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Warehouse Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery? Part One: Myths of the Warehouse Management Systems and Implementation
When searching for a warehouse management system (WMS), a number of myths surface.

purchasing management  this is not like purchasing a car or a computer for you home. You cannot simply ask several people a lot of questions and then assume you are an expert. You have to begin with a foundation that is built without bias. Only then can you begin evaluating system. In other words, you have to know what your current needs are and what your future requirements will be before beginning your search, not just what bells and whistles are available. This is Part One of a two-part series. Part One will describe the Read More
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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N-Tier Demand Management
The classic bull-whip effect means that the further a supplier is removed from the end consumer, the worse are the fluctuations in demand that they see. This

purchasing management  Tier Demand Management Introduction The classic bull-whip effect means that the further a supplier is removed from the end-consumer, the worse are the fluctuations in demand that they see. This has led many to recommend an n-tier approach to demand management, where everyone gets visibility to the end-customer demand at the same time. In practice, very few companies have been able to actually realize this vision. There are some practical approaches that a supplier deep in the supply chain can do to Read More
Cash Management 101
Cash management is an essential business process all organizations must perform to survive. Though cash management uses automation for much of the “grunt” work,

purchasing management  any organization. Realize that purchasing an ERP system that includes a specialized cash management module does not mean you can become lax with your cash management practices; you will still need to pay close attention to the critical areas discussed in this article. Learn your business, learn your market, and learn as much as you can about your suppliers, competitors, and clients. Couple this information with effective cash management, and you'll be well positioned to grow your business—not close it. 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

purchasing management  fast! Remember you are purchasing a relationship that will last for many years and you have to make sure that relationship is based on a solid foundation and not on the company with the best 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 Read More
Quality Management
In today’s global market, providing quality products and services is essential for any manufacturer’s continued growth—but maintaining a competitive edge is not

purchasing management  replacement materials and parts Purchasing actions to procure replacement materials/parts Analysis of quality problems Cost of planning and corrective actions Supplier corrective actions and change-induced quality costs Setup change scrap/rework until first good part Sorting/screening out sub-optimal merchandise Inventory carrying costs for extra inventory caused by quality problems Discounting sub-optimal merchandise Change orders to the correction of design Change-induced quality costs   Faillure in Read More
Case Study: SAP and Marketing Management
By upgrading to the latest release of the SAP customer relationship management (CRM) application as part of its CRM Clear Vision Program, SAP AG transformed the

purchasing management  Study: SAP and Marketing Management By upgrading to the latest release of the SAP customer relationship management (CRM) application as part of its CRM Clear Vision Program, SAP AG transformed the way marketing and sales teams collaborate. Find out how increased visibility and improved interaction has helped SAP realize greater value from a more effective sales process, making it easier to hit sales targets and maximize sales revenue. Read More
Oracle Transportation Management
Oracle Transportation Management delivers robust transportation planning and execution capabilities to shippers and third party logistics providers. It

purchasing management  Transportation Management Oracle Transportation Management delivers robust transportation planning and execution capabilities to shippers and third party logistics providers. It integrates and streamlines transportation planning, execution, freight payment, and business process automation on a single application across all modes of transportation, from full truckload to complex multileg air, ocean, and rail shipments. Oracle Transportation Management lowers transportation costs, improves customer Read More
Top Three Learning Management Trends for 2011
Learning management is a growing market in certain geographical areas and within specific industries. The availability of mobile and collaborative learning

purchasing management  Three Learning Management Trends for 2011 Market Growth There’s no doubt that learning management is a growing market in certain areas of the globe, as well as within specific industries. And with more and more information available at our fingertips, many organizations are beginning to understand that adopting some type of learning platform, whether it’s classroom training, virtual classrooms, or a combination of the two (blended learning), is no longer a nicety, but a necessity for today’s Read More
Top Content Management Solutions Compared
Use TEC sContent Management Evaluation Center* to get a detailed comparison of content management solutions based on your priorities.

purchasing management  Content Management Solutions Compared Do you know what content management features and functions are most important for your organization? Use TEC’s Content Management Evaluation Center * to get a detailed comparison of content management solutions based on your priorities. The right content management system can help your company Increase productivity and efficiency Increase communication and collaboration Increase profitability Find out which content management solution is best for your company’s 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 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
Cincom Enterprise Management
Cincom Enterprise Management is a portfolio of Web-enabled business applications that address the business cycle of companies who build and service complex

purchasing management  Enterprise Management Cincom Enterprise Management is a portfolio of Web-enabled business applications that address the business cycle of companies who build and service complex products. It encompasses activities included in business planning, business acquisition, order management, engineering, procurement, manufacturing and re-manufacturing operations, cost management, finance, and aftermarket support. CONTROL also supports global enterprises by offering distributed multi-site implementation Read More
Tenrox Project Workforce Management Certification Report: Project Portfolio Management (PPM) for Internal Departments
Tenrox Project Workforce Management is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of PPM solutions in the Project and Process Management Evaluation Center. The

purchasing management  Project Workforce Management Certification Report: Project Portfolio Management (PPM) for Internal Departments Tenrox Project Workforce Management is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of PPM solutions in the Project and Process Management 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 Read More
Warehousing Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges
The business remains challenging to even the most established vendors, since an intensifying product architecture rejuvenation and functional enhancements cycle

purchasing management  Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges Extension to Yard Management Enterprise systems are penetrating every aspect of a company's operations. For some time now, organizations have realized that the warehouse must become a dynamic area. Warehouse personnel must have access to real-time data to closely match supply and demand and to streamline the supply chain, so inventory is not bogged down in warehouses causing precious overhead to be lost. As a result, supply chain Read More
Alfanar IT Solutions-Enterprise Content Management
Alfanar IT, an information technology company operating in Saudi Arabia since 1995, in partnership with OpenText is providing enterprise content management (ECM

purchasing management  IT Solutions-Enterprise Content Management Alfanar IT, an information technology company operating in Saudi Arabia since 1995, in partnership with OpenText is providing enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to both government and private sectors—two sectors undergoing rapid automation and thus in need of ECM solutions in Saudi Arabia. Read this paper to see how alfanar IT plans to address these market needs and the improvements expected with OpenText. Read More

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