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Most Misunderstood Link in Supply Chain Management
Business practices have changed dramatically through the years, but credit and collections is still handled like it was back in the 1950s. Fact is, it’s way

purchasing and supply management  vice president (VP) of purchasing, and I asked the VP what the purpose of his function was. He stumbled around and came up with something about customers' needs and balancing that against various other factors. If the head of a department can't clearly state why that department exists, what are the chances his people know? Or care? Considering the costs of extending credit to customers—namely, the additional administrative expenses, the cost of time and money that goes with carrying A/R, and the Read More...
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Response Management: Enabling a Demand-driven Supply Network
Customer and commercial demands are changing the way manufacturers manage their positions in the supply chain. The financial impact on a company that is unable

purchasing and supply management  impact behaviors of individuals purchasing for business needs. And the pressures faced get passed on to suppliers, creating a vicious cycle that feeds on itself to further exacerbate the consequence of these trends BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS AND CHALLENGES Velocity-based competition, shortened product lifecycles, increased demand variability, globalization and global sourcing, leaner supply chains, more mass customization, cost volatility, and competitive pressures have altered the supply chain management Read More...
ERP for Green Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing
Manufacturers are facing pressure from regulators and customers to document their impact on the environment, including not only the simple carbon footprint, but

purchasing and supply management  is that they are purchasing from you and what industry they are in. The six heavy metals included in RoHS, like lead and cadmium, may be typical and broadly of interest. But beyond that there will be other needs based on what customers want. Therefore, manufacturers need flexibility to track environmental impact by product, and also need the ability to customize the queries and reports so they can display what that customer cares about.  The takeaway here is that you will need the flexibility and the Read More...
Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management
Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason

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Transportation Management and the Adaptive Supply Chain Network
To respond to the demands of today’s highly competitive global environment, traditional linear supply chains are evolving into complex, global ecosystems. These

purchasing and supply management  functions, including order management, purchasing, warehouse management, customer service, and financials. Companies need adaptable business processes that are easy to manage. Such processes enable a company to establish its own unique way of doing things. Adaptable processes can also connect with the information chain (for example, supply chain event management, freight costing, and scorecards of compliance with service-level agreements) for improved, automated collaboration with partners, suppliers, Read More...
Understanding IBM Lotus Web Content Management Software
IBM Lotus Web Content Management software is IBM’s Web content management system offering. Lotus Web Content Management software provides tools to apply

purchasing and supply management  IBM Lotus Web Content Management Software IBM Lotus Web Content Management software is IBM’s Web content management system offering. Lotus Web Content Management software provides tools to apply business rules and processes to content, helping to ensure that specific information assets from across the enterprise are delivered via Web sites and portal. This factsheet provides a detailed overview of key Lotus Web Content Management features. Read More...
Data Management and Analysis
From a business perspective, the role of data management and analysis is crucial. It is not only a resource for gathering new stores of static information; it

purchasing and supply management  Management and Analysis From a business perspective, the role of data management and analysis is crucial. It is not only a resource for gathering new stores of static information; it is also a resource for acquiring knowledge and supporting the decisions companies need to make in all aspects of economic ventures, including mergers and acquisitions (M&As). For organizational growth, all requirements and opportunities must be accurately communicated throughout the value chain. All users—from end users Read More...
Performance Management Framework for Mobile Workforce Management and Field Service
Mobile workforce management is a complex process that includes workforce planning, assignment decisions, and plan execution. To align this complex process with

purchasing and supply management  Management Framework for Mobile Workforce Management and Field Service Mobile workforce management is a complex process that includes workforce planning, assignment decisions, and plan execution. To align this complex process with your business goals, you need to measure your performance and develop various corrective actions. This white paper discusses performance management—and how you can measure, analyze, and make decisions about the performance of your workforce and service organization. Read More...
Cincom Enterprise Management
Cincom Enterprise Management is a portfolio of Web-enabled business applications that address the business cycle of companies who build and service complex

purchasing and supply management  Enterprise Management Cincom Enterprise Management is a portfolio of Web-enabled business applications that address the business cycle of companies who build and service complex products. It encompasses activities included in business planning, business acquisition, order management, engineering, procurement, manufacturing and re-manufacturing operations, cost management, finance, and aftermarket support. CONTROL also supports global enterprises by offering distributed multi-site implementation Read More...
Talent Management Best Practices in 2010
Download your copy of the Aberdeen report Cracking the Code for Talent Management.

purchasing and supply management  Management Best Practices in 2010 How do you build a superior talent management program from recruitment right through to succession planning? Many best-in-class companies are exploiting Web 2.0 tools such as social networks, blogs, and Webcasts to achieve higher levels of employee productivity and retention, facilitate knowledge capture and transfer, connect employees with colleagues across the organization, and provide visibility into work/project progress by dispersed teams. Learn the strategies Read More...
Engineering Change Management 2.0: Better Business Decisions from Intelligent Change Management
Traditionally, change management in product development and engineering has been viewed as a way to control cost and improve efficiencies. But companies are

purchasing and supply management  Change Management 2.0: Better Business Decisions from Intelligent Change Management PTC is all about helping discrete manufacturers succeed by meeting their globalization, time-to-market, and operational efficiency objectives in product development. As one of the world's largest and fastest-growing software companies, we deliver a complete portfolio of integral Product Lifecycle Management solutions to over 50,000 customers in the Industrial, High Tech, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Read More...
Oracle Transportation Management
Oracle Transportation Management delivers robust transportation planning and execution capabilities to shippers and third party logistics providers. It

purchasing and supply management  Transportation Management Oracle Transportation Management delivers robust transportation planning and execution capabilities to shippers and third party logistics providers. It integrates and streamlines transportation planning, execution, freight payment, and business process automation on a single application across all modes of transportation, from full truckload to complex multileg air, ocean, and rail shipments. Oracle Transportation Management lowers transportation costs, improves customer Read More...
A Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader
ClickSoftware, rooted in field service workforce scheduling and optimization, provides automated workforce management and optimization solutions, on-demand and

purchasing and supply management  Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader TEC’s recent series of tutorial articles—“ Navigating Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis ” and “ The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains ”—have drawn solid interest and valuable feedback, both publicly and privately. The series on general workforce management (WFM) systems (i.e., not necessarily only in field service), entitled “ Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Read More...
Why Invest in Talent Management? Five High-ROI Business Drivers for Implementing a Talent Management Program
Clearly, with skilled workers retiring and the pace of change accelerating, recruitment alone can’t supply the smart leaders, strong managers, high performers

purchasing and supply management  Invest in Talent Management? Five High-ROI Business Drivers for Implementing a Talent Management Program Clearly, with skilled workers retiring and the pace of change accelerating, recruitment alone can’t supply the smart leaders, strong managers, high performers, and ever-changing skills sets necessary for success. That’s why organizations can see solid return on investment (ROI) by balancing recruitment with an investment not just in training, but in comprehensive talent management. Download this Read More...
Performance Management-What the Mid-market Can Learn from Large Enterprises
Performance management allows companies to align business activity with corporate objectives. This research examines the different levels of business

purchasing and supply management  Management-What the Mid-market Can Learn from Large Enterprises Performance management allows companies to align business activity with corporate objectives. This research examines the different levels of business performance achieved by mid-market companies compared with larger firms, as well as the differences in strategy, capabilities, and technologies used. Key recommendations are drawn for mid-market businesses to increase the value they derive from performance management. Read More...

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