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Quick Response Manufacturing: ERP and Value Chain Acceleration
Whatever the reasons for pursuing a lead-time reduction strategy, time compression across all company processes is critical to growth, and in some cases means

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Are Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Profits?


Due to their limitations, using spreadsheets to manage mission-critical business functions is an unacceptable risk. The requirements for finding the right inventory in the right place at the right time are being hampered by spreadsheet forecasts based on inappropriate source data. Packaged software with inventory management and collaborative capabilities will give your supply chain a competitive advantage. Learn how.

qrm quantitative  Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Profits? However, most companies that rely on spreadsheet programs for their supply chain management needs are unaware that there are better alternatives- affordable inventory planning solutions that provide strategic value, improve visibility to the supply chain management process and propel company growth. Source : Demand Solutions Resources Related to Are Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Profits? : Spreadsheet (Wikipedia) Are Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Profits? Spreadshee Read More

HIPAA-Watch for Security Speeds Up Compliance Part Two: Phase III and IV, and Product and User Recommendations


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qrm quantitative  Watch for Security Speeds Up Compliance Part Two: Phase III and IV, and Product and User Recommendations HIPAA-Watch for Security Speeds Up Compliance Part Two: Phase III and IV, and Product and User Recommendations Featured Author - Laura Taylor - August 28, 2004 Introduction The HIPPA-Watch for Security tool was developed by RiskWatch a company founded in Maryland (US) in 1993. The tool is designed to aid companies through US risk analysis to eventual US regulatory compliance. Its risk analysis Read More

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qrm quantitative  Guide to Selecting Process Enterprise Resource Planning Software Originally published - November 14, 2007 In today's global economy, manufacturers are facing new challenges. One of the main issues today's manufacturers must contend with is compliance. As new chemical engineering meets present-day demands in such industries as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and textiles, manufacturers must now adhere to both domestic and international standards. According to Technology Evaluation Centers ' ( TEC 's) Read More

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The Fuzzy Logic Between Lead and Lag Indicators


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qrm quantitative  Fuzzy Logic Between Lead and Lag Indicators Business Management Issue External financial reporting and internal operational control represent two fundamentally different functions. The former is guided by GAAP, tax laws, and the needs of stockholders and are lagging performance indicators. Operational control, on the other hand, is a leading performance indicator, and is guided by business strategy, and how well customer expectations are met. Satisfying these two needs are related but measured different Read More

Business Process Management: How to Orchestrate Your Business


Business process management (BPM), having evolved over the past fifteen years, has finally reached a level of maturity where vendors are now abolishing functional silos to allow the enterprise-wide flow of business processes. It replaces the old, manual system of coordinating activities in a company and improves functionality and effectiveness through modeling, documentation, certification, collaboration, automation, and compliancy to minimize costly errors.

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qrm quantitative  Chain Management Audio Conference Transcript Event Summary This is a transcript of an audio conference on Supply Chain Management conducted on May 24, 2000. Introduction Good morning everyone, my name is Steve McVey, and I head up the supply chain management research areas for Technology Evaluation Centers . This morning we're going to discuss a proven, best of breed methodology for evaluating and selecting a supply chain management solution. During the presentation, we will use Technology Read More

Are You Ready for Enterprise Feedback Management?


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Why Should Enterprises Manage their Contracts Closely?


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ROI Systems MANAGE-s Well Past 2000 Part 2: Impact and Recommendations


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