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Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow!
Because companies focus primarily on new product development and promotion, the problem of excess and obsolete inventory, once addressed, often leads to both

parts inventory programs  Aftermarket Business—Service and Replacement Parts SCM ). It enables clients to reduce investment in stock while at the same time maintain or improve customer service levels. Given that most inventory optimization techniques work on the premise of stock items being in their prime time, the focus here rather is on the tricky effect of product life cycles on inventory. The motto time is money certainly holds true when it comes to inventory valuation. Well, maybe in a reverse (negative) manner, because Read More

Incentive and Compensation Management
Enterprise incentive management (EIM) and employee compensation management sit between HR, CRM, Accounting, and sales force automation. These applications help sales executives gain perspective on ...
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Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part One: 1960s--Pre-Computer Era
Knowing the history and evolution of enterprise applications is essential to understanding their current use and future developments. Each step in the evolution

parts inventory programs  As a group of parts moves to the shop floor to build the finished product, the raw material asset should go down and the WIP asset should go up. The labor and overhead charges from the shop floor personnel also are added to the WIP asset account with an offset to the AP account. When the finished part completes it route through the shop, the WIP asset account goes up. Conversely, as the finished product is sold, the finished good asset account goes down and the accounts receivable (AR) asset account goes Read More
Inventory Management Technology Strategies for Distribution
Inventory has been—and continues to be—the lifeblood of the distribution marketplace. While many companies are slow to adopt new strategies and technologies, a

parts inventory programs  side effects for other parts of the organization. Renewed interest in another cross-functional process – sales and operations planning – is also helping to drive increased process innovations in the inventory management area. Figure 4. How Distribution Companies Manage Their Inventory Figure 5. How Inventory Organizational Strategy Impacts Customer Service Levels Customer Service Levels are higher for those companies that manage inventory through cross-functional teams or have single owner of Read More
Lucrative but
The growing pressure for improving customer responsiveness and profits has lately changed the traditional role of supply chain management (SCM) of spare and

parts inventory programs  point where intelligently planning parts inventory has become a financial necessity for many enterprises. Carrying cost depends mainly on the cost of the capital invested and of maintaining inventory. These include taxes, insurance, obsolescence, spoilage, and space occupied, and cost between 10 percent to 35 percent annually, depending on type of industry. Carrying cost is ultimately a policy variable reflecting the opportunity cost of alternative uses for funds invested in inventory. Storage costs is a Read More
Maple Leaf Farms Improves Inventory Control with WMS
As one of North America’s premier producers of duck products, Maple Leaf Farms knew the importance of delivering fresh, quality goods to its customers. But in

parts inventory programs  include in sauces. Other parts (e.g., feet) are exported to Asian markets where they are considered a delicacy. Even the feathers are utilized by Maple Leaf's down product subsidiary. Nothing is wasted, and everything must be accountable within the inventory system at a very precise level. Once production is complete and products are ready for shipment, they are boxed and transported to the distribution center. Since Maple Leaf operates multiple plants across the country, the solution needed to integrate Read More
PeopleSoft Programs Cause Headaches at Number of Universities
For the students at Northwestern University registration was supposed to be as easy as point and click, however, it turned into crash and burn.

parts inventory programs  approach, in which new parts of the system are introduced incrementally. This more cautious strategy allows system bugs to be found and corrected before moving on to the next phase, while reducing the shock within the user community that inevitably accompanies new corporate-wide system implementations. Big Bangs are misleading in their promise of once and it's done benefits as investments made to remedy problems can quickly outweigh anticipated savings. Second, the majority of ERP vendors are only Read More
Grocery Chain Gains Productivity and Information Visibility for Better Inventory Control


parts inventory programs  Chain Gains Productivity and Information Visibility for Better Inventory Control Read More
Leading Airline Improves Inventory Management
Delta is the world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading US carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 502

parts inventory programs  billion (USD) worth of parts inventory at one time, Delta needed a supply chain system to aid the company’s maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) activities. Learn how Delta implemented a full MRO technology suite from Click Commerce, that focuses on supply chain management, configuration management, technical documentation, planning, and execution. Read More
Meet Sage Inventory Advisor in the Cloud
Sage recently announced the general availability of Sage Inventory Advisor, a new cloud forecasting and planning solution that integrates with Sage enterprise

parts inventory programs  Sage Inventory Advisor in the Cloud Sage recently  announced the general availability of Sage Inventory Advisor , a new cloud forecasting and planning solution that integrates with Sage enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to provide companies with a daily diagnostic of inventory, reduce time spent on forecasts, and resolve the optimal investment required to achieve target fill rates. As a cloud-based subscription service, Sage Inventory Advisor should be fast to implement and accessible via a Read More
Optimal Service-parts Management
Today’s service-parts organizations, such as those in the aerospace and defense, automotive, agricultural, heavy equipment, and industrial machinery industries,

parts inventory programs  Service-parts Management Today’s service-parts organizations, such as those in the aerospace and defense, automotive, agricultural, heavy equipment, and industrial machinery industries, are pursuing the service- and spare-parts market for revenue and profit growth. Increasing customer demands and a dynamic marketplace are forcing these organizations to operate at new levels of flexibility and responsiveness, to address customer requirements and attain targeted profit margins. Read More
Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon
Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting products to

parts inventory programs  Inventory into a Strategic Weapon Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting products to creating continuous inventory process improvements, few businesses are capable of transforming their inventory into a competitive advantage. Some forward-looking leaders—backed by technology and expertise from JDA—are changing the definition of inventory optimization. Read how. Read More
Unlocking Working Capital: Best Practices for Reducing Inventory
Two-thirds of the 400 survey participants in a 2007 Aberdeen report about inventory management place a high priority on working capital optimization. Many

parts inventory programs  Working Capital: Best Practices for Reducing Inventory Two-thirds of the 400 survey participants in a 2007 Aberdeen report about inventory management place a high priority on working capital optimization. Many companies are reconsidering their business strategies, including implementing appropriate technology platforms that help automate supply chain processes. Learn about cost-effective and practical ways to reduce inventory so that working capital can be released. Read More
What Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory
A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the

parts inventory programs  Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the lowest cost, with the least amount of waste. But what if your replenishment strategy is your distribution center’s weakest link? To improve customer satisfaction and achieve efficiency and balance, your replenishment strategy must consider all the key variables. Read More
Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Part Two: How It Works
Organizations today realize that although strategies focusing on outsourcing transportation, e-business and new distribution models are important, these are all

parts inventory programs  Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Part Two: How It Works Inventory Planning & Optimization Solutions Inventory optimization software is the most recent addition to the suite of Supply Chain Management (SCM) solutions. Software companies like JustEnough and i2 have emerged as leaders in this space. These solutions establish the optimal mix between inventory investment and service levels for each inventory item at each location within an organization. Inventory Planning and Read More
Microsoft’s Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 4
Part 3 of this blog series analyzed the ever-evolving user interface (UI) and visualization technologies, and related approaches of Microsoft and other

parts inventory programs  Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 4 Part 3 of this blog series analyzed the ever-evolving user interface (UI) and visualization technologies, and related approaches of Microsoft and other independent software vendors (ISVs). Lawson Smart Office and IFS’ Project Aurora (including the first Project's delivery, IFS Enterprise Explorer [IEE]) were described. Shedding Some Northern Star Light on IEE For IEE IFS uses Microsoft ClickOnce , which is Read More

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