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Case Study: Mark Two Distributors Ltd.




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Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives


Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software applications can provide have been removed.

mark two distributors  About the Author    MARK WELLS has worked for the past 20 years on many aspects supply chain management from within industry, as a supply chain consultant, and as part of a software development organization. For two years, he worked for a steel service center as an internal consultant. He holds an MBA from Drexel University where he has also taught operations management and operations research. He currently works for the applications development division of Oracle Corporation, focusing on supply chain Read More

Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress


ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SSA Global, Geac, Intentia, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products.

mark two distributors  a hold on the market as possible before enterprise and platform vendors catch up. This is especially true for the remaining tier two and tier three retail point solution vendors. If they cannot gain significant traction and distinctive differentiation, they could find themselves in a position of needing to either being acquired or joining forces with a complementary functional or platform technology vendor via alliance or acquisition. User Recommendations Retailers will have to find a fine balance Read More

Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Two: Market Impact


Microsoft Business Network (MBN) has the potential to deliver the never really (or hardly ever) realized benefits of early dot-com era Internet trading exchanges or networks that could reasonably and effectively link customers to their trading partners.

mark two distributors  is nearing the 300,000 mark. Hence, one should not be surprised by MBS'' recent, more upbeat results in a great part from up-selling so-called surrounding applications like Microsoft Business Network ( MBN ), Microsoft Demand Planner , or Microsoft Business Portal to its existing ERP users (see Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions ). In late 2003, MBS enhance its current line of ERP business solutions and service offerings in terms of helping its small, mid-market segment and even Read More

Mark Two: UK Distributor Uses SAP Software to Help Retailers Build Web Sales


Mark Two, a distributor of kitchen and bathroom products, manages a network of warehouses, logistic services, and call centers. The company serves both major retail chains and independent stores, and offers a range of 20,000 products. This case study examines how Mark Two has been developing innovative Web sites using an SAP solution as part of an effort to help customers leverage the power of e-commerce.

mark two distributors  case study examines how Mark Two has been developing innovative Web sites using an SAP solution as part of an effort to help customers leverage the power of e-commerce. Read More

Outsourcing 101 - A Primer Part Two: Outsourcing Categories


Outsourcing is a very diverse market, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. This part examines the four broad outsourcing categories: application software, information technology infrastructure, business process outsourcing (BPO), and manufacturing.

mark two distributors  and business process outsourcing markets. This concludes Part Two of a three-part note. Part One discussed the history of outsourcing, described outsourcing pros and cons, and introduced offshoring concepts. Part Three will recap outsourcing approaches and categories, and offer recommendations for firms looking to outsource and recommendations for outsourcing providers. About the Author A.B. Maynard has over twenty years of technology, industry, management consulting and application software experience. Read More

Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Moderates 20th Vendor Shootout for ERP, Featuring Live ERP Software Demonstrations for Manufacturers and Distributors


The Vendor Shootout for ERP event has helped hundreds of organizations with their enterprise software selections. Moderated by TEC, an impartial software evaluation firm, attendees see the best ERP systems for manufacturing and distribution and can talk one on one with the top ERP vendors in North America.

mark two distributors  consulting, analyst, and research markets. About Vendor Shootout™ for ERP Created in 2007 by brij Image and Information, the Vendor Shootout™ for ERP has helped to simplify software selection for hundreds of companies throughout the US and abroad. Brij’s goal was to create an event where qualified manufacturing and distribution organizations could come and witness multiple ERP packages in action, without sales pressure. What started as a unique concept, has grown into an international brand that Read More

Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? Part Two: Market Impact


The advent and growth of vendors targeting the needs of discrete manufacturing industries proves that the PLM market in this sector has been hot. Agile Software has made a name for itself by providing the tools that support the collaborative exchange of product data, appealing to companies that rely on contractors for the manufacture of its products. For companies whose BOMs change frequently, this integrated capability set has been extremely important, and Agile has thrived in the PLM selection situations requiring extensive external collaboration.

mark two distributors  the overall enterprise applications market (particularly in the mature ERP segment), the above merger of two notable pure-plays in the PLM market might still have more to it than meets the eye. One reason would lie in different current evolutionary states between ERP and PLM markets (i.e., the mature and highly penetrated first versus the still fragmented, morphing and far from being saturated latter). For a detailed comparison of the ERP and PLM markets see The Different Evolutionary Stages of ERP and Read More

BizSlate Part 1: Newcomer Cloud ERP for Small Distributors


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mark two distributors  a large and growing market opportunity. With small businesses generally being understaffed, employees commonly working long hours, and each employee being responsible for up to five different jobs (on a good day), it is essential for small businesses to invest in tools that maximize their ability to survive and succeed in a global Marketplace. Small distributors need access to key information, inventory accuracy, shorter sales cycles, and high customer retention. An astute SaaS ERP system should give Read More

ERP and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities


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mark two distributors  be fooled by the marketing hype that just because you purchased both ERP and SCM software from the same vendor, there will be no interface issues or that the interfaces are seamless. Check under the hood and determine how the interfaces function. While a standard interface may exist and work, it may be designed for simplistic supply chain models and may not be appropriate for your company. If this is the case, likewise the standard interfaces will not be applicable to the majority of companies, Read More

Appian: Pushing the BPM Envelope—Part Two


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mark two distributors  the most in the market? MR: Appian has two key points of focus: 1) continuing to set the pace for BPM software innovation, and 2) scaling the company to meet global demand (at superior quality). What keeps us up at night is anticipating where the nature of work is headed, how technology can enable it, and how to make that technology as easy to consume and use as possible. Appian added more than 100 employees in 2013, and is scaling its global partnerships as well. Keeping the company’s culture of Read More

Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Platform Approaches (Wars)


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