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E-Procurement Is Not Electronic Purchasing - Part II
Three minutes of labor from purchase requisition to invoice payment; fully executed due diligence; commitment authorization and no delays. That is the promise

procurement planning phase  contingency Purchasing - establishes procurement sources and coordinates standard product selection, supplier qualification and financial controls. There is a tendency to automate the traditional Purchasing function rather than re-defining it with an e-procurement system. E-procurement systems are designed to eliminate most of the traditional Purchasing department work and enhance the value of the rest. Purchasing services include: Catalog management Purchase contract management Service contracts Order Read More...
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The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses...
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Sales and Operations Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction
All companies use some form of sales and operations planning (S&OP) to synchronize market data with production output. But most practice a planning process

procurement planning phase  supply review process from procurement through production, and including data on imports, outside purchases, and inputs from contract manufacturers. Creating Communication Between Departments A growing understanding of the importance of S&OP has led to efforts to ensure that the process enables communication between different departments of the company. Randy Isdahl, supply planning manager for Brown-Forman, puts it this way: One of the biggest benefits is the fact that the process has resulted in an Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

procurement planning phase  many enterprise-wide functions (e.g., procurement or product development), at this stage, their most notable native software modules for lean manufacturing have a particular emphasis on leveling production and pull-based execution. These modules include Line Design and Balancing (including Graphical Line Designer and Mixed Model Map ), which is in tune with value stream mapping (VSM); Scheduling and Sequencing (including Self Service Sequencing and Line Scheduling Workbench ); Flow Execution (including Read More...
Advanced Planning and Scheduling: A Critical Part of Customer Fulfillment
The face of business is rapidly evolving from traditional brick-and-mortar facades to electronic ones. While web businesses spend considerable effort in

procurement planning phase  raw material sourcing or procurement activities, and other information. Usually, companies decide to allocate available materials and resources to those customers' orders that will maximize their profitability, fulfill previous inventory agreements, or aid the development of preferred business partners. Production plans usually take into account these allocations, or material and capacity set aside with particular business objectives in mind. Industry frequently determines the scope of production Read More...
Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement
Pursuing an alternative strategy for software evaluation and selection, based on the capital investment paradigm and the principles outlined in this article, is

procurement planning phase  Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement Recommendations for Improvement Take a Guide Software evaluation and selection is a learning process. The selection team will learn a great deal about itself, the company requirements, external software vendors, application software tools, and outside consultants. During this journey of discovery it is often helpful to take a guide someone who has been there before and can lead you through the process. When looking Read More...
CMMS/EAM Implementation Planning Tips
Creating an efficient centralized maintenance and operations program is made easier if you start with the right planning. This article addresses a tactical view

procurement planning phase  EAM Implementation Planning Tips Creating an efficient centralized maintenance and operations program is made easier if you start with the right planning. This article addresses a tactical view to making your CMMS and EAM implementation work the first time. Read More...
Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning Software System v. 9.05 for ERP for Mixed-mode Manufacturing Certification Report
The Epicor product Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning Software System (v. 9.05) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP

procurement planning phase  Enterprise Resource Planning Software System v. 9.05 for ERP for Mixed-mode Manufacturing Certification Report The Epicor product Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning Software System (v. 9.05) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for mixed-mode manufacturing in the ERP Evaluation Center. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More...
Adaptive Planning
Adaptive Planning provides world-class security and uptime. We partner with an IT services firm for datacenter operations, including infrastructure services

procurement planning phase  Planning Adaptive Planning provides world-class security and uptime. We partner with an IT services firm for datacenter operations, including infrastructure services, physical security, and backup and disaster recovery services. Additionally, the Adaptive Planning solution features the strongest encryption protocols; user IDs, passwords, and granular user access controls; and a multi-tenant architecture that keeps every company’s data separate from others. Many customers comment that because we Read More...
An End-to-end Solution for Mine Business Planning
Mine business planning is a time-consuming and complex task involving many participants, systems, and separate processes. It is often extremely difficult to

procurement planning phase  End-to-end Solution for Mine Business Planning Mine business planning is a time-consuming and complex task involving many participants, systems, and separate processes. It is often extremely difficult to precisely replicate a planning process from budget to budget, or to trace the origin of figures in consolidated reports. However, a sensitively deployed and fully integrated end-to-end solution can go a long way toward solving these problems. Read More...
Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management
Change may be the only constant in business. But why do so many companies lock themselves into a rigid system of annual plans, budgets, and targets that make

procurement planning phase  and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Budgeting, planning and forecasting software from Cognos can free the office of finance from the burden of spreadsheet-based processes. Cognos solutions offer specific strengths to meet Read More...
E-Procurement in What Language?
PeopleSoft recently announced general availability of eProcurement 2.0. The latest release touts multi-language and multi-currency capabilities powered by XML

procurement planning phase  opportunity to dramatically reduce procurement costs. PeopleSoft's has taken a slightly different approach in comparison to its competitor SAP. SAP's mySAP.com has chosen to build and define their own marketplace based on existing clients. Through their Business Directory SAP intends to create its own exchange with connectivity to outside exchanges as a secondary objective. In contrast, PeopleSoft's eProcurement 2.0 is actively addressing and leveraging connectivity to external marketplaces. In the Read More...
Driver-Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting
Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts

procurement planning phase  Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of a business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities which are modeled to drive financial data such as revenue Read More...
E-Procurement Energizes Energy
In the space of one week, three separate announcements paired E-procurement companies and energy companies in the creation of Internet marketplaces. Ariba

procurement planning phase  that directly affects the procurement software choice for any individual company (except one in the energy sector), the progress of all three developments bears watching. Each of the vendors will be tested by these developments. SAP will have to become much more open in its purchasing application that it has been; to attract a significant share of the market it will have to be able to work with companies that do not have or want SAP's ERP solutions. Ariba and Commerce One are going after the big time Read More...
Procurement at the Helm: Steering for Success
As the global economy continues to struggle, procurement teams continue to be tasked with looking for ways to control costs. Other recent global events such as

procurement planning phase  economy continues to struggle, procurement teams continue to be tasked with looking for ways to control costs. Other recent global events such as natural disasters and commodity price volatility have also left procurement grappling with increasing supply risk. The research presented here examines how many purchasing organizations have already changed their strategies or plan to do so over the next two years. Read More...

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