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The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers

Published By: SAP     Published Date: Feb 01, 2009
Dedication to Lean requires a focus on change, the identification of areas of improvement across the enterprise and a commitment to monitor continuously. The real challenge to Lean, however, requires this first change, a shift in the culture.
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sap, lean enterprise, erp, enterprise resource planning, financial objectives, integrated platforms, business management, project management, manufacturing execution systems
    
SAP

Identify Inventory Reduction Opportunities within Weeks

Published By: Oco, Inc.     Published Date: Dec 10, 2008
In today’s tough economic times, more and more companies are looking to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) on-demand business intelligence (BI) solutions to assess how they can quickly reduce inventory levels, assemble information, analyze operations and gain new insights in how to improve performance. 
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oco, roi, software-as-a-service, saas, business intelligence, enterprise resource planning, manufacturing execution system, enterprise applications, return on investment
    
Oco, Inc.

Bringing Together Manufacturing: Enterprise Resource Planning

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 18, 2008
When bound to regulation and compliance, process manufacturers find opportunities to grow through enterprise resource planning (ERP). However, 50% of process manufacturers execute non-integrated ERP strategies. This Aberdeen Group research study reveals best practices to help you adapt or select an ERP vendor that improves your business performance.
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erp, enterprise resource planning, cindy jutras, process, process industry, chemical, food and beverage, food, beverage, pharmaceutical, pharma, best-in-class, material requirements planning, mrp, global competition, manufacturing process, microsoft dynamics, acsis, fullscope, traceability
    
IBM

Understanding the Real Risk for Asset-Intensive Companies

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Aug 21, 2008
The goal of having one enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for all business processes remains popular. However, there are still many misconceptions associated with using enterprise resource planning solutions in asset-intensive industries. This white paper discusses and demystifies the myths for decision makers in asset-intensive industries. You’ll also see how IBM Maximo Asset Management can enhance the quality of asset data, contribute to the safety of the workforce, and help facilitate best practices that significantly impact the long-term success of your business.
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erp, asset management, best practices, bpm, business process, ibm mi, ibm, ibm grm, enterprise resource planning, erp solutions, erp vendors, erp modules, asset-intensive, business process management
    
IBM

Strategies To Run a Lean Supply Chain

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: May 28, 2008
This paper from Ventana Research describes lean manufacturing and how it can be applied to supply chain management.
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lean, lean methods, bpm, business process management, erp, enterprise resource planning, scm, supply chain, epicor, supply chain management
    
Epicor

Tuning ERP and the Supply Chain for Profitable Growth

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: May 28, 2008
This white paper describes lean manufacturing and how it can be applied to supply chain management.
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erp, supply chain management, scm, epicor, enterprise resource planning, visibility, globalizing, ventana research, lean
    
Epicor

White Paper: Are You Pushing Too Much Paper?

Published By: Supply Chain Connect     Published Date: Apr 24, 2008
Whether you are an electrical supplies wholesaler or a manufacturer of oilfield equipment, the challenge is the same: Are you maximizing your margins by keeping your administrative processes as streamlined as possible? Or, are you wasting time and money by supporting paper-intensive processes to handle quotes, orders, ship notices, receipt documents and invoices?
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scm, edi, erp, scc, supply chain, supply chain connect, electronic data, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, productivity
    
Supply Chain Connect

ERP System Acquisition Project Planning

Published By: Adaptive Growth     Published Date: Mar 12, 2008
ERP system acquisition projects are rarely deemed to fail.  All the well-advertised failures come later, during implementation and afterward.  Nevertheless, the seeds of these failures are invariably planted in the earliest stages of ERP acquisition planning.
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erp, adaptive growth, project management, enterprise applications, enterprise resource planning, adaptivegrowth
    
Adaptive Growth

ERP System Implementation Project Planning

Published By: Adaptive Growth     Published Date: Mar 12, 2008
ERP implementations fail – when they do – because implementation projects allow a few well-known risks to go unmanaged. These risks go unmanaged because the control of results slips from buyer to seller.  It doesn’t have to work that way.
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erp, adaptive growth, project management, enterprise applications, enterprise resource planning, adaptivegrowth
    
Adaptive Growth

ERP System Acquisition & Implementation Viewed as a Single Project

Published By: Adaptive Growth     Published Date: Mar 12, 2008
It is a truism that in any complex activity, the critical, defining decisions should be made as early in the process as possible.  In ERP implementation projects this principle is routinely undermined by the nearly universal practice of separating acquisition and implementation activities into separate projects, performed by separate teams operating under separate control.
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erp, adaptive growth, project management, enterprise applications, enterprise resource planning, adaptivegrowth
    
