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Coping with the Crunch: How Innovation Helps the Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company, LLC Optimize Transportation Capacity
The Global Transportation Organization, a division of Johnson & Johnson, successfully dealt with the global transportation crunch. Factors contributing to its

penny bidding watchdog  with the Crunch: How Innovation Helps the Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company, LLC Optimize Transportation Capacity Introduction Stories of innovation and success in dealing with the global transportation capacity crunch are rare. So when Kristyn Harkins—team leader for Sourcing and Supplier Performance within the Global Transportation Organization ( GTO ), a division of the Johnson & Johnson Sales & Logistics Company, LLC —presented its story at ChainLink 's annual conference

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Infor Strikes Again (at Long Last): Getting “Soft” while Flexing its Muscles? - Part 1


Just when I had begun to think that Ned Lilly’s ERP Graveyard blog might go out of business soon (or at least change its name and charter), here came his new blog entry in early June 2009. The blog post’s cause was the official press release (PR) entitled “SoftBrands Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By Affiliate Of Golden Gate Capital And Infor.” Now, the acquisition was

penny bidding watchdog  Strikes Again (at Long Last): Getting “Soft” while Flexing its Muscles? - Part 1 Just when I had begun to think that Ned Lilly’s ERP Graveyard blog might go out of business soon (or at least change its name and charter), here came his new blog entry in early June 2009 . The blog post’s cause was the official press release (PR) entitled “SoftBrands Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By Affiliate Of Golden Gate Capital And Infor.” Now, the acquisition was certainly not an Read More

How Instant, Accurate Information Can Drive Your Competitive Edge


To make timely, well-informed decisions, you need just that: time and information. This means having fast access to accurate information from every department in your company, and time away from fighting fires to focus on priorities, problem solving, and marketing strategy. We examine how you can gain reliable, accessible information from efficient, integrated IT systems—and use that information to make faster, smarter decisions.

penny bidding watchdog  Instant, Accurate Information Can Drive Your Competitive Edge Clearing The Way For Faster, Smarter Decisions 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 the symbol Read More

New Kronos Acquisition: TimeLink


Kronos Incorporated has announced the acquisition of Time Link International Corporation (founded in 1986). Kronos is trying to expand into some of the verticals that TimeLink was known for servicing—manufacturing, public sector, and services and distribution. TimeLink's workforce management software solutions cover: Time and attendance Workforce scheduling Absence

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Hosted versus On-premises Customer Relationship Management


The dot-com revolution has left few impressions as significant as the hosted software phenomenon. In fact, its success has caused many organizations with reservations about hosted solutions to think twice. So what exactly are its advantages and disadvantages?

penny bidding watchdog  critical to larger organizations. Penny Wise, Point Foolish Cost is the leading reason organizations select a hosted versus an on-premises solution. Paying per user per month can, in the short run, be an economic way of enabling a smaller organization to get access to sophisticated functionality without the complexity required to install and maintain the solution. CRM and ERP solutions are not discarded quickly. The typical break-even threshold for hosted solutions is between the two- and three-year Read More

Challenges and Future Plans of a Product Inventory Disposition Vendor


Despite FreeFlow's success at helping organizations regain some margin of profitability for excess inventory, the company still strives for expansion and improvement as a product inventory disposition vendor, with the aim of meeting international environmental regulations down the track.

penny bidding watchdog  and Future Plans of a Product Inventory Disposition Vendor A product inventory disposition vendor that offers online auction portals where companies can sell their at-risk and excess inventory, FreeFlow aims to help companies improve their product life cycle profitability. The vendor also offers a comprehensive, inventory asset management suite to meet the needs of its customers. Zooming into an Inventory Free Flow Room for Expansion and Improvement Remains As seen thus far, FreeFlow's Read More

American Car Makers and Bad Management


In the news, and in a few publications, the Detroit (US) car makers have been blamed for "bad management." I would like to clarify that definition and ask your opinion. But first, my thoughts… An obligation of a business is to respond to customer demands. American customers demanded large SUVs, and gadgets for it that made the SUV a home away from home. What drove SUV sales is the

penny bidding watchdog  penny saved is a penny earned. Where American manufacturers were skilled in this area, foreign manufacturers felt that component reliability builds a brand’s reputation, and their idea of value engineering was based on providing a 10-year lifespan for a part. The result was that for trivial increases in cost, foreign manufacturers share of the American car market was gained. Remedies for American Car Makers The car industry is divided into after-market and before-market selling. The after-market will Read More

New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool


From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services offered by multiple suppliers, to live auctions that determine the lowest-price bidder — there is a wide range of new e-procurement methods and tools to help businesses buy goods and services better, faster, and cheaper.

penny bidding watchdog  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 3: E-Procurement Can Broaden the Supplier Pool Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure — making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve Read More

Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing


In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing decisions of direct materials fall short.

penny bidding watchdog  history is laden with penny-wise, pound-foolish decisions where the low cost supplier ultimately costs tens or hundreds of millions in lost revenue, lost market share, expedite fees, or write-offs. This goes beyond total landed cost calculations and strategic sourcing metrics. Firms that fail to evolve their method of calculating total cost will find themselves with an increasingly uncompetitive and profit-eating total cost structure. Before the advent of strategic sourcing, procurement focused primarily Read More

Emptoris: Opening a New Chapter of Prosperity - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my impressions following an upbeat and constructive business update meeting at Emptoris’ headquarters. Under its new investors’ wing, with a new customer-focused CEO, and with the former Click Commerce's contract and service management (CSM) business as a new major capability, Emptoris has charted a new course recently.

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Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article then went into the philosophical and functional differences (if any) between the “spend management” and "supplier relationship management (SRM)" monikers. Further discussion was about what exact functional parts of this software category small

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Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times--A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Four: RFID Software Issues


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penny bidding watchdog  might fall to a penny or less, with new technology and even greater volumes. Still, while the tag price might seem as a major barrier now, it will likely become a minor issue down the track, when many companies start grappling with RFID deployments in earnest. Over that time, many companies will begin to deliver and potentially receive a higher proportion of goods with RFID tags and, thus, they will have a better understanding of the technology and its potential in broader business improvements per se Read More

Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process


High-profile corporate scandal has resulted in laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to monitor business practices. To help safeguard against unethical practices during procurement, entities are also adopting elements from the US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

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Meridian Systems’ “Catch Up” Challenge in the Capital Infrastructure Industry - Part 1


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Kronos Announces Latest Version of TeleStaff Public Safety Scheduling Solution


High-level enhancements in TeleStaff 2.8 were announced by Kronos last week—Microsoft database compatibility, bidding, reporting, and data consolidation. It is worth pointing out the performance of Kronos TeleStaff and the (less talked about) public sector workforce management suite since Kronos' May 2011 acquisition of PDSI and the TeleStaff product. Kronos’ TeleStaff Scheduling

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