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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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Service Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain
Moving to a performance-based service business model will have huge implications for the whole value chain. Its principle is to manage for outcomes—procure

protestant original sin  Chain Information will Transform the Total Chain Introduction Spending time with very diverse sets of businesses—from Combatant Commanders in the military to a dishwasher repair business, the obvious facts continue to haunt me—and probably a huge amount of business people—is the lack of real information about what happens to products once they leave the manufacturer. From a hot bumpy ride (RFID sensors, anyone) to a lost shipment bound for Iraq, everything that happens has some kind of Read More...
Mercator Continues to Suffer Turmoil - Can They Stay on the Map?
What’s new at EAI vendor Mercator Software? TEC updates a report from August 2000. Mercator Software has found themselves on a long and rocky road, where the

protestant original sin  Continues to Suffer Turmoil - Can They Stay on the Map? Mercator Continues to Suffer Turmoil - Can They Stay on the Map? M. Reed - January 9, 2001 Event Summary In August 2000, TEC examined the fate of Mercator Software (NASDAQ: MCTR). See EAI Vendor Mercator Drops to a Lower Place on the Map for complete details). The vendor missed their second quarter earnings estimate by 4 cents a share (predictions were 8 cents a share), and dropped 54 percent in value. Estimates showed the stock at $24.75. Read More...
Project Failure-The Numbers, Why, and What It Means
IT projects fail regularly—considerably missing expectations, drastically overrunning budgets, significantly missing deadlines, and far too often having to be

protestant original sin  Failure-The Numbers, Why, and What It Means Introduction Information technology (IT) projects fail regularly—considerably missing expectations, drastically overrunning budgets, significantly missing their deadlines, and far too often having to be abandoned entirely. Research shows us that this is the rule, not the exception. Research also tells us why. What is the impact of failure on enterprises, IT professionals and software and services providers? Does it have to be this way? Failure Facts Read More...
Adobe
Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems develops software solutions for content authoring, customer experience management, and online marketing. Adobe customers include

protestant original sin  Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems develops software solutions for content authoring, customer experience management, and online marketing. Adobe customers include enterprises, knowledge workers, creatives and designers, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners, and developers worldwide. Headquartered in San Jose, California (US), Adobe Systems is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol ADBE. Read More...
Never Gonna Give You Up, Never Gonna Let You Go
Cost overruns are an all too common phenomenon with information technology (IT) projects. A myriad of causes are to blame: scope creep, improper budgeting, and

protestant original sin  Gonna Give You Up, Never Gonna Let You Go Cost overruns are an all too common phenomenon with information technology (IT) projects. A myriad of causes are to blame: scope creep, improper budgeting, and customization cost underestimating, just to name a few. Then there’s one that I experienced in a previous occupation, let’s call it “One More Week” or “OMW.” The client company’s goal was to resolve some compliance issues that had emerged during its last audit. It had identified that Read More...
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

protestant original sin  Necessary But Not Self-sufficient Portals: Necessary But Not Self-Sufficient Previously, portals were merely Web super-sites offering a broad array of resources and services, such as (free) e-mail, forums/discussion groups, search engines, on-line shopping malls, news, white and yellow pages directories, and links to other sites. Now they are pervasive in the business world and used at the departmental and corporate levels. The major, general-purpose Web portals are still Yahoo! , Excite , MSN , Read More...
What Keeps EAM/CMMS Away From PLM?
Today, many assets are designed and manufactured with the help of product lifecycle management (PLM) tools and systems, which contain highly valuable product

protestant original sin  Keeps EAM/CMMS Away From PLM? Today, many assets are designed and manufactured with the help of product lifecycle management (PLM) tools and systems, which contain highly valuable product definition information for enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) operations. That being said, if there is a way to tie the two systems (EAM and PLM) together, the result will be beneficial to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), asset owners, and third-party Read More...
Infor Wins Big at BAE Systems Military Air
One industry where the Infor LN enterprise resource planning (ERP) product is undergoing a renaissance of sorts is automotive. Another industry would be complex

