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Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management
Today’s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to

materials and inventory management  says Glenn. The entire materials handling process is automated with Warehouse Management. Employees have access to real-time data on every aspect of warehouse operations, he adds. Both customers and employees have access to real-time inventory. The application is so easy to use that employees can be trained on it in as little as an hour. Previously, it took at least a week to get workers trained in the warehouse. Infor ERP FACTS Warehouse Management has redefined the way Kipp Brothers manages its Read More

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Quality Management
In today’s global market, providing quality products and services is essential for any manufacturer’s continued growth—but maintaining a competitive edge is not

materials and inventory management  reworked Value of replacement materials and parts Purchasing actions to procure replacement materials/parts Analysis of quality problems Cost of planning and corrective actions Supplier corrective actions and change-induced quality costs Setup change scrap/rework until first good part Sorting/screening out sub-optimal merchandise Inventory carrying costs for extra inventory caused by quality problems Discounting sub-optimal merchandise Change orders to the correction of design Change-induced quality Read More
Supply Chain Management 101
I covered the basics of ERP previously, and thought I'd move on to supply chain management (SCM), which we're also featuring in tomorrow's TEC Newsletter (go to

materials and inventory management  movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers. SCM applications link people and organizations (and their activities) to information and resources. The ultimate goal is for all components of the chain to exchange information with maximum efficiency and effectiveness, in order to obtain best results for all parties. A comprehensive SCM solution allows you to focus on and optimize key components of your supply chain operations: • demand management • order management • warehouse Read More
Production Management Research
Primarily due to rapid development of technology in the past thirty years, the market structure throughout the world has changed considerably. Local markets

materials and inventory management  requires both input raw materials and an authorization signal, a card, to work. CONWIP: Conwip is a special case of Kanban. In this system the entire line constitutes one workstation. Departing jobs send production cards back to the beginning of the line to authorize release of new jobs. The production line consists of a single routing, along which all parts flow and work in process can be measured in units i.e., number of work orders or parts on the line. Production Planning Execution and Control Read More
The Case for Pricing Management
Savvy and dynamically optimized pricing can mean the difference between survival and failure. In many environments it might be smarter, quicker, and more useful

materials and inventory management  percent in variable costs (materials and direct labor costs), and more than 300 percent greater than the impact of a 1 percent increase in sales volume, even if one ignores the fact that increased production typically increases costs. It is often not even necessary to raise prices, but rather to make sure that the customer is charged the theoretically right price (or something close to it) at the end of the day. Corporate nominal list price information might be visible in back-office systems, but the Read More
EMC Documentum: A Brief on Its Content Management Offerings in 2012
The EMC Documentum family of products covers a range of content management, case management, and governance applications, and plays to current shifts across the

materials and inventory management  Documentum: A Brief on Its Content Management Offerings in 2012 The EMC Documentum family of products covers a range of content management, case management, and governance applications, and plays to current shifts across the information management landscape. In this report, TEC's director of knowledge services Josh Chalifour looks at the directions in which EMC is focusing its products and services, and how that relates to requirements you may have for your content management initiatives. Read More
Knowledge Management: The Core of Service Resolution Management
Businesses today need to demonstrate their value to customers by making information that is relevant to them accessible. Hence the need for knowledge management

materials and inventory management  a complaint; process returned materials; issue a rebate, coupon, or refund; and escalate issues to other responsible parties, such as tier (level) two support, development, quality assurance (QA), or even third parties. Customer satisfaction should, in turn, increase, as the number of disconnected handoffs between agents, customers, and channels are reduced. On the other hand, increased agent retention should improve the organization's domain knowledge, and as a result, the number of first-call closures Read More
Configuration and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management
To keep your IT infrastructure healthy, strong operational processes are essential to managing changes—both planned and unexpected. A streamlined, integrated

materials and inventory management  and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management To keep your IT infrastructure healthy, strong operational processes are essential to managing changes—both planned and unexpected. A streamlined, integrated approach that incorporates hardware and software assets is a key foundation for meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Find out how you can benefit from applications that enable continuous compliance with operational processes and tools—and reduce your business risk. Read More
Asset Management
Asset management is crucial for businesses that wish to keep costs down while running an efficient service. Waer Systems has taken its experience in controlling

materials and inventory management  Management Asset management is crucial for businesses that wish to keep costs down while running an efficient service. Waer Systems has taken its experience in controlling inventory and has applied it to the management and reservation of an organization’s assets. Waer’s cloud-based solution, WAERlinx, provides companies with the resources to systematically process operations, maintenance, and the upgrading of assets, cost-effectively. Read More
Managing Inventory for Optimal Advantage: 10 Common Inventory Mistakes and How to Correct Them
If your company is “fighting fires” daily to meet customer demand, then you’re already losing customers and missing new sales. Today, business is conducted in

materials and inventory management  Inventory for Optimal Advantage: 10 Common Inventory Mistakes and How to Correct Them If your company is “fighting fires” daily to meet customer demand, then you’re already losing customers and missing new sales. Today, business is conducted in real time, which requires flexibility and responsiveness. It’s these two attributes—along with reduced costs—that are the most beneficial in managing for optimal inventory levels. Find out how you can better plan and manage your inventory for Read More
Enter Enterprise Incentive Management and Incentive Compensation Management
Companies with large sales forces, huge product portfolios, and complex incentive plans with many variables need to offer variable pay. This has created

materials and inventory management  Enterprise Incentive Management and Incentive Compensation Management Companies with large sales forces, huge product portfolios, and complex incentive plans with many variables need to offer variable pay based on individual or corporate performance. This need creates opportunities for a new enterprise software category called enterprise incentive management (EIM) or incentive compensation management (ICM), which should provide managers with decision support tools to model various compensation Read More
Warehouse Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery? Part One: Myths of the Warehouse Management Systems and Implementation
When searching for a warehouse management system (WMS), a number of myths surface.

materials and inventory management  Management Systems: Pie in the Sky or Floating Bakery? Part One: Myths of the Warehouse Management Systems and Implementation Introduction I just returned from a week long conference and as one of the speakers/vendors there, I was not looking to receive the same thing that the attendees were looking to receive. I was looking for clients; however, I mostly found patients . I found most of my time was spent psychoanalyzing what people had been told by competitors and other logistics companies. Read More
Systems Monitoring and Management: Vendor Evaluation Checklist
This systems’ monitoring and management vendor evaluation checklist from Uptime Software is designed to help IT managers and administrators as they search for

materials and inventory management  Monitoring and Management: Vendor Evaluation Checklist This systems’ monitoring and management vendor evaluation checklist from Uptime Software is designed to help IT managers and administrators as they search for the right solution. It is intended to be a generic list that can be updated, expanded, and customized depending on your exact requirements. You are welcome to edit and modify each of the items as you see fit. Read More
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