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The Wizardry of Business Process Management: Part 5
Part 1 of this blog series started a lengthy discussion about the value proposition and parts-and-parcels of business process management (BPM), with an ensuing

3pl disadvantage  shipping), through third-party logistics (3PL) networks or the company’s own fleet, through a third-party service network, etc. As seen in TEC ’s previous article Retailing Trends—Shopping Anyway and Everywhere , Internet-based technological advancements have caused consumers to expect interchangeable multichannel (e.g., retail store, catalog, call center, commercial contractor, Web site, kiosk) inquiry, shopping, and goods return. In fact nowadays, a consumer expects a true cross-channel Read More...
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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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

3pl disadvantage  to consider for the 3PL model is lack of inventory control. The company to whom the inventory belongs has no visibility into the management and execution of fulfillment of product to its customers. The originating company cannot easily track the data generated from the purchase transaction, as this information does not belong to the primary company—which means that it has difficulty in tracking total units sold at a particular time. This causes further planning and procurement headaches, since Read More...
The Five Sure-fire Strategies for Gaining Management Approval for WMS Projects
Despite the consensus that warehouse management systems (WMS) offer many benefits, getting approval for a new system is challenging. You need to get key

3pl disadvantage  software evaluation/selection, site selection, 3PL evaluation, myShipINFO to monitor shipments  and carrier performance, and RateINFO, a carrier rate analysis and contract negotiation service. To learn more: Phone: 877.684.7700;  Web: http://www.envistacorp.com This document has been created and published by HighJump Software, a 3M company. This document is copyrighted property of 3M with all rights reserved. This information may not be copied in whole or in part without the prior written consent of Read More...
EXE Technologies Begins Life In The Public Eye
Undaunted by its negative bottom line, EXE resurrected plans for an IPO this year, proceeds of which will be used to fuel its newfound growth.

3pl disadvantage  in third party logistics (3PL) to the combination. Dallas Systems' EXceed was offered on IBM mainframe and Unix, while Neptune Systems' solutions were supported on client/server Unix and Windows platforms as well as OS/390. At the completion of the merger, EXE instantly became one of the largest WMS vendors in the supply chain execution market. Its broad range of supported platforms gave EXE the ability to provide WMS solutions for companies of virtually any size. Since the merger, EXE has concentrated it Read More...
Single Version of the Truth
Today's enterprise is no longer a single, vertically integrated organization. Globalization, outsourcing, and off-shoring have created an environment where end

3pl disadvantage  Procurement Supplier Carrier or 3PL Broker Consolidator Transportation from supplier Product movement data (where is stuff in the supply chain) Condition monitoring—e.g., temperature, pressure, etc. for sensitive goods in transportation and storage Supplier Carrier Consolidator Logistics department Compliance department Brokers Banks Consolidation stage Condition monitoring Shipment dimensions - size and weight Packaging requirements Carrier Supplier Consolidator Storage location Brokers Shipment with Read More...
Supplier Parks - Back to the Future
As supply chains become increasingly integrated and synchronized, we are witnessing the evolution of the business/production models (in some industries) that

3pl disadvantage  be done by a 3PL rather than by the supplier. In the past, OEMs drove most of these relationship decisions. But suppliers are taking an increasingly active role. As the fate of suppliers and OEMs becomes more intertwined, new governance models emerge that involve increased joint decisions. OEMs are finding the benefits of strategic integration are worth the risks of getting locked in with specific suppliers. And suppliers are finding the benefits of the long-term strategic relationships are worth the risk Read More...
All Integrated Point of Sale Software Is Not the Same
Not all integrated accounting and point of sale (POS) systems are created equal. If sales prices aren’t updated, or if on-hand stock isn’t managed properly, you

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Logistics.com Becomes The Newest Of Manhattan Associates
Will the acquisition of Logistics.com help outstanding Manhattan Associates round out what might not have been accomplished with its earlier acquisitions?

