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DEFINITION: The act of getting possession of a product or service.
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The When, Why and How of ERP support for LEAN
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: LEAN Manufacturing is a powerful approach used by manufacturing companies to drastically improve manufacturing processes. In the business world, it is appropriate to ask how LEAN and ERP interact - if at all. This white paper clarifies the situations where ERP supports LEAN, the benefits of this support and why it only applies to some situations.
Posted: 15 Feb 2010 | Published: 15 Feb 2010

SYSPRO

10 Ways To Use ERP To Lean The Manufacturing Supply Chain
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives four tips to help you bring lean supply chain improvements to your manufacturing operation. Additionally, it discusses six technology tools that help automate these lean supply chain practices.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 19 Jun 2009

IFS

E-Procurement Usability: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
sponsored by Simplifying-IT
WHITE PAPER: A costly, complicated migration to a best-of-breed e-Procurement platform is not the only way to achieve a consumer-friendly user interface (UI) and ensure user adoption. Read this paper to discover a cost-effective alternative that allows SAP ERP users to leverage their existing infrastructure to achieve e-Procurement adoption.
Posted: 09 Jan 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2010


eGuide: Best practices for managing sustainable supply chains
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Many organizations, from large corporations to small not-for-profits, are eager to jump on the supply chain sustainability bandwagon without fully understanding what such a program means to the organization and its supply chain. In this e-guide, find best practices for managing sustainable supply chains and onboarding suppliers.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 16 Nov 2011

IBM

Tip Guide: Unify supplier, customer data for manufacturing business intelligence
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EGUIDE: Installing the building blocks for manufacturing business intelligence (BI) can be challenging for organizations. In this tip guide, readers will learn best practices to unify supplier and customer data for manufacturing BI.
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

SAP America, Inc.

Rapid Time to Value for SAP® Supplier Relationship Management
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many companies already using the SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) application choose to also deploy the SAP supplier relationship management (SRM) application to optimize their procurement processes and strategies. Read this paper to learn more about SAP SRM.
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

SAP America, Inc.

A manufacturer’s guide to navigating the procurement and sourcing technology landscape
sponsored by IQMS
EBOOK: In this eBook, learn what the newest procurement tools can do and gain a better understanding of how to move beyond indirect spend management to the direct goods that impact the entire product lifecycle.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

IQMS

Maximizing the ROI of procurement technology
sponsored by Ariba, Inc.
EBOOK: Procurement technology brings buyers and sellers together in virtual marketplaces, letting manufacturers aggregate purchases of goods and services to earn volume discounts and negotiate better prices. In this E-Book, experts discuss techniques for managing supplier risk and gaining more control over direct spend on raw materials.
Posted: 13 Nov 2010 | Published: 12 Nov 2010

Ariba, Inc.

Oracle Procurement & Spend Analytics
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
DATA SHEET: Oracle Procurement & Spend Analytics, part of the Oracle BI Applications product line, enables you to optimize supply side performance by integrating data from across the enterprise value chain—enabling executives, managers, and frontline employees to make more informed decisions. Read this data sheet for more.
Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Published: 11 Jul 2008

Oracle Corporation

SAP ROI through the Care and Nurturing of SAP End Users
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper reveals how continuous end user training can reduce costs and increase returns on SAP investments. It includes a detailed "end user maturity model" by which clients can assess the expertise levels of their SAP end user base.
Posted: 12 Apr 2010 | Published: 12 Apr 2010

SAP America, Inc.

How to Make Indirect Procurement Outsourcing Work Effectively
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Consider how procurement outsourcers have helped customers improve strategic sourcing, contract negotiations and operational procurement. Yet they need to connect these areas with integrated, sourcing-to-settlement procurement processes by providing customers with standard processes and platforms.
Posted: 12 Mar 2010 | Published: 12 Mar 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Spend Performance Management - Maximize Savings, Reduce Supplier Risks
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The SAP BusinessObjects Spend Performance Management application provides full visibility into direct and indirect spend, and helps companies proactively identify cost savings opportunities and supply risks, reduce costs, maintain supply continuity, and increase spend under management.
Posted: 05 Nov 2009 | Published: 05 Nov 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Integrating Corporate Travel, Procurement and Meetings Management: A Best Practices Roadmap to Strategic Meetings Management Success
sponsored by StarCite
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, StarCite presents its latest industry research about where corporations stand when it comes to travel and meetings integration - and a roadmap for companies ready to reap the rewards of an integrated approach.
Posted: 10 Mar 2009 | Published: 09 Mar 2009

