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New Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement
From point-and-click ordering using Web-based catalogs of individual suppliers, to marketplaces that bring together in one place the products or services

scm tools benefits  Dimensions in EC and SCM Part 1: The Benefits of E-Procurement Executive Summary Every business is a purchaser as well as a supplier, with many routinely processing hundreds of buying activities daily. Typically, purchases represent 50 to 90% of a company's cost structure -- making procurement strategy and execution a critical lever for effective supply chain operations and superior business profitability. Electronic commerce offers exciting new possibilities for businesses to improve their performance

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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J.D. Edwards Saved By SCM, Narrowly, And Only For Now


On March 5, J.D. Edwards reported financial results for Q1 2001. Although the company posted a symbolic profit, the revenue decline begs the question why the company seems to be in a doldrums at the same time when its competitors seem to be upbeat.

scm tools benefits  J.D. Edwards Saved By SCM, Narrowly, And Only For Now P.J. Jakovljevic - March 30, 2001 Event Summary On March 5, J.D. Edwards & Company (NASDAQ: JDEC) reported financial results for the first quarter ended January 31, 2001. Revenue for Q1 2001 was $217.7 million, a 6% decline compared to revenue of $231.7 million in Q1 2000. License fee revenue was $82.7 million, almost flat compared to $83.3 million in the same period last year. Net income from normalized operations was a symbolic $191,000, compared to Read More

Supply Chain Management Systems for Service and Replacement Parts: Players, Benefits, and User Recommendations


Improved service management boosts revenue from both service offerings and new product sales, while improved customer service and enhanced offerings increase customer retention, and draw new service business, providing an additional, low risk and likely repeated revenue stream over a long period of ownership.

scm tools benefits  such as ERP and SCM systems, to reduce integration needs. These systems should be able to conduct inventory optimization across items, what-if scenario capabilities, and ideally a seamless handoff to execution systems. Prospective users should certainly consider a pilot implementation to prove the value proposition of the chosen solution. In the long term, the aforementioned vendors should on their hand try to bring the cost of these tools down for the mid-market (given the current complexity and price Read More

Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools


Tools under the business intelligence (BI) umbrella combine to convert data into information, and information into decisions for action. Dashboards and scorecards are two such tools. Though often confused, they have functional difference, especially in modern BI suites.

scm tools benefits  (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer resource management (CRM) and other related enterprise applications. Naturally, the market has gone through a number of evolutionary steps on a journey that began with pesky green bar reports printed from mainframe computers in the 1960s and 1970s. These reports were infamously poor at pinpointing critical information. Moreover, they often arrived on managers' desks a week or so after month-end, and were a far cry after the fact that they were rear view Read More

Economic Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration


Many of today’s product lifecycle management (PLM)-enabling technologies allow complex information to be shared by dispersed teams of people. Product data management (PDM) technology is used to organize and provide access to your intellectual assets. PLM, its collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) capabilities, and other solutions can help you go beyond asynchronous data sharing. Find out how.

scm tools benefits  and Supply Chain Management (SCM) . Schneider Electric's reliance on PLM has grown significantly as a result of this focused effort. Schneider reports that the PIM Offer currently has numerous global core applications based on the Windchill platform, with thousands of users each. Additionally, the initial engineering change management solution has been re-developed and re-implemented globally on Windchill PDMLink. In the area of project-oriented collaboration, Schneider Electric has chosen to leverage Read More

Do More with Less: Merging Enterprise Applications with Desktop Tools


Workers spend on average close to 80 percent of their workday with some combination of enterprise applications and desktop tools. Best-in-class companies have already found ways to improve productivity. Learn more about the convergence of enterprise applications with desktop tools, and the role it plays in providing visibility to enterprise data, improving communication, and facilitating real-time decision making.

scm tools benefits  More with Less: Merging Enterprise Applications with Desktop Tools Workers spend on average close to 80 percent of their workday with some combination of enterprise applications and desktop tools. Best-in-class companies have already found ways to improve productivity. Learn more about the convergence of enterprise applications with desktop tools, and the role it plays in providing visibility to enterprise data, improving communication, and facilitating real-time decision making. Read More

10 Business Benefits of Identity Cloud


Providing single sign-on (SSO) to web applications and portals is more critical than ever. IT must manage identity and access to web applications and demonstrate compliance. This once required expensive infrastructure software and much time to deploy. With cloud-delivered identity services, companies can realize immediate benefit from an investment without installing and maintaining more software. Learn more.

