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Planning for Manufacturing Exceptions
No matter how sophisticated your ERP solution may be, the most critical factor in its success will be how well it handles exceptions--the seemingly quixotic

exceptions  for Manufacturing Exceptions No matter how sophisticated your ERP solution may be, the most critical factor in its success will be how well it handles exceptions--the seemingly quixotic mission of planning for the unplanned. These issues outside your established operational parameters can include supply, operational and demand exceptions, and can have a butterfy effect on your enterprise--impacting customer service, purchasing, plant scheduling, shipping and accounting. How well you respond

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Leadership Undone


No matter what style leaders embrace, they dictate the tone of their employees' behavior and response to day-to-day activities as well as exceptions. But what affects the success of today’s leaders and what role does technology play in this regard? TEC research analyst Raluca Druta analyzes the concept of leadership to help us better understand how successful leaders are made and how technology can help them develop as well as enhance a can-do company culture.

exceptions  activities as well as exceptions. But what affects the success of today’s leaders and what role does technology play in this regard? TEC research analyst Raluca Druta analyzes the concept of leadership to help us better understand how successful leaders are made and how technology can help them develop as well as enhance a can-do company culture. Read More

Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Four: Guidelines and Case Studies


The lack of effective game plans is typically cited as a leading cause of poor system implementation. The following guidelines provide suggestions for improving the effectiveness of sales and operations planning (S&OP) game plans.

exceptions  of capacity and material exceptions that would constrain the plans, and then eliminating the constraints or changing the plan. Identification of material-related exceptions typically starts with suggested actions, while capacity exceptions are identified using work center load analysis. In many cases, a realistic game plan must anticipate demands and demand variations via forecasts and inventory plans for stocked material. Finite scheduling can also contribute to a realistic game plan. Enforcing Read More

Panorama NovaView - Managing by Exceptions


As business intelligence (BI) systems make more information available, the challenge is identifying the most relevant information. Traditional BI solutions take large amounts of data and place it in well formatted reports and views. But to better manage data overload, information workers need filters with business rules that highlight exceptional performance metrics that require immediate attention. Find out why.

exceptions  NovaView - Managing by Exceptions As business intelligence (BI) systems make more information available, the challenge is identifying the most relevant information. Traditional BI solutions take large amounts of data and place it in well formatted reports and views. But to better manage data overload, information workers need filters with business rules that highlight exceptional performance metrics that require immediate attention. Find out why. Read More

Delivering Adaptive Discovery for Business Process Management


Designing processes for business process management solutions can be daunting, as all flows, rules, and exceptions have to be defined. With Adaptive Discovery from Ultimus, however, processes can be designed on a high level, and exceptions defined after deployment.

exceptions  the rules, flows, and exceptions takes a long time and much effort, resulting in delays to deployment. Even though the automation aspect is not trivial, once the processes are defined (together with the rules, roles, events, conditions, and scenarios), process automation is relatively straightforward. The difficulty comes afterwards, when the solution becomes part of the organization's culture and its people's habits. Processes need the ability to adapt to change, so in order for a BPM solution to Read More

(Forgotten) CRM and ERP Kingdoms in the Making?


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) vendor Consona is determined to establish a CRM “kingdom” based on Consona Enterprise CRM. Read this comprehensive analysis of Consona Enterprise CRM to find out what lies ahead for this flagship product.

exceptions  Forgotten) CRM and ERP Kingdoms in the Making? Late in 2003, Battery Ventures VI L.P. acquired Made2Manage Systems , a former public enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services company for small and mid-market discrete manufacturers, for roughly $30 million (USD) cash (thereby making it private). Reaction in the market, for the most part, was a collective “so what!?” And justly so. At the time of such blockbuster mergers as PeopleSoft-JD Edwards or SSA Global-Baan (well before Oracle and Read More

RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)


