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Internet Makes SCP All That It Can Be
The Internet is reshaping the supply chain planning marketplace. Several clear trends have emerged in recent years that capitalize on the possibilities for

it consultant magazine  vendors offer e-procurement capabilities, it is becoming increasingly important for them to distinguish their portals from competitors. We believe that SCP vendors are uniquely capable of doing this by providing value-added services that relate to procurement in fundamental ways. i2 Technologies is an excellent example of a SCP that is successfully bringing its considerable domain expertise in supply chain planning to enhance procurement over the Internet. User Impact: Users who want to cut their Read More

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Where Has All the Service Gone?
For some reason, once a product moves into the retail channel, most manufacturers lose control. The retailer abdicates responsibility. When faced with a problem

it consultant magazine  created a situation where it is economically unviable to manufacture consumer goods in many geographies. Emerging economies, less concerned with the longer term impact of pollutants than the immediate gratification of full stomachs and vodka glasses, are reaping the benefits of social conscience and sustainability policies. More legislation and control is not the answer—this has always proved to be a double-edged sword. Automotive, textile, and other industries that imposed embargoes, penalties, and Read More
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

it consultant magazine  and services today. But it is not a panacea. This is part 1 of a five part series on e-procurement. Part 2 will discuss the Efficiency Gains that can be expected from implementing e-procurement About the Author Scott A. Elliff is Founder and President of Capital Consulting & Management, Inc. (CCMI), offering high-quality analysis, practical advice, and fresh perspectives to help clients achieve bottom-line improvements in profitability, effectiveness, and market position. Mr. Elliff has sixteen years Read More
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Three: Applications Hosting
Mid-market enterprises might benefit from objectively evaluating the value propositions represented in successful next-generation applications service providers

it consultant magazine  five years, and how it can make or break their profitability and market share. The panel, which was moderated by Josh Greenbaum, included the following participants: Barry Wilderman; Peggy Smedley, president and editorial director; Start Magazine ; Dave Turbide, an independent consultant and renowned columnist for magazines such as The Manufacturing Systems ; and Predrag Jakovljevic, research director, TEC. In preparation for the event, we polled the thoughts and opinions of our experts and contributors: Read More
They do it like that in the Balkans-Select and deploy ERP, I mean (Part II)
The Part I of this blog topic concluded with SAP's supremacy in the upper-end of the regional market. What also helps SAP ERP [evaluate this product] is a

it consultant magazine  of local ERP and IT experience for their deep insights and factual help for this blog post. The first one is Mr. Zoran Djurdjevic , who is currently a project manager and SAP PP (production planning) module consultant with B4B. Previously, Zoran was the vice-president of the Serbian Association of IT Professionals , a team member of the Serbian National Committee for the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) ICT (information & communication technologies) Cooperation, a Read More
IT Governance: Maximizing the Business Investment
Implementing information technology (IT) governance means using a structure of relationships and processes to direct an organization. Some project portfolio

it consultant magazine  the value of their IT investments. Achieving this requires a strong foothold on the multiple projects taking place at any given time. Identifying risk, resource utilization, and earned value with a portfolio of IT projects necessitates the implementation and adoption of standards processes to track and respond to any red flags that may appear. This is accomplished by establishing IT governance, where a structure of relationships and processes will direct and control an organization in order to achieve Read More
Building Your Business Case for Best-practice IT Services Delivery
Whether it’s for an in-house delivery model or an on-demand model, a business case needs to justify the total value of a solution. This ensures that the

it consultant magazine  Business Case for Best-practice IT Services Delivery Whether it’s for an in-house delivery model or an on-demand model, a business case needs to justify the total value of a solution. This ensures that the selected delivery model will help reduce operational costs and drive continuous value from IT investments. Learn how to properly prepare a business case that includes a total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to assess both cost impacts and line-of-business impacts. Read More
Computer, IT, and Software
The computer, IT, and software industry represents permanent innovation and change: new technologies, new business models, and the constant search for best

