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Who’s Who? Sorting Out the e-Logistics Players Part 1: The Situation
Sure, you’ve sold it, but now you have to ship and deliver it: E-commerce comes to transportation and logistics. This article outlines some of the latest

book transportation logistics  purchases, whether clicking a book choice from Amazon or conducting an auction for supplying industrial widgets, has been the focus of e-commerce to date. What happens behind the scenes in processing orders, shipping products, storing and moving inventory, and related activities is a mystery to most of us - a mystery that comprises about $1 trillion in today's economy, nearly 10% of Gross Domestic Product. Sure, you've sold it, but now you have to ship and deliver it . What services and methodologies

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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 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. 

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Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Eight: Challenges and User Recommendations


There are some indications that the main burden for RFID compliance will fall on suppliers, and not on retailers. Thus, these companies should start evaluating RFID technology soon as to avoid paying exorbitant compliance costs, in the nick of time or ensuing penalties due to their noncompliance after the deadline.

book transportation logistics  Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Eight: Challenges and User Recommendations Announcements These days when radio frequency identification (RFID) is constantly on everyone's lips, and when every relevant enterprise application vendor is hedging its bets towards becoming RFID-ready or is even convincing the market that its RFID-compliant solution is exactly what the doctor (such as, Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , the US Department of Defense [ DoD ]) ordered the typically quiet Provia Software ( Read More

Processing Complex Events (During These, oh well, Complex Times) - Part II


Part I of this blog series introduced the concept of complex event processing (CEP) and possible needs for CEP software applications. One such broad CEP platform, Progress Apama, has been offered by Progress Software Coporation after acquiring the formerly independent Apama LTD in 2005. It is worth analyzing what has happened with the Apama product since being acquired by Progress Software

book transportation logistics  and ensure that every book is counted just once. Duplication is also prevented by reconciling the advanced shipping notice (ASN ) data streams coming from the distributor. The third and final part of this blog series will conclude with Progress Apama’s differentiating traits, future roadmap, and competitive landscape. The post will also discuss what more CEP is capable of and what it is not capable of. In the meantime, what are your views, comments, opinions, etc. about the concept of CEP in general Read More

Managing the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain


Recent uncertainty in the global economy is not only having a negative impact on international economies, but an equally deleterious effect on global supply chains. As with the international economies they serve, global supply chains are interwoven and inextricably linked to one another. For instance, if one link is severed in the supply chain it can cause a ripple effect which could collapse the

book transportation logistics  was introduced in a book written by Professor Yossi Sheffi (Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics) and titled The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage ( see executive overview ). Among the key recommendations made by Professor Sheffi is to build redundancy and flexibility into your supply chain in order to minimize disruption: Redundancy Redundancy is the first line of defense to minimize supply chain disruption. This means adhering to safety Read More

Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Five: 3PL Support and SCE Optimization


FourSite 4.4 is an upgrade of its fulfillment solution oriented towards third party logistics (3PL) providers. ViaOptimize, is an advanced step for companies who have already automated their facilities with Provia's WMS and are now looking at optimization as a key area of improvement, efficiency and cost reduction.

book transportation logistics  Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Five: 3PL Support and SCE Optimization FourSite 4.4 These days when radio frequency identification (RFID) is constantly on everyone's lips, and when every relevant enterprise application vendor is hedging its bets towards becoming RFID-ready or is even convincing the market that its RFID-compliant solution is exactly what the doctor (such as, Wal-Mart , Target , Albertsons , and the US Department of Defense [ DoD ]) ordered, the typically quiet Provia Software ( Read More

Data Sheet: BestShippers TMS


If you’re looking for a transportation management system (TMS) that will automate all aspects of transportation execution from planning to reporting, consider the benefits of BestShippers TMS. Users have reported new opportunities to ship freight more efficiently and the ability to reduce freight spending by more than 13 percent. Learn how it can help you optimize loads and maximize control over day-to-day decisions.

book transportation logistics  Sheet: BestShippers TMS If you’re looking for a transportation management system (TMS) that will automate all aspects of transportation execution from planning to reporting, consider the benefits of BestShippers TMS. Users have reported new opportunities to ship freight more efficiently and the ability to reduce freight spending by more than 13 percent. Learn how it can help you optimize loads and maximize control over day-to-day decisions. Read More

The Complete Systems Management Book: An Introduction to Integrated and Automated IT System Management


Effective IT systems management is a challenge, especially for midsized companies that must maintain sophisticated IT environments without the budgets of their larger counterparts. This comprehensive guide provides IT newcomers—as well as experienced veterans—with all the information they need to understand the best ways to align people, processes, policies, and tools for a cohesive, streamlined, and supportable IT infrastructure.

book transportation logistics  Complete Systems Management Book: An Introduction to Integrated and Automated IT System Management Effective IT systems management is a challenge, especially for midsized companies that must maintain sophisticated IT environments without the budgets of their larger counterparts. This comprehensive guide provides IT newcomers—as well as experienced veterans—with all the information they need to understand the best ways to align people, processes, policies, and tools for a cohesive, streamlined, and Read More

Impact of Sales and Procurement on Reverse Logistics


Even as manufacturers and retailers seek to control costs and drive efficiency across the supply chains, controlling the financial impact of unsaleable products remains a constant challenge. A study conducted by Wipro Technologies in collaboration with Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) estimates that the potential cost impact of unsaleables is over $2 billion annually. This study identifies the multitude of challenges involved in unsaleables management and provides a comprehensive operational roadmap for tackling them. It also lays out specific strategies addressing shelf-life management, product rotation execution, product dating variances, consumer confusions, and demand chain management. Find out more. Download this study now.