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exceptions  availability, and focus on exceptions for managers around the schedule, overtime, timecards, etc. We are also launching a field manager tool on Apple iPhone and iPad , where managers can conduct store walks and audits, to ensure accuracy and quality of merchandising activities in the store. We have a number of mobile apps and continue to add new ones all the time. Especially in retail, you have to have mobile apps to be in the game. Social commerce is something we handle through our e-commerce suite. It Read More

As the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference


Companies can get the latest on supply chain management trends—from inventory management, forecasting, and sales and operations planning—at the annual APICS Conference and Expo’s seminars and presentations. A summary of the 2009 expo explains what you might have missed.

exceptions  the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference Industries around the world have seen quite a number of changes from globalization, regulations, and technological trends, such as software as a service (SaaS). All of these factors have caused organizations to seek ways to adapt to ongoing change in order to better manage their supply chains in this global context. The theme of this year's Association for Operations Management Read More

The Changing Face of CRM


The recent economic slowdown has illustrated how interwoven our global economies really are. The demands to increase enterprise performance has accelerated. Whether it’s to find new opportunities to increase or maintain market share, or to generate new revenue opportunities, each of these areas represent additional challenges in fulfilling customer expectations and demands. A greater

exceptions  Changing Face of CRM The recent economic slowdown has illustrated how interwoven our global economies really are. The demands to increase enterprise performance has accelerated. Whether it’s to find new opportunities to increase or maintain market share, or to generate new revenue opportunities, each of these areas represent additional challenges in fulfilling customer expectations and demands. A greater need now exists on placing the organization’s focus on the requirements of the customer, and Read More

Ventyx-Utilities’ One-Stop-Shop Provider?


In 2012, there is still no such thing as a true “total solution provider” for energy and utility companies. These companies just have too many needs across the board that require robust industry-specific functionality and deep domain expertise for a single vendor to satisfy them all. But Ventyx, an ABB company, comes close to the mark. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discusses Ventyx’s strategy with its product marketing team.

exceptions  Utilities’ One-Stop-Shop Provider? Back in 2008, Mihai Badescu discussed the dearth of software vendors and solutions that cover the needs of energy generation and transmission and distribution (T&D) companies. In 2012, there is still no such thing as a true “total solution provider” for energy and utility companies. These companies just have too many needs across the board that require robust industry-specific functionality and deep domain expertise for a single vendor to satisfy them all. Ven Read More

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Moving away from the relentless acquisitions of the past, Infor is waking up to a brand new day, marked by innovative product development that will change the way work is done. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at how the vendor has become a formidable opponent to SAP and Oracle, and examines all the components of Infor10, a new generation of enterprise software that allows the seamless execution of business processes.

exceptions  Also, ION can detect exceptions within a single source system. Detect non-events. Event Management can also detect non-events—things that should have happened, but didn't—for example, a shipment to an important customer that missed its due date or time. Sales or Operations Management can be immediately alerted, so they can address the business issue. Provide better service. Event Management can also be used to monitor SLAs, so businesses can meet their performance levels and maintain good customer Read More

Annoyed by ERP? You’re Not Alone.


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exceptions  2013: The World's Leading Workforce Information Exchange With contribution by P.J. Jakovljevic ( see bio ). This year’s Kronos user conference took place in Orlando, Florida, and confirmed that Kronos remains a very competitive vendor in the workforce management (WFM) area of the human capital management (HCM) market, reporting a double-digit—10 percent—growth in revenue for 2013. The conference attendance counted around 1,700 participants to whom Kronos offered a large variety of Read More

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exceptions  Matters Most: An Interview with Jeffrey Hollender Interview - Introduction Recently we talked to Jeffrey Hollender, CEO of Seventh Generation (an environmentally responsible producer of home products), and author of What Matters Most [1] . This is an important book that discusses corporate responsibility from both the angles of financial and environmental. For us supply chain people, Jeffrey Hollender has a broader definition of the Value Chain that includes the true end-to-end responsibilities as Read More