it consultant magazine  IT, and Software The computer, IT, and software industry represents permanent innovation and change: new technologies, new business models, and the constant search for best business and technology practices. In a market that changes every day, high financial risks must be addressed accordingly. Computer, IT, and software companies must take action to maintain profitability and stay competitive. Leading companies in this industry that adopt technologies to help meet their business, operational, Read More
Alfanar IT
alfanar IT is a subsidiary of alfanar Group one of the large Saudi firms with big portfolio of products, the group was established in 1976. alfanar IT was found

it consultant magazine  IT alfanar IT is a subsidiary of alfanar Group one of the large Saudi firms with big portfolio of products, the group was established in 1976. alfanar IT was found in 1995 with more than 150 consultants.alfanar IT is a Saudi local system integrator company who believes in handing over a turnkey solutions to its clients operating in Saudi Arabia with full understanding of the Saudi IT market needs. alfanar IT consist of three full integrated business unites that created to fulfill all local and Read More
Should It Be Renamed 'Unobtainium'?
Reports indicate that Intel will delay the release of its 64-bit 'Itanium' processor yet again.

it consultant magazine  It Be Renamed 'Unobtainium'? Should It Be Renamed 'Unobtainium'? R. Krause - August 2, 2000 Event Summary Intel executives have said in a financial briefing during July that Intel will push back the release of its 64-bit Itanium processor (formerly known as Merced ), recently slated for October, 2000, by a quarter. This means the first Itanium-based products should not arrive until early in 2001 - somewhat later than the original schedule of 1999. The first products are expected to be servers and wo Read More
Lean IT Governance: The Most Realistic and Attainable Approach to IT Governance
The most realistic and attainable approach to IT governance is a

it consultant magazine  IT Governance: The Most Realistic and Attainable Approach to IT Governance Lean IT Governance: The Most Realistic and Attainable Approach to IT Governance If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. IT Governance is the sure way to keep IT focused on the priorities vital to your enterprise. Now with Innotas, you can have IT Governance up and running in a few weeks. Source : Innotas Resources Related to Lean IT Governance: The Read More
What's Wrong With Application Software? - A Possible Solution? What Is It, Why And How Does It Fit Into Your Future
The series, 'What's Wrong With Application Software' explored key challenges found in enterprise applications and also discussed the characteristics of next

it consultant magazine  Why And How Does It Fit Into Your Future Introduction In the series, What's Wrong With Application Software we explored key challenges found in enterprise applications. We also discussed the characteristics of next generation architectures that would provide better support for applications. While the series ran, we received a lot of feedback. The messages we received both validating the problems and pointing to some potential answers. A number of vendors are working on solutions (see What are vendors Read More
Attenda's IT Service Management Platform: Attenda M.O. - An Overview
Businesses today demand that their information technology (IT) functions deliver certainty, confidence, and agility while improving efficiency. This white paper

it consultant magazine  s IT Service Management Platform: Attenda M.O. - An Overview Businesses today demand that their information technology (IT) functions deliver certainty, confidence, and agility while improving efficiency. This white paper explains how Attenda provides a way for businesses to achieve their IT goals while avoiding the pitfalls of wholesale outsourcing or uncontrolled consumption of public cloud services. Read More
If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!!
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work

it consultant magazine  It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!! “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work against the lean manufacturing concepts. Any breakdown or downtime on the manufacturing floor, in the warehouse, in transportation, or any other business process will create missed customer commitments, failed deliveries, idle time, and lost labor hours. Instead of taking the risk and being in reactive Read More
Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments
If the underlying business assumptions change, the cash flow projections may be critically flawed but the KPI’s can still be relatively reliable indicators of

it consultant magazine  ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments Measuring the Impact of IT Investments Ray Tucker, CFO of the $1.3 B adhesives manufacture H.B. Fuller, finds, We can't really understand all of the benefits that will come from electronically enabling our business. We know that as we standardize on technologies we will grow our business. The benefits will probably come from places we don't expect to see them . Tucker states that the problem with financial analysis of Read More
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