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Delivering Supply Chain Excellence
Gaps between enterprise resource planning (ERP) functionality and best-of-breed applications are diminishing rapidly. Deciding between the two may thus come

advantages of vertical supply chain  integrated system, against the advantages to be gained from having the odd extra feature or capability. Indeed IBS has significant experience working with RF, automated material handling and picking solutions in markets such as pharmaceutical wholesaling also developing solutions for areas like RFID. The functionality of ERP systems has risen dramatically over the years and the gaps between them and best of breed applications are becoming less and less. The decision between the two may come down to Read More

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Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse mana...
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Who Could Object to Faster, More Responsive Supply Chains?
Today, global manufacturers have all but abandoned traditional vertical supply chain management to adopt the more flexible horizontal and virtual supply chain

advantages of vertical supply chain  provide the nominal price advantages of sourcing from low-cost countries (see Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing ), on the downside, they often come with longer order lead times and frequent disruptions because there are so many intermediaries between the brand owner and the contract manufacturer (such as distribution centers, inventory hubs, regional sales centers, consignment inventories at retailers, etc.). Add to this frequent customer requests for product configuration changes (often after the Read More
Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

advantages of vertical supply chain  processes will gain significant advantages. Enterprises within the vertical should spend more time accessing benefits and fewer resources counting costs. When lean principles are achieved, each section of the vertical can claim benefits. But there are challenges. The challenge of integrating lean concepts into purchasing, manufacturing, and sales holds promise. Within the enterprise, IT tends to pulls systems independently to exploit the objectives of cost, efficiency, and flexibility. Purchasing systems Read More
Challenging the Competition: Mega-mergers and Supply Chain Technology
In theory, the Kmart-Sears merger could produce a new layer of competition to mega-retailers such as Wal-Mart. However, it needs more than just size to be

advantages of vertical supply chain  operational efficiencies. Still, these advantages, coupled with potential savings from workforce wages spiraling down across several industries, may reflect an emulation of Wal-Mart's practices rather than any sort of differentiation. In the case of Federated and May, the cost efficiencies from their merger may not necessarily reverse the protracted decline in their department store sales, given its scale is much smaller than the behemoths like Wal-Mart and Home Depot. In fact, the merger might even Read More
Welcome to ERP - Distribution Showdown! Epicor Enterprise vs. JDA Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Suite vs. Pronto Xi
I'm Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Welcome to our latest: ERP - Distribution Showdown. You’ll notice this

advantages of vertical supply chain  to ERP - Distribution Showdown! Epicor Enterprise vs. JDA Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Suite vs. Pronto Xi Welcome to ERP - Distribution Showdown! Epicor Enterprise vs. JDA Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Suite vs. Pronto Xi I'm Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers' (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Welcome to our latest: ERP - Distribution Showdown. You'll notice this one has a broader focus than Showdowns we've done in the past. Again we'll be comparing three vendor soluti Read More
Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report
Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management,

advantages of vertical supply chain  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM): Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report Criteria in this knowledge base pertain to managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. Read More
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers

advantages of vertical supply chain  Chain Management (SCM) Supply chain management (SCM) systems are used to coordinate the movement of products and services from suppliers to customers (including manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers). These systems are used to manage demand, warehouses, trade logistics, transportation, and other issues concerning facilities, and movement and transformation of materials on their way to customers. Read More
WorkWise's eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory
Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has

advantages of vertical supply chain  s eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has evolved into an expert user of the entire suite of TCM applications, including MRP, MPS, and Shop Floor Control with complex scheduling. One of their main objectives was the ability to bin track and optimize inventory, leading both to cost savings and also Read More
Analysis of Adobe’s Integration of IslandData’s Automated E-mail
Adobe’s support site receives approximately 1.3 million client inquiries per month and has been in need of an automated response system to decrease escalating

advantages of vertical supply chain  of Adobe’s Integration of IslandData’s Automated E-mail Event Summary CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IslandData, a leading provider of automated response technology for the online customer service market, announced that it has signed Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE - news), the fourth largest desktop software company in the world, as a customer of IslandData's ExpressResponse, a commercial service that automates the process of quickly reading and responding to end user e-mail and web Read More
The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain
“Last-mile supply chain services” is an evolving segment of the supply chain industry, but a cutting-edge segment that has evolved as supply chain managers

advantages of vertical supply chain  were also significant first-mover advantages, since first movers stood to grab market share based on price reduction to end-customers. As a result, companies rapidly outsourced, shut down local supply and did not analyze costs fully. And it was so easy! When your costs are a fraction of what they were, you can hide all kinds of mistakes, stock all kinds of inventory and not do all the rigorous analysis you should because your costs are dropping 80% and besides, waiting is just not our way, is it? Read More
Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective
For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever

advantages of vertical supply chain  the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI. Read More
Top Supply Chain Management Software Compared
Find out which supply chain management solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports.

advantages of vertical supply chain  Supply Chain Management Software Compared Does bigger mean better? Not necessarily. Find out which supply chain management (SCM) solutions really meet the needs of your company with TEC's free SCM comparison reports . Your TEC software comparison report will rate your choice of vendors on an even playing field. You'll get past the marketing hype and into what really counts—how well the solutions meet your specific business requirements. Size doesn't always matter—find out which SCM solutions work Read More
CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part One: The CRM Selection Challenge
Two of the greatest challenges IT decision makers face when selecting a CRM package is first, having a comprehensive understanding of their functional and

advantages of vertical supply chain  Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part One: The CRM Selection Challenge Introduction Over the past two years it seems not a week has gone by without an editorial about a failed Customer Relationship Management (CRM) project. Many articles relate CRM failure to the absence and/or weakness of business objectives driving the CRM initiative. Although this is true, many projects fail due to a poor vendor selection procedure. Starting At The Beginning Of course software tools Read More
The New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence
Computing is entering its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers

advantages of vertical supply chain  New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence Computing is entering its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers capitalize on the power of mobile devices, the same transformation is occurring in business. Learn how the convergence of business information and analytics with mobile technology is empowering business people in a way that was never possible—until now. Read More
A Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution
SugarCRM is a rapidly growing open source CRM company with solutions that appeal to a community of enthusiastic users. This study, based on a client who

advantages of vertical supply chain  Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution Company Overview SugarCRM is a relatively young company hoping to be the sweet spot on the menu of CRM solutions. Based in San Jose, California (US), the company was founded by John Roberts, Clint Oram, and Jacob Taylor, who brought skills from their backgrounds with E.piphany, BroadVision, Baan, and IBM to the company. SugarCRM provides a number of CRM products, which are based on its open source core product, Sugar Sales . The Read More

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