protestant original sin  Wins Big at BAE Systems Military Air One industry where the Infor LN enterprise resource planning (ERP) product is  undergoing a renaissance of sorts is automotive . Another industry would be complex manufacturing in the aerospace and defense (A&D) sector. Most recently, the aerospace giant BAE Systems Military Air & Information (MAI) has revealed plans to  rationalize its ERP arsenal using Infor LN , which will be rolled out across the United Kingdom as the corporate ERP standard and is expected Read More...
Coordinating Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-win Proposition for Both Sides of Manufacturing Partnerships
Managing the demands of constant change is one of the biggest challenges facing the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry today. Collaboration

protestant original sin  Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-win Proposition for Both Sides of Manufacturing Partnerships Coordinating Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-Win Proposition for OEMs and CMs If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Kinaxis has gained significant recognition in the marketplace for its focus on delivering a real-time supply chain that drives operations performance management in manufacturing and demand management. Read More...
Managing Customer Returns and RMAs
There are common and unique variations to returned material authorizations (RMAs) that can compound a company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system

protestant original sin  Customer Returns and RMAs Returned material is a significant issue in some manufacturing and distribution companies. Each step in the returned material authorization (RMA) process typically involves variations, and the compounding effect of these variations in a multistep process can quickly lead to extremely complex business processes and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system functionality. A key issue is whether standard ERP functionality can be simple, yet robust enough to handle common Read More...
Case Study: Kyocera
Aside from geographic challenges, Kyocera@distributor of document management devices@also grapples with three-month lead times, purchase-order constraints, and

protestant original sin  Study: Kyocera Demand Solutions Forecast Management opens up a whole new world for supply chain management - better demand planning, improved inventory planning and, ultimately, increased efficiency and profits. Source : Demand Solutions Resources Related to Case Study: Kyocera : Forecasting (Wikipedia) Purchase Order (PO) (Wikipedia) Case Study: Kyocera Purchase Order is also known as : Purchase Order Accounting , Purchase Order Agreements , Purchase Order Approval , Purchase Order Change , Read More...
Manufacturing Outsourcing: 7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid
For years, outsourcing has been a way of life for many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as they regularly offload certain activities to contract

protestant original sin  Outsourcing: 7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid For years, outsourcing has been a way of life for many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as they regularly offload certain activities to contract manufacturers (CMs). But despite the significant benefits that outsourcing provides, there are also risks and challenges involved that OEMs must consider. Learn about the seven common pitfalls to avoid, and how they can impact your manufacturing outsourcing success. Read More...
Enterprise Process Improvement (EPI) Software: Customer and Software Vendor Collaboration
Having just completed implementing your enterprise-wide software, you are about lean back, put your feet up on the desk, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Not

protestant original sin  Process Improvement (EPI) Software: Customer and Software Vendor Collaboration Introduction So you have just completed implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package and you think you''re set for the next five years—and I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I want to sell you. Once a year (or more frequently if you have really angered the software gods), the vendor issues a new release. With the new release come promises of new functionality, better performance, or incorporation Read More...
Active Voice Releases Unity 2.4
Release 2.4 of Active Voice’s Unity Unified Messaging solution has hit the streets touting software only support for Cisco’s Call Manager 3.01, unlimited usage

protestant original sin  Voice Releases Unity 2.4 Active Voice Releases Unity 2.4 P. Hayes - August 23, 2000 Event Summary Active Voice Corporation, a global leader of unified messaging and computer telephony software solutions, announced that Unity Enterprise 2.4, the latest version of its award-winning true unified messaging solution for enterprise-level organizations, has been released to general availability for all customers. Market Impact Release 2.4 of Active Voice''s Unity Unified Messaging solution has hit the Read More...
PTC Creo 3.0—CAD Interoperability
CAD software is changing to make data reusable and collaboratively shared in the customer/supplier’s native format (most commonly 3D CAD formats). At the

protestant original sin  Creo 3.0—CAD Interoperability Figure 1 – Mike Campbell, Executive Vice President, Desktop Products, at PTC Live Global 2014   Today manufacturers live in a diverse computer-aided design (CAD) world, with offshore divisions and outsourced and subcontracted manufacturing more the norm than not. Traditionally, this has entailed a high level of non-value-added effort to import non-native CAD files and to create and maintain duplicate geometry data in different CAD systems. Consequently, companies have Read More...

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