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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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Podcast: What the Revolution in ERP for Distribution Means to Your Organization
Today, globalization is becoming a way of business. With big-box retailers, supplier relationship management (SRM) has become an important component in how

i bid penny  or touching the process, I should [say], because the product you don't own. In most cases, you're supplying the packaging and the associated items around the packaging. You're also, in a lot of cases, you're supplying—maybe on a contract basis or on a subcontract basis—the actual manpower. Not so much on the SRM side would you get into the manpower side, but absolutely on the supplier and the supplies inventory side to support the fulfillment processing, to support that postponement processing from a

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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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Netpliance’s 4X Price Hike - Will It Spell Boom or Doom?


Netpliance, Inc., whose i-opener could be considered the first Internet appliance, recently added functionality, but also decided to raise its hardware “membership kit” price from $99 (down from its normal $199) to $399, in an effort to get profits from more than its online services. Will people be willing to pay an extra $300 for the privilege of using a 10-inch display?

i bid penny  4X Price Hike - Will It Spell Boom or Doom? Netpliance’s 4X Price Hike - Will It Spell Boom or Doom? R. Krause - July 24, 2000 Event Summary June 29, 2000 [Source: Netpliance press release] Netpliance, Inc. has announced i-opener 2001, the next generation service for Internet appliances. As part of the new service package, i-opener customers will be able to alert one another and chat live for the first time with iChime Direct Messaging using an i-opener Internet appliance. Adding to its Read More

Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part I)


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i bid penny  white papers , and I am going to stay away from all that here. My intention here is rather to acknowledge that, as part of my daily routine of doing research on vendors and their strategies and offerings, I've read a ton of white papers in the last decade or so. And yes, these have ranged from vendors' blatant bragging about their capabilities (a la the Every man thinks his own geese swans proverb) to some exceptional ones that were quite educational and established someone's expertise in something. 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.

i bid penny  I Like Vanilla Three years ago I joined a small manufacturing firm as Operations Manager. Two years earlier, the company had selected and installed a new super-flexible, highly customized enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package. Since I joined, I have reached the conclusion that I like vanilla. A lot. Background Flavor I first heard the term “vanilla” used in reference to computer software during a consulting assignment I had several years ago. I was helping an organization do a project Read More

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i bid penny  de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau I is the oldest hospital in Spain, with over 34,000 admissions each year and 150,000 emergencies. In 1999, the hospital began to implement an intranet to provide information to employees, with an update in 2003 to provide visibility of corporate information. Learn how the company is integrating a content management system with portal tools to integrate processes and improve efficiency. Read More

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