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(XML + mySAP.com) - Spin = Status Quo
SAP announced its involvement in XML-based Internet content standards initiatives, detailing its involvement with standards committees, acceptance of XML

item status  the material updated? One item of interest is SAP's use of the phrase By conforming to the schema, other components can then seamlessly integrate with components of mySAP.com. Potential users should consider how much conforming must be done to support on going connectivity. An additional consideration is what occurs when SAP changes to a different version of its Business Connector? XML will continue to evolve. Tapping SAP's resources may provide users a worthwhile library for XML/SAP related

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Executives and middle management are constantly faced with determining policy, process, and technology around managing one or multiple channels. What is critical to successful channel management?

item status  daily—trying to return an item purchased online to the retail store ... only to be told sorry, but we don't stock or accept that item here . And, how many times have you received an invitation in the mail to join a frequent somebody program that you are already a member of? And last, the age old nightmare of trying to get reliable tech support for that laptop or camera we recently purchased only to be put on hold (or bounced around to countless different desks ) for an extended period of time and Read More

Oz Development Announces OzLINK Channel


Oz Development, the provider of OzLINK, a cloud-based solution set that integrates and automates the order management process, has announced the release of OzLINK Channel, a new solution that integrates e-commerce platforms into the most widely used enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications. OzLINK Channel integrates external e-commerce applications such as Magento, ChannelAdvisor, and

item status  of orders, inventory, and item master information between ERP and e-commerce applications. Routing and screening of orders ensuring they are fulfilled from the right locations, while controlling costs and inventory. Supplier notification for drop ship orders to speed fulfillment and provide visibility to status and tracking information. Historically, Oz Development did most of its  integration and extensions (“edge”) applications in the warehouse . In addition to OzLINK Channel, the vendor provides 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.

item status  The sales order line item identifies the status of the kanban ticket. Changes to the sales order quantity and shipment date automatically update the kanban ticket information. The pull-to-order policy can apply to a purchased, transfer, or manufactured kanban. This is the first of a two-part series on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX . The next part will present three case studies to illustrate the use of kanbans. About the Author Dr. Scott Hamilton has consulted with more than a thousand Read More

INFIMACS Becoming Ever More RELEVANT For Project-Based Industries. Part 1: Recent Developments


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item status  also create a purchasing item master, validate all incoming data and generate messages in the error log, as the transfer process enforces strict quality control checks and balances. Automatic generation of vendor request for quotations (RFQs) from requisitions/estimates for direct material, indirect material and service items - RFQs are then processed through a cycle that includes vendor selection, price approval and purchase order creation. Increased customer dialogue by administering service calls - Read More

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Accurate product data is key to retail success. Merchandise planning, purchasing, inventory management, and logistics all depend on accurate initial item setup, as well as ongoing updates. But globalization has brought a variety of standards, making it more complex to ensure data accuracy. Learn about a product data synchronization solution that can help synchronize your product data with your global trading community.

item status  depend on accurate initial item setup, as well as ongoing updates. But globalization has brought a variety of standards, making it more complex to ensure data accuracy. Learn about a product data synchronization solution that can help synchronize your product data with your global trading community. Read More

Digitize Your Product Strategy


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item status  Buzzword Life Cycle Management Executive Summary The IT industry is alive with buzzwords. The management of buzzwords represents a significant area of improvement for both the buzzword users (BU, for example vendors, analyst and consultants) and buzzword consumers (BC, mostly end users). Buzzword life cycle management (BLM) is a proven discipline being applied to this crying need within the software industry. What is a Buzzword? A buzzword is a word or phrase that enters the collective mind of the Read More

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item status  preferably under the same item number (but with different size attributes), in order not to encumber the item master. In any case, with the feature of automatic creation of new part numbers and pricing for the scraps returned to stock (if necessary), waste can be significantly reduced, since the system sends remnants back into stock with the automatic creation of part numbers and values, as they become part of the inventory from which new orders are calculated. This feature encompasses the issuing of raw Read More

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item status  distributors will scrutinize any item whose usage is greater than 300% or less than 20% of the predicted demand. These percentages are not cast in stone and should be modified to meet each distributor's specific situation. There are three reasons why an item would be included on this possible unusual activity list: Activity that will not reoccur. This includes abnormally large sales as well as unusually low usage that was caused by stock outs, temporary customer shutdowns or some other reason. The Read More

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item status  manufactured items. A manufactured item can have multiple bill and/or routing versions. Each master bill and routing, and each assigned version, requires an approval to support subsequent use in planning, costing, and orders. Bill of Material Information . Each component defines an item, a required quantity, a component type, and other information such as the source warehouse, scrap factors, effectivity dates and the corresponding operation number. The component type indicates whether a manufactured Read More

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item status  attribute-based forecasting for retail items that come in multiple variations. But as the number of stock-keeping units (SKUs) increased and lifecycles shrank, the challenge became to forecast a wide variety of heterogeneous demand behaviors (black, white, and shades of grey inbetween), such as at different stages of the product lifecycle (i.e., new product introduction [NPI], mature product, end of life [EOL]). If the process is manually intensive, imagine how unmanageable it becomes for an Internet reta Read More