Adaptive Growth

The Elusive Meaning of ERP Project Success

Published By: Adaptive Growth     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
In what practical ways – if any – is ERP implementation project success different from the absence of failure? Both casual and thorough analysis of ERP failure agree on several interesting points.
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erp, adaptive growth, project management, enterprise applications, enterprise resource planning, adaptivegrowth
    
Adaptive Growth

How to Simplify Integration with Your SAP Solutions

Published By: Cast Iron Systems     Published Date: Feb 14, 2008
Traditionally companies had only two choices for integrating SAP solutions, complex and expensive platforms like EAI or write custom code. Integration Appliances offer companies a third option, one that dramatically simplifies and accelerates SAP integration by using a “configuration, not coding” approach to rapidly connect SAP applications with a wide variety of applications, without burdening specialist resources.
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eai, sap, castiron, cast iron, enterprise resource planning, erp, crm systems, application integration, business integration, data integration
    
Cast Iron Systems

Aberdeen Group: For Mid-Size Manufacturers the Issue is Visible

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 08, 2008
As manufacturing goes global, initiatives to standardize processes and key performance measurements across the enterprise to unite the greater supply chain are emerging. The main catalyst? Driving down costs in response to customer and market pressures. However, mid-size companies in particular are driving performance improvements with a more proactive, strategic vision for improving performance than reactively responding to cost pressure.
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scm, supply chain, manufacturing, manufacturer, bpm, business process, erp, enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, ibm, enterprise applications, business process management, supply chain management, manufacturing execution systems
    
IBM

Compete More Effectively by Acting as Your Own Supply Chain

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 08, 2008
We’ve heard it over and again: mid-sized manufacturers need to increase efficiencies while protecting their existing infrastructure and boosting profits. IBM can help, with tailored solutions. Click for the complimentary report, "Ten Insights for Success in an On Demand World".
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infrastructure, erp, productivity, scm, supply chain, enterprise resource planning, mid-market, smbs, ibm, best practices, business management, supply chain management
    
IBM

Best Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function

Published By: SAP     Published Date: Jan 28, 2008
Many CFOs and the finance organizations they lead have started to take on new strategic roles within the enterprise. Their goal is to enforce stricter control processes to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, offer strategic insights into the internal and external business environment, and connect the business strategy with daily operations through performance tracking.
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apqc, spend management, cost control, cost, financial, financials, workforce, workforce management, erp, enterprise resource planning, osbc, sap, strategic finance, sap, finance function, finance organizations, performance tracking, external business environment, internal business environment, regulatory compliance
    
SAP

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Midmarket ERP Solution

Published By: InsideCRM.com     Published Date: Dec 28, 2007
With any technology, the vendor's job is to try to sell you their product, and they may rely on promises, superlative language and sparkling product demos to try to sway you. And with the midmarket ERP landscape crowded with players vying for your business's dollar, the prospect of choosing the right solution can seem even more daunting. But armed with these 10 questions, you'll be able to see through the hype and narrow down a few vendors that can really deliver what you need.
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erp, enterprise resource planning, erp solution, erp software, erp vendor, erp provider, vendor selection, erp vendor selection, provider selection, midsize, mid-size, mid-sized, mid-market, midmarket, insidecrm, tippit, enterprise applications, enterprise software
    
InsideCRM.com

Midmarket ERP Solutions Buyer's Guide

Published By: InsideCRM.com     Published Date: Dec 28, 2007
Until recently, ERP solutions were considered out of the question for all but the largest companies, due to the technology's complexity and large price tags. However, these days, midmarket companies have more choices than ever when it comes to ERP solutions, as competition between vendors has heated up. This Buyer's Guide can help you answer the big (and small) questions so you can make an informed buying decision.
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erp, enterprise resource planning, erp solution, erp software, erp vendor, erp provider, vendor selection, erp vendor selection, provider selection, midsize, mid-size, mid-sized, mid-market, midmarket, insidecrm, tippit, buyers guide, buying guide, enterprise applications, enterprise software
    
InsideCRM.com

Midmarket ERP Solutions Checklist

Published By: InsideCRM.com     Published Date: Dec 28, 2007
So your midmarket company has done its research and has settled on what you feel is the perfect ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution? Not so fast. Before you sign on the dotted line, consider these 12 key points to ensure you're making the best possible decision.
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erp, enterprise resource planning, erp solution, erp software, erp vendor, erp provider, vendor selection, erp vendor selection, provider selection, midsize, mid-size, mid-sized, mid-market, midmarket, insidecrm, tippit, checklist, enterprise applications, best practices, enterprise software
    
