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Managing the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain
Recent uncertainty in the global economy is not only having a negative impact on international economies, but an equally deleterious effect on global supply

supply chain advising for manufacturing  Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain Recent uncertainty in the global economy is not only having a negative impact on international economies, but an equally deleterious effect on global supply chains. As with the international economies they serve, global supply chains are interwoven and inextricably linked to one another. For instance, if one link is severed in the supply chain it can cause a ripple effect which could collapse the entire chain. I’ll look at some of the concerns for potential supply

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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ERP and SCM Implementations Part 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.

supply chain advising for manufacturing  complex and all-encompassing software. Supply chain management (SCM) systems are no slouches when it comes to complexity and scope, either. So why would a company attempt to implement both systems at the same time? Some rationalize that their software is in such dire straits that they need to get in front of the system's development curve, not just keep pace. Others rely on the rip off the bandage with one quick pull and the pain won't be as bad approach to software implementation. They reason that by Read More

Smooth Transition: Preparing for IFRS


International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are the reporting standards developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). IFRS is now required or permitted in nearly 100 countries, while others plan to adopt or align with IFRS soon. In the US, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) will soon be aligned with IFRS. Find out how this will affect your company, and what you can do about it.

supply chain advising for manufacturing  relationship management (CRM) , supply chain management (SCM) , and enterprise retail software solutions that enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. Celebrating 25 years of technology innovation, Epicor provides a comprehensive range of services that promote rapid return on investment and low total cost of ownership, whether operating business on a local, regional, or global scale. For more information, visit http://www.epicor.com/ .   About TEC Technology Evaluation Read More

Why I Like Vanilla


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software packages can be highly flexible, but custom configurations may cause more trouble than they’re worth when it comes time to upgrade your system. There are good reasons for keeping it simple, and understanding what your business requirements really are. Hugh R. Alley recounts his experience with ERP gone wrong and argues the merits of plain old vanilla, right out of the box.

supply chain advising for manufacturing  inventory management and our supply chain reliability. Big problem. By contrast, most out-of-the-box systems come with pretty good reporting, and as long as you don’t change the code, the reports will give you what you need. 3) Upgrades are hard with customized software. That’s what my old client finally learned. If there are no changes to the underlying structure of the software, then upgrades are easy. The upgrades give immediate access to new capabilities, improve security, and reduce bugs. These Read More

Is Baan Clinically Dead?


On January 4, 2000 Baan, Europe's No. 2 business software company, sank deeper into trouble as its CEO resigned and it forecast a fourth quarter loss of $240 million to $250 million after restructuring. Its shares plunged over 30 percent as analysts cut recommendations on the loss-making vendor, which has yet to name a replacement for Mary Coleman, who is returning to her Silicon Valley home after taking charge only last May.

supply chain advising for manufacturing  on its combined e-commerce, supply-chain and ERP back-office product portfolio. User Recommendations We have no intentions of advising current Baan users, particularly those in a middle of implementations, to remain calm. However, we believe that their endeavors will not be seriously jeopardized. They may want to consider beefing up their internal resources from the expected spate of laid off, very experienced Baan consultants. Users currently evaluating Baan products are advised to exercise extreme Read More

The Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise


Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply chain.

supply chain advising for manufacturing  Manufacturing Enterprise Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Read this paper to learn about the next wave of supply chain solutions and how effective supply chain management of an enterprise reduces costs, lead times, and inventories throughout the entire supply chain. Read More

ERP Features and Functions: Reference Guide to Process Manufacturing Software


This reference guide provides insight into the process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) features and functions that are accessible on today’s market. This guide will help you to find out which features and functions are essential to your organization’s needs and which are not.

supply chain advising for manufacturing  (process ERP, discrete ERP, supply chain management (SCM), and other enterprise software categories), please see TEC’s RFP Templates . Process Enterprise Resource Planning (Process ERP) Software Features and Functions ERP process software functions and features, submodule #1: Financials General Ledger General ledger (G/L or GL) keeps centralized charts of accounts and corporate financial balances from a journal. It supports all aspects of the business accounting process. In this submodule, financial Read More

SAP Manufacturing-Manufacturing Intelligence Dashboards


Adaptiveness in the manufacturing sector depends on being able to push decision making to the shop floor. But that’s often easier said than done. However, manufacturing intelligence dashboards aggregate content from the full range of manufacturing systems into a single view of operations. These role-specific dashboards thus enable employees to manage manufacturing performance, and respond quickly to changes.

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ERP for Distribution: See for Yourself How the Competition Stacks Up


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is proud to announce the TEC Vendor Challenge—ERP for Distribution. The Vendor Challenge event is for distributors, manufacturers, and other companies with extensive shipping and logistics operations. The event is being co-sponsored by our partners Aberdeen Group, Pemeco Consulting, and SupplyChainBrain. The event will be held from September 18–19, 2013 in

supply chain advising for manufacturing  the solutions in the supply chain management module within the ERP for distribution model. The supply chain module includes submodules for warehouse management, transportation management, international trade logistics, and supplier relationship management. Supply Chain Management – Scenario 1 In the first scenario, I weighted all modules within supply chain management equally. All modules were considered to be “Must Haves” in my software selection.  Below is a graph showing the results for this Read More

Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary


For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI fielded a similar survey in Canada, offering an intriguing look into the differences between the Canadian and US manufacturing landscapes. This executive summary presents combined data from these surveys, aimed at helping manufacturers meet future challenges.

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Financial Forecasting: Room for Improvement for People, Process and Technology


Preparing an accurate forecast in this volatile business climate is challenging. Still, it is critical for businesses to be able to predict outcomes for the next month, quarter or year, and be able to respond quickly when the actuals vary significantly from the forecast. Forecasting may be equal parts art and science, but the most dialed-in enterprises report using a solid, collaborative process for generating accurate forecasts.

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Demand Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report


The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

supply chain advising for manufacturing  Management Demand Solutions for Supply Chain Management Certification Report The Demand Management product Demand Solutions is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of demand management solutions in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and Read More

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