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Case Study: Material Management Optimization
To be certain its materials management functions were up to par with industry best practices, a South African fertilizer plant obtained the services of an

material management  Study: Material Management Optimization To be certain its materials management functions were up to par with industry best practices, a South African fertilizer plant obtained the services of an inventory optimization firm. In doing so, it was able to identify weak links in its inventory control processes, and achieved a savings of over $2 million (USD)—an impressive return on investment (ROI) considering it had invested less than 4 percent of that amount. Read More

Core PLM for Discrete Industries
The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including manage...
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Production Management Research
Primarily due to rapid development of technology in the past thirty years, the market structure throughout the world has changed considerably. Local markets

material management  In the light of material discussed in previous sections, it is true that neither production planning strategy provides an efficient framework to control production management functions. However with advances in information technology and its accessibility to shop floor personnel, a hybrid solution that combines the merits of both push and pull has become practical and pragmatic. Production Planning Execution & Control (Production/3) Manufacturing organizations have commonly used some form of Material Read More
The Rise of Price Management
New analytical software tools have recently emerged to combine and condense a wealth of information that should give the salesperson a more definitive

material management  opportunities presented by raw material price volatility. Thus, asset optimization often has to be based on profitability, rather than on traditional plant utilization only. As hinted earlier, pricing and profit optimization in retail are analytic applications which analyze demand patterns and optimize pricing for each stock-keeping unit (SKU) by selling location, in order to optimize revenue and gross margins. The goal is to adjust prices downward in areas where consumers are price sensitive, in order Read More
Warehouse Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery?Part Two: The Pareto Principle, Processes, and People: Assessing Your Warehouse Management System Needs
To ensure your warehouse management system is implemented as painlessly as possible, you must assess your warehouse situation before you decide on a warehouse

material management  sales representative and marketing material. Evaluate your personnel. This is crucial. If you find your people are underpaid, why is that? Is it because you don't think they are capable of being cross-trained and are therefore paying them accordingly? Or is it because you have not taken a good, hard look at the salaries in your warehouse in a long time? Whatever the reason, understand these are the people that will be running this more complex automated warehouse. If they do not have the skill sets that Read More
Global Direct Material Procure-to-pay: Optimizing the Value of Global Commerce Management
The procure-to-pay (P2P) environment has become a major challenge for companies adopting global sourcing and distribution as a strategic component of their

material management  Direct Material Procure-to-pay: Optimizing the Value of Global Commerce Management The procure-to-pay (P2P) environment has become a major challenge for companies adopting global sourcing and distribution as a strategic component of their business. And the increase in global trade has shifted their focus from manufacturing efficiency to global supply chain efficiency. Discover what the current P2P gaps in global commerce management solutions are and what can be done to deliver optimal P2P Read More
Mobile Device Management Comparison Guide
In this age of mobility, organizations increasingly use mobile device management (MDM) software to secure, monitor, manage, and support their mobile device

material management  Device Management Comparison Guide In this age of mobility, organizations increasingly use mobile device management (MDM) software to secure, monitor, manage, and support their mobile device usage. The goal is to optimize the functionality and security of a mobile communications network while minimizing costs. If your organization is looking for MDM software, look at this MDM product comparison guide for the key features of some of today’s leading MDM solutions. Read More
Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report
Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management,

material management  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More
Business Performance Management Basics: An Overview of Business Performance Management and Its Benefits to the Organization
Business performance management (BPM) includes setting key performance indicators, using data mining to discover data patterns and using software to help drive

material management  Performance Management Basics: An Overview of Business Performance Management and Its Benefits to the Organization Originally published - April 12, 2006 The market uses the terms business performance management (BPM), corporate performance management (CPM), and enterprise performance management (EPM) interchangeably. Vendors and industry analysts use these terms to describe performance management, but essentially they all mean the same thing. BPM represents the next generation of business Read More
Business Process Management as a Blueprint for Mobile Workforce Management
As service organizations strive to achieve business objectives with limited resources, there is a growing need for greater visibility into business process

material management  Process Management as a Blueprint for Mobile Workforce Management As service organizations strive to achieve business objectives with limited resources, there is a growing need for greater visibility into business process effectiveness. This is made more difficult by ever-changing business processes and exceptions management. This white paper explains how business process management (BPM) benefits mobile workforce management and outlines how a service-focused BPM solution enables faster BPM Read More
PTC Windchill 10 for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Certification Report
PTC Windchill 10 is TEC Certified for online evaluation product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in the PLM Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a

material management  Windchill 10 for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Certification Report PTC Windchill 10 is TEC Certified for online evaluation product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions in the PLM Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More
Configuration and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management
To keep your IT infrastructure healthy, strong operational processes are essential to managing changes—both planned and unexpected. A streamlined, integrated

material management  and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management To keep your IT infrastructure healthy, strong operational processes are essential to managing changes—both planned and unexpected. A streamlined, integrated approach that incorporates hardware and software assets is a key foundation for meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Find out how you can benefit from applications that enable continuous compliance with operational processes and tools—and reduce your business risk. Read More
IFS Field Service Management: Field Service Management (FSM) Competitor Analysis Report


material management  Field Service Management: Field Service Management (FSM) Competitor Analysis Report Read More
Data Management and Analysis
From a business perspective, the role of data management and analysis is crucial. It is not only a resource for gathering new stores of static information; it

material management  Management and Analysis From a business perspective, the role of data management and analysis is crucial. It is not only a resource for gathering new stores of static information; it is also a resource for acquiring knowledge and supporting the decisions companies need to make in all aspects of economic ventures, including mergers and acquisitions (M&As). For organizational growth, all requirements and opportunities must be accurately communicated throughout the value chain. All users—from end users Read More
Performance Management-What the Mid-market Can Learn from Large Enterprises
Performance management allows companies to align business activity with corporate objectives. This research examines the different levels of business

material management  Management-What the Mid-market Can Learn from Large Enterprises Performance management allows companies to align business activity with corporate objectives. This research examines the different levels of business performance achieved by mid-market companies compared with larger firms, as well as the differences in strategy, capabilities, and technologies used. Key recommendations are drawn for mid-market businesses to increase the value they derive from performance management. 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

material management  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

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