Lyle Ekdahl, vice president and general manager of Oracle’s JD Edwards business unit, rebuffs suggestions from competitors that JD Edwards’ usefulness effectively came to an end with its acquisition by Peoplesoft and then Oracle. Here he outlines the active marketplace for Oracle’s JD Edwards products and describes the unit’s vision for the future.
The recent horsemeat scandal shone a light into some murky supply chains and raised stark questions over the ethics and commercial risks of making cost king of sourcing strategies. But from an IT perspective, what lessons can manufacturers learn from the debacle? Malcolm Wheatley finds out.
Don’t accept traditional options for solving quality control issues in a growing company says David Keeley, engineering manager at container manufacturer Suretank. You may find changing the way you look at cost centres will present more effective solutions.