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Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference
IT managers, under increasing pressure to align their activities and spending with the strategic objectives of the enterprise, need to find new ways to raise the awareness of IT opportunities throughout the enterprise. This paper presents a framework for IT managers to use as a foundation to their planning processes and as a basis for influencing enterprise strategic planning.

THINGS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS SCM: Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference William R. Friend - May 14, 2004 Read Comments Featured Author - William R. Friend* - May 14, 2004 Introduction In the back of every CIO s mind at the time of the annual performance review are two questions: Do I run an IT shop that is aligned with the requirements of our business? and Are the IT projects we are doing generating an acceptable return on investment? In the short term, the more expedient CIO might
5/14/2004

A Positioning Process Helps Product Marketing Managers Do More
Because product marketing managers constantly juggle competing priorities, companies should consider implementing a formal positioning process as a way of cloning their product marketing managers. Rationale documents and message strategies become vehicles that transfer product knowledge to marketing and sales.

THINGS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS SCM: product information management, PIM, business to business, B2B, product marketing, positioning, positioning process, positioning strategy, rationale document, product knowledge, supporting benefit statements, message strategy, messaging.
2/12/2007

Do the Right Things Right
A lot of organizations work very hard to do a good job of the wrong things, or get blindsided by what they overlooked. Many business experts have pointed out that the real issue is not how to do things right, but how to find the right things to do. There has been a lot of talk about the need to align system solutions to the business. However, if the organization has not done a good job of identifying the right things to do, then system solutions are hindered in their ability to help the organization be successful. This paper provides a framework for identifying the right things to do. IT can use this framework to help the organization establish the right focus for the business and supporting system solutions.

THINGS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS SCM: Do the Right Things Right Do the Right Things Right Source: Pebble Document Type: White Paper Description: A lot of organizations work very hard to do a good job of the wrong things, or get blindsided by what they overlooked. Many business experts have pointed out that the real issue is not how to do things right, but how to find the right things to do. There has been a lot of talk about the need to align system solutions to the business. However, if the organization has not done a good job of identifying
5/25/2005 10:37:00 AM

Beyond Talent Development: Managers as Talent Leaders
There’s a war going on, and many companies are fighting it—and losing. It’s a war to attract and retain great talent. While projected economic growth is fueling demand, companies of all sizes are finding it difficult to get and keep skilled employees. What can be done to stop this talent crisis? Organizations must make talent management a top priority. Find out how this simple tactic can lead your organization to victory.

THINGS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS SCM: Beyond Talent Development: Managers as Talent Leaders Beyond Talent Development: Managers as Talent Leaders Source: Paradigm Learning Document Type: White Paper Description: There’s a war going on, and many companies are fighting it—and losing. It’s a war to attract and retain great talent. While projected economic growth is fueling demand, companies of all sizes are finding it difficult to get and keep skilled employees. What can be done to stop this talent crisis? Organizations must make talent
2/1/2008 12:04:00 PM

Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and SensePart Two: The Impact on Real Costs
High-level strategic decisions often have multiple, cascading cost impacts. The reaction of the costs to changes in the supply chain system is not predictable in a simple relationship that is based on current standard costs, because strategic changes often involve step changes in costs that alter the balance of fixed and variable costs.

THINGS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS SCM: Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs Jim Brown - July 22, 2003 Read Comments Analyzing the Real Costs Most supply chain optimization models focus on optimizing supply chain. Frequently, though, the costs used in supply chain models are standard costs, averaged costs or cost penalties . While these costs act as good guidelines for
7/22/2003

IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 1 » The TEC Blog
IBM & ILOG Matrimony: Good for BPM, Uncertain for SCM? -- Part 1 » The TEC Blog TEC Blog     TEC Home     About TEC     Contact Us     About the Bloggers     Follow TEC on Twitter    RSS   Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection --> Fast, Accurate Software Evaluations TEC helps enterprises evaluate and select software solutions that meet their exacting needs by empowering purchasers with the tools, research, and expertise to make an ideal decision. Your software selection starts

THINGS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS SCM: BPM, BRMS, business process management, business rules management system, ibm, ibm websphere, ilog, SCM, service oriented architecture, soa, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
19-09-2008

Case Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth
Elephant Pharm, a start-up retail chain in the natural health and wellness retail market, needed a software solution to help the company compete with the bigger players in the industry, and to achieve rapid growth. The retailer found the right software with Aldata Solution.

THINGS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS SCM: Aldata Solution, retail software, retail solution, inventory visibility, sales reporting, centralized environment, decentralized environment, software implementation, integration requirements, point solutions.
10/17/2007

ERP and SCM ImplementationsPart One: Doing Too Much Too Soon
In order to get ahead of the systems development power curve, companies are attempting what is equivalent to executing a quadruple jump in ice skating; running a sub 3:50 minute mile in track; and winning the Tour de France in cycling--all in the same year. How? By trying to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) software at the same time. Read on why this is an ill-advised course of action with an extremely low probability of success.

THINGS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS SCM: the form of such things as ingredients or parts, formulas or bill-of-materials, routings, resources, and orders or customer demand. Unless this data is firmly in place, SCM software can become a different kind of software beast to wrestle with. While trying to implement both ERP and SCM software simultaneously, the data becomes a moving target. While you are trying to get the data right for ERP purposes, the SCM software is using the same data for its testing. If unexpected results are encountered during
4/8/2004

J.D. Edwards Saved By SCM, Narrowly, And Only For Now
On March 5, J.D. Edwards reported financial results for Q1 2001. Although the company posted a symbolic profit, the revenue decline begs the question why the company seems to be in a doldrums at the same time when its competitors seem to be upbeat.

THINGS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS SCM: J.D. Edwards Saved By SCM, Narrowly, And Only For Now J.D. Edwards Saved By SCM, Narrowly, And Only For Now P.J. Jakovljevic - March 30, 2001 Read Comments P.J. Jakovljevic - March 30, 2001 Event Summary On March 5, J.D. Edwards & Company (NASDAQ: JDEC) reported financial results for the first quarter ended January 31, 2001. Revenue for Q1 2001 was $217.7 million, a 6% decline compared to revenue of $231.7 million in Q1 2000. License fee revenue was $82.7 million, almost flat compared to $83.3 million in
3/30/2001

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 past due to re-think this vital business function given today’s business realities.

THINGS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS SCM: security). Summary Lots of things have changed since the 50s. Customers today have more goods and services to spend their money on than ever before in human history. Unlike the 50s, a business today must be concerned with quality. And unlike the 50s, competition is crawling out of the woodwork and out of cyberspace. Ask yourself two questions: How are you measuring the performance of your credit and collection function? Do you have usable written policies and procedures that support why (the purpose)
8/4/2008

Supply Chain Management Audio Conference Transcript
This is a transcript of an audio conference on Supply Chain Management presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS, to conduct a live real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating supply chain management criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of i2 Technologies, Manugistics, Aspen Technology, Logility, and Adexa.

THINGS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS SCM: successfully. Sub criteria include things like application architecture, software usability and administration, and platform and database support. Relative to the other evaluation criteria, best practice selections place a lower relative importance on the product technology criterion. However, this apparently lower importance is deceptive, because the product technology criterion usually houses the majority of an organization s mandatory criteria, which usually include server, client, protocol and
6/23/2000


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