StarCite

Warehouse Management Better Business Practices: Cycle and Annual Counting
sponsored by VAI, Vormittag Associates, Inc.
BOOK: This first chapter of Better Business Practices Series, explores the many benefits of cycle counting. Chief among them is the elimination of an annual physical count of your inventory. While cycle counting is the preferred inventory counting process, many companies still conduct annual counts.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009


Enabling Profitable Growth through Procurement: Transforming the Sourcing and Procurement Organization
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: Sourcing and procurement organizations have great potential to reduce costs, contribute to the bottom line, and deliver against enterprise strategic goals.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP AG

International Procurement Center: Increasing Efficiency and Maximizing Profitability
sponsored by E2open
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes international procurement center (IPC) processes and capabilities, and explains the ways in which an IPC deployment can enhance your profitability.
Posted: 14 Jan 2009 | Published: 14 Jan 2009

E2open

Is JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Right for Your Business?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: View this Webcast to learn why the new transformation of JD Edwards applications can integrate your manufacturing strategies to improve your competitiveness and overall performance.
Posted: 14 Nov 2008 | Premiered: Dec 3, 2008, 12:00 EST (17:00 GMT)

Oracle Corporation

Four Steps to a Best-Run Business
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document describes how you can build a strategy to unify and run your business more effectively.
Posted: 17 Sep 2008 | Published: 17 Sep 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Ensuring Successful Manufacturing Execution in the Fabless Semiconductor Model
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: The number of semiconductor companies adopting a fabless manufacturing model continues to increase. And to thrive in this highly competitive market, the fabless company must produce the best product designs for its intended market. This SAP Executive Insight examines the growing trend toward the fabless manufacturing model.
Posted: 17 Sep 2008 | Published: 17 Sep 2008

SAP AG

The Cost and Benefits of On-Demand Vs. On-Premise Procurement Software
sponsored by coupa.com
WHITE PAPER: While there are dozens of procurement software solutions available, there are really only two types offered: "on-premise" procurement software and newer "ondemand" procurement software. This paper outlines an approach to compute and compare them.
Posted: 10 Sep 2008 | Published: 10 Sep 2008

coupa.com

10 Secret Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Business
sponsored by coupa.com
WHITE PAPER: When the economy is moving forward, most executives focus on growing sales. But when the economy slows down, that focus shifts. This timely white paper explains 10 Secret Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Business.
Posted: 10 Sep 2008 | Published: 10 Sep 2008

coupa.com

Strategic Meeting Management: Best Practices for Success: A Tips and Tools Guide to Effective Implementation
sponsored by StarCite
WHITE PAPER: In studying the best practices in strategic meeting management, there's proven evidence that a "managed" meetings program can generate significant and immediate cost savings for corporations of all sizes.
Posted: 29 Aug 2008 | Published: 29 Aug 2008

StarCite

Five Procurement Guidelines You Can't Afford to Ignore
sponsored by StarCite
WHITE PAPER: Here is a list of 5 guidelines that companies should keep in mind as they create their spend management program: Data Consolidation, Preferred Vendor Program, Legal Oversight, Company-wide Visibility and Coordination.
Posted: 29 Aug 2008 | Published: 29 Aug 2008

StarCite

Sage Timberline Office Product Overview
sponsored by Sage Software
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Sage Timberline Office is powerful financial and operations software for construction and real estate management industries - software designed to control costs and maximize revenues.
Posted: 27 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Sage Software

Case Study: Inside Hitachi Global Storage Technologies' Rapid Supply Chain Deployment
sponsored by E2open
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to learn provide how Hitachi builds an integrated face to all of its business partners and customers to make it simple for suppliers and customers to do business with Hitachi.
Posted: 15 May 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

E2open
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