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Competing Globally-Predicting Demand and Delivering Optimally
To benefit from globalization (or to meet its threat), a food manufacturer must be prepared. To sell into new markets, the manufacturer needs to be a better

buffer overrun  efficiency depends on minimum buffer stocks, integrated processes, efficient use of resources, and shorter lead times. Nonetheless, experience shows that companies either struggle with a surplus of reliance on local knowledge, chance-taking, and effective fire-fighting; or else spend time and effort developing their own supporting systems (usually glorified spreadsheets) to help to better manage inventory levels. To support a demand-driven supply chain, consumer goods companies must employ Read More

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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

buffer overrun  when little or no buffer inventory exists. To gain the most of an Inbound logistics setup for JIT manufacturers, it is important to analyze who controls the inbound transportation, size and frequency of shipments, lengths of haul, mode and carrier choice and the utilization of the core carrier concept. The Core carrier concept, if applied correctly in this kind of a setup has immense benefits to be achieved. However, understanding the IT systems capabilities of the core carrier is an important criterion t Read More
QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Four: Market Impact Continued
QAD has long shifted its focus from being a mere ERP vendor dedicated to the industrial mid-market to fully leveraging the Internet in the applications it

buffer overrun  finished goods, and the buffer is only at the component level (e.g., pickles, cheese leaves, etc.). The above burgers' example would be quite applicable to e.g., computer or automobile manufacturers, where QAD really figures. The issue becomes much more complex when the customer would say, I don't want a beef burger, but rather an ostrich burger or I would like a car with a sunroof and painted with the US flag motif and these peculiar instructions would have to be ordered and propagated down the suppl Read More
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

buffer overrun  include drum-buffer-rope (DBR) scheduling, buffer management, and VAT analysis [a procedure for determining the general flow of parts and products from raw materials to finished products]. Performance measurement includes throughput, inventory and operating expense, and the five focusing steps. In traditional manufacturing, goods are pushed through production at levels determined by often inaccurate scheduling and forecasting tools common in MRP II (an evolutionary step up from MRP that tries to marry fi Read More
An Introduction to Load Balancing
Is it possible for a business to ensure uninterrupted, secure, and high-performance access to network-based business applications and web sites? Yes. With

buffer overrun  to attack. Cross-site scripting, buffer overlows, SQL injection and other common hacking techniques are continually used to steal valuable customer and corporate data from applications. As application services are rolled out to employees, agents, customers and contractors on a global basis, the need to inely control which users have access to which functions in which applications has increased. SSL VPNs have emerged as the de facto method for providing trusted application access. Integrating SSL VPNs and Read More
The Impact of Demand-Driven Technology in the SCM Market: IBS
The integration solutions market will be an interesting area of growth. IBS has an attractive offer for companies with complex and expensive business software

buffer overrun  such as How much buffer stock does a factory need to meet demand before re-ordering? ). Conversely, with CTP, the question rather becomes With the present and future consumption of parts and components, how much time do we need in order to cover anticipated consumption in the near future? . Taking the amount of parts and components that are on hand and ready to use, and dividing that number by the average daily consumption, yields a number corresponding to the number of days the inventory will last. Read More
TradeStone Software STARS 2013: Retail Rocks! Part 2
Part 1 recapped TradeStone Software's user conference, STARS 2013. TradeStone’s Core CapabilitiesTradeStone Software’s bread-and-butter capabilities

buffer overrun  and pricing expertise. They buffer the business from bribes or other local practices that are not legal in the US. Moreover, custom inspection and control is less complicated for a trading company that has the custody of goods, and there may also be some benefits in terms of duties, tariffs, and taxes (but this varies by commodity and country of origin). Bamboo Rose, TradeStone’s cloud marketplace, has also had some traction, allowing designers, buyers, and suppliers to interact socially, be immersed Read More
Accelerating Trading Partner Performance
Persistent data quality issues between manufacturing and retail trading partners can trigger claims, delay inventory, drag down margins, and lock up working

buffer overrun  a 48-hour lead time buffer of inbound shipments as a result of unpredictability in port congestion and customs. Lagging competitiveness, from the lack of ability to quickly on-board new partners and get access to must-have product lines. Alternative Approaches Retailers and manufacturers have taken a patchwork approach to partner compliance, often leaning on legacy systems and manual processes. Supplier portals have web front-ends for partner selfservice that often speed up the on-boarding process, but Read More
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

buffer overrun  finished goods, and the buffer is only at the component level (e.g., pickles, cheese leaves, etc.). The above burger examples would be quite applicable, for example, to computer or automobile manufacturers, since the issue becomes much more complex when the customer would say, I don't want a beef burger, but rather an ostrich burger or I would like a car with a sunroof and painted with the US star spangled banner motif. These peculiar instructions would have to be ordered and propagated down the suppl Read More
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

buffer overrun  safety stock (synonymous with buffer stock and reserve stock ) is a quantity of stock planned to be in inventory to protect against fluctuations in demand or supply. This is Part Three of a four-part note. Part One discussed the business challenge. Part Two analyzed changes in the scope of service parts SCM. Part Four will cover players and benefits and make user recommendations. Production Versus Service Supply Chains While supply chains can be complex and multi-echelon for both new products and service Read More
ERP Trivia - Every Why Should Have Its Wherefore Part 2: ERP Key Success Factors
ERP systems, in fact, are devised to operate by codifying a set of business processes and employees have to learn the whys, wheres and whos of the business

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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

buffer overrun  just-in-case measures such as buffer inventories, expediting, and overtime in an attempt to compete. As companies establish a more global footprint, the execution challenges to meeting changing demand escalate rapidly. Understanding and anticipating consumer behavior is no longer a local issue, but is now global. And while the lat world ushers in a new era of global competition that drives rapid innovation and pricing pressure, demand sensing and responding become critical to the eficient operations of Read More
Response Management: Rapid Response to Change Drives Improved Operating Performance
Increasingly, success depends not only on how fast manufacturers can act, but how fast they can react@and the effectiveness of the actions they take. But fast

buffer overrun  (maintaining a finished goods buffer and providing efficient logistics) and, ultimately, the customer. While your business has become virtual, you are still accountable to customers and shareholders despite no longer having direct control. Traditional solutions don t support extended supply networks Superior operating performance in this environment requires synchronization across several tiers of the extended value chain. Systems originally deployed for managing internal operations were not designed for Read More
Meet Sage Inventory Advisor in the Cloud
Sage recently announced the general availability of Sage Inventory Advisor, a new cloud forecasting and planning solution that integrates with Sage enterprise

buffer overrun  the appropriate amount of buffer stock to keep for each and every stock-keeping unit (SKU) Dashboard and key performance indicator (KPI) measurements : keep track of stock and fill rates as well as those items that require attention (such as items in stock-out, potential stock-out, excess and surplus purchase orders) Classification : the classification matrix determines items' importance based on sales/forecast contribution in both value and quantity Ordering : uses the standard order calculation of Read More
Project Portfolio Management for New Product Development: Tracking the Project Cycle from Idea to Launch
Resource allocation and phase-based processes are key features to consider when selecting a project portfolio management solution for new product development

buffer overrun  of projects and providing buffer management to calculate unscheduled time and resources when uncertainties arise during project execution. This is all achieved in a single relational database. Primavera is an important vendor in this space. With a project management core, Primavera's PPM solution for NPD offers resource management, financial management, portfolio management, process management, project management, and demand management components. Its demand management, process management, and Read More

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