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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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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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The Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 1)


The title of this blog post might sound like a no-brainer: as clear and indisputable as the “motherhood and apple pie” adage. Yet how many times have you dealt with a seemingly not-really-knowledgeable call center person over the phone or a clueless technician that showed up at your door? To be fair, maybe those folks were knowledgeable in principle, but were still ill-informed about your

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Scheduling Resource Demand in a Concurrent Engineering Environment


Manufacturers of capital equipment and highly engineered products face design, production, and delivery obstacles. The most challenging of these activities is scheduling projects and resource demand in a concurrent engineering environment. Learn about a resource scheduling tool that can allow you to put demand on materials, work-centers, and labor as soon as it is known—so you can deliver projects on time and on budget.

float maximization  but these activities can float if resources are not available. While the project is in engineering, the software is helping to keep the schedule on track by looking at the engineering resources consumed and available to complete the engineering activities. When the engineers release the Frame drawing with its Parts/BOM/Routing, the Manufacturing Frame task (#6) changes from planned to firm. At this point, the estimated hours are replaced by the routing hours and the top level part is designated as an MRP Read More

Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective


Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of optimization is fast being recognized as having the capability to help businesses grow margins significantly. In fact, studies have shown that it can add a 15 to 50 percent incremental margin to the bottom line.

float maximization  and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under Read More

How to Outsell the Competition: The Benchmarking Edge for Successful Sales Execution


Benchmarking is a process where companies compare their performance over time against their competition. In doing so, they can identify where their strengths lie and where improvement may be needed. The point of benchmarking is to focus on areas that will yield the best return. For companies to succeed in their benchmarking efforts and gain a sustained competitive advantage, five key steps should be considered.

float maximization  to Outsell the Competition: The Benchmarking Edge for Successful Sales Execution How to Outsell the Competition:The Benchmarking Edge for Successful Sales Execution If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. NetSuite's sales force automation (SFA) capabilities allow you to manage the entire selling process, including sales order entry, post-sale follow-up and support, as well as upselling opportunities. Source : NetSuite Read More

Computer Associates Splashes Into the Data Warehousing Market with Platinum Technology Acquisition


Computer Associates DecisionBase is an Extract/Transform/Load tool designed to help in the population and maintenance of data warehouses. First released in March of 1998, the product is geared towards large implementations with the need for metadata management. The current release is 1.9, which is the fourth release of the product.

float maximization  precision/scale than the standard Float datatype, the Exact Numeric Decimal datatypes in Sybase and Microsoft). Due to pricing, DecisionBase is not a good candidate for customers who have no interest in metadata management, or for smaller data mart implementations. Incomplete integration with ERP products also makes DecisionBase a poor candidate for customers who wish to extract data from SAP or PeopleSoft. Given its incomplete integration with mainframe data access products, DecisionBase may also not be Read More

Staying Aloft in Tough Times: Why Smart, Innovative Businesses Are Turning to Cloud Computing


Demand for business expansion, profitability, and an enhanced user experience is accelerating the move to cloud computing. Cloud answers the enterprise’s need to simplify and to use the best resources from the best devices, wherever they happen to reside on the network. For chief information officers (CIOs), it’s an opportunity to reduce operational complexity and deliver greater value to the organization. Find out more.

float maximization  vital to staying a float in a highly volatile and uncertain economy. Cloud computing provides the platform for optimizing operations while creating and delivering the kind of innovative services that differentiate and propel the business forward. Cloud computing—a smarter way to work Cloud computing offers a compelling alternative to current IT delivery models, as IT departments are being driven to create cost efficiencies while providing an improved user experience. Energized by current economics, the Read More

Expanding Your Gross Margin in Distribution


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float maximization  Your Gross Margin in Distribution The recent recession has forced distributors and manufacturers to pay closer attention to their bottom lines and to the financial factors that contribute to profitability. Gross margin is a popular measure of a company’s financial condition; but using gross margin without understanding how it affects profitability and business strategy can be misleading. An understanding of the relationship between the financial components of gross margin is essential for Read More

Achieving Effective Inventory Management


In today’s competitive business environment, wholesale distributors face critical factors that directly affect customer satisfaction and profit margins. These challenges, combined with customer demands for product availability, can conflict with operational goals of increasing inventory turnover and minimizing costs. However, business automation software can deliver sophisticated distribution capabilities designed to help you with these important business issues.

