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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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Case Study: New Horizons


The TrainingPartner learning management system (LMS) helps New Horizons Computer Learning Centers keep its glocal edge by providing back office operations support.

new horizons  Study: New Horizons The TrainingPartner learning management system (LMS) helps New Horizons Computer Learning Centers keep its glocal edge by providing back office operations support. Read More

The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 2


Part 1 of this series established that service supply chains have many planning levels and time horizons, which can be roughly divided into the following: the immediate period around the day of service, and forecasting and planning for the day of service. My post then expanded on the various approaches to tame the challenges on the actual day of service. The most advanced

new horizons  market share  and penetrate new markets Service employees want to work reasonable hours and not be overloaded with  overtime  or excessive travel The Regulatory Body expects the service company to meet the minimum requirements for operating in its (perhaps hazardous) industry; think of the so-called  Nuclear Fatigue Rule (NFR)  or the mandate in certain regions that a utility crew has to be at the suspected gas leak place within, say, 20 minutes Like any other company, most service businesses have Read More

New Chapters in the Evolutionary Journal


Recognizing that change is a constant is the first step to survival in this new economy. Identifying the changing nature of business partners—customers, suppliers, and service providers—is the second step. Finally, embracing change and developing a sustainable business strategy for a digital economy provides the final impetus for the future.

new horizons  printing press, unleashed a new age of discovery. The written word was now available to the masses—education created an environment where hierarchical structures were challenged and democracy was born. The core element that this technology enabled was mass communication. A phenomenon was expanded by other media, to include the telephone, the radio, television, and finally the Internet. Incremental innovation in the area of digitization has created a new dimension in the information revolution. The real Read More

Descartes Systems Group: Small Company With Large Ambition


In the increasingly competitive supply chain management marketplace, corporations either advance or are trodden underfoot. Descartes' acquisitions over the last few years demonstrate that its management is committed to establishing a dominant position in the Internet fulfillment and collaboration software market. In spite of recent losses, Descartes has the potential to pose serious competition for other vendors in the e-fulfillment market, such as SAP, i2, and Oracle. Success will depend primarily on Descartes ability to put its bold vision to work.

new horizons  with growing interest in new products like Collaborative Logistics Exchange. Vendor Challenges Uncertain revenues from new pricing model: Acquisitions and transition to a success-based pricing model have resulted in losses for the last ten quarters. This trend does not portend disaster in the short term, but continued losses can erode Descartes''s financial foundation. In the short term, success-based pricing carries greater risk than traditional schemes and failure for its customers to prosper can be Read More

How to Plan and Manage in Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series articulated the acute need to bring supply chain planning and execution together so that enterprises can react quickly in an informed and confident fashion. The Boston Red Sox' September 2011 collapse was used as a poignant example of how even the best long-term planning can be rendered useless if there is no responsiveness during crunch time. In general, if we know

new horizons  (in terms of introducing new product portfolios and phasing out the old ones), is a good start towards merging planning and execution and keeping everyone on the same page. A recent Kinaxis blog post discussed the need for faster and more responsive and interactive S&OP processes, although top executives can engage in long-term strategic business planning via so-called “executive S&OP” tools . S&OP has always been important. Now with the heightened economic uncertainty and volatility in both demand Read More

G-Log Offers New Start For CEO, Management Team


Global Logistics Technologies (G-Log) will soon launch its Internet-based logistics software business for the transportation industry. G-Log is a new beginning for CEO Mitchell Weseley.

new horizons  Log Offers New Start For CEO, Management Team G-Log Offers New Start For CEO, Management Team S. McVey - March 6th, 2000 Event Summary Founded in May 1999, Global Logistics Technologies (G-Log) will soon conduct a formal launch of its Internet-based logistics software business for the transportation industry. G-Log''s products are targeted for international shippers that face significant complexity due to multi-mode cross-border shipments, global sourcing, and foreign trade regulations. A Web interface Read More

The New Era of Incentive Compensation Management


Good news: the budget and authority to buy strategic technologies—like incentive compensation management (ICM)—that drive your success are being put in your hands.

Bad news: because of more sophisticated ICM requirements and other business realities, ICM solutions are becoming more complex to purchase.