3pl disadvantage  to enable third-party logistics (3PL) providers to track and bill clients for inventory handling, storage, fulfillment and transportation activities. Market Impact This might be a fairytale marriage, albeit many can point out ill-fated marriages of the sort in the past, both within and outside the IT industry. Manhattan Associates' ability to prudently expand its traditional warehouse management system (WMS) and supply chain execution (SCE) expertise to address increasingly required customers' order fulfi Read More...
Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Four: Global Availability
For Provia, the ability to increase the awareness of the company's supply chain execution (SCE) solution for a global audience through the company's long

3pl disadvantage  one of the larger 3PL providers, as to expand its presence to Europe and the Pacific Rim. To that end, late in 2003, Provia and Menlo Worldwide , one of the world's largest supply chain companies, announced that the two companies have signed a global reseller agreement. With the agreement Menlo, a long-time Provia client, is now a ViaWare WMS reseller on a global basis, which can now sell, implement, and support the Provia solution as part of the company's global service offering, since its global sales Read More...
RedPrairie to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part Three: User Recommendations
The integration offered by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors should not be unjustifiably overweighed at the expense of RedPrairie’s functional breadth

3pl disadvantage  CPG, food and beverage, 3PL, retail and wholesale, service parts, and make-to-order (MTO) manufacturing. Additionally, LIS might contribute with its success in the furniture sector on both sides of the Atlantic, as it will within the automotive and some specific retail segments. The continued recent development of Dispatcher-WMS, which has a leading market position in Europe, is encouraging. Release 8.4 shows a solid vision behind the development roadmap, while future releases promise integration with Read More...
Customer Profile: Transplace
As a Lean Six Sigma service company, third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transplace emphasizes eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and demonstrating

3pl disadvantage  service company, third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transplace emphasizes eliminating waste, simplifying processes, and demonstrating continuous improvement. Those values were on display when the company replaced a host of manual document management processes with a modern workflow solution. Learn how that new solution helped Transplace streamline operations and better serve customers. Read More...
Nimble Releases New Social CRM Platform
Yesterday Nimble released the public beta of its social CRM platform at the Demo Spring 2011 event. In a future blog post, I will share my thoughts on the

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Why Is In-transit Visibility (ITV) in the Supply Chain Important?
ITV capabilities allows an organization to meet the challenges of rapidly increasing fuel prices, changes in regulatory requirements, and provides customers

3pl disadvantage  logistics or at a 3PL provider location. ITV applications have the ability to manage products receiving value-added services such as custom packaging and re-packaging either through internal operations or by 3PL providers. ITV tools are commonly used in the transportation industry to bring efficiency and profitability into the transportation of goods. ITV applications have the ability to understand and track the status and location of inventory and shipments from their original destinations to delivery Read More...
Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Three: Provia and Viastore Systems Alignment
Provia and Viastore believe the ability to offer a complete radio frequency identification (RFID) compliance solution, with the software, hardware, and

3pl disadvantage  Owens Corning , and 3PL customers like, Menlo Worldwide , Total Logistic Control , and Conestoga Cold Storage . Bringing both entities closer together should create many more joint software development opportunities in Europe and the US, where they can leverage development for both markets and have a shared focus on SCE and ability to offer solutions for such new technologies as RFID. The strategic alignment of resources within the company has reportedly already shown results such as two combined Read More...
Infor Ships Infor SCE v10.3
Infor recently announced Infor Supply Chain Execution (SCE) version 10.3, with new functionality and capabilities for logistics and warehouse management. Find

3pl disadvantage  management, and third-party logistics (3PL) billing in a single unified solution. The latest updates to the Transportation Management module include new program interfaces and a new fixed and variable rating model that enable international and North American customers to combine fixed costs with a variable cost, as well as a zone-based rating model. The release also features multiple enhancements to manage labor more efficiently including travel speed configuration and labor plan estimates based on averag Read More...

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