this niche industry. That’s why it’s

make to order operation  Prescription to Buying an EMR Solution to Improve Patient Care and Staff Productivity Purchasing an electronic medical record (EMR) system is a daunting task, as there are many software vendors who cater to this niche industry. That’s why it’s essential for you to know what kind of functional requirements your practice or hospital will require to run your daily operational needs. You also need to forecast that whichever system you choose (whether on-demand or on-premise), the software will allow Read More...
Managed Services: How to Adapt to the Channel Model of the Future
Low margins, a boom in the managed services sector, and a decreasing reliance on client–server-based infrastructures are drastically changing the business

make to order operation  Services: How to Adapt to the Channel Model of the Future Low margins, a boom in the managed services sector, and a decreasing reliance on client–server-based infrastructures are drastically changing the business landscape for many traditional IT channel players. This paper assesses the challenges facing the IT channel and describes how IT resellers can transform the growing demand for managed services from a threat into a key opportunity for future business success. Read More...
8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal
Learn how to get the right phone system for your company''s requirements in 8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal.

make to order operation  Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal Getting the wrong business phone system can be a costly, long-term mistake. Learn how to get the right phone system for your company''s requirements in 8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal . From cost, service, and support considerations to features and future scalability, you''ll know what to ask to get everything you need—from the right vendor, at the right price. Download your PDF copy of 8 Questions to Ask to Read More...

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