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Most Misunderstood Link in Supply Chain Management
Business practices have changed dramatically through the years, but credit and collections is still handled like it was back in the 1950s. Fact is, it’s way

purchasing and supply chain management  vice president (VP) of purchasing, and I asked the VP what the purpose of his function was. He stumbled around and came up with something about customers' needs and balancing that against various other factors. If the head of a department can't clearly state why that department exists, what are the chances his people know? Or care? Considering the costs of extending credit to customers—namely, the additional administrative expenses, the cost of time and money that goes with carrying A/R, and the Read More...
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ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing
Manufacturers are facing pressure from regulators and customers to document their impact on the environment, including not only the simple carbon footprint, but

purchasing and supply chain management  is that they are purchasing from you and what industry they are in. The six heavy metals included in RoHS, like lead and cadmium, may be typical and broadly of interest. But beyond that there will be other needs based on what customers want. Therefore, manufacturers need flexibility to track environmental impact by product, and also need the ability to customize the queries and reports so they can display what that customer cares about.  The takeaway here is that you will need the flexibility and the Read More...
Supply Chain Vendor Morphs into SCEM with Response Management Vision
Supply chain planning vendors have moved beyond enterprise planning to solutions that encompass the whole supply chain. Companies like Kinaxis are using

purchasing and supply chain management  supply chain execution (SCE), purchasing, and logistics functions across a platform architecture built around transaction processing. However, even in today's business world most planning is done independently by each functional organization, resulting in separate and often inconsistent plans for manufacturing, purchasing, and distribution. For an integrated SCP, via a centralized planning approach, to be most effective, a company needs enterprise-wide plans; however, SCP vendors have found that Read More...
Mobile Supply Chain Management: The Dream Is Becoming a Reality
Mobile computing is changing the way companies manage their entire business. The development of ultra-portable computing devices is geared to support a slew of

purchasing and supply chain management  of automation in procurement, purchasing, logistics, workflow, and warehousing. This greatly limits the type of access to certain operations or requires heavy handling of multiple windows, making mobile SCM solutions functional but far from efficient. The only way for a mobile SCM solution to work efficiently on a smartphone device would be using very exhaustive data capturing processes in order to limit the number of fields to be populated without sacrificing the level of granularity that is required Read More...
Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network
To respond to the demands of today’s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These

purchasing and supply chain management  functions, including order management, purchasing, warehouse management, customer service, and financials. Companies need adaptable business processes that are easy to manage. Such processes enable a company to establish its own unique way of doing things. Adaptable processes can also connect with the information chain (for example, supply chain event management, freight costing, and scorecards of compliance with service-level agreements) for improved, automated collaboration with partners, suppliers, Read More...
Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management
Today’s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to

purchasing and supply chain management  now critical to make purchasing decisions based on factors such as lead times, safety stock days, and sales histories. Instead of simply reordering when a stock falls to its minimum level (or holding steady when a maximum stock threshold is reached), distributors need to be able to analyze demand trends and patterns, identify inventories in multiple locations (including in-transit shipments), and make stocking decisions based on an optimal mapping of supply to demand. This is the promise and the reality 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

purchasing and supply chain 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...
Oracle Announces Transportation Management 6.3 and Oracle Global Trade Management 6.3
Oracle has announced the release of v6.3 of its Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) and Oracle Global Trade Management solutions.Oracle’s new

purchasing and supply chain management  Announces Transportation Management 6.3 and Oracle Global Trade Management 6.3 Oracle has announced the release of v6.3 of its Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) and Oracle Global Trade Management  solutions. Oracle’s new Transportation Management release includes enhancements to: fleet management transportation sourcing , transportation business intelligence transportation operational planning rail transportation workflow and event management freight payment, billing, and claims document Read More...
KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management
Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC

purchasing and supply chain management  2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management While there were many similarities between the KronosWorks 2011 and KronosWorks 2010 user events (see blog post on Kronos’ 2010 user conference ), attending Kronos Inc. ’s 2011 user conference was worthwhile nonetheless. Kronos knows full well that its customers’ (labor) time is money, and the company specializes in workforce management (WFM) software, which ensures that a company’s employees complete their assigned jobs and Read More...
LCMS Exposed! Understanding the Differences between Learning Management and Learning Content Management
The Cost of Learning—a Very Brief HistoryTraining (or learning) has always been viewed as a cost center (representing a cost of doing business similar to

purchasing and supply chain management  Exposed! Understanding the Differences between Learning Management and Learning Content Management The Cost of Learning—a Very Brief History Training (or learning) has always been viewed as a cost center (representing a cost of doing business similar to other employee costs such as salary, commissions, and benefits). That's why many organizations in the past have struggled with the challenge of justifying the cost of training in their budgets. Today, organizations are making significant investments Read More...
OutStart TrainingEdge.com Learning Management System Certification Report
The OutStart product TrainingEdge.com is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of learning management systems in the Human Capital Management (HCM) Evaluation

purchasing and supply chain management  TrainingEdge.com Learning Management System Certification Report The OutStart product TrainingEdge.com is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of learning management systems in the Human Capital Management (HCM) 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 Read More...
Business Process Management Notations within Business Process Management
Business process management notation (BPMN) is an initiative to increase standardization within process modeling. What are the principles of BPMN, and what is

purchasing and supply chain management  Process Management Notations within Business Process Management Introduction Business process management notation (BPMN) is the latest standard for modeling business processes and Web services. The Business Process Management Initiative ( BPMI ) (www.bpmi.org) was established to develop, support, and encourage the use of BPMN. The BPMI Notation Working Group ( BPMN-WG ) worked for over two years to develop BPMN before its 1.0 release in May 2004. The primary goal of the BPMN initiative was to Read More...
Performance and Compensation Management at the Core of Human Capital Management?
Strategic human capital management (HCM) solutions can help organizations transform their people into a competitive advantage by aligning managers and employees

purchasing and supply chain management  and Compensation Management at the Core of Human Capital Management? While decades have been spent investing in automation technologies for better use of tangible assets, only recently have enterprises begun to invest in optimizing human capital. Tactical and administrative human resources (HR) management is morphing into strategic human capital management (HCM). Part Three of the series Thou Shalt Manage Human Capital Better . Some might argue that HCM revolves around better performance Read More...
Oil and Gas: Upstream Data and Information Management Survey
Oil and gas companies have numerous information systems, each churning through vast amounts of data to support business decisions. Successful management of

purchasing and supply chain management  and Gas: Upstream Data and Information Management Survey Oil and gas companies have numerous information systems, each churning through vast amounts of data to support business decisions. Successful management of these information systems is not simply a case of keeping the systems running and providing suitable backup mechanisms. It also includes the adoption of professional data management practices. Download this report to learn about effective practices for addressing data management challenges. Read More...

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