InsideCRM.com

Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations Across the Supply Chain

Published By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Sep 27, 2007
Demand planning software packages can help manufacturers to: establish baseline sales forecasts, incorporating multiple inputs; perform sophisticated analysis that improves their use of human and capital resources; optimize pricing capabilities; and better understand their markets and customers.
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enterprise resource planning, erp, demand planning, planning, productivity, supply chain, scm, supply chain management, business management, operations, operation, microsoft, microsoft ax, microsoft dynamics, product lifecycle management, collaboration
    
Microsoft Dynamics

5 Common Project Management Challenges

Published By: Metafuse     Published Date: Sep 26, 2007
In speaking with project managers, directors of operations, vice presidents of professional services, chief financial offers, and other project team members every day, we hear familiar stories repeatedly and there are some trends, or commonalities. This document outlines five of the most common project management challenges.
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project management, document management, project planning, project, enterprise resource planning, erp, planning, metafuse, project insight
    
Metafuse

Project Insight Project Management Software vs. Microsoft Enterprise Project Management

Published By: Metafuse     Published Date: Sep 26, 2007
We are often asked how Project Insight differs from the Microsoft solution. There is no simple, 30 second answer to that question, as every software package is unique. Rather than attempt to detail a feature by feature comparison, here we offer the reader an overview of what we view as the main differences.
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project management, document management, project planning, project, enterprise resource planning, erp, planning, metafuse, project insight, microsoft, microsoft enterprise
    
Metafuse

IT Due Diligence Case Study: J.W. Childs

Published By: OneNeck IT Services     Published Date: Aug 24, 2007
In 2004, J.W. Childs had the opportunity to acquire the Sunny Delight Beverage Co. (SDBC) through a unique carve-out of brands by Procter & Gamble. An accurate and in-depth assessment of the infrastructure required to support SunnyD’s business going forward would be absolutely essential to Childs’ decision to purchase the company.
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oneneck, erp hosting, erp outsourcing, it outsourcing, it hosting, jw childs, j.w. childs, sunny d, sunny delight, acquisition, buyout, enterprise resource planning, outsourcing, governance, outsource, it management, best practices, business activity monitoring, business integration, business management
    
OneNeck IT Services

Why Russell Stover Chose A Mid-Market Specialist

Published By: OneNeck IT Services     Published Date: Aug 24, 2007
Russell Stover Candies outsourced its legacy information systems. However, two years later, they were unhappy with their chosen outsourcing provider and faced multiple ERP challenges. To help navigate these challenges, the company hired a seasoned IT executive. Find out why, after an exhaustive evaluation process, he selected OneNeck IT Services.
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oneneck, erp hosting, erp outsourcing, it outsourcing, it hosting, russell stover, rsc, whitman's, whitman, candies, candy, mid-market, mid market, erp, enterprise resource planning, outsourcing, governance, outsource, business activity monitoring, business management
    
OneNeck IT Services

Spyder Active Sports Acheives High Performance with OneNeck

Published By: OneNeck IT Services     Published Date: Aug 24, 2007
When Spyder Active Sports offered to pay its IT outsourcing provider more money in return for more services, and the provider not only refused the offer but its service levels continued to go downhill, it was time to look for a new provider. It came down to three potential vendors, however, a number of factors lead Spyder to select OneNeck IT Services.
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oneneck, erp hosting, erp outsourcing, it outsourcing, it hosting, outsourcing, governance, outsource, enterprise resource planning, it services, spyder, sports, it management, business management, it spending, return on investment, workforce management, employee performance, productivity
    
OneNeck IT Services

How ERP Outsourcing Helps Skanska's IT Group Maintain Its Focus

Published By: OneNeck IT Services     Published Date: Aug 24, 2007
In November 2002, Skanska embarked on the construction industry’s largest consolidation effort. Having acquired numerous companies in the previous 12 years — ranging in size from $100 million to $1 billion and comprising the $3.9 billion Skanska of today — CIO Chris Stockley was charged with migrating all the companies onto the J.D. Edwards application platform already in use by a few of the organizations.
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skanska, building, construction, case study, oneneck, erp hosting, erp outsourcing, it outsourcing, it hosting, j.d. edwards, baan, outsourcing, erp, enterprise resource planning, governance, outsource, it management, business integration, business management, project management
    
OneNeck IT Services
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