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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Two: Understanding Planning Calculations
The S&OP game plans drive coordination of supply chain activities based on planning calculations. The primary coordination engine-termed the master scheduling

completion dates  calculations automatically update projected completion dates so that delivery promises can be kept up-to-date. The system's approach to making sales order delivery promises involves the generation of planned orders that will be needed when inventory and scheduled receipts are insufficient. The system immediately communicates the need for planned orders so that planners and buyers can take the appropriate actions. Alternatively, the order entry person can immediately generate actual production and

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IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1)


In a previous blog post, I wrote about the Project Manager’s role and some of the constraints that affect the daily life of a PM, namely: scope, time, and cost. This post will focus on some of the tools a PM uses on a day-to-day basis (and why), and some of the limiting factors that these tools present. In order to understand the use of PM tools it is essential to have an understanding of the PM’s

completion dates  making the overall project completion date delayed. The methodologies described above were refined and modified for use in MS Project. This product was developed in 1987 for Microsoft by a firm which was contracted to assist in managing software development production timelines. Subsequently, Microsoft purchased this firm, and in 1990 released the product as part of MS Windows V3. Uses and Limitations of MS Project Speaking from personal experience, in almost every IT department I have worked over the Read More

A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX


Lean manufacturing constructs have been incorporated into the Microsoft Dynamics AX package, enabling firms to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system. This primer covers the constructs for supporting many of the variations in lean practices.

completion dates  for replenishment. After recording completion of the manufactured kanban ticket (status of “received”), Dynamics AX creates a production order and a report-as-finished transaction for the specified quantity. This approach builds on Dynamics AX functionality without the additional complexity associated with production order transactions, while facilitating existing reporting functions. Once a container associated with the kanban ticket has been emptied, the status changes back to “internal order.” Read More

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completion dates  the road. Update task completion percentages and future date changes to keep the project team and stakeholders informed. As the project progresses and tasks are completed on schedule or late, decisions on project scope may be needed or future task timing may be impacted. Identify and address these issues as early as possible to keep the project running smoothly. 3. Start at the Top: Gain Executive Support Somebody at the executive level has approved the project to initiate the effort in the first place, Read More

J.D. Edwards On The Mend; This Time Might Be For Real


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completion dates  loss of $15.4 million. Completion of YOUcentric Acquisition As possibly the most important event in the quarter, J.D. Edwards completed its acquisition of YOUcentric in November. YOUcentric is a provider of Java-based customer relationship management (CRM) software including applications for sales force automation (SFA), campaign management, contact center management, and partner relationship management (PRM). The completion of the acquisition and the first phase of product integration should position Read More

Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand


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Maximo


IBM Maximo Asset Management solutions give you a single point of control over all types of assets. Control assets such as production, infrastructure, facilities, transportation and communications. These solutions manage assets on a common platform. The platform allows sharing and enforcement of best practices, inventory, resources and personnel. Optimize asset performance and maximize your return on investment. Maximo Asset Management includes six management modules in an enhanced service-oriented architecture. Asset management – Achieve the control you need to more efficiently track and manage asset and location data throughout the asset lifecycle. Work management – Manage both planned and unplanned work activities, from initial request through completion and recording of actuals. Service management – Define service offerings, establish service level agreements (SLAs), more proactively monitor service level delivery and implement escalation procedures. Contract management – Gain complete support for purchase, lease, rental, warranty, labor rate, software, master, blanket and user-defined contracts. Inventory management – Know the details of asset related inventory and its usage including what, when, where, how many and how valuable. Procurement management – Support all the phases of enterprise-wide procurement such as direct purchasing and inventory replenishment.

completion dates  from initial request through completion and recording of actuals. Service management – Define service offerings, establish service level agreements (SLAs), more proactively monitor service level delivery and implement escalation procedures. Contract management – Gain complete support for purchase, lease, rental, warranty, labor rate, software, master, blanket and user-defined contracts. Inventory management – Know the details of asset related inventory and its usage including what, when, where, how Read More

SAP Introduces Work Patterns for Jam Social Software


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completion dates  quickly drive it to completion Flexibly change processes to meet the needs of the work SAP launched SAP Jam a little over a year ago and currently reports having more than 10 million subscribers. SAP has realized the benefit social collaboration software can bring to organizations when integrated with corporate ERP and CRM solutions. These template work objects are a great idea and provide the missing link between having social software and using it. Read More

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completion dates  approximately $373 Million. After completion, Sybase will create a new e-Business division integrating NEON and other parts of its product suite. Within the last month, Sybase has announced record earnings and completed a three-year re-engineering effort to transform themselves from a database vendor to a provider of e-business solutions. Denver, Colorado-based NEON offers a range of enterprise application integration products and services in the application-to-application (A2A) space. (It should be Read More

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