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Business Case - Metro Canada Logistics


Metro Canada Logistics, a third party provider of warehousing, transporatation, and related logistics services streamlines accounting processes with the help of Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains.

book transportation logistics  Case - Metro Canada Logistics Business Case - Metro Canada Logistics If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Fortsum Business Solutions Inc. (Fortsum Business Solutions) (TSX Venture Exchange: FRT) announces today that it has closed the transaction to acquire Groupe Conseil LVMB Inc. Source : Fortsum Resources Related to Business Case - Metro Canada Logistics : ERP Systems (Wikipedia) Business Case - Metro Canada Read More

Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Two: Understanding Planning Calculations


The S&OP game plans drive coordination of supply chain activities based on planning calculations. The primary coordination engine-termed the master scheduling task-generates a set of requirements data and suggested action messages, and the system supports multiple sets of requirements data for simulation purposes. Further explanation starts with a review of all demands and supplies considered by planning logic, and then proceeds to an overview of the planning calculations.

book transportation logistics  Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Two: Understanding Planning Calculations Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Two: Understanding Planning Calculations Featured Author - Dr. Scott Hamilton - March 24, 2004 Understanding Planning Calculations The S&OP game plans can be expressed as master schedules for stocked items and a finishing (or final assembly) schedule for make-to-order manufactured items. These game plans drive coordination of supply chain activities Read More

Human Capital Supply Chains: Book Review


“Goods are uniform and people are unique.” Too obvious? Maybe, but with the success that supply chain management (SCM) has brought to manufacturers, it’s time to apply the same philosophy to human capital management (HCM). In today’s feature article, TEC HCM analyst Sherry Fox reviews Human Capital Supply Chains, a new book that provides expert advice on what works, what doesn’t, and how a simple SCM history lesson can change the way you manage your workforce.

book transportation logistics  Capital Supply Chains: Book Review Reviewer Ratings: Human Capital Supply Chains by Tim Giehll and Sara Moss   As a human capital management (HCM) research analyst for Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), I spend my days researching, discussing, and writing about human resources (HR), talent management, learning management, and HCM. When I heard about the book Human Capital Supply Chains by Tim Giehll and Sara Moss, I was intrigued. After a few lengthy conversations on the subject with co-author Tim Read More

Acquisition Places Descartes Before E-Transport


Descartes Systems Group announced a definitive agreement to purchase E-Transport, Inc., a logistics exchange solution provider based in Pittsburgh, PA.

book transportation logistics  Places Descartes Before E-Transport Acquisition Places Descartes Before E-Transport S. McVey - March 17th, 2000 Event Summary Descartes Systems Group announced a definitive agreement to purchase E-Transport, Inc., a logistics exchange solution provider based in Pittsburgh, PA. Descartes plans to offer $80 million (USD) in stock to the privately-held E-Transport. E-Transport's Marketplace is an online B2B transportation marketplace for shippers, carriers, and intermediaries, described as a Read More

QAD Enterprise Applications: Transportation Management Systems Competitor Analysis Report


Transportation management systems should provide the basic components of a shared information system to support collaboration, rates, routes, roles, transaction sets, documents, and information exchanged to facilitate the booking, execution, and settlement of transportation movements.

book transportation logistics  exchanged to facilitate the booking, execution, and settlement of transportation movements. Read More

International Trade Logistics Challenge Automated Global E-Trading


The Internet has enabled a networked world, a communication infrastructure, and emerging enterprise applications, which have opened the door for international trade in earnest. But not many applications really offer multi-enterprise services and software to automate the transportation and Internet-based logistics management needs of a global trading network.

book transportation logistics  automating the processes of booking shipments, keeping customers informed, and making sure goods arrive on time. On top of all this, the dreadful terror attacks of fateful 9/11 made it excruciatingly clear that companies that manage international supply chains confront additional risks. Namely, prior to that, ensuring shipment security mainly meant preventing theft and pilferage. Needless to say that post 9/11, the security concerns have shifted to clearing receiving parties, identifying who gets in Read More

NeoModal Launches Corporate Ship On Promising Journey


NeoModal is completing work on an innovative combination of global logistics applications for shippers, transportation intermediaries, and carriers.

book transportation logistics  Launches Corporate Ship On Promising Journey NeoModal Launches Corporate Ship On Promising Journey S. McVey - May 11, 2000 Event Summary NeoModal is a new competitor in the B2B collaborative landscape with a novel portfolio of applications that help participants in global transportation networks minimize costs and make best use of resources. Scheduled for completion in the next few weeks, its application suite will include NeoContract, NeoCargo, NeoStatus, NeoYield, and NeoMarket. The first four Read More