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A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part I
As a little kid growing up in former (and erstwhile happy) Yugoslavia and watching my elders, day in, day out, downing dozens of strong Turkish coffees with

amr supply chain blog  Inventories” conducted jointly by AMR Research , ToolsGroup , and Supply Chain Digest . The recorded Webcast, which took place a few months ago and was reportedly well attended (several hundred listeners) can still be replayed here .  There is also a related elaborate white paper from ToolsGroup entitled “Mastering the Long Tail of Demand.” According to Lora Cecere, a Research Director of Consumer Products at AMR Research , the current “anatomic” supply chain business problem stems from the Read More...
Supply Chain Management (SCM)
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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Robert Eastman Joins Technology Evaluation Centers
I am very excited to be joining Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) as senior analyst, supply chain management.TEC's decision-support engine, robust feature

amr supply chain blog  spending 12+ years at AMR Research , where I worked with end users, vendors, and service providers on a range of supply chain, technology, and business issues principally in the aerospace & defense, consumer packaged goods, consumer electronics, high tech, manufacturing, and life sciences industries. TEC has asked me to leverage this experience to contribute to TEC’s already stalwart body of research on supply chain (those of you who read the  TEC Blog know what I am talking about), as well as work Read More...
Response Management: Enabling a Demand-driven Supply Network
Customer and commercial demands are changing the way manufacturers manage their positions in the supply chain. The financial impact on a company that is unable

amr supply chain blog  21st-Century Supply on Demand, AMR deines the 21st-century supply chain. Unlike the left-to-right linear chain based on hard assets, DDSN looks more like a self-renewing interaction between three strategic business domains: demand, supply, and product. Visibility and freedom to act in all three domains at once deines the demand-driven business of the 21st century. In Regaining Control & Managing Risk: The Electronics Outsourced Model Evolves, Industry Directions outlines various trends relevant to this Read More...
A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part III
Part II of this blog series explained ToolsGroup’s value proposition for achieving service level excellence in distribution environments. The point of the

amr supply chain blog  these companies since, as AMR Research’s analyst Lora Cecere concludes in her report mentioned in Part I  of this blog series, entitled “Of Long Tails and Supply Chains”: “The deterministic, replenishment logic traditionally found in advanced planning and scheduling (APS) technologies are not a good fit for the long end of the tail… Bottom line, in this scenario, traditional inventory techniques—safety stock logic based on normal demand distribution — just don’t work.” Analyzing the Read More...
Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility - Part 1
The mergers and acquisition (M@A) market seems to be coming back slowly. One evidence of this could be the late-March acquisition of long-struggling

amr supply chain blog  the early 2000s at AMR Research ), was also the Vice President of Marketing and Business Strategy for Optiant two years ago. Thus,  his in-depth knowledge of the company’s legacy, technology, and customer deployments is likely unsurpassed in the market, and there is not much I can add to his prompt blog post . Joe Shamir, CEO of ToolsGroup , a direct competitor of Optiant, said the following in an e-mail exchange: Logility buying Optiant shows that Inventory Optimization has become an important Read More...
Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain
Symix Systems, Inc. recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. It offers multi-site capacity and material planning

amr supply chain blog  Launches eSyte Supply Chain Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain S. McVey - April 25th, 2000 Event Summary Columbus, Ohio-based ERP vendor Symix Systems recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. Intended for mid market manufacturers and distributors, eSyte Supply Chain promises to enable companies to synchronize supply chain activities and trading partners, and dynamically promise, source, plan and execute to meet increasing customer expectations. Symix Read More...
Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

amr supply chain blog  the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge Demand Solutions Forecast Management opens up a whole new world for supply chain management - better demand planning, improved inventory planning and, ultimately, increased efficiency and profits. Source : Demand Solutions Resources Related to Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge : Supply Chain (Wikipedia) Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge Supply Chains is also known as : Supply Chain Read More...
10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

amr supply chain blog  Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment to finding the correct mix of efficiency and responsiveness. But the reward is great for manufacturers that do embark on the path to lean. Using the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can be your key to reaping the benefits of lean SCM. Learn how. Read More...
Supply Chain Management Audio Conference Transcript
This is a transcript of an audio conference on Supply Chain Management presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection

amr supply chain blog  Chain Management Audio Conference Transcript Event Summary This is a transcript of an audio conference on Supply Chain Management conducted on May 24, 2000. Introduction Good morning everyone, my name is Steve McVey, and I head up the supply chain management research areas for Technology Evaluation Centers . This morning we're going to discuss a proven, best of breed methodology for evaluating and selecting a supply chain management solution. During the presentation, we will use Technology 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

amr supply chain blog  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...
Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing

amr supply chain blog  Supply Chain Planning Processes Introduction The dramatically lower labor costs, higher level of talent, and growing track record of offshore business process outsourcing (BPO) and application development and maintenance (AD/M) providers, have convinced many companies to outsource their business process and software development activities (see Outsourcing 101—A Primer ). For a company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning (SCP) processes, there are some unique Read More...
Supply Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know
Today’s manufacturers face increasing global competition and complex manufacturing networks. Supply chain management provides manufacturers with the needed

amr supply chain blog  Chain 101: The Basics You Need to Know The reality of today’s global economy is such that manufacturing firms everywhere face stiff competition as a result of outsourcing to countries where cheaper labor is readily available. Because of this, new methods of manufacturing and delivery have been created, and out of this has come supply chain management (SCM). To better appreciate this relatively new area of technology, one needs to understand the general supply chain model, the economic factors Read More...
Engineering Supply Chain Security
Ensuring a safe and secure supply chain is considered mission critical to government officials and business executives worldwide.

amr supply chain blog  Supply Chain Security Ensuring a safe and secure supply chain is considered mission critical to government officials and business executives worldwide. Read More...
Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise
Since supply chains, by definition, are about the end-to-end inter-enterprise process, we highlight the growing importance of looking outside your four walls

amr supply chain blog  the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise Measuring the Supply Chain Outside Your Enterprise Featured Author - Sree Hameed - May 20, 2005 Introduction The other day, I was eager to come across a report on how to measure your supply chain from a well-known research firm—only to find out that it was largely a discussion on selecting business intelligence technology products. It was like asking for directions and then being told to go buy a car with a navigation system. Supply chain performance Read More...

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