float maximization  Effective Inventory Management Achieving Effective Inventory Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Sage provides business software, services and support to small and medium sized businesses. Whilst our heritage is in the small business market we also have the experience and expertise to meet the needs of specific industries and larger organisations. Source : Sage Resources Related to Sage Mas ERP : Sage Read More

SAP for Chemicals: A Packaged Solution for Mid-market Companies


Packaged solutions for the chemicals industry are available from SAP and selected partners. Still, given a number of other viable solutions, prospective users will have to decide whether SAP would indeed be the best solution without the packaged option.

float maximization  for Chemicals: A Packaged Solution for Mid-market Companies A Rough-and-tumble Ride Although one might get the impression that life has been kind to the chemical industry, that certainly hasn't always been the case. True, chemical players today are virtually minting money on their own terms, but only two years ago, the industry was moribund, and chemical products were selling like sludge rather than hotcakes. Chemical companies were rife with overflowing inventories, and their pricing power was anemic. Read More

Oberfield Architectural Precast Selects Rootstock Cloud ERP


Oberfield Architectural Precast has selected Rootstock Software’s cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to replace a legacy system that has run its course and especially for its scheduling features.

float maximization  (as derived from compressed float), move and queue times, and the work center's standard for hours in a production day.   Capacity requirements planning (CRP) capabilities are expected to let Oberfield view a work center's available capacity on a day-by-day basis (in terms of labor hours or machine hours) in a colorful graphical format. The drag-and-drop feature supports moving the schedule for a given work order within a work center from one day to another to alter priorities with the automatic Read More

SSA Global Forms a Strategic Unit with an Extended-ERP Savvy Part One: Event Summary


SSA Global seems to be doing some proper thinking while continuing to acquire new software companies. Recent unification of its broadening collection of supply chain management (SCM) solutions under the SSA SCM brand and formation of a specialized Strategic Solutions division--which also includes other extended enterprise capabilities, such as customer relationship management (CRM), product lifecycle management ([PLM), and more—are both aimed at nurturing existing customers while attracting new prospects with products that exceed far beyond mere enterprise resource planning (ERP) capabilities.

float maximization  costs and eliminate the float taken by many third party payment companies. Companies should now be able to internalize this traditionally labor-intensive process with minimal headcount requirements and more closely control carrier payments. Arzoon's Import Entry Audit compares purchase orders against commercial invoices, and the Broker's 7501 entry form with standardized business processes and helping to ensure trade and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. The possible benefits from this enhancement also include Read More

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.

float maximization  of short-term financing (the float), but they're not collection agency material. Other past due customers can't pay when due for good reasons, but will be able to pay in the near future. It is the very smallest percentage of past dues that are trying to avoid making payment. Past due A/R management is the process of completing the sale. The goals of delinquent A/R management should be to Keep customers current and buying. Find out what stands between the customer and payment, and resolve the problem so Read More

The Secret of One Vendor's Success in the Retail Supply Chain


Using the service-oriented architecture concepts of reusability and standards-based interoperability, and based on extensive experience with legacy systems and packaged applications integration, Eqos can deliver pre-configured, cross-enterprise business processes that blend new and legacy functionality into a more coherent process.

float maximization  activities have very little float or slack (usually zero), a delay in any critical path activity will delay the entire project. Many retailers are driving shorter cycle turns across more seasons, which leads to both increased volume and complexity. Managing such an environment is creating the need for better control and increased visibility to ensure that scheduled activities progress according to plan, and that stakeholders are appropriately notified of exceptions. Thus, the idea of leveraging critical Read More

Order Promising: Pre-Condition Your Enterprise for Operational Excellence


Simple questions often have complex answers. Whether they are speaking with you on the phone or placing an order on a Web storefront, your customers expect immediate gratification. They want to know when their order will ship the moment it is placed. How do you respond?

float maximization  Promising: Pre-Condition Your Enterprise for Operational Excellence Why Is Order Promising Important?    When can I have my order? Can you ship it tomorrow? Tell me now. Simple questions often have complex answers. Whether they are speaking with you on the phone or placing an order on a Web storefront, your customers expect immediate gratification. They want to know when their order will ship the moment it is placed. How do you respond? How do you balance customer delivery requirements against your Read More