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Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management
Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional

3 flows in supply chain  an average inventory of $3 million divided into an annual cost of sales of $21 million means that inventory turned over seven times. Also, conventional inventory ordering/cost management strategies, like economic order quantity (EOQ), are based on the assumption that there is a strong, continuous demand or velocity of product throughout the system. For example, EOQ (synonymous with economic lot size and minimum cost order quantity ) is a type of fixed order quantity model that determines how much of an Read More...
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Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management
Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason

3 flows in supply chain  the supply chain by 13% with nearly half of the reduction resulting from initial improved buying. Case 2: Link sourcing with distribution through optimized execution. This initiative uses Infor's powerful visibility tools to take sourcing order activity, link it with shipment builds, active in-transit monitoring, and event management, and then drive the resulting inbound visibility through the distributor's multi-tier distribution network. This type of initiative is very popular with forward-thinking Read More...
i2 Technologies at the Front of the Supply Chain
i2 Technologies is the largest and fastest growing vendor of supply chain management software with $456 million in revenue over the last twelve months and a 48%

3 flows in supply chain  (see Fig. 3). Fig. 3 User Recommendations Due to the breadth of its product suite, web initiatives, and strong financial standing, i2 should be on every shortlist for users in a wide range of industries, especially electronics and high tech, semiconductor. Although i2 plans to leverage its recent CRM acquisition to gain ground in non-manufacturing industries like banking, insurance, companies in these industries that do not relish a joint development with i2 should wait for successful reports from pilot Read More...
Supply Chain Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment
The supply chain planning market will top $2.5 billion in 2000, driven in large part by the needs of Internet customer fulfillment.

3 flows in supply chain  Chesapeake Decision Sciences 5/98 $135 M Baan Co. N.V. ERP Berclain Group CAPS Logistics 5/96 9/98 $70 M $68 M i2 Technologies SCP Optimax Think Systems 5/97 5/97 $52 M $147 M J. D. Edwards & Co. ERP Numetrix 6/99 $80 M Manugistics Group, Inc. SCP Avyx ProMIRA Distinction Software 3/96 10/96 12/98 $3 M $60 M $10 M PeopleSoft, Inc. ERP Red Pepper Software Distinction Software 10/96 12/98 $60 M $10 M SCT Corporation ERP Fygir Logistic Information Systems 9/98 $35 M Symix, Inc. ERP Pritsker Corporation Read More...
Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics
One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a

3 flows in supply chain  can be divided into 3 major categories: Inventory carrying costs Transaction costs Basic unit cost of product/ service With the global interest rates near an all time low, inventorycarrying costs today are negligible. At 2% p.a. weekly inventory carrying cost is a lowly 0.04% i.e. if the item costs $100 the interest cost is around 4 cents per week. Transaction costs can be broken into the following components: Shipment documentation Invoicing costs Receipt documents (GRN, BOL, etc.) Payment and Read More...
Keeping Projects in View and Costs in Line
In construction and services, matching the right people to the right projects is mission-critical if those projects are to show actual profits. But determining

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Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a

3 flows in supply chain  Originally Published - October 23, 2006 Managers are finding creative ways to mitigate supply chain costs while maintaining operational efficiency. New approaches, technologies, and methodologies are aiding with these cost-cutting measures. Use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), radio frequency identification (RFID) rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can drastically reduce supply chain costs and increase customer satisfaction. This article will define those strategies and examine Read More...
The Effective Supply Chain: Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise
Today's manufacturing supply chain is challenged with quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company's

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University of Kentucky Leveraging SAP HANA to Lead the Way in Use of Analytics in Higher Education


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The High-tech Supply Chain Challenge
Supply chain operations play a vital role in the success of any consumer or high-tech original equipment manufacturer (OEM). But some companies consistently

3 flows in supply chain  operations of more than 30 high-tech OEMs. The study examined the business practices of these companies and their performance in some key areas: customer service (on-time delivery), order fulfillment lead times, inventory levels, and carrying costs. The data from this study provides some rather enlightening answers to some fundamental questions. Where do the most profitable companies focus their attention? Profitable high-tech OEMs maintain a sharp focus on customer service. All seven of the most Read More...
Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies
ERP software may fail to meet critical business requirements. When companies find that their ERP doesn't meet all of their business requirements, they should

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Optimizing The Supply Chain Network And Reducing Distribution Costs - Part 2 An Andersen Point Of View
Performance addresses issues surrounding how the new economy is transforming the supply chain and ultimately, how Andersen conducts business. Through this

3 flows in supply chain  Key Questions    Figure 3. Site location and territory definition Which location(s) should be closed following a merger? Where should the delivery source be located (blank sheet or greenfield approach) while conforming to a delivery time of less than 24 hours? From which existing location(s) should each market receive their order to minimize the total cost and maintain or improve service time? Can redefining territories and delivery frequency extend the life of the existing network before major Read More...
In-Memory Databases/In-Memory Analytics
The appeal of in-memory technology is growing as organizations face the challenges of handling and utilizing big data. There are compelling technical advantages

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Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives
Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software

3 flows in supply chain  in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary    Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who also understand how to use decision support Read More...

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