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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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Can We Intelligently Use Part Numbers to Configure and Order the Right Products?
In the industrial automation industry, an overlooked, fatal flaw of sales configurator solutions is their inability to simultaneously configure part numbers and

bid clerk  Rockwell's Raise and Eaton's Bid Manager legacy products. However, these products were written in outdated development technologies, and both giants have meanwhile implemented, at some divisions, WebSource CPQ. Moreover, there are hundreds of industrial automation firms that have long been suffering in silence from the above mentioned system shortcomings, and that are still unaware of available, off-the-shelf, intelligent part numbers solutions. This is part one of the series Can We Intelligently Use Part

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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Portals: Necessary But Not Self-sufficient


Having moved beyond its original role as a standalone presentation layer to become a part of a larger technology stack, the portal is now considered part of a larger offering, be it in collaboration, vertical-specific applications, or application infrastructure and middleware.

bid clerk  approach should help their bid to increase the use of Web-based portals among their enterprise customers while, at the same time, make more efficient and pointed use of their own R&D resources. In addition, some acquisitive ERP vendors with multiple product lines should be able to make new features and, at the same, improve the look-and-feel of their assorted ERP product lines faster and concurrently. Given the commoditization of technology (which is not a disparaging term for the likes of IBM and esp Read More

ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part Three: User Recommendations


Companies that are project manufacturers, engineer-to-order (ETO), build-to-order, jobbing shops or contract manufacturers should think carefully when selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Given the maturity of the ERP market, its ongoing consolidation, and that fact that competitive advantage is hard enough for manufacturers to find, they should not compromise on their requirements.

bid clerk  cycle, beginning with the bid and estimating processes, all the way to installation and service management, and thereby connecting project status tracking with back-office processes. The system should also have a bidirectional interface to CAD design and project management tools such as Microsoft Project . Many customers require weekly progress reports and are comfortable with the MS Project format, but the product on its own cannot give the visibility and scheduling over a great number of concurrent prod Read More

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bid clerk  software to win the bid thinking they will make up the difference in the support portion We do not require an executive briefing In any project having senior management support and approval, it also is important to nominate a Project Sponsor .This role is to represent the project at the Senior Management level of the company It’s all the same Sometimes a vendor will try to assure you as a potential client that they have sold and installed their software in a company within the same industry and size of Read More

Ask the Experts: So, This ERP Thing… How Does It Work?


TEC reader Martin K. recently wrote in with these questions: What kind of data is handled by ERP systems and how it is done? How does the interface work? Which departments normally use it? And who is the recommended team that should choose the ERP system?TEC analyst Alex Hankewicz says: To answer these questions, we need to take a step back and examine the evolution of ERP. ERP

bid clerk  the Experts: So, This ERP Thing… How Does It Work? TEC reader Martin K. recently wrote in with these questions: What kind of data is handled by ERP systems and how it is done? How does the interface work? Which departments normally use it? And who is the recommended team that should choose the ERP system? TEC analyst Alex Hankewicz says : To answer these questions, we need to take a step back and examine the evolution of ERP. ERP systems were developed as an extension of materials requirements Read More

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bid clerk  make faster, more concise bid decisions. GovWin Supplier Management is a single, secure portal to manage all supplier and partner relationships. By automating the evaluation and ranking of suppliers, the solution greatly reduces the time it takes to find the right partners and facilitates timely bid–no bid decisions so contractors will win more of the right contracts. GovWin Contracts and Task Order provides all the tools needed to deliver the distribution, management, and reporting requirements Read More

Maximizing Potential Benefits in Reverse Auctions


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bid clerk  with a preset initial bid price, and reduce their bids by multiples of the bid decrement value. The vendor with the lowest price at the closure of the auction is generally the order taker. Prior to the auction going live, necessary parameters, such as quantity on auction, designated date and time of auction, initial bid amount, bid decrement, payment terms, and delivery terms, are finalized and communicated to the participating vendors. More often than not, a pre-auction quotation is also requested. RA Read More

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bid clerk  document called invitation for bid [IFB]) prospective providers for submitting offers, called sealed bids . Precedence of sealed bidding US federal regulations give preference to a procurement process based on sealed bids over competitive proposals if certain conditions are fulfilled: time permits the solicitation, submission, and evaluation of sealed bids; the award will be made on the basis of price and other price-related factors; it is not necessary to conduct discussions with the responding Read More

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bid clerk  flexibility and power to bid analysis and sourcing optimization processes. With greater analytical power and flexibility to evaluate sourcing data, users should be able to gain a more sophisticated and nuanced understanding of sourcing activities. New capabilities include the following: Cost Model Analysis Flexibility —Users can now create multiple cost models, including historic cost models, in a single sourcing event while electing which cost model to apply in “what-if” scenarios for bid analysis Read More

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bid clerk  reported year/year improvements in Bid-to-Win performance 80% reported year/year improvements in Order/Quote Quality performance 86% reported year/year improvements in Lead-to-Opportunity conversion rate performance   The sales process is a team effort, not a one person show. The key to making the sales team more productive is follow up, follow up, follow up, staying tuned in, and listening, Of course, a CRM/SFA solution that supports opportunities, multiple contacts, and is available for online Read More

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bid clerk  It allows suppliers to bid on a specified outcome, rather than a buyer-specified solution, resulting in better solutions for the buyer. For example, take the case of a multibillion dollar, highly diversified conglomerate (retail, construction, food, transportation, forest products) moving past specifying the equipment for their plants, and instead specifying the outcomes they want and process improvements they expect from their suppliers. They have packaging machines that apply plastic film to their Read More

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bid clerk  of sale.” Although a bid preparation is a costly exercise (which, according to Cincom, amounts to an average of up to 15 percent of the total contract revenue), specialist knowledge is needed to create the bid. This requires high levels of “expert” hours, with teams often having a dozen or more key members that spend over a thousand hours on high-complexity bids. However, attaining a perfect order in such environments is certainly not impossible (if seamless integration and visibility is achieved Read More

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bid clerk  partners and retailers—could then bid competitively on the inventory. Minimum price thresholds would be set and bidding activity would take prices upward from there. These opportunities would afford sales representatives and retailers alike the opportunity to generate upside sales revenue by buying in inventory at a discounted price (with the price still being above contractual price protection thresholds). In addition, they would allow for creative sell-through programs (for example, truckload sales Read More