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The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools


Project management tools for software development should include a broad range of functionality. Project teams must be able to estimate the scope and duration of each project, divide work into components and tasks; provide quality assurance; and generate detailed performance metrics. Find out how many project management solutions are missing the mark, and learn what to look for when choosing a solution of your own.

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Saga Continues Roll Out of EAI Tools


Saga Software announces availability of its Sagavista 1.1 Enterprise Application Integration software which is supposed to provide a faster messaging layer for improved performance, an enhanced Application Developer Kit (ADK), Unix support, agent adapters for Adabas« and 3270/5250 emulation.

scm tools benefits  Continues Roll Out of EAI Tools Event Summary RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE) Continuing its roll out of its e-business integration flagship product suite Sagavista, SAGA SOFTWARE, Inc. (SAGA) (NYSE:AGS) announced the availability of Sagavista 1.1, which provides a faster Messaging layer for improved performance, an enhanced Application Developer Kit (ADK), Unix support, agent adapters for Adabas(R) and 3270/5250 emulation which provides enterprise level mission critical mainframe access to legacy Read More

The Economic Benefits of an Integrated Talent Management Suite


Today, many human resources (HR) organizations find themselves with a tapestry of HR systems, many of which do not work well with each other. But many “integrated” suites—bringing together processes for recruiting, compensation, learning, and performance management—can enable a new set of talent management applications. Find out how you can develop a plan for better integration of your talent and HR management solutions.

scm tools benefits  Economic Benefits of an Integrated Talent Management Suite The Economic Benefits of an Integrated Talent Management Suite If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP ERP Human Capital Management includes functionality for talent management processes -- so you can attract, acquire, educate, and develop talent; identify and grow future leaders; and align and motivate talent with corporate objectives. Source : SAP Resources Read More

Enterprise Intelligence Tools Tame Business Knowledge Glut


Skila, Inc. is applying advanced eKnowedge tools to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. It’s the kind of offering every knowledge worker wants to have.

scm tools benefits  Intelligence Tools Tame Business Knowledge Glut Enterprise Intelligence Tools Tame Business Knowledge Glut D. Geller - October 6, 2000 Event Summary Skila, Inc. wants to solve some of the problems of the Information Age. The biggest problem, after the glare on your screen, is that there's too much information to wade through. Industry studies claim that there are 2 million new pages of information made available on the Web every day, with more than 50,000 new websites becoming available each Read More

Finding the Tools to Automate


Custom automation is the way of the future for the manufacturing industry. Be sure to seek out an ERP vendor that offers you the tools to stay competitive.

scm tools benefits  the Tools to Automate Custom automation is the way of the future for the manufacturing industry. Be sure to seek out an ERP vendor that offers you the tools to stay competitive. Read More

Realizing Cost Benefits Through Perimeter-based Online Security


Malware infections are becoming more and more severe, making detecting infections before they infiltrate your server or desktop a high priority. Perimeter-based security keeps the malware—and the risks—away from your systems. Adding layers of security, particularly outside the network, can help you identify and stop Internet threats before they infect machines, expose sensitive information, and consume valuable resources.

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Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste


A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized work, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance, cellular manufacturing, single-digit setup, pull systems, sequencing, activity-based costing, and leveled production.

scm tools benefits  Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste Tools and Practices that Deal with Waste Lean Manufacturing: A Primer described seven categories of waste. The following dozen or so fundamental technical tools and practices of lean manufacturing have long been used to curb or eliminate some of these types of waste. Note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list, nor are the items within it in any particular order of importance. This is Part Two of a multi-part note. The Five S's The first Read More