White Papers

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Bringing the Power of SAS to Hadoop

Hadoop and the distributed, open-source framework behind it has caught the attention of many organizations searching for better ways to store and process large volumes and varieties of data. A successful Hadoop implementation can support the entire data-to-decision process. Learn about the benefits of Hadoop for your analytic life cycle.
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Estimating the Financial Benefits of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

Vendor-managed inventory provides a streamlined approach to inventory management and order fulfillment based on collaboration between suppliers and their customers (e.g. distributor, OEM, or product end-user) linking the supplier directly to actual customer demand. This white paper presents guidance on how to quantify the cost savings and benefits that accrue from VMI.
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Integrated Outsourcing for C-class Parts

For manufacturers, millions in non-value-added costs can be saved by reducing the total cost of overall parts replenishment. Read this white paper to determine how companies can improve methods of replenishment for low cost C-class or high volume components via integrated outsourcing, and realize huge savings.
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Seven Keys to Win-win VMI Partnerships for Aerospace Companies

Aerospace and defense companies know it is imperative that they become more responsive to customer demand across their entire range of products, but they often can't afford to stock tremendous amounts of inventory to ensure service levels. Transitioning from a 'push' supply chain methodology to a demand-driven 'pull' approach lets suppliers sense and respond to actual customer demand signals and gain continuous visibility to customer/market activity. This white paper shows how to make this approach succeed in the aerospace supply chain.
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Successful Supply Chains Part III: A World Class Approach to Class-C Components

This white paper documents the information and material flows of a world-class materials replenishment process, focusing on high volume or class-c material in an aircraft manufacturing environment. A companion piece, a process map, is included at the start.
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Successful Supply Chains Part II: Supply Chain Alignment Assessment—A Road Map

The Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR) describes the supply chain as extending from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer. This white paper from Waer Systems explores the process within SCOR of procuring incoming goods and the relationship with the upstream supplier, and details how a supply chain alignment assessment can help you with mapping your supply chain ROI.
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Successful Supply Chains Part I: The Nine Rules of a Successful Supply Chain

Problems can arise when supply chains start to mature and are asked to meet an ever-increasing list of tasks and strategies. As this happens, supply chains can start losing hold of the critical basics that make them work and, just as importantly, that help the companies using the supply chain meet their own objectives. It is important, therefore, to keep a list of ‘supply chain basics’ handy and continually monitor your supply chain with these underlying principles in mind.
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Six Ways to Achieve Sustainable Supply Chain Cost Reductions

We have all been through the experience of trying to hold on to hard won cost reductions in our supply chain operations in the face of unexpected changes in requirements. Read this white paper from Waer Systems to look at the factors that can derail sustainable cost reductions, and learn ways to improve sustainability of your cost reduction initiatives.
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The ROI from Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS, is a term frequently used, but what does it mean for businesses, and what are the financial implications resulting from utilizing this software? This white paper from Waer Systems aims to highlight the financial benefits of both short- and long-term usage of SaaS and how it can benefit your business.
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Redefining Flash Storage

With its innovative Adaptive Flash platform, Nimble Storage has eliminated problems brought about by exponential data growth and increasing performance needed by business-critical applications by dynamically and intelligently deploying storage resources based on changing application needs. Download this white paper and learn how Nimble Storage: 1)Leverages the best characteristics of flash and disk to deliver enterprise-class performance and capacity density; 2) Seamlessly and independently scales performance and capacity to meet the demands of any size organization; 3) Delivers easy-to-manage, fully-integrated data protection; and 4)Leverages powerful data sciences to deliver true operational efficiency across all storage activities.
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