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October 24, 2011

Appliance Deployment Tips Offered from NEI

By David Sims, TMCnet Contributing Editor

NEI’s (News - Alert) Online Community is an ideal place to go for appliance deployment tips and ideas, and they recently posted a great blog post concerning, as the title says, “Product Life Cycle Support: Enhancing S&OP with New Product Introduction and End-of-Life Transitioning.”

Independent Software Vendors should have an in-geo global logistics strategy in place, the blog noted correctly, adding that it should be backed by product life cycle support “to combat volatility.”

Why? Elementary, my dear Watson. “Our marketplace is expanding as our world shrinks and economies shift. As a result, demand volatility continues to rise in the IT sector.” And the hardware and software vendors positioned to best respond to this are the ones who “stay lean, focus on core capabilities and use effective outsource strategies,” the post revealed.

Also, “accurate forecasting is key to predicting success,” and agility is “key to surviving the stormy seas of the current marketplace.”

And watch volatility. ISVs seeking an integration and deployment partner to help roll out new product introductions don’t like volatility, since it can “wreak havoc on any business or marketing plan.”

If you’re looking for an answer, you can check out NEI’s recently presented new business process, developed in-house with a predictive modeling capability to enhance the conventional Sales and Operational planning (S&OP) model.

This summer, TMCnet reported that NEI received the ISO 14001:2004 environmental management certification at two of its manufacturing facilities, one located in Canton, Massachusetts and the other in Plano, Texas.

The company’s other facility in Galway, Ireland is expected to achieve the same certification sometime next month.

ISO 14001:2004 is known around the world as the standard for environmental management systems, and serves as a guide on increasing efficiency when managing the environmental aspects of any business’s activities, products and services, while the ISO 14001 standard outlines crucial requirements that must be followed in order to keep an environmental policy firmly in place, such as: determining environmental aspects and impacts of products, activities and services; planning environmental objectives and measurable targets; implementing and operating programs to meet objectives and targets; and providing checking, corrective action and management review.

David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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