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Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning
Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing

actual versus plan comparison  Combined with information from actual customer orders, MRP is still the most widely used tool in manufacturing industries to track, monitor, and order the volumes of components needed to make a certain product. However, for these reasons, many manufacturing environments have discovered that MRP has trouble controlling stock levels, which results in poor delivery performance. Also, MRP is incapable of handling demand-driven, ever-changing manufacturing, working better when demand for a particular product Read More...
CMMS – EAM
Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. ...
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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

actual versus plan comparison  be obsessed with analyzing actual spend versus achievement. For each separate project, and at any point in time, they need to know exactly what they have committed in terms of purchases, WIP, billable hours, material etc. They want to be proactively alerted as soon as a job goes outside predefined parameters, so that the causes can be identified and the situation rectified. Equally important, they need to know how much work remains and cost to complete , as well as what is left to spend in order to Read More...
Financial Reporting, Planning, and Budgeting As Necessary Pieces of EPM Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
Although CPM (aka EPM) starts with strong financial management, it will eventually extend beyond financial planning to almost all areas of corporate activity

actual versus plan comparison  predefined KPIs, through measuring actual results against the KPIs and representing this comparison in a scorecard, with the results reported to management through intuitive reporting tools, and ultimately feeding these results back into the business modeling process for corrections in the next planning cycle. CPM leverages the performance methodologies such as the balanced scorecard or activity-based costing (ABC), and although these approaches help determine how and what to measure, they lack a mechanis Read More...
ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part One: Event Summary
Users increasingly look for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for a specific business, since software that combines industry-specific

actual versus plan comparison  the ability to compare actual and estimated costs; and revenue recognition and progressive billing by milestones. Management of an immense number of engineering changes; strong estimating and quotation capabilities that include freight and duty; support for subcontracting (or nowadays less popular word outsourcing ); and part numbering flexibility (to such a degree that BOMs can be created even without part numbers) are also apart of this grouping. Handling shipment straight from WIP and without posting Read More...
Planning and Allocation versus Replenishment: When Is Each the Best Strategy?
Assortment optimization, pricing decisions, and promotional activity fall flat if a product is not available for purchase. Out-of-stocks, overstocks, and

actual versus plan comparison  financial metrics and tracking actual results and variances to those goals. Planning decisions are based on historical trends and management insight into expected future changes such as number of stores, calendar shifts, business shifts, and promotional events. Depending on the needs of the company and the sophistication of the software supporting the process, planning occurs at various levels along three dimensions: Product: item, style, sub-class, class, department, division, channel, company Location: Read More...
Software Comparison in 5 Easy Steps
The latest addition to Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) Web-based software evaluation system, TEC Advisor, is the new Express Software Comparison Report

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Managing Trees versus Managing Grass
Within the product lifecycle management (PLM) arena, there is a category of solutions with a very specific industry focus: fashion and retail PLM solutions. For

actual versus plan comparison  called components and parts. Actually, managing a complicated product structure is one of the major reasons why people started to adopt product data management (PDM) systems—the predecessor of PLM. On the contrary, within the fashion and retail sectors, products are more like grass. Their structure is usually flat and simple. Product Variety: Small versus Large A tree requires many more resources (quantities of soil, space, sunlight, water, etc.) than a blade of grass does. It is also true that a Read More...
IP Phone Comparison Chart: 2013 Edition
Is your company considering a voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system? If so, how do you decide which system to purchase and from which vendor? The 2013

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Comparison of ERP and CRM Markets' Life cycle Snapshots
Today's enterprise applications are required as a matter of course to address more than the processes taking place within the walls of an enterprise. Almost

actual versus plan comparison  of ERP and CRM Markets' Life cycle Snapshots Introduction The overall customer relationship management (CRM) market remains the land of opportunity but with many treacherous patches of quicksand for those who are uncertain about their footprint breadth in the field of either install base and product scope. It has been a no brainer the fact that the 2000s have been adverse years in the entire enterprise applications market. Following the whopping growth rates of the late 1990s, and the spending Read More...
A Quantitative Comparison of High Efficiency AC vs. DC Power Distribution for Data Centers
This paper presents a detailed quantitative efficiency comparison between the most efficient DC and AC power distribution methods, including an analysis of the

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Distribution in a Challenging Economy: Online (Software as a Service) versus Traditional Software
When considering major purchases, most people ask, “Why rent when you can buy?” But with IT systems, the reverse may be true. Software as a service (SaaS) offers many advantages over traditional software, especially in terms of the on-going costs of maintaining and upgrading systems. Learn how passing those burdens on to a SaaS vendor can help your company focus on optimizing efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

actual versus plan comparison  Distribution in a Challenging Economy: Online (Software as a Service) versus Traditional Software Distribution in a Challenging Economy: Online (Software as a Service) versus Traditional Software Source: IBS Document Type: White Paper Description: When considering major purchases, most people ask, “Why rent when you can buy?” But with IT systems, the reverse may be true. Software as a service (SaaS) offers many advantages over traditional software, especially in terms of the on-going costs of Read More...

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