Read this new paper and learn why more organizations are responding to this dilemma by choosing cloud-based ICM. You’ll discover:

  • Six issues causing organizations to reconsider their use of variable comp management programs
  • Why cloud computing (and software-as-a-service) is on the rise
  • Eight reasons why ICM is well-suited to cloud-based deployment
  • What to look for in the right ICM solution and the right SaaS partner


new horizons  New Era of Incentive Compensation Management Good news: the budget and authority to buy strategic technologies—like incentive compensation management (ICM)—that drive your success are being put in your hands. Bad news: because of more sophisticated ICM requirements and other business realities, ICM solutions are becoming more complex to purchase. Read this new paper and learn why more organizations are responding to this dilemma by choosing cloud-based ICM. You’ll discover: Six issues causing Read More

New Data on Business Disruption in Modifying and Maintaining ERP


Software vendor UNIT4 and analyst Cindy Jutras, from the Mint Jutras analyst and research firm, today announced the availability of a new market research report prepared by Mint Jutras on the business impact of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The study is worth reading in itself as it provides detailed data related to ERP usage by real organizations. This study has been conducted a

new horizons  the availability of a new market research report prepared by Mint Jutras on the business impact of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The study is worth reading in itself as it provides detailed data related to ERP usage by real organizations. This study has been conducted a second time, and it is interesting to see how respondents'' answers have changed since the first study in 2009. Business changes of various natures in 2013 caused subsequent ERP systems modifications and updates in 64% of Read More

TEC Helps K-Tron Select New ERP Solution


K-Tron is a leading global supplier of feeders, pneumatic conveying components and bulk material handling systems. K-Tron needed help with deciding upon a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to replace its outdated legacy system after representatives from the company’s five sites proved unable to agree on a single set of requirements for the new system. TEC helped K-Tron through this and other roadblocks, with the end result being that K-Tron was able to select a new ERP system in under a year.

new horizons  Helps K-Tron Select New ERP Solution K-Tron is a leading global supplier of feeders, pneumatic conveying components and bulk material handling systems. K-Tron needed help with deciding upon a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to replace its outdated legacy system after representatives from the company’s five sites proved unable to agree on a single set of requirements for the new system. TEC helped K-Tron through this and other roadblocks, with the end result being that K-Tron was able Read More

Reporting 2.0 - A new era in business reporting


Reporting 2.0 is the new era in web-based business reporting where end users can create, interpret and extend their reports or analyze report data in real-time with no IT overhead. Find out more.

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New "Facelift" for SAP MM Shakes Up the SRM Ecosystem


If you are thinking about implementing SAP's supplier relationship management (SRM) system, you will want to read this white paper to learn about a new "consumer-like" user interface (UI) specifically developed to dramatically simplify the shopping experience within SAP's Materials Management (MM) module. This UI provides a self-serve solution that saves time and money, and increases user adoption and compliance.

new horizons  to learn about a new consumer-like user interface (UI) specifically developed to dramatically simplify the shopping experience within SAP''s Materials Management (MM) module. This UI provides a self-serve solution that saves time and money, and increases user adoption and compliance. Read More

TEC’s New Approach to Comparing ERP Software for SMBs


Sharp-eyed visitors to our Evaluation Centers may have noticed a new addition recently: ERP for Manufacturing (SMB). Each of TEC’s Evaluation Centers is a comprehensive software research and evaluation environment that contains information you’ll need to make an objective software buying decision. TEC’s Evaluation Centers also allow you to compare software products side by

new horizons  New Approach to Comparing ERP Software for SMBs Sharp-eyed visitors to our Evaluation Centers may have noticed a new addition recently: ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) . Each of TEC’s Evaluation Centers is a comprehensive software research and evaluation environment that contains information you’ll need to make an objective software buying decision. TEC’s Evaluation Centers also allow you to compare software products side by side with TEC Advisor, based on the features and functions specific to Read More

Case Study: New Star


New Star Asset Management was looking to maximize its existing sales channels and drive more information gathering via the Web. In order to achieve its aggressive targets, it needed to find a way to make better use of the Web, while reducing costs. Since integrating a Web content management system, New Star has seen a significant drop in Web-related expenditure—with cost savings of nearly 68 percent in the first year.

new horizons  Study: New Star New Star Asset Management was looking to maximize its existing sales channels and drive more information gathering via the Web. In order to achieve its aggressive targets, it needed to find a way to make better use of the Web, while reducing costs. Since integrating a Web content management system, New Star has seen a significant drop in Web-related expenditure—with cost savings of nearly 68 percent in the first year. Read More

New Updates from Peoplefluent


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new horizons  Woodcraft Selects abas ERP New England Woodcraft , a family business that manufactures custom contract furniture, has selected abas-USA as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider. New England Woodcraft has been supplying furniture, from 18th-century designs to more modern forms, to universities, colleges, and military bases around the world for more than 50 years.   The project team selected abas ERP to replace a heavily customized legacy system, which is no longer supported or upgradable. The Read More